1020 Balch Boulevard
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-5001
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Stephen Lohrenz University of Southern Mississippi
Primary COSEE Affiliation:
- Gulf of Mexico
Interaction with COSEE Network:
Steven E. Lohrenz is Chair and Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science, which is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, MS. Lohrenz received a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography in 1985 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. He joined The University of Southern Mississippi faculty in 1987 and became the chair of the Department of Marine Science in 2004. Lohrenz currently serves as a member of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. He is a member of the Interagency (NSF, NOAA, NASA) Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Steering Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. Lohrenz also serves as Vice-Chair of the Council of Fellows for the Northern Gulf Institute and is a member of the NOAA Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Monitoring Implementation Plan Steering Committee. Lohrenz’s research interests include phytoplankton ecology and physiology, biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and carbon, and the application of optics and remote sensing for characterizing water quality. Recent work involves applications of remote sensing and optical methods for detection and assessment of harmful algal blooms and in the characterization of air-sea fluxes of carbon dioxide in river-influenced coastal margins.