Listen to Harlem legend, Dr. Paul G. Falkowski, as he talks about the 2100 Harlem Mega Flood, Nobel Prize for the Environment, and more, with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.
Dr. Paul Falkowski, known as the Godfather of oceanography, he was born in Harlem, and educated at the City College of New York, where he received his BSc. and MSc.degrees. He completed his doctoral thesis in biology and biophysics at the University of British Columbia in 1975. After postdoctoral research at the University of Rhode Island, he moved to the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1976 to join its newly formed oceanography department, and in 1998 he moved to Rutgers University. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992, and was appointed as Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor at the University of British Columbia in 1996. He has been elected to a number of learned societies including the American Geophysical Union (2001), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002) and the National Academy of Sciences (2007). He has also received a number of awards including the A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (1998), the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award (2000), the European Geosciences Union Vernadsky Medal (2005) and the ECI Prize (2010). In 2018, Paul Falkowski was nominated as a recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work on phytoplankton as it relates to climate change impacts. He shares the 2018 Tyler Prize, with fellow biological oceanographer Dr. James J. McCarthy of Harvard University. He works at the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, doing his influential research on the critical role of earth’s smallest lifeforms in the evolution of our modern climate. Dr. Falkowski's research lab is one of the top labs worldwide for biological oceanography. https://www.whoi.edu/science/cinar/CVs/Falkowski_CV.pdf
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