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Dr. Gilbert T. Rowe

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Biology

Educational Background
B.S. Texas A&M University, 1964
M.S. Texas A&M University, 1966
Ph.D. Duke University, 1968


Professional Experience
Undergraduate Teaching Asst., Comparative Anatomy, TAMU 1962-64
Summer Trainee, Texas Game and Fish Commission 1962
Graduate Fellow, Dept. Oceanography, TAMU 1964-65
NDEA Fellow, Zoology, Duke University 1965-66
NSF Pre-doctoral Oceanographic Trainee, Duke University
Marine Laboratory 1966-68
Research Associate, Florida State University 1968
Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1968-69
Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1969-73
Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1973-79
Oceanographer, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1979-87
Head, Oceanographic Sciences Division, BNL 1985-87
Professor and Head, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M 1987-93
Professor, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M 1993-present
Prof. and Head, Dept. of Marine Biology, Texas A&M-Galveston 2003-07
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, TAMUG 2008-present


Honor and Professional Societies
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1963
Honorary Deep-Sea Biological Society 1973
Sigma Xi
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
The Oceanography Society, Life Member
Fellow (elected), Amer. Assoc. Adv. Science 1990
Regents Professor, Texas A&M System 2007


Professional Activities
Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ocean Practicum, Woods Hole MBL 1971, 72
Editorial Board, Marine Geotechnology 1974
Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Research 1973-87
Committee on Ocean Dumping, U.S. Department of State 1976-80
Visiting Professor, Duke Marine Laboratory, May and June 1977, 78
Organization of American States Advisor, INOCAR, Guayaquil, Ecuador 1978
Editorial Board, Biological Oceanography 1979-91
ALVIN Review Committee (UNOLS) 1980-82
Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History 1980-83
GESAMP/IAEA Working Group, Deep-Sea Waste Models 1980-82
Group of Experts on Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP) 1981-82
Editorial Board, South African Journal of Marine Science 1985-03
Managing North American Editor, Journal of Marine Systems 1990-97
Editorial board, JMS 1997-
Director, NATO-ARW, "Deep-Sea Food Chains and the Global Carbon
Cycle" 1991
Comite Asesor Tecnico Gayana (Oceanologia) 1992-
Galveston Bay National Estuary Prgm. (Task Force-Research) 1992-4
Coordinator, Amoco lecture series in Azerbaijan 1994-96
Director, NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
in Oceanography at Texas A&M 1994-96
Ocean Studies Board Committee on U.S./Mexico Collaboration for
Ocean Science Research 1995-98
Benthic Chamber Intercalibration Workshop, Tjorno, Sweden 1996
Visiting Distinguished Professor, ICMyL, UNAM, Mexico (May) 1996
Editorial Board, Revista Ciencias Marinas 1998-
PADI Divemaster 164701 1998
Fulbright Scholar, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile 2000
Program Manager, MMS-funded Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos study 1999-2005
Census of Marine Life (CoML), Continental Margin
Ecosystems (COMARGE) program Steering Committee 2005-present
Deep Ocean Environmental Long-term Observation System (DELOS) Steering
Committee 2003-present


Relevant Publications


  • Yeager, K.M, P.H. Santschi and G.T. Rowe 2004. Sediment accumulation and radionuclide inventories (239,240 Pu, 210Pb and 234Th) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, as influenced by organic matter and macrofaunal density. Marine Chemistry 91, 1-14.
  • Tengberg, A., P. Hall, U. Andersson, B. Linden, O. Styrenius, G. Boland, F. de Bovee, B. Carlsson, S. Ceradini, A. Devol, G. Duineveld, J.-U. Friemann, R. Glud, A. Khripounoff, J. Leather, P. Linke, L. Lund-Hansen, G.T. Rowe, P. Santschi, P. de Wilde and U. Witte. 2005. Intercalibration of benthic flux chambers. II. Hydrodynamic characterization and flux comparisons of 14 different designs. Marine Chemistry 94, 147-173.
  • Quiroga, Eduardo, Renato Quiñones, Maritza Palma, Javier Sellanes, Víctor A. Gallardo, Dieter Gerdes, and Gilbert Rowe 2005. Biomass size-spectra of macrobenthic communities in the oxygen minimum zone off Chile. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 62, 217-231
  • Baguley, J., P.Montagna, W. Lee, L. Hyde, and G.T. Rowe 2006. Spatial and bathymetric trends in Harpacticoida (Copepoda) community structure in the Northern Gulf of Mexico deep sea. Jour. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 320, 327-341.
  • Baguley J. G., P. Montagna, L. Hyde, R. Kalke, and G.T. Rowe 2006. Metazoan meiofauna abundance in relation to environmental variables in the northern Gulf of Mexico deep sea. Deep-Sea Research I 53, 1344-1362.
  • Wei*, C. and G.T. Rowe 2006. The bathymetric zonation and community structure of deep-sea macrobenthos in the northern Gulf of Mexico. International Commission on the Exploration of the Seas Annual Science Conference, ICES CM 2006/D:0508, 77p.
  • Santschi, P. and G.T. Rowe In press. Radiocarbon derived sedimentation rates in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II.
  • Rowe, G.T., C. Wei, C. Nunnally, R. Haedrich, P. Montagna, J. Baguley, J. Bernhard, M. Wicksten, Archie Ammons*, E. Escobar Briones, Jody Deming In press. Comparative biomass structure and estimated carbon flow in food webs in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II.
  • Rowe, G.T., J. Morse, C. Nunnally* and G. Boland In press. Sediment community oxygen consumption in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II.
  • Soliman, Y. and G.T. Rowe In press. Secondary production of Ampelisca mississippiana Soliman and Wicksten 2006(Amphipoda,Crustaceana) in the head of the Mississippi Canyon, northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II.
  • Baguley, J., P. Montagna, L. Hyde and G.T. Rowe In press. Metazoan meiofauna biomass and weight-dependent respiration in the northern Gulf of Mexico deep sea. Deep-Sea Research II.
  • Rowe, G.T. and M. C. Kennicutt II (Eds.) In press. Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos. Deep-Sea Research II.