TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- An ecologist whose research results have
been published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals on more than
40 occasions recently joined The University of Alabama as the J.
Nicholene Bishop Professor of Biology.
Dr. Robert H. Findlay joined UA from Miami University where
he had been a faculty member since 1993.
“Dr. Findlay’s ability to bridge microbial diversity with
ecosystem dynamics is notable and the range of techniques he
applies is also particularly broad,” said Dr. Martha Powell,
professor and chair of biological sciences.
“He will build our emerging strength in aquatic microbial
ecology, and his experience in freshwater, estuarine and marine
systems well exemplifies the research capabilities of our
aquatic program,” Powell said. “He will be working along
with aquatic scientists in the department and in the Center for
Freshwater Studies in investigations of the dynamics between
ecosystem processing and biodiversity. He also shows a strong
commitment to education, an important facet of the Bishop
Findlay’s research has been supported by the National
Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the Environmental
Protection Agency and others.
Prior to joining Miami University, Findlay was on the faculty
of the University of Maine. He earned his master’s and
doctorate at Florida State University and his bachelor’s
degree from the University of Connecticut.
sciences department is part of UA’s College
of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division
and the largest public liberal arts college in the state, with
approximately 5,500 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
The College has received national recognition for academic
excellence, and the College’s students have been selected for
many of the nation’s top academic honors, including 13 Rhodes
Scholarships, 14 Goldwater Scholarships, seven Truman
Scholarships, and 15 memberships on USA Today’s Academic