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Dr. Benjamin Cuker

  • BCuker1Professor, Marine and Environmental Science
    Hampton University

    Phone: (757) 727-5884 | Email: benjamin.cuker@hamptonu.edu


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    Creator - American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

    Creator -Multicultural Program, Multicultural Students at Sea Together (MAST)

    Creator -Hall-Bonner Program for Minority Doctoral Scholars in the Oceans Sciences.


    EDUCATION


    North Carolina State University 
    Ph.D., Zoology
    University of Michigan 
    M.S., Resource Ecology
    University of Michigan (1985)
    B.S., Natural Resources

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    1. Limnology of turbid lakes
    2. Estuarine ecology and hypoxia.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


    1. Giuseppe Notarbartolo Di Sciara and Benjamin Cuker (2009). Developing an Ocean Ethic: Science, Utility, Aesthetics, Self-Interest, and Different Ways of Knowing, Conservation Biology.
    2. Richard Kenchington, Benjamin Cuker, and Claudio Campagna (2009). Developing an Ocean Ethic: Science, Utility, Aesthetics, Self-Interest, and Different Ways of Knowing. Conservation Biology.
    3. William Ball, Thomas Gross, and Benjamin Cuker (2006).  Conceptual Design of a Chesapeake Bay Environmental Observatory (CBEO)
    4. Benjamin Cuker (2004). Tracing the loss of oxygen in the bottom waters of the Chesapeake Bay: the intersection of policy, science, and heritage.
    5. Benjamin Cuker (1990). How a Scientific Society Built Multicultural Diversity: A 25-Year-Long Journey.


    BIOSKETCH

    Dr. Benjamin Cuker is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a BS in Natural Resources, and a MS in Resource Ecology. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in Zoology with a minor in Ecology.  He created the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Multicultural Program, Multicultural Students at Sea Together (MAST), and the Hall-Bonner Program for Minority Doctoral Scholars in the Oceans Sciences.  

    Dr. Cuker's current research includes limnology of turbid lakes, estuarine ecology and hypoxia.  Dr. Cuker is the faculty advisor to the Hampton University sailing team. 


  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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