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Alina M. Szmant

Professor of Biology

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Dr. Szmant getting ready for a dive off the R/V Calanus



Alina Szmant


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Higher Education
  • M.S. (1970) Scripps Institute of Oceanography U.C., San Diego
  • Ph.D. (1980) University of Rhode Island

Research Interests

My research focuses on the physiological ecology of reef corals and on nutrient dynamics in tropical coastal systems.  Past studies on corals have included: coral reproductive ecology and energetics; exchange of nitrogenous compouds between corals and their zooanthellae endosymbionts; nutrient effects on coral reefs.  


Dr.Alina Szmant