Dr. Brent Thoma

BPT_HeadshotOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm 430

Email: brent.p.thoma@jsums.edu

Phone: (601) 979-3461

Fax: (601) 979-5853




  1. Ph.D. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012; Environmental & Evolutionary Biology
  2. M.Sc. The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 2006; Coastal Sciences
  3. B.A. University of Missouri at Columbia, 2003; Biology

Research Interests

  1. Phylogenetic systematics, taxonomy, and natural history of marine malacostracan crustaceans (e.g., crabs, shrimps, scuds)
  2. Transcriptomics natural selection, and the role of differential gene expression in adaptation
  3. Population connectivity and dispersal is marine crustaceans, particularly in groups lacking clear dispersal mechanisms
  4. Benthic ecology and ecosystem health of seagrass and associated marine habitats