Larry Harris

Phone: (603) 862-3897
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 149A, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Zoology, Biology, University of California - Berkeley
  • B.A., University of California - Berkeley

Courses Taught

  • MEFB 503: Introduction to Marine Biology
  • MEFB 527: Aquatic Animal Diversity
  • TECH 797: Undergrad Ocean Research Prog
  • ZOOL 400: Professional Perspective Zool
  • ZOOL 628: Marine Invertebrate Evol &Ecol
  • ZOOL 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Dijkstra, J. A., Harris, L. G., Mello, K., Litterer, A., Wells, C., & Ware, C. (2017). Invasive seaweeds transform habitat structure and increase biodiversity of associated species. Journal of Ecology, 105(6), 1668-1678. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12775

Dijkstra, J. A., Westerman, E. L., & Harris, L. G. (2017). Elevated seasonal temperatures eliminate thermal barriers of reproduction of a dominant invasive species: A community state change for northern communities?. Diversity and Distributions, 23(10), 1182-1192. doi:10.1111/ddi.12604

Chase, A. L., Dijkstra, J. A., & Harris, L. G. (2016). The influence of substrate material on ascidian larval settlement. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 106(1-2), 35-42. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.049

Dijkstra, J. A., Lambert, W. J., & Harris, L. G. (2013). Introduced species provide a novel temporal resource that facilitates native predator population growth. Biological Invasions, 15(4), 911-919. doi:10.1007/s10530-012-0339-1

Chavanich, S., Viyakarn, V., Sanpanich, K., & Harris, L. G. (2013). Diversity and occurrence of nudibranchs in Thailand. Marine Biodiversity, 43(1), 31-36. doi:10.1007/s12526-012-0141-4

Bullard, S. G., Lambert, G., Carman, M. R., Byrnes, J., Whitlatch, R. B., Ruiz, G., . . . Heinonen, K. (2007). The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. A: Current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.020

Dijkstra, J., Harris, L. G., & Westerman, E. (2007). Distribution and long-term temporal patterns of four invasive colonial ascidians in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.015

Mathieson, A. C., Dawes, C. J., Harris, L. G., & Hehre, E. J. (2003). Expansion of the Asiatic green alga Codium fragile subsp tomentosoides in the Gulf of Maine. RHODORA, 105(921), 1-53. Retrieved from

Berman, J., Harris, L., Lambert, W., Buttrick, M., & Dufresne, M. (1992). Recent Invasions of the Gulf of Maine: Three Contrasting Ecological Histories. Conservation Biology, 6(3), 435-441. doi:10.1046/j.1523-1739.1992.06030435.x

HARRIS, L. G., EBELING, A. W., LAUR, D. R., & ROWLEY, R. J. (1984). Community Recovery After Storm Damage: A Case of Facilitation in Primary Succession. Science, 224(4655), 1336-1338. doi:10.1126/science.224.4655.1336

Most Cited Publications