Craig M. Young

University of Oregon, USA

Craig M. Young is a Professor of biology at the University of Oregon, and the director of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Ore, USA. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in zoology from Brigham Young University in 1975 and 1978, and gained the Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1982. His thesis and dissertation works on the ecology, functional morphology, and larval ecology of N.E. Pacific ascidians were carried out at Hopkins Marine Station and Friday Harbor Laboratories. He served as a Faculty Member in biological science at Florida State University from 1982 to 1885 and as a Research Scientist at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution from 1985 until 2001. Using submersibles and ROV's, Dr. Young has worked for more than 30 years on the biology of deep-sea invertebrates, with an emphasis on reproductive biology and larval development. His publication record includes more than 160 works and spans most major invertebrate phyla. He has served as an Editor of Advances in Marine Biology, as a Member of the Editorial Board of Invertebrate biology, and is currently an Associate Editor of Marine Ecology: An Evolutionary Perspective. Currently, Young is a Member of the US Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) for UNOLS, a Steering Committee Member of the Chemosynthetic Ecosystems (ChEss) Section of the Census of Marine Life, a Member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Committee, a Member of the Management Commission for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the Pacific Institutes of Marine Science.

Biography Updated on 22 September 2008

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