- B.A., Communication Arts, Biology, Music, University of South Alabama, 1982
- A.S., Marine Biology, Northeast Alabama State Junior College, 1980
Douglas Shelton is a malacologist at Alabama Malacological Research Center. His specialties include, freshwater mussel and terrestrial snail surveys, endangered species studies and life history studies.
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Douglas Shelton has published the following:
Shelton, D. 1997. Alabama marine species list. In: Alabama mollusks overview: A systematic list of mollusks in the northern Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama. Website at http://fly.hiwaay.net/~dwills/alaview.html.
Shelton, D. N. 1997. A systematic list of mollusks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama.