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Barbara J MacGregor

Research Asst. Professor, Marine Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2003-2017); Postdoctoral fellow, MPI – Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany (2000-2003); Research assistant and postdoctoral associate, Civil Engineering Dept., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (1994-1999); PhD, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1994); BS (1984) and MS (1986), Biology and Marine Microbiology, University of Massachusetts - Boston.

Research projects include: new methods to directly link species identity with carbon source utilization; direct profiling of microbial communities without PCR; direct detection of microbial enzymes in environmental samples.

Mónica Medina

Associate professor in the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. Recipient of the Pecase Award in 2008 and the Guggenheim Award in 2011.

Christof D Meile

Associate Professor In the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, with expertise in reactive transport modeling, early diagenesis, land-ocean interactions and redox dynamics; PhD Utrecht University, The Netherlands; MS Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; BS Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Switzerland

Susanne Menden-Deuer

As a seagoing oceanographer and plankton ecologist, I focus my research efforts on examining how microscopic organisms affect the biogeochemistry of the ocean, particularly predator prey interactions of singled celled eukaryotic microplankton. After receiving a ‘Diploma’ in Biology from the University of Bonn, with research done at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany, I pursued M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography at the University of Washington. Before becoming a faculty member at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island was a lecturer at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center and a research fellow at Princeton University.

João Graciano Mendonça Filho

I am Bachelor of Geology from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (1989), Master of Organic Petrography and Geochemistry (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1993) and PhD in Organic Facies and Geochemistry (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1999). I am Full Professor of the Geology Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and coordinator of the Palynofacies and Organic Facies (LAFO) and Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry (LAGEPA) Laboratories at UFRJ. Currently I occupy the position of Dean of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Center (CCMN/UFRJ). Besides this, I coordinate the research groups of the Petroleum Geochemistry and Environmental Organic Geochemistry and Palynofacies and Organic Facies at CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), where I hold the rank of Level 1 Researcher. I work in the areas of Geoscience with special emphasis on Petroleum Geochemistry, Organic Petrology, Palynofacies, Organic Facies, and Environmental Organic Geochemistry.

Monique Messié

Research specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) working on physical/biological interactions in the oceans.

My research combines satellite products, model outputs and in situ data to study marine ecosystem processes, from physics to top predators and carbon export with a stronger focus on phytoplankton. Topics include physical and biological variability at regional and global scales, ecosystems response to climate and ocean change, bioluminescence in the upper ocean, and connections between surface, midwater and benthic communities.

Abhijit Mitra

Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Associate Professor and former Head, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Calcutta (INDIA) has been active in the sphere of Oceanography since 1985. He obtained his Ph.D as NET qualified scholar in 1994. Since then he joined Calcutta Port Trust and WWF (World Wide Fund), in various capacities to carry out research programmes on environmental science, biodiversity conservation, climate change and carbon sequestration. Presently Dr. Mitra is serving as the advisor of Oceanography Division of Techno India University, Kolkata. He has to his credit about 445 scientific publications in various National and International journals, and 35 books of postgraduate standards. Dr. Mitra is presently the member of several committees like PACON International, IUCN, SIOS etc. and has successfully completed about 16 projects on biodiversity loss in fishery sector, coastal pollution, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration. Dr. Mitra also visited as faculty member and invited speakers in several foreign Universities of Singapore, Kenya, Oman and USA. In 2008, Dr. Mitra was invited as visiting fellow at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, USA to deliver a series of lecture on Climate Change. Dr. Mitra also successfully guided 32 Ph.D students. Presently his domain of expertise includes environmental science, mangrove ecology, sustainable aquaculture, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration.

Xosé Anxelu G. Morán

Associate Professor of Marine Science, Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. I was senior researcher at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in Gijón/Xixón from 2001 to 2014, after my PhD training at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona. I am a biological oceanographer and microbial ecologist addressing the role of microbial plankton in biogeochemical carbon cycling from different perspectives. My research interests include the trophic relationships between phytoplankton and heterotrophic prokaryotes, the long-term dynamics of planktonic microorganisms and their response to global change, with particular emphasis on warming using the metabolic ecology framework. I combine experimental approaches with large-scale observations, both spatial and temporal, in order to predict the future direction and extent of change in the structure and functioning of marine microbial food webs.

John W Moreau

Dr. Moreau is a geomicrobiologist who studies how microorganisms influence the form and mobility of nutrients and contaminants in soil, sediments and groundwater. He is particularly interested in the roles of iron- and sulfur-cycling bacteria, and their interactions with toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic and uranium. His group works on problems involving microbes in wetlands, mines, hot springs, the ocean, and the deep subsurface, and employs a range of techniques including metagenomics, electron microscopy, and synchrotron spectroscopy. Moreau obtained his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, was a U.S. National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006-2008, and is currently a Sr. Lecturer and Director of the Environmental Microbiology Research Initiative (EMRI) at the University of Melbourne.

Craig L Moyer

My specialty is the marine microbial ecology and geomicrobiology of hydrothermal vent systems. I also maintain interests in terrestrial and aquatic microbial ecology, microbe-macrobe symbiotic relationships, bioremediation and microbial cycles that impact global climate change. My focus has been the study of microbial mats in and around hydrothermal vents, this includes the biodiversity and biogeography of the Zetaproteobacteria.

Craig E Nelson

I am a microbial systems biologist specializing in the structure and function of natural bacterial communities in aquatic habitats such as coral reefs, lakes, streams, and the open ocean. My research broadly seeks to identify novel bacteria and understand their role in ecosystem processes and biogeochemical transformations. Much of my work centers around culture-independent phylogenetic and metagenomic characterization of natural microbial communities and measurement of biogeochemical processes and chemical constituents in the surrounding environment which regulate and are regulated by these microbes. I maintain ancillary projects understanding the microbiomes of eukarya (corals, humans, amphibians, macroalgae) and studying bacterial pathogens in natural waters in the context of water quality.

Fabrice Not

I'm a staff researcher at CNRS-Station Biologique de Roscoff (France). As a biological oceanographer, my research interest focus on plankton ecology and evolution using genomics and microscopy approaches.