University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
microbiological and biogeochemical, oceanography, oceanic productivity
A microbial biologist and oceanographer in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, David Karl has focused his research on the ecological role of microorganisms in the sea and has enjoyed many groundbreaking research discoveries along the way. He is director of the university’s Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, and has received numerous national and international honors and awards throughout his 30 years at UH Manoa. In the course of his career, Karl has spent more than three full years at sea, including 23 expeditions to Antarctica.