Paul Jivoff
Associate Professor Email: pjivoff@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609)895-5421
Department Name:
Biology
Office Location:
Science Hall 339A

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road , Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor
Email: 
pjivoff@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609)895-5421
Department Name: 
Biology
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road , Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Science Hall 339A

B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D. University of Maryland. He studies the behavioral ecology of marine animals with an emphasis on the mating behavior of blue crabs. Dr. Jivoff joined the faculty in 2002.

Education
2000-2002 Research Associate, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
1997-2000 Post Doctoral Associate, Rutgers University Marine Field Station
1995-97 Post Doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Marine Station
1995     Ph.D. Zoology, University of Maryland
1986     M.S. Environmental Biology, Ohio State University
1983     B.A. Biology, Hartwick College

Research Interests
Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Marine Biology
I am interested in the influence of sexual competition on courtship and mating behavior, particularly in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.  I am also interested in the potential impacts of fishing on blue crab reproduction.  Currently, I am assessing the population structure (e.g., abundance, size distribution, sex ratio) and various measures of reproductive potential (e.g., sperm stores of both sexes, brood production and fecundity of females) of adult blue crabs in Barnegat Bay.

Recent Research Funding

  • Jivoff, P.  The effect of artificial shoreline on habitat quality and mortality of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus. Barnegat Bay Estuary Program.  Funded 2005-2006
  • Jivoff, P.  The impact of artificial shorelines on species diversity, secondary production and habitat quality in Barnegat Bay. Barnegat Bay Estuary Program.  Funded 2006-2007
  • Jivoff, P.  Assessing population structure, reproductive potential and fishing effort for blue crabs in Barnegat Bay.  Barnegat Bay Estuary Program.  Funded 2007-2008
  • Jivoff, P.  Assessing population structure, reproductive potential and movement of adult blue crabs in Barnegat Bay.  Barnegat Bay Estuary Program.  Funded 2009-2010
  • Jivoff, P.  Fecundity of Barnegat Bay blue crabs: the influence of size, season and relative fishing effort.  Barnegat Bay Estuary Program.  Funded 2010-2011
  • Jivoff, P.  Ecological Evaluation of Sedge Island Marine Conservation Area in Barnegat Bay.  NJ-Department of Environmental Protection.  Funded 2011-2013
  • Able, K.W., Grothues, T., and Jivoff, P.  Assessment of Fish and Crab Responses to Human Alteration in Barnegat Bay.  NJ-Department of Environmental Protection.  Funded 2011-2014

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Biology II (BIO-116)
  • Introduction to Marine Biology with Lab (BIO 272)
  • Behavior of Marine Organisms with Lab (BIO 372)
  • Science and Politics of the NJ Shore (BHP 232)

Recent Abstracts Presented  (* indicates undergraduate student)

  • Jivoff, P., *S. Belgiovene, *A. Johnson and *M. Shaw.  Spawning biology of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, in Barnegat Bay, NJ.
  • Benthic Ecology Meetings, 2012.
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Spring Meeting, 2012.
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Spring Meeting, 2012.
  • Jivoff, P., Able, K.W., Grothues, T.M.  Assessing the impact of human urbanization on blue crabs in Barnegat Bay, NJ.  Mid-Atlantic Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Fall Meeting, 2012.
  • Jivoff, P., *Kels, J., *McCarthy, J. *Moritzen, L, *Young, A.  The relative ecological value of the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone in Barnegat Bay, NJ.  Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Fall Meeting, 2012.
  • Jivoff, Paul R.; *Moritzen, L., *Barton, A., *Kels, J., *McCarthy, J., *Young, A., *Ferdinando, P., *Pandolfo, F., *Tighe, C.  Impact of heated effluent from the Oyster Creek generating station on blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, in Barnegat Bay, NJ.  Mid-Atlantic Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Fall Meeting, 2013.
  • Jivoff, PR., *L. Moritzen, *A. Barton, *J. Kels, *J. McCarthy, *A. Young, *P. Ferdinando, *F. Pandolfo, *C. Tighe.  Potential impact of hurricane Sandy on blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, in Barnegat Bay, NJ: Did the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone offer protection?"
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Fall Meeting, 2014
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Fall Meeting, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Jivoff, P.  2003. A review of male mating success in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, in reference to the potential for fisheries-induced sperm limitation.  Bulletin of Marine Science 72: 273-286.
  • Hines, A.H., Jivoff, P.R., Bushmann, P.J., van Montfrans, J., Reed, S.A., Wolcott, D.L. and Wolcott, T.G.  2003. Evidence for sperm limitation in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.  Bulletin of Marine Science 72: 287-310.
  • Jivoff, P. and Able, K.W.  2003.  Evaluating salt marsh restoration in Delaware Bay: The response of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, at former salt hay farms.  Estuaries  26: 709-719.
  • Jivoff, P. and Able, K.W.  2003. Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, response to the invasive common reed, Phragmites australis: Abundance, size, sex ratio, and molting frequency.  Estuaries  26: 587-595.
  • Lee, K.T., P. Jivoff, and R.E. Bishop.  2005.  A low cost, reliable method for quantifying coloration in Carcinus maenas.  Crustaceana 78 (5): 579-590.
  • C.E. DeRivera, Ruiz, G.M., Hines, A.H. and Jivoff, P.  2005.  Biotic resistance to invasion: native predator limits abundance and distribution of an introduced crab.  Ecology  86: 3364-3376.
  • Jivoff, P., Hines, A.H., Quackenbush, S.  2007.  Reproduction Biology and Embryonic Development.  In: The Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus.  V.S. Kennedy and L.E. Cronin (eds).  Maryland Seagrant, College Park MD.  774 pp.
  • Able, K.W., Balletto, J.H., Hagan, S.H., Jivoff, P.R. and Strait, K.A.  2007.  Linkages between salt marshes and other nekton habitats in the Delaware Bay landscape.  Reviews in Fisheries Science 15: 1–61.