Brian Hentschel 

Department of Biology
Associate Professor, Biology

Office/Lab: SDSU Main Campus, Physical Science 147/Life Science South 259C
Phone: 619-594-0358

Hentschel Lab

Coming soon…
Marine invertebrates, benthic ecology, larval ecology, complex life cycles, ontogenetic niche shifts, organism-flow interactions.

Jessica Weidenfeld (M.S.)

Research Interests: Multi-trophic aquaculture, aquaculture waste reduction, fisheries sustainability


Carson, H.S., and B.T. Hentschel. 2006. Estimating the dispersal potential of polychaete species in the Southern California Bight: Implications for designing marine reserves. Marine Ecology Progress Series 316: 105-113.

Hentschel, B.T., and N.S. Harper. 2006. Effects of simulated sublethal predation on the growth and regeneration rates of a spionid polychaete in laboratory flumes. Marine Biology 149: 1175-1183.

Hentschel, B.T., and A.A. Larson. 2006. Hydrodynamic mediation of density-dependent growth and adult-juvenile interactions of a spionid polychaete. Limnology & Oceanography 51: 1031-1037.

Howard, S.C., and B.T. Hentschel. 2005. Effects of short-term food variability on the plasticity of age and size at metamorphosis of porcelain crab larvae. Limnology & Oceanography 50: 1960-1971.

Hentschel, B.T., and B.S. Herrick. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes in simulated tidal currents. Journal of Marine Research 63: 983-999.

Hentschel, B.T., and A.A. Larson. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding polychaetes: Combined effects of flow speed and suspended food concentration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 293: 119-129

Hentschel, B.T. 2004. Sediment resuspension and boundary-layer flow dramatically enhance the growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes. Journal of Marine Systems 49: 209-224. (Invited paper for a special issue on “Biophysical factors affecting the growth and survival of aquatic organisms”).

Hentschel, B.T., and R.B. Emlet. 2000. Metamorphosis of barnacle nauplii: Effects of food variability and a comparison with amphibian models. Ecology 81:3495-3508.

Hentschel, B.T. 1999. Complex life cycles in a variable environment: Predicting when the timing of metamorphosis shifts from resource dependent to developmentally fixed. American Naturalist 154: 549-558.

Hentschel, B.T. 1998. Intraspecific variations in delta-13C indicate ontogenetic diet changes in deposit-feeding polychaetes. Ecology 79:1357-1370.