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Maurice Crawford

Associate Professor, Biology

Maurice Crawford
Office: 416 Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center
Address: Campus Box 930
(252) 335-3425
Fax: (252) 335-3697

Dr. Crawford holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He began his career as a Fishery Biologist studying the age and growth of fishes with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Woods Hole, MA. He received his M.S. in Ecology from Rutgers University, where he studied the population genetics of weakfish and later investigated stream fish assemblages at the University of Georgia. Dr. Crawford received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he assisted the Agency for International Development (AID) on their Climate Change Initiative. He returned to NOAA in 1999, where he worked with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and later with the National Estuarine Research Reserves.

He left NOAA in 2005 and traveled for seven months visiting the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Afterwords he worked with Conservation International’s Marine Management Area Science Program. He is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Elizabeth City State University. His research interests include fish ecology, estuarine habitat conservation/restoration; impacts of land use on coastal systems; the dispersal and movement of organisms; and the interplay between science and policy.

BS, University of Massachusetts (1976-1980)
PhD, North Carolina State University (1990-1996)