Bill Richardson

Research Associate

Bill RichardsonName
Bill Richardson

Position
Research Associate

Section
Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms

Education
B.S. Biology, Oregon State University
M.S. Entomology, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Marine Science, University of South Florida

Research Interests
Harmful algae physiology and ecology

Current Activity
I conduct physiological studies on Karenia brevis and other Florida HAB species in the laboratory. I also isolate new HAB strains and oversee the culture collection.

CV
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