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Hans Dam, Ph.D. (hans.dam@uconn.edu)

I am a biological oceanographer. My research interests are in the biology, ecology and evolution of planktonic organisms, particularly pelagic copepods. Earlier in my career I investigated questions dealing with the role of planktonic organisms in biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, and the formation and fate of marine aggregates. Recently, my interests have broadened to deal with questions of the evolutionary ecology of plankton. My proudest professional achievement is training of some excellent graduate students. I encourage my students to become critical thinkers, to work on important questions in the field and to publish their work in a timely manner. These are the current projects (Sept. 2006) in my research group:

For more information about my research visit www.marinesciences.uconn.edu/faculty/dam.html