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Dr. Randall E. Hicks is a Professor in the Department of Biology
at the University of Minnesota Duluth and served as Head of
this department for eight years. He completed a Ph.D. degree
in Ecology at the University of Georgia and did postdoctoral
work at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Illinois
Natural History Survey before joining the faculty at the
University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Hicks is an environmental
microbiologist who studies the diversity and productivity of
aquatic microbial communities, their role in the degradation and
transformation of organic compounds, and the survival and
virulence of pathogenic microbes in these communities. This
work has taken him to the bottom of different great lakes
using a manned submersible, to Russia and various oceans, but
current research efforts in his lab are focused on the North
American Great Lakes and watersheds in northern Minnesota.
He is the author or coauthor of over 25 scientific journal
articles and book chapters. Most of the research conducted in
his laboratory has been supported by the Sea Grant College
Program, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. EPA.
Dr. Hicks is a member of several professional organizations
including the American Society for Microbiology, American
Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Ecological Society of
America, International Association for Great Lakes Research,
and the International Association of Theoretical and Applied
Limnology.
Department of Biology, 1035 Kirby Drive, SSB 207, University
of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812; Tel: 218-726-8438;
Email: [email protected]
The University of Minnesota Duluth is located in Duluth, MN on the
southwestern tip of Lake Superior. Abundant recreational opportunities and
a high quality of life complement the thriving intellectual and artistic
atmosphere in the region. UMD is an equal opportunity educator and
employer (UM Privacy Statement).
[The views and opinions expressed on this web site are strictly those of the
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