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LSU College of the Coast and Environment

Christopher D’Elia

Position: Dean and Professor (cross-appointed)

Phone: 225-578-7188

Fax: 225-578-5328

E-mail: cdelia@lsu.edu

Office: 1002R Energy Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): A.B. Biology, Middlebury College Vermont, 1968

Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Biology, Middlebury College Vermont, 1968

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Zoology, University of Georgia, 1974

Dissertation:

Aspects of the Phosphorus Flux of Scleractinian Corals.

Research Interests:

Nutrient dynamics in aquatic systems; estuarine ecology; coral reef ecology; algal/invertebrate symbiosisp; science history and policy; math and science education; marine pollution; global climate change; analytical chemistry.

Awards & Honors:

University of Georgia 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award

President’s Award, Sea Grant Association

Meritorious Service Award, Chesapeake Bay Program

Maryland Governor’s Salute to Excellence Award

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

Certificate of Recognition, Black Faculty and Professional Staff, University at Albany, SUNY

Professional Affiliations and Service Activities:

National Science Foundation Traineeship

Certificate of Service, Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland

Who’s Who in America & Who’s Who in the East – American Men and Women of Science

Who’s Who in Technology Today

Who’s Who in the Frontiers of Science and Technology

Elected to membership, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.

Selected Publications:

Suszkowski, D. J., and C. F. D’Elia. 2006. The History and Science of Managing the Hudson River, pp. 313-334. In: J. S. Levinton and J. Waldman, editors. The Hudson River. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York.

Pomeroy, L.R., C.F. D’Elia, and L.C. Schaffner. 2006. Limits to top-down control of phytoplankton by oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 325: 301-309.

Muller-Parker, G. and C.F. D’Elia. In press:  Interactions between corals and their symbiotic algae. In: C. Birkeland [ed.], Life and Death of Coral Reefs, 2nd Ed. Chapman & Hall, NY.

D’Elia, C.F. and A.R. Harris. 2010. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008. The R/V Alpha Helix Symbios Expedition: A retrospective analysis of a milestone in coral reef research, pp. 38-42.

A. N. Shepard, J.F. Valentine, C.F. D’Elia, D.W. Yoskowitz and D.E. Dismukes. In press. Economic Impact of Gulf of Mexico: Integrating ecosystem service values into restoration decision-making: Gulf of Mexico Science.

Recent Publications:

A. N. Shepard, J.F. Valentine, C.F. D’Elia, D.W. Yoskowitz and D.E. Dismukes.  In press. Economic Impact of Gulf of Mexico: Integrating ecosystem service values into restoration decision-making: Gulf of Mexico Science.