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NOAA Scientist Inducted as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

NOAA scientist Dr. Bill Sunda was elected as a AAAS Fellow in November 2011, and is to be inducted February 18, 2012. Dr. Sunda is being honored for his pioneering research on trace metal biogeochemistry in the ocean.

His work has had a significant impact on our understanding of the regulation of CO2-fixation and algal diversity in the ocean, and has helped illuminate the important influence of marine microalgae on biogeochemical cycling of bioactive elements and the impact of phytoplankton on world climate.

Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” AAAS Fellowship is among the most prestigious awards in American scientific circles.

Dr. Sunda will be recognized at the Fellows induction ceremony at the annual AAAS meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

His work on the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and red tide algae is a recent example of his research talent.

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