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Plenary Lectures and Presentations

Monday, 14 February 2011

10:30 to 12:00, Ballroom A - PRCC

Dr. Deborah A. Bronk

ASLO President, Department of Physical Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, The College of William and Mary

Presentation: ASLO’s Future - Opportunities and Challenges

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ASLO President Debbie Bronk will provide opening remarks for the conference.

Biographical Information: Deborah Bronk is a professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). She received her undergraduate degree in biology and marine science at the University of Miami and her doctorate at the University of Maryland. Prior to her move to VIMS she was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an associate professor at the University of Georgia. Her research program is all about nitrogen! Her research group has addressed a broad range of basic questions of nitrogen uptake and regeneration and applied questions including coastal eutrophication and wastewater issues. She has participated in or led over fifty research cruises to environments spanning the salinity spectrum. Debbie currently serves as the treasurer of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and is a member of the U.S. National Committee for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the U. S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan Working Group, and the Ocean Time-Series Advisory Committee. She is the recipient of the Lindeman Award and the Dean’s Prize for the Advancement of Women in Science.