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Peer-Reviewed Publications (45)

44 Total Publications (40 Articles & 5 Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters)
*=graduate student, **=undergraduate student, ^=postdoctoral scientist, ^^=professional student (DVM, DDS)

  1. Mattson*, E.E., MARSHALL, C.D. Accepted. Follicle Microstructure and Innervation Vary Between Pinniped Micro- and Macrovibrissae. Brain Behavior and Evolution.
  2. MARSHALL, C.D. Accepted. Morphology of the Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) Muscular-Vibrissal Complex: A Functional Model for Phocid Subambient Pressure Generation. Anatomical Record.
  3. Orbach, D., MARSHALL, C., Würsig, B., Mesnick, S. Accepted. Variation in female reproductive tract morphology of the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Anatomical Record.
  4. MARSHALL, C.D., Rosen, D., Trites, A.W. 2015. Feeding Kinematics and Performance of Basal Otariid Pinnipeds, Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus): Implications for the Evolution of Feeding Modes. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:3229-3204, doi:10.1242/jeb.126573.
  5. Timm-Davis*, L.L., DeWitt, T., MARSHALL, C.D. 2015. Divergent Skull Morphology Supports Two Trophic Specializations in Otters (Lutrinae). PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143236
  6. Ginter-Summarell, C.C., Ingole, S., Fish, F.E., and MARSHALL, C.D. 2015. Comparative analysis of the flexural stiffness of pinniped vibrissae. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0127941. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127941.
  7. MARSHALL, C.D., Rozas, K., Kot B, Gill, V. 2014. Innervation Patterns of Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Mystacial Follicle-Sinus Complexes: Support For A Specialized Somatosensory System. Frontiers of Neuroanatomy DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00121.
  8. McGovern, K.A., Davis, R.W., MARSHALL, C.D. 2014. Are vibrissae of northern elephant seals viable sensory structure for prey capture? Anatomical Record 298(4): 750-760 DOI: 10.1002/ar.2306100.
  9. Ahrens, J.B., Kudenov, J.D., MARSHALL, C.D., Schulze, A. 2014. Regeneration of posterior segments and terminal structures in the bearded-fireworm, Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae). Journal of Morphology
  10. Robinson, E.M., Lunt, J., MARSHALL, C.D., Smee, D.L. 2014.  Easter oysters (Crassostrea virginica) deter crab predators by altering their morphology in response to crab cues. Aquatic Biology 20:111–118
  11. MARSHALL, C.D., Marsh A., Wieskotten, S., Kot, B., Hanke W., Hanke, F., Dehndardt, G. 2014. Feeding kinematics, suction, and hydraulic jetting capabilities in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). PLoS ONE, Published January 24, 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086710
  12. MARSHALL, C.D., Wang, J., Rocha, A., Godinez-Reyes, C., Fisler, S., Narazaki, T., Katsufumi, S., Sterba-Boatwright, B.D. 2014. Scaling of bite performance with head and carapace morphometrics in green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 451:91-97 DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.11.004
  13. Hanke, W., Wieskotten, S., Kruger, Y., Glaser, N., MARSHALL, C.D., and G. Dehnhardt. 2013. Hydrodynamic Reception in Pinnipeds.  Special Issue on Sensory Systems in Aquatic Mammals. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: 199:421–440.
  14. Dudzinski, K.M., MARSHALL, C.D., and Reidenberg, J.S. 2013. Air Release from the Orbit of an Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin: Behavioral and Anatomical Aspects. Aquatic Mammals.
  15. MARSHALL, C.D., Guzman, A. Narazaki, T., Sato, K., Kane, E.A., Sterba-Boatwright, B. 2012. The ontogeny of bite performance in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): implications for foraging ecology in neritic benthic habitats. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:4166-4174
  16. Kot, B.W., Morisaka, T., Sears, R., Samuelson, S, and MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Visual impairment in a gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) and implications for its low prevalence in a coastal region of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Aquatic Mammals 38:423-427.
  17. Ginter, C.C, DeWitt, T.J., Fish, F.E., and MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Fused traditional and geometric morphometrics demonstrate pinniped whisker diversity. PLOS ONE. 7:e34481. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0034481
  18. Kot, B.W., Sears, R., Anis, A., Nowacek, D.P, and MARSHALL, C.D. 2012.  Detection and Behavioral Responses of Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) to Underwater Ropes: Natural Experiments in a Coastal Fishing Area. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:13-20.
