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About Charles Messing

Dr. Charles G. Messing is Professor of Marine Science at Nova Southeastern University. His research centers on the evolution, taxonomy and ecology of living crinoids (sea lilies and featherstars) and on the ecology of deep-sea coral communities and rocky-substrate habitats. He has also been involved in assessment of both shallow and deep-water habitats for proposed fuel pipelines, fiber-optic cables, artificial reefs, and beach renourishment. Charles has led 14 deep-sea submersible expeditions funded by NSF and NOAA, and led or participated in over 30 other research and educational expeditions as far afield as Papua New Guinea and the Bahamas. He has written or co-authored 63 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and has 47 years’ experience as a scientific illustrator. Currently, he is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution and at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and has been a repeated Visiting Scientist at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. He has also written or hosted several science educational television programs. More at http://charles-messing.squarespace.com/

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Present Faculty Member, Nova Southeastern University
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Education

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1979 PhD Biological Oceanography, University of Miami ‐ Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
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1975 M.S. Biological Oceanography, University of Miami ‐ Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
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1970 B.A. Biological Science, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
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954-262-3658

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