John J. Gilbert

Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

I am currently interested in several aspects of rotifer biology and ecology. Specifically, these interests include control of sexual reproduction and diapause in the life cycle, phenotypic plasticity and developmental polymorphisms, and predator-prey interactions.


341 Life Sciences Center


  • B.A. Williams College
  • Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

  • Gilbert, J. J.  2018.  Morphological variation and its significance in a polymorphic rotifer: environmental, endogenous, and genetic controls. BioScience 68: 169-181.

  • Gilbert, J.J.  2017.  Non-genetic polymorphisms in rotifers: environmental and endogenous controls, development, and features for predictable or unpredictable environments. Biological Reviews 92: 964-992.

  • Gilbert, J.J.  2017.  Resting-egg hatching and early population development in rotifers: a review and a hypothesis for differences between shallow and deep waters. Hydrobiologia 796: 235-243.

  • Gilbert, J.J. 2017.  Spine development in two taxa of Brachionus calyciflorus from Lake Littra, Australia: constitutive and induced defenses against Asplanchna. J. Plankton Res. 39: 962-971.

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