Professor and Senior Marine Scientist (Emeritus)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama, USA
Ken Heck is a Professor and Senior Scientist (Emeritus) at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of South Alabama. He is a marine ecologist whose research has focused on plant-animal interactions in coastal waters, with an emphasis on seagrass-dominated ecosystems. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and held long-standing editorial positions at four scientific journals. In addition, he regularly serves on advisory and review panels for government agencies. He is a past President of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF), and a co-recipient of CERF’s Odum Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dr. Heck received a BS from the University of West Florida and MS and PhD degrees from Florida State University.