— excluding University of Rhode Island Institutional and Public Service Activities —


Curriculum Vitae

(Excluding University of Rhode Island Institutional

and Public Service Activities)  



Dr. philos., Marine Phytoplankton, Univ. Oslo, Norway, 1967

M.S., Biological Oceanography, Univ. Rhode Island, 1955

B.S., Biology, Tufts University, 1953


Academic Appointments (University of Rhode Island)

1995 – 2017 Research Professor of Oceanography

1970 – 1995 Professor of Oceanography

1966 – 1970 Associate Professor of Oceanography

1961 – 1966 Assistant Professor of Oceanography

1959 – 1961 Assistant Biological Oceanographer

August 1973 – July 1974: Sabbatical, University Oslo, Norway


Honors, Awards, Special Appointments

Rhode Island Sea Grant (RISG) Outstanding Service Award (2011)

Trail Blazer Accolade, International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (2010) Link

Service Award, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (2006)

Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (2002)

Phycological Society of America Award of Excellence in Phycology (2002)

Elected, Norwegian National Academy of Sciences (1992)

Scholarly Achievement Award, University of Rhode Island (1984)

Silver Medal for Contributions to Marine Phytoplankton Ecology. University of Helsinki, Finland (1984)

Research on Phytoplankton Suspension selected by NSF as a "scientific highlight" in Biological Oceanography (1969 – 1970)

Fellow, AAAS (elected 1968)

Phi Sigma Award for M.S. Thesis (1955)

Visiting Fellow, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo (1991)

Crown Princess Marta Fellow, Norway (1967)

Woods Hole Oceanographics Associates’ Fellow (1957 – 1959)

Fulbright Fellow, Norway (1955 – 1957)

Science Citation Classic Award: Publication #23 (see Publications)


Member, Editorial Boards

Co-Founder and Co-editor: Harmful Algae (2002 – 2017)

Current: Plankton and Benthos Research

Previous: Biological Oceanography; Global Change Biology; Journal of Phycology; Marine Ecology; Marine Nature; Plankton Biology and Ecology


Memberships in Professional Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

British Phycological Society (BPS)

International Phycological Society (IPS)

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Phycological Society of America (PSA)

Plankton Society of Japan

Named in honor of Dr. Smayda for a lifetime of contributions to the field of phytoplankton ecology.