Charlene Mayes

Senior Teaching Associate


Bailey Hall 23

1 506 447 3442

Academic interests

  • Aquatic Biology
  • Ecological/ Evolutionary Biology
  • Organismal Biology

Brief biography

Exploration of phylogenetic relationships among marine macro-algal species using molecular tools, morphology and habitat preferences; Molecular evolution of marine algae [specifically kelp species (Laminariales; Phaeophyceae)]; Wetland ecosystem bio-monitoring; biotic integrity of riparian habitats within local watersheds.

Courses taught

  • BIOL 2008 Laboratory in Ecology
  • BIOL 2068 Laboratory in Biological Diversity
  • BIOL 3633 Biological Oceanography

Selected research

Christopher E. Lane, Charlene Mayes, Louis D. Druehl and Gary W. Saunders. 2006. A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology. 42:493-512.

Louis D. Druehl, Charlene Mayes*, Ian Tan & Gary W. Saunders. 1997. Molecular and morphological phylogenies of kelp and associated brown algae. In: Plant Systematics and Evolution D. Bhattacharya [ed.] Supplement II: 221-235., Springer Verlag, Berlin. *principal author

Charlene Mayes, Gary W. Saunders, Ian Tan & Louis D. Druehl. 1992. DNA extraction techniques for kelp tissue (Laminariales; Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 28:712-716.

Bhattacharya, D., Charlene Mayes & Louis Druehl. 1991. Restriction endonuclease analysis of ribosomal DNA sequence variation in Laminaria (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 27:624-628.