Mario Tamburri

Research Interests

Sustainable urban waterfronts, Emerging environmental technologies and ocean observing, Invasive species ecology, Invasive species prevention, Invasive species management, Chemical ecology of aquatic organisms, Biofouling-settlement-and-recruitment of marine organisms

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Mario Tamburri received a Bachelors degree from University of California Santa Barbara, a Masters degree from University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in biology and marine science.  His basic science research focuses on how chemical cues regulate basic biological and ecological processes of aquatic organsism and Dr. Tamburri has worked in environments ranging from rivers and estuaries to the deep sea.  Recently, he has focused much of his work on new innovations to address environmental problems from climate change to invasive species.

Dr. Tamburri is now a Research Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and Director two marine innovation programs, the Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) and the Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC).  ACT is a NOAA-funded effort dedicated to fostering the development and adoption of effective and reliable sensors and platforms for studying and monitoring coastal, ocean and freshwater environments.  Similarly, MERC is a State of Maryland and US Maritime Administration initiative that provides test facilities, expertise, information, technologies, and decision tools to address key environmental issues facing the international maritime industry.

Dr. Tamburri has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, technical reports and book chapters and has servered on multiple national and international scientific committess, including an Ocean Studies Board on Ocean Infrastructure at the National Academies, and a working group member of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and International Maritime Organization (IMO).


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