Christopher Neefus

Phone: (603) 862-1990
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 246, Durham, NH 03824


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

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 555: Exp Design & Analysis Lab
  • BIOL 711: Applied Biostatistics II
  • BIOL 752: Mycology
  • BIOL 811: Applied Biostatistics II
  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • MEFB 525: Introduction to Aquatic Botany
  • ZOOL 999: Doctoral Research

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 Kützing 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 Kützing (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 Kützing (Rhodophyta, Bangiales). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 361(2), 83-91. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2008.05.001

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

Townley, M. A. (2006). Changes in composition of spider orb web sticky droplets with starvation and web removal, and synthesis of sticky droplet compounds. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(8), 1463-1486. doi:10.1242/jeb.02147

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. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 60(3), 625. doi:10.2307/3802081

Most Cited Publications