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Biographies of Commiffee Members JOHN I. MAGNUSON, Chairman, is a professor of zoology and direc- tor of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He received a B.S. in 1956 and an M.S. in 1958 from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1961. He served on the National Research Council's Ocean Policy Committee in 1979. He has also served as ecology program director at the National Sci- ence Foundation, as president of the American Fisheries Society, and sci- entific adviser to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Dr. Magnuson's research interests include behavioral ecology of fishes, distributional ecol- ogy of fishes and macroinvertebrates, and lake community structure. He is currently the principal investigator of the Long-term Ecological Research site on northern lake ecosystems. KAREN A. B,lORNDAL is an assistant professor of zoology and director of the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She received a B.A. at Occidental College in 1972, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1979. She served on the Marine Turtle Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conser- vation of Nature and as marine turtle conservation coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund U.S.A. She is currently a research fellow of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation and a member of the U.S. Recovery 249
250 Decline of the Sea Turtles Team for Green Turtles and Loggerheads. Dr. Bjorndal's research includes sea turtle demographics, feeding ecology, and growth rates and nutrition. WHOM D. DUPAUL is the chairman of the Department of Marine Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary, at Gloucester Point, Virginia. He received a B.S. from Bridge- water State College in 1965, and an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972 from the College of William and Mary. He was a commercial lobster and scallop fisherman from 1975 to 1977, and he also worked with the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation and Sea Grant in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. DuPaul's research includes commercial fish- eries development, fisheries development, fisheries management, and marine resources. GARY L. GRAHAM is a marine fisheries specialist with the Sea Grant College Program, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Freeport, Texas. He received a B.S. from Texas A & M University in 1969. He has served on the advisory committee to the Texas Shrimp Development and Research Foundation and on the Reef Fish Advisory Committee, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council. For five years Mr. Graham was a commercial shrimp fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico and has experience in commercial culture of marine shrimp in ponds. Mr. Graham's research interests center around fish and shrimp harvesting equipment, shark fish- ing, and loran obstructions. DAVID W. OWENS is a professor of biology at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. He received a B.A. from William lewell College in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has served as team leader of the Kemp's Ridley Recovery Team, participated in numer- ous sea turtle conferences, workshops, and symposia, and served on the editorial board of Marine Turtle Newsletter. His research centers on endocrine control of reproduction in sea turtles and sea turtle physiology. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and reports on sea turtles. CHARLES H. PETERSON is a professor of marine science at the Uni- versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a B.A. from Prince- ton University in 1968: and an M.A. in zoology in 1970, and a Ph.D. in biology in 1972 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Options for Preserving Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. He has served on a biological oceanography panel for the National Science Foundation and on the
251 Biograp1'ies of Committee Members North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission. Dr. Peterson's chief areas of research include population biology and community ecology of marine benthic invertebrates, life history patterns, and fisheries management. PETER C.H. PRITCHARD is vice president for science and research at the Florida Audubon Society in Maitland, Florida, where he has been since 1973. He received a B.A. in 1963 and an M.A. in 1968 from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has worked as a turtle specialist for the World Wildlife Fund and International Union for the Conservation of Nature. His exten sive international experiences with endangered sea turtles have ranged throughout Latin America and the Pacific region. He is the author of many scientific articles and reports and several books including Encyclo- pedia of Turtles and The Turtles of Venezuela. AWES I. MCH~SON is director of the Georgia Sea Turtles Cooper- ative Research and Education Program at the Institute of Ecology in Athens, Georgia. He received a B.S. from.Juniata College in 1965, and an M.S. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Georgia. He has served on numerous boards, panels, and advisory committees focusing on worldwide and regional sea turtle conservation issues. He and his coworkers have authored many reports and scientific publications on sea turtle population biology. Dr. Richardson's principal research interests are on conservation and ecology of sea turtles, endangered species popula- tions, and resource management. GARY E. SAUL is an environmental scientist with FTN Associates in Lit- tle Rock, Arkansas, but in the course of writing this report, he became an assistant professor of biology at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He received a B.S. at North Carolina State University in 1972, an M.S. from Louisiana State University in 1977, and a Ph.D. at Virginia Poly- technic Institute and State University in Blacksburg in 1980. For the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he has served as director of fisheries har- vest programs and finfish programs. Dr. Saul's research has involved fish- eries management, harvest statistics, and fisheries resources. He has par- ticipated in numerous seminars and panels dealing with marine resource management. CHARLES W. WEST is manager of research and development at Nor'Eastern Travel Systems Inc. in Bainbridge Island, Washington. He received a B.S. in 1979 and an M.S. in 1985 in fisheries at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has served with the National Marine Fish
252 Decline of the Sea Turtles cries Service's Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Divi- sion of the Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center. He holds a patent for a sorting device used in trawl nets. Mr. West is active in the Marine Tech- nology Society and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. His research and development interests include design of trawling systems and fish behavior and fish/gear interactions.