Meet the SALE members.
Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
Project Lead for
Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE): A Unifying Phenomenon in Antarctic Earth Science
SALE Main Web Site
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• Environmental chemistry
• Organic geochemistry,
• Fate and effect of pollutants,
• Environmental monitoring,
• Indicators of ecosystem health,
• Antarctic environmental issues, and
• Sustainability science.
Mahlon “Chuck” Kennicutt II received his PhD in Oceanography from Texas A&M University in 1980. After 1 1/2 years of Post-Doctoral work in Geosciences at the University of Tulsa, Dr. Kennicutt returned to Texas A&M University in 1981 and assisted in creating the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG). At GERG he served in various positions and rose to be Director for 6 1/2 years ending in 2004. He was promoted to full professor with tenure in Oceanography in 2002. At Texas A&M University he has served as a Principal Investigator, Deputy Program Manager, and/or Program Manager on many large interdisciplinary programs. He has participated in/or lead over $22 million worth of research, contracts, and grants during his time at Texas A&M University. He has served as PI on National Science Foundation grants from Marine Chemistry and the Office of Polar Programs. He has spent over 575 days at sea, deployed to Antarctica 6 times, participated in 6 submersible dives in various vessel including the Navy NR-1, and maintains a current project at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Dr. Kennicutt serves as leader of an interdisciplinary research program entitled the Sustainable Coastal Margins Program (SCMP). The program, created in 2001, is a coalition of six Colleges, 9 academic departments, five centers, and two institutes at Texas A&M as well as five partners external to Texas A&M. He was appointed Director of Sustainable Development in the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2004. Dr. Kennicutt is the US Delegate to, and a Vice President of, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Within SCAR he serves on various committees including the Standing Committee to the Antarctic Treaty System and is Chair of the Delegates Committee on Scientific Affairs. He has also served as ex officio member of the Polar Research Board since 1998 and has been a science advisor to the US Department of State Antarctic Treaty Delegations since 2002. Dr. Kennicutt has served as a member of several National Academies Committees and acted as a report monitor and external reviewer of several NAS reports. He is Secretary of the SCAR Scientific Research Program Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments.
Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
Director Sustainable Development
Team Leader, Sustainable Coastal Margins Program
Professor of Oceanography
Office of the Vice President for Research
College Station, TX 77843-1112
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