Atlanta Metropolitan State College



David Hudson, Ph.D.hudsonphoto

Assistant Professor
Physiology and Neurobiology
B.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Phone: 678-623-1254
Office: Academic Sciences Building, 212

List of Courses Taught
BIOL 1101 General Biology I, BLAB 1101 General Biology I Lab, BIOL 1102 General Biology II, GSCI 1101 General Science I, GSCL 1101 General Science I Lab, BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I, BLAB 1107 Principles of Biology I Lab, BIOL 2241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BLAB 2241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, BIOL 4001 Undergraduate Research I, BIOL 4003 Undergraduate Research II, BIOL 4005 Undergraduate Research III, ENVS 2202 Environmental Science (eCore), BIOL 3113 Nutrition, BIOL 3009 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with lab, BIOL 2225 Invertebrate Zoology with lab, BIOL 3003 Marine Biology, BIOL 4010 Evolution, BIOL 3111 Field Ecology with lab, BIOL 4011 Vertebrate Physiology with lab.


Academic Research Interest
Dr. David Hudson's research involves the behavior and physiology of crabs and other crustaceans with respect to shelter choice, temperature changes, salinity changes, and their effects on biogeography. He is interested in factors affecting competition and species’ distribution changes with new species’ introductions (invasive species), expansion of native species ranges, and projected climate change. Dr. Hudson is fluent in Spanish, and spends time in Bogotá, Colombia where he was a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellow working on the behavior of freshwater crabs in the Andes, a project that is still ongoing. At AMSC, he is continuing previous research on decapod crustaceans, marine and aquatic conservation, and biogeography, and is designing and teaching upper level courses for the B.S. Biological Sciences degree program.


Selected Publications
Hudson DM, Reagan D, Crivello JF. 2016. Community shelter use in response to two benthic decapod predators in the Long Island Sound. PeerJ 4:e2265; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2265

Hudson DM, Brittain V, Phillips G. 2016. Behavioral response to temperature change by the freshwater crab Neostrengeria macropa (H. Milne Edwards, 1853) (Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae) in Colombia. Journal of Crustacean Biology 36(3):287-294.

Reinhardt JF, Hudson, DM. 2012. A review of the life history, invasion process, and potential management of Clavelina lepadiformis Müller, 1776: a recent invasion of the northwest Atlantic. Management of Biological Invasions 3(1):1-13.

Reinhardt JF, Stefaniak LM, Hudson DM, Mangiafico J, Gladych R, Whitlatch RB. 2010. First record of the non-native light bulb tunicate Clavelina lepadiformis (Müller, 1776) in the northwest Atlantic. Aquatic Invasions 5(2):185-190.