Jason Sylvan named Ocean Discovery Distinguished Lecturer

Jul 21, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Sylvan on being named to the 2016-2017 class of Ocean Discovery Distinguished Lecturers!

Dr. Sylvan’s research focuses on microbial ecology of marine hydrothermal ecosystems, subseafloor volcanic crust, oil spill microbial ecology, and biogeochemistry and microbiology of coastal hypoxia ("dead zones").

He has participated in several scientific ocean drilling expeditions, most recently IODP Expedition 360, which drilled into the Atlantis Bank on the Southwest Indian Ridge.

Six Ocean Discovery Lecturers are chosen for each academic year. After completion of the required lectures, the USSSP (United States Scientific Support Program) provides a small honorarium for the speaker’s participation.