  19. Czech-Damal, N.U., Liebschner, A., Miersch, L., Klauer, G., Hanke, F.D., MARSHALL, C.D., Dehnhardt, G., and Hanke, W. 2011. Electroreception in the Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis). Proceeding of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1127
  20. Neuenhoff, R.D., Cowan, D.F, Whitehead, H. and MARSHALL, C.D. 2011. Prenatal data impacts common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population parameters estimated by length-at-age curves. Marine Mammal Science 27:195-216.
  21. Ginter, C.C., Fish, F.E., and MARSHALL, C.D. 2010. Morphological Analysis of the Bumpy Profile of Phocid Vibrissae. Marine Mammal Science 26: 733–743.
  22. Kane, E.A. and MARSHALL, C.D. 2009. Comparative feeding kinematics and performance of odontocetes: belugas, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and long-finned pilot whales.  Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3939-3950.
  23. MARSHALL, C.D., Kovacs, K., and C. Lydersen. 2008. Feeding Kinematics, Suction, and Hydraulic Jetting Capabilities in Bearded Seals (Erignathus barbatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 699-708.
  24. Case, J.E, Westneat, M.W., and MARSHALL, C.D. 2008. Feeding Biomechanics of Juvenile Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) From the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:3826-3835.
  25. MARSHALL, C.D., Vaughn S.D., Sarko, D., and Reep, R.L. 2007. Topographical organization of the facial motor nucleus in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Brain Behavior and Evolution 70:164-173.
  26. Bloodworth, B. and MARSHALL, C.D. 2007. A functional comparison of the hyolingual complex in pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia breviceps & K. sima), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Anatomy 211:78-91.
  27. MARSHALL, C.D., Amin, H. Kovacs, K., and Lydersen, C. 2006. Microstructure and Innervation of the Vibrissal Follicle-Sinus Complex in the Bearded Seal, Erignathus barbatus (Pinnipedia: Phocidae). The Anatomical Record 288A:13-25.
  28. MARSHALL, C.D., Hsu, and S.W. Herring. 2005. Somatotopic organization of perioral musculature innervation within the pig facial motor nucleus. Brain Behavior and Evolution 66:22-34.
  29. Bloodworth, B. and MARSHALL, C.D. 2005. Feeding Kinematics of Kogia and Tursiops (Odontoceti: Cetacea): Characterization of suction and ram feeding. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:3721-3730
  30. MARSHALL, C.D., Maeda, H., Iwata, M. Furuta, M., Asano, A., Rosas, F., and R.L. Reep. 2003. Orofacial morphology and feeding behaviour of the dugong, Amazonian, West African and Antillean manatees (Mammalia: Sirenia): functional morphology of the muscular–vibrissal complex. Journal of Zoology 259:1-16.
  31. Rafferty, K.L, S.W. Herring, and MARSHALL, C.D. 2003. The biomechanics of the rostrum and the role of facial sutures. Journal of Morphology 257:33-44.
  32. Reep, R.L., MARSHALL, C.D., and M.L. Stoll. 2002. Tactile hairs on the postcranial body in Florida manatees: a mammalian lateral line? Brain Behavior and Evolution 59:141-154.
  33. Reep, R.L, Stoll, M.L., MARSHALL, C.D., Homer, B.L., and D.A. Samuelson. 2001. Microanatomy of facial vibrissae in the Florida manatee: The basis for specialized sensory function and oripulation. Brain Behavior and Evolution 58:1-14.
  34. Herring, S.W., Rafferty, K.L, Lui, Z., and MARSHALL, C.D. 2001. Jaw muscles and the skull in mammals: The biomechanics of mastication. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 131:207-219.
  35. MARSHALL, C.D., Huth, G.D., Edmonds, V.M., Halin, D.L. and Reep, R.L. 2000. Food-handling ability and feeding-cycle length of manatees feeding on several species of aquatic plants. Journal of Mammalogy 81:649-658.
  36. MARSHALL, C.D., Huth, G.D., Edmonds, V.M., Halin, D.L. and Reep, R.L. 1998. Prehensile use of perioral bristles during feeding and associated behaviors of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Marine Mammal Science 14:274-289
  37. MARSHALL, C.D., Clark, L.A and Reep, R.L. 1998. The muscular hydrostat of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and its role in the use of perioral bristles. Marine Mammal Science 14:290-303.
  38. Reep, R.L., MARSHALL, C.D., Stoll, M.L. and Whitaker, D.M. 1998. Distribution and innervation of facial bristles and hairs in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Marine Mammal Science 14:257-273.
    MARSHALL, C.D. 1997. The functional morphology of the sirenian feeding apparatus. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 208 pp.
  39. MARSHALL, C.D. and Eisenberg, J.F. 1996. Hemicentetes semispinosus. Mammalian Species 541:1-4, DOI:
  40. MARSHALL, C.D. and Reep, R.L. 1995. Manatee cerebral cortex: Cytoarchitecture of the caudal region in Trichechus manatus latirostris. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 45:1-18.
    MARSHALL, C.D. 1992. Evolutionary significance of brain structure in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) brain.  M.S. Thesis, Nova University Oceanographic Center, Dania, FL.

