Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Marion McClary. Dr. McClary speaks to us on the topic of Zoology. Dr. McClary is a Professor of Biology and is Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 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.
During the podcast, Dr. McClary shares what fueled his decision to pursue a Ph.D in Zoology. He also discusses his role on the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Environmental Advisory Board. In his past work, he studied how chemoreception mediates the gregarious settlement of barnacles. His later work has focused on studies of Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis as habitats for ribbed mussels in the Hackensack Meadowlands. His current work focuses on the circadian rhythm of hermit crabs, roaches, and copepods.
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.