understanding biological oxidation-reduction processes, especially as they relate to photosynthesis, hydrocarbon degradation, and bioprocessing. Dr. Prince served on the NRC’s Committee on Opportunities for Advancement of Marine Biotechnology in the United States.


Jennifer Merrill (project director) earned a Ph.D. in marine and estuarine environmental science from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (1999). Dr. Merrill is a program officer for the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board and staffs a broad range of topical studies. Her research interests include watershed and wetland management, geochemistry, and nutrient cycling in coastal systems.

Denise Greene has 7 years of experience working for the National Academies and is currently a senior project assistant for the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board.

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