Invited Book Chapters (5)

  1. MARSHALL, C.D. In press. Feeding Functional Morphology. In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. B. Wursig, H.G.M. Thewissen and K. Kovacs, eds. Elsevier.
  2. MARSHALL C.D., Goldbogen J. 2016. Marine Mammal Feeding Mechanisms. In: Marine Mammal Physiology: Requisites for Ocean Living, MA Castellini, JA Mellish, Eds. CRC Press.
  3. Reynolds, R.E. and MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Vulnerability of Sirenians. In: Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries. E. Hines, J.E. Reynolds III, L. Aragones, A. Mignucci-Giannoni, M. Marmontel, eds. University of Florida Press.
  4. MARSHALL, C.D. 2009. Feeding Functional Morphology. In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig, and H.G.M. Thewissen, eds. Elsevier.
  5. MARSHALL, C.D. 2002. Marine mammal functional morphology. In: Encyclopedia of marine mammals. W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig, and H.G.M. Thewissen, eds. Academic Press: San Diego.

Technical Memorandums (1)

  1. MARSHALL, C.D. 2007. Functional analysis of biting in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). In: 2006 Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop, September 12-13, 2006 (Y. Swimmer and J.H. Wang, eds.).  NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC 12, pp. 24-25

Popular Publications (4)

  1. MARSHALL C.D., Al Ansi M, Dupont J. 2015. Dugongs of Qatar: Persistent Population or Population in Decline? A New Initiative to Assess Dugongs in Qatar. Sirenews 63 April, 2015.
  2. MARSHALL C.D. 2014. The Sensitive Whiskers of Sea Otters. Nov 14th 2014.
  3. MARSHALL, C.D. 2007. Functional analysis of biting in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). In: Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop, September 12-13, 2006 (Eds., Y. Swimmer and J.H. Wang).  NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC 12, pp. 24-25.
  4. MARSHALL, C.D. 1996. The West Indian Manatee in Florida. Isana-Kai: Cetaceans, Pinnipeds and Sirenians. 24:6-10. (Tokyo).

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