C. Drew Harvell

Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

321E Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4274

C. Drew Harvell

Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise
Ocean biodiversity; ocean health and sustainability; ecology of infectious disease; invertebrate resistance to disease; climate change impacts in the ocean

Current Research Interest
Outbreaks of infectious disease in the ocean; infectious disease and sustainability of seagrass in a warming ocean; ecosystem services of seagrasses; the way back to a healthy ocean

Distinction
Ecological Society of America Fellow
National Outdoor Book Award for A Sea of Glass
Society of American Naturalists Investigator Award

Selected Publications
Lamb, Joleah B., Jeroen A. van der Water, David G. Bourne, Craig Altier, Margaux Y. Hein, Evan A. Fiorenza, Nur Abu, Jamaluddin Jompa, and C. Drew Harvell. “Seagrass Ecosystems Reduce Exposure to Bacterial Pathogens of Humans, Fishes, and Invertebrates.Science 355 (2017): 731-733.

Maynard, Jeffrey, Ruben van Hooidonk, C. Mark Eakin, Marjetta Puotinen, Scott F. Heron, Melissa Garren, Joleah Lamb, Gareth Williams, Ernesto Weil, Bette Willis, and C. Drew Harvell. “Climate Projections of Conditions that Increase Coral Disease Susceptibility and Pathogen Virulence.” Nature Climate Change 5 (2015): 688-695.

Cornell Research Website Article
In Danger: The Health of Our Ocean

Cornell Research Website Video
Seagrass Meadows Improve Polluted Seawater