Christopher Neefus

Director, Albion R. Hodgdon Herbarium
Phone: (603) 862-1990
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 258, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 695: Biology Teaching Practices
  • BIOL 711/811: Experimental Design & Analysis
  • BIOL 752/852: New England Mushrooms
  • BIOL 795W: Independent Investigations
  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • MEFB 625: Introduction to Marine Botany
  • ZOOL 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Botany, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Biology, Boston University

Selected Publications

  • Augyte, S., Lewis, L., Lin, S., Neefus, C. D., & Yarish, C. (2018). Speciation in the exposed intertidal zone: the case of Saccharina angustissima comb. nov. & stat. nov. (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae). PHYCOLOGIA, 57(1), 100-112. doi:10.2216/17-40.1

  • Green, L. A., & Neefus, C. D. (2016). Effects of temperature, light level, and photoperiod on the physiology of Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing from the Northwest Atlantic, a candidate for aquaculture. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 28(3), 1815-1826. doi:10.1007/s10811-015-0702-6

  • Green, L. A., & Neefus, C. D. (2015). Effects of temperature, light level, photoperiod, and ammonium concentration on Pyropia leucosticta (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) from the Northwest Atlantic. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 27(3), 1253-1261. doi:10.1007/s10811-014-0421-4

  • Green, L. A., & Neefus, C. D. (2014). The effects of short- and long-term freezing on Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) blade viability. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 461, 499-503. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.10.001

  • Mols-Mortensen, A., Neefus, C. D., Pedersen, P. M., & Brodie, J. (2014). Diversity and distribution of foliose Bangiales (Rhodophyta) in West Greenland: a link between the North Atlantic and North Pacific. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY, 49(1), 1-10. doi:10.1080/09670262.2013.871062

  • Sampath-Wiley, P., Neefus, C. D., & Jahnke, L. S. (2008). Seasonal effects of sun exposure and emersion on intertidal seaweed physiology: Fluctuations in antioxidant contents, photosynthetic pigments and photosynthetic efficiency in the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing (Rhodophyta, Bangiales). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 361(2), 83-91. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2008.05.001

  • Kim, J. K., Kraemer, G. P., Neefus, C. D., Chung, I. K., & Yarish, C. (2007). Effects of temperature and ammonium on growth, pigment production and nitrogen uptake by four species of Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) native to the New England coast. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 19(5), 431-440. doi:10.1007/s10811-006-9150-7

  • Sampath-Wiley, P., & Neefus, C. D. (2007). An improved method for estimating R-phycoerythrin and R-phycocyanin contents from crude aqueous extracts of Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 19(2), 123-129. doi:10.1007/s10811-006-9118-7

  • Costello, C. A., Yamasaki, M., Pekins, P. J., Leak, W. B., & Neefus, C. D. (2000). Songbird response to group selection harvests and clearcuts in a New Hampshire northern hardwood forest. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 127(1-3), 41-54. doi:10.1016/S0378-1127(99)00131-0

  • Krusic, R. A., Yamasaki, M., Neefus, C. D., & Pekins, P. J. (1996). Bat habitat use in White Mountain National Forest. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, 60(3), 625-631. doi:10.2307/3802081

  • Most Cited Publications