Dr. Richard Long is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in Microbial Oceanography, and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCSD. He currently serves as a co-PI and a Coastal Intelligence focal area lead in the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems hosted at FAMU. He also serves as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Activities in the College of Science and Technology. His research group studies microorganisms in the context of environmental, ocean and human health. Current projects include harmful algal blooms, petroleum bioremediation, the impact of xenobiotics on coastal ecosystems, microbial diversity, and microbial indices as assessment tools. His laboratory website linked here.
He serves as the FAMU representative to the Florida SUS Florida Institute of Oceanography and the FAMU Faculty representative to the National Academies Federal Demonstration Project.