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Carl Wirsen Carl Wirsen
Oceanographer Emeritus
Biology

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2307
Fax: +1 508 457 2134
cwirsen@whoi.edu


WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
MS# 52
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Education

B.S. University of Massachusetts, 1964, Zoology
M.A. Boston University, 1966, Microbiology

Research Interests

Microbial degradation of organic matter in the deep sea; activity of marine bacteria at elevated hydrostatic pressure and reduced temperatures; equipment development for conducting in situ deep sea microbiological experiments; physiology and morphology of sulfur bacteria from oceanic thermal vents; physiology of thermophilic microorganisms from hydrothermal vents; physiology and ecology of marine bacteria; continuous culture techniques.

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