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M. Robert Hamersley, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Phone: 949-480-4409

Fax: 949-480-4263

Email: rhamersley@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Biological Oceanography)
  • M.E.Des., University of Calgary (Environmental Science)
  • B.Sc. (Hon.), University of Victoria (Biology)

Positions Held

  • 2005 - 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California 
  • 2004 - 2005, Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
  • 2002 - 2004, Postdoctoral Fellow, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts   
  • 2003, Visiting Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • 1998 - 2002, Visiting Investigator, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts 

Research Interests

  • Aquatic nitrogen cycling: anammox and denitrification
  • Ecological design and land use planning
  • The role of trace metals in nitrogen cycling

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Learning Cluster
  • Modes of Inquiry
  • Nature and Humanity
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water Resources

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Science Digest Top 25 Hottest Articles: Systematic and Applied Microbiology (for Hamersley et al. 2009), 2009
  • Science Digest Top 25 Hottest Articles: Ecological Engineering (for Hamersley et al. 2001), 2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, 2004
  • Graduate Fellowship, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 1991