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RUSS MOLL MICHIGAN SEA GRANT DIRECTOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 1997
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Martha Walter, 313/647-0766
Michigan Sea Grant Communications
RUSS MOLL APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF MICHIGAN SEA GRANT
Dr. Russell A. Moll, an experienced Great Lakes scientist and
administrator, has been appointed director of the Michigan Sea Grant
College Program. Michigan Sea Grant conducts research and education on
the Great Lakes. Dr. Moll was Michigan Sea Grant's Assistant Director
from 1985-1993. "As Director, I hope to further invigorate the Michigan
Sea Grant College Program," said Moll. "I want to increase overall
financial support for the program and capitalize on the diverse abilities
of our talented staff."
Moll has traveled, studied, and published extensively on the
Great Lakes, nearshore marine environments, and temperate and tropical
rivers during 20 years as a researcher at the University of Michigan.His
primary research interests are phytoplankton biology and biostatistics.
Moll received his doctorate in 1974 from State University
of New York at Stony Brook after investigating a phytoplankton community
in an East Coast salt marsh.
Moll was Director of NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Limnology
and Ecosystems Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during its initial years
from 1989-1994, overseeing its rapid growth to over 70 affiliated
scientists. Most recently, Moll served in Washington D.C. for two years
as Associate Program Director for the Biological Oceanography Program of
the National Science Foundation.
Moll's work has taken him as far away as The Gambia in West
Africa, where he managed a research team that analyzed the effects on the
country's irrigation system of damming the Gambia River.
Moll replaces Dr. William Vorus, who has accepted a position at
the University of New Orleans. Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative
program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State Unviersity. It
is one of 29 Sea Grant programs nationwide dedicated to greater
understanding, utilization, and stewardship of Great Lakes and ocean
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