Falkowski, Paul

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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.

Book chapters:

Falkowski, P. G. (2019). A Carbon budget for the northeast continental shelf ecosystem: Results of the shelf edge exchange process studies. In Food Chains, Yields, Models, and Management of Large Marine Ecosoystems (pp. 35-48). Taylor and Francis.

Journal articles:

Cheong, K. Y., Firlar, E., Ficaro, L., Gorbunov, M. Y., Kaelber, J. T., & Falkowski, P. G. (2021). Saturation of thylakoid-associated fatty acids facilitates bioenergetic coupling in a marine diatom allowing for thermal acclimation. Global Change Biology.

Gorbunov, M. Y., & Falkowski, P. G. (2021). Using chlorophyll fluorescence kinetics to determine photosynthesis in aquatic ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography.

Drake, J. L., Mass, T., Stolarski, J., Von Euw, S., van de Schootbrugge, B., & Falkowski, P. G. (2020). How corals made rocks through the ages. Global Change Biology.

Sherman, J., Gorbunov, M. Y., Schofield, O., & Falkowski, P. G. (2020). Photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency in the West Antarctic Peninsula. Limnology and Oceanography.

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