Adrian Marchetti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Adrian Marchetti investigates how phytoplankton are affected by their environment and in turn, influence ocean biogeochemistry.

Microbial Ecology Molecular Biology Biological Oceanography Marine Ecology Aquatic Biogeochemical Processes

Michael L. Parsons, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal water health · Florida Gulf Coast University

Michael Parsons studies the causes of harmful algal blooms and how their toxins can impact marine and human lives.

Phytoplankton Ecology Coral Reef Ecology Ciguatera Outbreaks Coastal Water Health Plankton Ecosystems

Hans Paerl, Ph.D.

William R. Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Hans W. Paerl is Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences.

Hurricanes Tropical Cyclones Estuaries Harmful Algal Blooms Nutrient Pollution

Serge Thomas, Ph.D.

Expert in the ecology of aquatic environments · Florida Gulf Coast University

Serge Thomas specializes in the consequences of natural and human stresses in aquatic ecosystems.

Ecological Engineering Hydrosystems Technologies to Clean Water Microplastics Algal Blooms

Vicki Grassian

Distinguished Professor · UC San Diego

Vicki Grassian is an expert on the chemistry and impacts of atmospheric aerosols, indoor surfaces and nanomaterials.

Indoor Air Chemistry Atmospheric Aerosols Aerosol Chemistry Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials

Greg Tolley, Ph.D.

Expert in marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Greg Tolley studies estuaries, including the ecology of oyster reefs and the impact of freshwater inflow on estuarine ecosystems.

Science Education Water Quality Physiology of Estuarine Organisms Freshwater Inflow Estuaries and Estuarine Ecosystems

Risa Cohen

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Risa Cohen is an expert in biology, aquatic ecology and water quality.

Aquatic Ecology Environmental Biology Toxicology

Kevin Rose

Frederic R. Kolleck ’52 Career Development Chair in Freshwater Ecology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computational modeling of links between freshwater ecology and carbon cycling

Climate Change Aquatic Ecology Carbon Cycling Freshwater Ecosystems Biogeochemistry

Christine Hladik

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Hladik specializes in the application of geospatial data to address a range of ecological and management goals

Coastal Wetlands Geography Remote Sensing Geospatial Data Mapping Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation

Kim Prather

Professor · UC San Diego

Kimberly Prather’s research focuses on understanding the impact of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on clouds and climate.

Marine Life Energy and the Environment California Environment Earth and Planetary Chemistry Global Change

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Jim Sullivan is an expert in biological and physical mechanisms controlling the spatial-temporal dynamics of plankton populations.

Sampling Instrumentation Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics Spatial-temporal Dynamics of Plankton Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Ryan S. King, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology · Baylor University

Dr. King is a Professor of Biology and Directory of the Graduate Program in Biology at Baylor University.

Freshwater science to inform policy Community and ecosystem ecology Numeric water-quality criteria Ecological thresholds Streams and rivers

Rick Relyea

Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project; & David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches community ecology, ecotoxicology, phenotypic plasticity, forest inputs to wetlands, disease ecology, and invasive species

Aquatic Biology Animal Behavior Evolution Environmental Science Ecology

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology

William Louda, Ph.D.

Research Professor · Florida Atlantic University

WIlliam Louda studies algal blooms, water quality, and how that affects microalgal communities (phytoplankton, periphyton, epiphytes etc.).

Algal Blooms Organic Geochemistry Phosphorus Pollution Photosynthetic and Accessory Pigments Microalgal Communities