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Craig E. Nelson

Associate Researcher

Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education
Department of Oceanography and UH Sea Grant
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-0566
E-mail: craig.nelson@hawaii.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/nelsonlab/home



Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008 Ph.D.  - University of California, Santa Barbara. Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
  • 2005 M.A.  - University of California, Santa Barbara. Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
  • 1998 B.A.  -University of California, Berkeley. Integrative Biology & English

Research Interests:

  • Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems (coral reefs, oceanic gyres, alpine lakes)
  • Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry
  • Comparative phylogenetics and metagenomics of bacterial communities
  • Landscape biogeochemistry and ecosystem metabolism

Prior Research Appointments:

  • 2008-2012     Associate Specialist, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara
  • 2003-2007     Graduate Research Assistant, UC Santa Barbara
  • 2001-2002     Staff Research Associate, Division of Infectious Disease,                          UC San Francisco
  • 2000                Research Intern, USGS Biological Resources Division,                          Hilo, HI
  • 1999-2000     Research Assistant, Center for Biological Control, UC                          Berkeley


A complete list of publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.

All of my publications are freely available for download as PDFs on ResearchGate.

My activity as a peer-reviewer is publicly available at Publons.

I maintain an active ORCID® identifier:  http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2525-3496