Philip C Darby
Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, 1998. University of Florida
Fax : 850-474-2749
Wetlands Ecology, Quantitative Ecology, Animal Behavior, General Biology for non-majors
Wetlands ecology, population ecology of wetland-dependent fauna, water management impacts on wetland systems.
UWF students sampling in the Everglades.
The effects of hydrology, habitat structure, and predation on apple snail populations. Parasites of native and non-native apple snails in Florida (in collaboration with F.I.U.).
Florida Apple Snail hatching from it's egg.
Photo by Nancy Glass
Glass, N. H. and P.C. Darby. 2009. The effect of calcium and pH on Florida apple snail, Pomacea paludosa (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae), shell growth and crush weight. Aquatic Ecology 43: 1085-1093.
Darby, P.C., Bennetts, R.E. and H.F. Percival. 2008. Dry down impacts on apple snail demography: implications for wetlands water management. Wetlands 28:204-214.
Darby, P. C., D. J. Mellow and M. L. Watford. 2007. Food handling difficulties for snail kites capturing non-native apple snails. Florida Field Naturalist 35:79-85.
Bennetts, R.E., P.C. Darby, L.B. Karunaratne. 2006. Foraging patch selection by snail kites in response to vegetation structure and prey abundance and availability. Waterbirds 29:88-94.
Karunaratne, L.B., P.C. Darby, and R.E. Bennetts. 2006. The effects of habitat structure on apple snail density and implications for wetland restoration and management of Florida wetlands. Wetlands 26:1143-1150.
|Green water snake (with meal) in the Everglades.||Dr. Darby and UWF students volunteer to assist with forest restoration on Eglin Air Force Base.|