Cliff Ross featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.


For this week‘s edition (#1277), Bob has selected Cliff Ross’ segment on coral reef ecology. Dr. Cliff Ross is a marine biologist and associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida.

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Dr. Cliff Ross is a marine biologist and associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida. His research program utilizes cellular and ecological approaches to better understand stress responses of corals and seagrasses. Dr. Ross has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles on how environmental pollutants and global scale climate change impact marine ecosystems. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Florida Atlantic University in 1996 and 1998, respectively. In 2005, he received his PhD in Marine Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and was subsequently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce from 2005-2007. Dr. Ross has been at UNF since 2007 and is currently the Assistant Chair of the Biology Department.

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