Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. University of North Dakota
B.S. University of North Dakota
Dr. Eric Pulis joined Northern's faculty in 2018. Originally from central Minnesota, he attended the University of North Dakota, where he received his B.S. in fisheries and wildlife biology and his M.S. in biology. Dr. Pulis earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Coastal Sciences, where his research focused on the taxonomy and systematics of some parasitic flat worms found in fishes.
Dr. Pulis's primary research interests are in the ecology, evolution, and diversity of parasites of wildlife and fishes. A large part of the work he does involves describing new species and making phylogenetic hypotheses about the relationships among species using a combination of field, microscopy, and molecular methods. Dr. Pulis has also worked on the conservation and ecology of marine mammals and turtles.
General Biology II
Environmental Biology Labratory
Survey of Biology Labratory
Pulis, E.E., Wells, R.S., Schorr, G.S., Douglas, D.C., Samuelson, M.M., Solangi, M. 2018. "Movements and dive patterns of pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) release in the Gulf of Mexico following rehabilitation." Aquatic Mammals 44 (5).
Pitchford, J.L., Garcia, M., Pulis, E.E., Ambert, A.M., Heaton, A.J., Solangi, M. 2018. "Gauging the influence of increased search effort on reporting rates of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) strandings following the deepwater horizon oil spill." PloS One 13 (6), e0199214.
Heaton, A.J., Pulis, E.E., Pitchford, J.L., Hatchett, W.L., Carron, A.M., Solangi, M. 2016. "Prevalence and transience of ingested fishing hooks in Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii)." Chelonian...