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Claire Hudson

Claire Hudson

Coastal Studies Semester Coordinator

Tel: 301-696-3318
Office: Hodson Science & Technology Center, Room 308F
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  • M.S., Hood College
  • B.S., Victoria University, NZ

Courses taught

  • ESHN 210 Coastal Oceanography
  • ENSP 370 Research Practicum


I am an instructor in the biology department and coordinator of the semester-long interdisciplinary Coastal Studies Program. I earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Victoria University in New Zealand, and in 2007 earned my master’s degree in environmental biology from Hood College. In 2008 I co-founded the non-profit organization, The Society for Ocean Sciences. I have a passion for aquatic organisms both in the marine and freshwater environments and am involved in student research and citizen science projects within the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies. In addition, each summer, Claire Hudson spends some time in the Caribbean leading student and teacher groups to learn about the natural history of marine organisms.

Research and teaching interests

My training includes expertise in the biology and ecology of marine invertebrates. My research interests are wide ranging from UV radiation in cnidarians to population dynamics of elasmobranchs. I enjoy teaching subjects related to marine environments and especially enjoy teaching in the field.