Bryce J. Brylawski, Ph.D. – Albright College

Bryce J. Brylawski, Ph.D.

Bryce J. Brylawski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Science Center room 237

Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary (Marine Science)
M.S., University of Maryland Center for Ecological Science (Marine Ecological Estuarine Sciences)
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Biology)

Areas of Expertise

  • Marine biology and limnology
  • Animal ecophysiology
  • Benthic ecology
  • Bioenergetics and nutrition
  • Toxicology

Areas of Research


  • Long, W.C., B.J. Brylawski, R.D. Seitz, R.N. Lipcius (2013 in press, preprint available on line) Individual, Population, and Ecosystem Effects of Hypoxia on a Dominant Benthic Bivalve in Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Monographs.
  • Brylawski, B.J. (in press, expected printing 2013). Monitoring the water quality of São Francisco River, Brazil. Goal setting and techniques for community based monitoring. Revista RDE do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Desenvolvimento Regional e Urbano. IV Oficina ARTIGOS Rio São Francisco.
  • Long, W.C., R. D. Seitz, B.J. Brylawski, R.N. Lipcius, and S. Schreiber. (In Review). Individual, population, and ecosystem effects of hypoxia:Macoma balthica in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
  • Brylawski, B.J., R.D. Seitz, and W.C. Long (Reviewed in 2012 and being revised) Growth and Condition of Baltic clam Macoma balthica in York River, Chesapeake Bay.
  • Bonitatibus, J.D.  B.J. Brylawski (Submitted 2012, in revision) Analyzing the toxicological effects of graffiti remover on Rana pipiensBiosis.
  • Seitz, R.D., B.J. Brylawski (2009) Seitz, Density and Biomass of Dominant Benthic Species in Paradise Creek and the Elizabeth River. Technical report for Craney Island Design Partners.
  • Long, W.C., B.J. Brylawski, and R.D. Seitz. (2008) Behavioral effects of low dissolved oxygen on the bivalve Macoma balthicaJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 359:34-39
  • Seitz, R.D., R.N. Lipcius, K. Knick, M.S. Seebo, W.C. Long, B. Brylawski and A. Smith. (2008) Stock enhancement and ecosystem carrying capacity in blue crab nursery habitats of Chesapeake Bay. Reviews in Fishery Science16(1):329-337
  • Brylawski, B.J.; T.J. Miller (2006) Temperature-dependent growth of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a molt process approach. Canadian Journal for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63:1298-1308.
  • Brylawski, B.J.; T.J. Miller (2003) Bioenergetic modeling of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) using the Fish Bioenergetics (3.0) computer program. Bulletin of Marine Science. 72(2):471-490.


Recent Student Research Collaborations

  • Emily McCoy ’14, “The effects of essential fatty acid supplementation on the growth and survival of goldfish, Carassius auratus”
  • Miriah Wilson ’13 and Erin Yanoviak ’14, “The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on the growth and nutritional quality of Tilapia reared in recirculating aquaculture systems.”
  • Jillian Bonibatibus ’11, “The effects of graffiti removal chemicals on the survival and behavior of leopard frogs, Ranapipiens.”

Courses Taught

BIO 151: General Biology I (Structure and Function)

BIO 317: Ecophysiology

BIO 318: Marine and Aquatic Science

BIO 398: Animal & Human Nutrition

BIO 497: Toxicology

ESS 310: Pollution – Effects & Remediation