Hugh Ducklow

Hugh Ducklow

Research Interest


My career started at Lamont in 1980-84 and I returned in 2013 as Professor of Biogeosciences. Originally trained as a microbial ecologist, I evolved to oceanography and ocean biogeochemistry. Throughout my career I have worked in large interdisciplinary programs: first Warm Core Rings, 1981-86, then JGOFS, 1988-98 and Palmer, Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research, 2002-20. My specific research involves the carbon dynamics of bacterioplankton in ocean plankton systems I have mentored 9 Ph.D. students and 5 MSc students at 4 different institutions.


1977: Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Division of Applied Sciences; Major field: Environmental Engineering. Advisor: Ralph Mitchell.

1974: AM; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Division of Engineering and Applied Physics; Major field: Environmental biology.

1972: AB; Harvard College, Cambridge, MA; Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Concentration: History and Science.