Tom Michael Fenchel - Curriculum Vitae#


Address: Marine Biological Laboratory, Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, Denmark. Telephone: +45 35321950; direct: +45 35321960 Fax: +45 35321951 Born: March 19, 1940 in Copenhagen, Danish citizen.

Academic degrees: Ph.D. (zoology) 1964 and D.Sc. 1969; both degrees awarded by the University of Copenhagen.

Positions held: Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Copenhagen, 1964-65; Assistant/Associate Professor, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, 1965-70; Full Professor of Ecology and Zoology, University of Aarhus, 1970-1987; Full Professor of Marine Biology, Universi¬ty of Copenhagen, Marine Biological Laboratory, 1987-.

Visiting Scientist: Kristineberg Zoological Station, Sweden, 1962-63; Stazione Zoologica, Napoli, 1965; Rosenstiel School of Marine Science, Miami, 1969; Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 1978; Freshwater Biological Laboratory, Windermere, March, 1982. University of Vienna, March, 1997.

Expeditions, cruises, etc.: Red Sea, Israel, 1973; Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, Barrow, Alaska, 1973; Caribbean Sea (Alpha Helix), 1977; Sargasso Sea (Oceanus), 1978. Member of a visiting delegation from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters to Peoples Republic of China, October 1975.

Invited guest lecturer: Numerous universities and research laboratories and at congresses and symposia in European countries, Israel, Canada, USA, Brazil and Japan.

Teaching experience: Elementary courses in zoology and marine biology at the University of Copenhagen, 1964-70. From 1970 initiating, planning and teaching courses in microbial ecology, marine biology, protozoology, and population and evolutionary biology at the University of Aarhus. Supervision of about 40 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Arranging and/or teaching several graduate and postgraduate courses on various topics at the University of Aarhus, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Lund, Sweden, the University of Southern California, Marine Bi¬ological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Marine Biological Laboratory at Eilat, Israel, and at the University of Vienna.

Administrative experience: Chairman of the Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, during two periods and Chairman of the Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copen¬hagen since 1987. He has served on several committees for universities and research councils in Denmark and abroad and for various Danish government agen¬cies. Member of the Danish Natural Science Research Council (1974-1982). Council Member of the Freshwater Biological Association, U.K. (1979-84 and 1986-90). Chairman of the Board of "Ophelia Publications" 1987-2000. Member of the Board of the Danish Fisheries Research Institute, 1996-2000.

Editorial work: Co-editor of Marine Biology (1977-1995), Aquatic Microbial Ecology 1995-2000, Journal of Protozoology (1986-1993), Marine Ecology Progress Series (1980-2000), Marine Biology Research (2005-), and of Oikos (1978-2000) and member of editorial boards of several other international journals including the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science. Co-editor of two symposium volumes.

Membership of academies and societies: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (board member 1983-86), Society of Protozoologists (Vice President, 1984), Sigma Xi, American Microscopical Society, Honorary Member of The Society of General Microbiology since 1993. Member of the Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters (Vice President 1993-99, President 2004-2008), the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Royal Society London, the Royal Physiographical Society, Lund, Sweden, and Academia Europaea.

Prizes: Gold Medal, University of Copenhagen, 1964; "Ecology Institute Prize", 1986; "Huntsmann Medal for Exellency in Oceanography", 1986, Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2006, John H. Martin Award for a high impact paper in the aquatic sciences, 2006.

Publications: (see also attached list): About 175 original papers and review articles in international journals (mainly on protozoa, microbial ecology, population ecology and evolutionary biology) and six books in addition to popular articles, book reviews and two elementary textbooks. Tom Fenchel’s publications have almost 10,000 citations and he is listed as Highly Cited Author by ISI.

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