Marion McClary

Professor of Biology, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Location Bergen County

Pronouns he/him

Email address [email protected]

Telephone number 201-692-2606

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Biographical information

Dr. Marion McClary is a Professor of Biology and is Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Dr. McClary received his B.S. in Marine Science from Richard Stockton State College of New Jersey, now Stockton University, in 1990 and received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University in 1997. Dr. McClary serves on the Urban Coast Institute Advisory Committee, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Environmental Advisory Board, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Board of Trustees, and the Hackensack River Greenway Advisory Board. He is also Chair of the Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs) of the North East Conference (NEC) and is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics. At FDU Dr. McClary is the NCAA Division I Faculty Athletics Representative and is the Coordinator of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) which is a grant that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the purpose of doubling the number of minorities who earn B.S. degrees in STEM. Dr. McClary is a behavioral/physiological ecologist. He is interested in how behavior and physiology influence ecology and how the environment influences behavior, physiology, and ecology. In his past work, he studied how chemoreception mediates gregarious settlement of barnacles. His later work has focused on studies of Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis as habitat for ribbed mussels in the Hackensack Meadowlands. His current work focuses on the circadian rhythm of hermit crabs, roaches, copepods and brine shrimp.