David Buck

David Buck

Associate Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory
Phone: (603) 862-1202
Office: Shoals Marine Laboratory, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • MEFB 403: Investigative Marine Biol Lab
  • MEFB 500: Coastal Habitat Field Research
  • MEFB 504: Field Wildlife Forensics
  • MEFB 505: Science Communication
  • MEFB 506: Marine Parasitology
  • MEFB 508: Ecosystem Research and Mgt
  • MEFB 510: Field Ornithology
  • MEFB 530: Evolution and Marine Diversity
  • MEFB 535: Marine Mammal Biology
  • MEFB 674: Ecology and Marine Environment
  • MEFB 702: Sustainable Marine Fisheries
  • MEFB 714: Field Animal Behavior
  • MEFB 720: Marine Invasive Species
  • MEFB 730: Underwater Research
  • MEFB 741: Shark Biology and Conservation
  • MEFB 751: Research in Marine Biology
  • MEFB 754: Marine Vert Anat & Function


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  • Valverde, M. P., Sharpe, D. M. T., Torchin, M. E., Buck, D. G., & Chapman, L. J. (2020). Trophic shifts in a native predator following the introduction of a top predator in a tropical lake. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 22(2), 643-661. doi:10.1007/s10530-019-02119-1

  • Serna, Y., Correa-Metrio, A., Kenney, W. F., Curtis, J. H., Velez, M. I., Brenner, M., . . . Escobar, J. (2020). Post-colonial pollution of the Bay of Cartagena, Colombia. JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY, 63(1), 21-35. doi:10.1007/s10933-019-00101-4

  • Buck, D. G., Evers, D. C., Adams, E., DiGangi, J., Beeler, B., Samanek, J., . . . Johnson, S. (2019). A global-scale assessment of fish mercury concentrations and the identification of biological hotspots. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 687, 956-966. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.159

  • Buck, D. G., Esselman, P. C., Jiang, S., Wainwright, J. D., Brenner, M., & Cohen, M. J. (2019). Seasonal Fluxes of Dissolved Nutrients in Streams of Catchments Dominated by Swidden Agriculture in the Maya Forest of Belize, Central America. WATER, 11(4). doi:10.3390/w11040664

  • Esselman, P. C., Jiang, S., Peller, H. A., Buck, D. G., & Wainwright, J. D. (2018). Landscape Drivers and Social Dynamics Shaping Microbial Contamination Risk in Three Maya Communities in Southern Belize, Central America. WATER, 10(11). doi:10.3390/w10111678

  • Evers, D. C., Keane, S. E., Basu, N., & Buck, D. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention on Mercury: Principles and recommendations for next steps. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 569, 888-903. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.001

  • Hanna, D. E. L., Buck, D. G., & Chapman, L. J. (2016). Effects of habitat on mercury concentrations in fish: a case study of Nile perch (Lates niloticus) in Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. ECOTOXICOLOGY, 25(1), 178-191. doi:10.1007/s10646-015-1578-6