Cassie Glaspie headshotCassandra N. Glaspie

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences   


Phone: 225-578-0379

Office: 3195 Energy, Coast and Environment Building 

Bachelor's Degree(s): Zoology, Michigan State University, 2008  

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, 2010


Research Interests

My research integrates laboratory, field, and modeling approaches to address the question: how does environmental change alter interactions between members of an ecological community, and what are the implications for humanity? My lab focuses on coastal and estuarine benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms.    

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

Erisman, B. E., Bolser, D. G., Ilich, A., Fraiser, K. E., Glaspie, C. N., Moreno, P., Dell’Apa, A., de Mutsert, K., Yassin, M. S., Nepal, S., Tang, T., and Sacco, A. E. (2020). A meta-analytical review of the effects of environmental and ecological factors on the abundance of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. doi: 10.1007/s11160-020-09608-w.

Glaspie, C. N., Seitz, R. D, and Lipcius R. N. (2020). Are predator-prey model predictions supported by empirical data? Evidence for storm-driven shift to alternative stable state in crab-clam system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 645: 83-90. doi: 10.3354/meps13368.

Tupitza, J. C., and Glaspie, C. N. (2020). Restored freshwater flow on estuarine benthic communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico: research trends and future needs. PeerJ 8:e8587. doi: 10.7717/peerj.8587.

Glaspie, C., Clouse, M., Huebert, K., Ludsin, S., Mason, D., Pierson, J., Roman, M., Brandt, S. (2019). Impacts of hypoxia on the pelagic food web of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(8), 2170-2183.

Glaspie, C., Seitz, R. D. (2018). Habitat complexity and benthic predator-prey interactions in Chesapeake Bay. PLoS ONE, 13(10), e0205162.

Glaspie, C., Seitz, R. D., Ogburn, M. B., Dungan, C. F., Hines, A. H. (2018). Impacts of habitat, predators, recruitment, and disease on soft-shell clams Mya arenaria and stout razor clams Tagelus plebeius in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603, 117-133.

Glaspie, C., Clouse, M. A., Adamack, A. T., Cha, Y., Ludsin, S. A., Mason, D. M., Roman, M. R., Stow, C. A., Brandt, S. B. (2018). Effect of hypoxia on diet of Atlantic Bumpers in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 147(4), 740-748.

Glaspie, C., Jenkinson, S. R., Seitz, R. D. (2018). Effects of estuarine acidification on an oyster-associated community in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Shellfish Research, 37(1), 63-72.

Glaspie, C., Seitz, R. D. (2017). Role of habitat and predators in maintaining functional diversity of estuarine bivalves. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 570, 113-125.

Glaspie, C., Longmire, K., Seitz, R. D. (2017). Acidification alters predator-prey interactions of blue crab Callinectes sapidus and soft-shell clam Mya arenaria. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 489, 58-65.

Glaspie, C., Seitz, R. D. (2017). Multiple stressors associated with acid sulfate soil effluent influence mud crab Scylla serrata predation on Sydney rock oysters Saccostrea glomerata. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68(4), 743-751.