Short Bio

Suzanne Fredericq

Contact

Department of Biology

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette LA 70504-2451, USA

E-mail: slf9209@louisiana.edu     

    Tel: 337/482-1291 or 337/482-5057   FAX: 337/482-5660

    http://www.suzannefredericqseaweedslab.com 


Research Interests

Biodiversity, phylogeny, taxonomy, molecular systematics and biogeography of marine macroalgae worldwide, especially red algae


Education

'Kandidaat' in the Sciences (Biology), 1978. State University of Gent, Belgium

* 'Licenciaat' in the Sciences (Zoology), 1980 (with Honors). State University of Gent

* M.S. in Biology, Department of Biology, George Mason University, 1984

Ph.D. in Botany, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988  


Professional Experience          

* Fall 2007-present. Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dept. of Biology

* 2002-present. Freeport-McMoRan/Board of Regents Support Fund Professorship for Coastal Biodiversity Research, UL Lafayette 

* Spring 2007-present. Research Associate, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

* 2010. UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor

Fall 2001-summer 2007. Associate Professor, UL Lafayette, Department of Biology

Fall 1996-summer 2001. Assistant Professor, UL Lafayette, Department of Biology

*  Fall 1996-present. UL Lafayette Herbarium staff member (LAF)

* 1994-1996. Joint Postdoctoral appointment in Dept. of Botany and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution (1994-1996).  Project title: Testing Red Algal Classification: Phylogenetic Systematics of the Gigartinales, with Special Emphasis on the Nemathecial Families Based on rbcL Sequence Analysis and Comparative Developmental Morphology.

* 1993-1994. A.W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Systematics, Dept. of Botany, Duke University (1993-1994). Project title:  Systematics of the Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales,  Rhodophyta), based on developmental morphology and rbcL sequence analysis.

* 1990-1993. Research Associate, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1990-1993). Project title: Systematics of the marine red algal family Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta) (NSF grant awarded to Dr. Max Hommersand).

* 1989-1990. Grantee, Collaborative NSF/SI contract #DPP774-13988, Sorting of collections from polar regions.  Project title: Systematics of selected marine red algae from Antarctica and subantarctic Argentina and Chile.

* 1990. Contractor, Dept. of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution: Curatorial assistance and computer inventory of marine macroalgae from Guadeloupe (June-July)

* 1988-1989. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution.  Project title: Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) from the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic.

* 1987. Contractor, Dept. of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Inst: Curatorial assistance and computer inventory of marine macroalgae from Aldabra Atoll and Seychelles (Sept. -Oct.)

* 1987. Curatorial Assistant on marine macro-algae, Dept. of Biology, UNC-CH  (Spring)

* 1986. Contractor, Dept. of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Inst.: Curatorial assistance and computer inventory of marine macroalgae from the Galapagos Islands and Caribbean Sea (Summer)

* 1986. Contractor, Dept. of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Inst.: Curatorial assistance on marine macroalgae from the Lesser Antiles, Caribbean Sea (Fall).

* 1985. Curatorial Assistant on marine macro-algae, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Spring)

* 1985. Contractor, Dept. of Botany, Smithsonian Inst.: Curatorial assistance and computer inventory of marine macro-algae from the Gulf of California  (Summer).

* 1981-1984. Research and Curatorial volunteer assistance on marine macroalgae, Dept. of Botany, and the Algal Collection of the US National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution (April 1981-June 1984).


Theses

* 1988. Developmental Morphology and Systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta).  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 340 pp.    

* 1984. Morphological studies on tropical species of Gracilaria Grev. (Rhodophyta, Gracilariaceae): Taxonomic concepts based on post-fertilization events.  MSc. thesis, George Mason University, 125 pp.

* 1980. Fauna associatie van Ulva lactuca Linnaeus (1753) in the Spuikom van Oostende (Fauna association of Ulva lactuca in the Spuikom of Ostend).  Licenciaats thesis in Zoology, State University of Gent, Belgium (BSc. Thesis).

dept. biology, university of louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette LA 70504-3601;  tel: 337/482-1291 & 482-5057