Dr. Michele Guidone


Assistant Professor
Office:  SC270

Research Webpage


Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1108 - Principles in Biology II
  • BIOL 4910 - Research

Academic Profile

  • PhD. - Biological Science - University of Rhode Island
  • M.S. - Biology - Southern Connecticut State University, 2007
  • B.S. - Biology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - University of Connecticut, 2004

Research Interests

  • Marine and freshwater ecology
  • Phycology
  • Eutrophication
  • Invasive species

Selected Publications

(bold=undergraduate researcher)

  • Rinehart, S., M. Guidone, A. Ziegler, T. Schollmeier, and C. Thornber. In press.
    Overwintering strategies of bloom-forming Ulva species in Narragansett Bay, RI. Botanica Marina.
  • Guidone, M., C. Newton, and C. Thornber. 2014. Utilization of the invasive alga Gracilaria
    vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss by the native mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta (Say). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 452: 119-124.
  • Guidone, M., C. Thornber, B. Wysor, and C. O’Kelly. 2013. Molecular and morphological
    diversity of Narragansett Bay (RI, USA) Ulva (Ulvales: Chlorophyta) populations. Journal of Phycology. 49: 979-995.
  • Guidone, M. and C. Thornber. 2013. Examination of Ulva bloom species richness and relative abundance reveals two cryptically co-occurring bloom species in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Harmful Algae. 24: 1-9.
  • Guidone, M., C. Thornber, and E. Vincent. 2012. Snail grazing facilitates growth of two
    morphologically similar bloom forming species through different mechanisms.
    Journal of Ecology. 100: 1105-1112.
  • Guidone, M., C. Thornber, and E. Field. 2010. Snail grazing facilitates growth of a bloom-
    forming alga. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 420: 83-89.
  • Guidone, M. and S. Grace. 2010. The ratio of gametophytes to tetrasporophytes of intertidal
    Chondrus crispus (Gigartinaceae) across a salinity gradient. Rhodora. 112: 80-84.