Lawrence B. Cahoon

University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA


Lawrence B. Cahoon is currently a Professor of biology and marine biology at UNC Wilmington, where he joined the faculty in 1982. He received his B.S. degree in biology (summa cum laude) from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va, USA, in 1975, and his Ph.D. degree in zoology from Duke University, NC, USA, in 1981. He had a postdoctoral fellowship at Mountain Lake Biological Station with the University of Virginia, was a Temporary Instructor at Duke University, and has taught biological oceanography at Duke University Marine Laboratory. Dr. Cahoon currently teaches an undergraduate course in limnology (the study of freshwater ecosystems), a graduate course in biological oceanography, and a doctoral seminar in oceanography and environmental science at UNCW. Dr. Cahoon has served as a Member of the North Carolina Marine Science Council and the NC Ocean Affairs Council, as the Chair of the NC Ocean Resources Task Force, as the Vice President and President of the NC Academy of Science, and as a Member of the Ocean Policy Advisory Committee for NC Division of Coastal Management and a Legislative Study Subcommittee on Offshore Energy Exploration. His research interests include coastal biological oceanography, particularly the ecology of the sediment-water interface and of ocean beaches, the effects of nutrient loading and grazing in estuarine and fresh water environments, environmental aspects of concentrated animal production, and a wide variety of water quality issues.

Biography Updated on 29 December 2011

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