Chris Langdon

Professor

Phone:
(305) 421-4614
Locator Code:
VK

 
About

Chair and Professor, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Chris Langdon is a Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is an expert in matters relating to carbon cycling on coral reefs and climate change impacts on coral biology and ecology.

Teaching and Mentoring

Langdon teaches introduction to marine science and marine biology in the Summer Scholars Program for high school students and introduction to marine biology lab for undergraduates. At the graduate level, he teaches tropical marine ecology and field techniques for tropical marine ecology for MPS and PhD students.

Service at UM and the Wider Scientific Community

Langdon has served an instructor in ocean acidification training workshops held in the US and abroad. Locally he has organized and participated in ocean acidification round tables held in Sarasota and Miami designed to bring scientists, policy-makers, and local stakeholders together to learn about the threats posed by ocean acidification to commercial and recreational fishing and tourism industries in south Florida.

Career

Education

B.A. Chemistry and Biology, Lawrence University
Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, University of Rhode Island


Career Summary

Langdon received his BA in Chemistry and Biology from Lawrence University and his Ph.D. in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He was an Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University before joining the Rosenstiel School in 2005. Langdon has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited more than 8,500 times on phytoplankton and coral reef ecology.


Career Summary

Langdon received his BA in Chemistry and Biology from Lawrence University and his Ph.D. in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He was an Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University before joining the Rosenstiel School in 2005. Langdon has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited more than 8,500 times on phytoplankton and coral reef ecology.

Honors & Acknowledgements

Awards and Leadership Positions
Langdon served on NSF’s Ocean Carbon Board subcommittee on Ocean Acidification, National Academy’s Ocean Studies Board to review the national ocean acidification research and monitoring plan. He is the section editor of Current Climate Change Reports for coral reef studies. A member of SOCAN (Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network). In 2009, he received the distinguished alumnus award from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.
Research

Scientific Research

Langdon conducts field studies to understand the status of coral reef ecosystems today and laboratory experiments to understand the capacity and limitations of corals to adapt to a changing physical and chemical environment.