Kevin R. Carman

Louisiana State University, USA

Kevin R. Carman received his B.S. degree in biology in 1982 from McPherson College and his M.S. degree (1984) and Ph.D. degree (1989) in biological oceanography from Florida State University. In 1989, Carman joined the Louisiana State University Department of Zoology and Physiology (now Department of Biological Sciences) as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and in 1991 he became a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and to Professor in 2001. He serves also as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. Carman has served as Dean of the LSU College of Science since 2004. His research interests are in marine and estuarine benthic ecology, with particular emphasis on meiofauna and their trophic interaction with benthic microalgae. Much of his research over the past two decades has focused on the ecotoxicological effects of anthropogenic contaminants on benthic communities. Carman has generated more than $6 million in research funding and has published approximately 60 articles in scholarly journals. He formerly served as a Subject Editor for Aquatic Microbial Ecology and on the Executive Committee of the International Association Meiobenthologists. He currently serves on the American Institute of Biological Sciences Education Committee. In 2011, Carman was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Biography Updated on 29 March 2012

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