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Don Anderson gave a lecture about Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine. (Steve McCaw)

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Ted Smayda, University of Rhode Island, helps celebrate Don's receiving the Alexandrium carving in honor of his Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo by J. Kleindinst)

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The Anderson lab. and friends celebrate Don's award. (Photo by J. Kleindinst)

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health Receives Five-year Funding from NSF and NIEHS

This research will provide a better understanding the links between human health and the health of the ocean.  More information about this award and the COHH program can be found here.

2017 Bostwick H. Ketchum Awardee
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has selected Dr. Don Anderson, a senior scientist in the Biology Department at WHOI to receive the prestigious 2017 Bostwick H. Ketchum Award.

HAB Trail Blazers
The International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) has prepared a short biography on Don as part of their series on HAB Trail Blazers

NIEHS Frontiers in Environmental Science Lecture Series
On August 31, 2007, Don Anderson was the featured speaker in the NIEHS Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series.  The article is available here.

Don Anderson receives Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award
In September 2006, Don Anderson received the Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA).  The award was granted at the 12th International Conference on Harmful Algae, held in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The Yasumoto Award is the most prestigious award given in the harmful algal bloom field.

WHOI Researcher Profile: Don Anderson, Holding Back Red Tide

The ocean is teeming with plants, and most of them are good for marine animals and the planet as a whole. But as with anything in life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Biologist Don Anderson studies an insidious and sometimes fatal form of overindulgence: harmful algal blooms.

Algae are microscopic, single-celled plants that live in the oceans and many other bodies of water. Most species of algae (a form of phytoplankton) are plentiful, harmless, and incredibly valuable as the chief energy producers at the base of the marine food web, without which higher life on this planet would not exist...

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Bostwick H. Ketchum Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony and Presentation video

Ocean Science Lecture Series ~ March 28, 2018

Don was a feaured speaker for the 2018 Ocean Science Lecture Series. To watch the lecture, click the link, "Applications of Autonomous Biosensors in Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tide) Research and Monitoring."

Last updated: September 14, 2018

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