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Gulf Ecology Division

Michael C. Murrell
(850) 934-2433

  • Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz; Biology, 1998
  • M.S., Louisiana State University; Zoology, 1987
  • B.S., University of Louisiana Lafayette; Zoology, 1982
Current Position
  • Research Ecologist
Previous Positions
  • 1999-2001: Post Doctoral Research Ecologist, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL
  • 1992: Oceanographer, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1989-1992: Oceanographer, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA
  • 1989: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD
  • 1985-1989: Research Assistant, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Cocodrie, LA
Areas of Specialization
  • Estuarine ecology, biological oceanography, microbial food webs, plankton ecology, biogeochemistry
Current Research
  • Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Project - We are developing empirical and mechanistic models of the northern Gulf of Mexico to quantify linkages between freshwater flow, nutrients, and the incidence and hypoxia on the continental shelf (aka dead zones).

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