Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies Hosts 2012 Knapp Chair

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dr. Paul Snelgrove is the 2012 Knapp Chair at USD and will be housed in the Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies.

Dr. Snelgrove is a professor of biological oceanography in Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Ocean Science Center and Biology Department, Canada. His interests include marine community ecology, larval ecology of invertebrates and fish, ecology of benthic invertebrates, hydrodynamic effects on benthic communities and populations, deep-sea ecology, biodiversity, and marine conservation. He chaired the Synthesis Group of the Census of Marine Life that oversaw the final phase of the program.

He is the director of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Ocean Network and Canada Research Chair in Boreal and Cold Ocean Systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 refereed publications. His book, The Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count (Cambridge University Press, 2010), is featured in the course he will teach at USD in Spring 2011 (MARS 494 Marine Biodiversity).

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