Dr. Kirk Parmenter

Dr. Kirk Parmenter
Joined JCC
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
114 SCCE
Phone Number
Director, Sciences; Coordinator, Health Related Biology Courses; Associate Professor, Biology

I consider myself incredibly lucky to be teaching at JCC. I grew up not far from Jamestown, so the chance to be able to work here and teach students about the topics that I am passionate about is very important to me. I firmly believe that an understanding of how our bodies and the world around us work can be very empowering. The more we know about ourselves and our world, the better off we will all be.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ph.D. Biological Sciences Clemson University
M.S. Biological Sciences Clemson University
B.S. Biology St. Bonaventure University
Courses Taught
BIO 1550: Introduction to Environmental Science
BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I
BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II
BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I
Academic Interests
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Evolution
  • Anatomy and physiology
Publications and Awards

Parmenter, K.J., Vigueira P.A., Morlok C.K., Micklewright J.A., Smith K.M., Paul K.S. and Childress M.J. (2013) Seasonal prevalence of Hematodinium sp. infections of blue crabs in three South Carolina (USA) rivers. Estuaries and Coasts 36: 174-191

Childress, M.J., and Parmenter K.J. (2012) Dying of thirst: Impact of reduced freshwater inflow in South Carolina blue crabs. Proceedings of the 2012 South Carolina Water Resources Conference, Columbia, SC.

Parmenter K.J., Bisesi J.H., Young S.P., Klaine S.J., Atwood H.L., Browdy C.L., and Tomasso J.R. (2009) Survival And Culture Of Litopenaeus vannamei In A Constructed-Ion Environment.  North American Journal of Aquaculture. 71:134–137

Parmenter, K.J. (2007) Survival of Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, in Low Salinity and Mixed-Ion Environments. Masters Thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.


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