Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Paul Falkowski is a Board of Governors Professor of Geological Sciences at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and in the Department of Geological Sciences. His research interests include biophysics, photosynthesis, photobiology, molecular evolution, signal transduction, apoptosis, biogeochemical cycles and symbiosis. He is widely-recognized for his contributions in the fields of biogeochemistry (specifically carbon and nitrogen cycling), climate change, and his co-authorship of a book on aquatic photosynthesis. Dr. Falkowski is an advisor to the National Science Foundation and NASA and serves on the Mars Architecture Mission team, the Earth System Science and Applications advisory Committee, is the co-chair of the IGBP Carbon Cycle Working Group, and a member of the Carbon Cycle Science Steering Committee. In 2007 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and in 2008 became a Fellow at the American Academy of Microbiology.