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Bess Ward
Bess Ward

William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Chair, Department of Geosciences.

1982 Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1979 M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1978 Microbial Ecology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
1976 B.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
1971-72 Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Room: 217 Guyot Hall
Phone: 609-258-5150
Email: bbw@princeton.edu

Webpage: The Ward Lab at Princeton University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Visiting Biologist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, March 1996
  • G. Evelyn Hutchinson Medal, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 1997
  • Who's Who in American University Teachers, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 1999
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2002
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004
  • Proctor and Gamble Award, American Society for Microbiology, 2012
  • Samuel A. Waxman Honorary Lectureship, Theobald Smith Society, 2014
  • Rachel Carson Award Lecture, American Geophysical Union, 2014
  • Chemical Oceanography H. Burr Steinbach Scholar of 2015 (WHOI)

Courses

  • GEO417 Environmental Microbiology
  • GEO428 Biological Oceanography

Publications


Research Interests

Marine and global nitrogen cycle, molecular and immunological probes to link marine
phytoplankton, bacteria and microbial processes (especially nitrification and denitrification),
oxygen minimum zones, phytoplankton nitrogen dynamics, microbial genomics.

Updated: December 8, 2017