Dayton, Paul K.
|Birthname||Paul Kuykendall Dayton III|
|born on||8 April 1941 at 13:23 (= 1:23 PM )|
|Place||Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°36' 06°32 Asc. 10°35'|
American biological oceanographer and marine ecologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dayton works in Benthic Ecology, Marine Conservation & Policy, Evolution & Natural History, and General Ecology.
During a 35-year career at Scripps, Dayton has researched coastal Antarctic habitats and the rocky shore habitats of Washington in order to better understand marine ecosystems. He has also documented the environmental impacts of overfishing, and phenomena such as El Niño on coastal ecology.
Dayton is the only person to win both the George Mercer Award (1974) and the WS Cooper Award (2000) from the Ecological Society of America. In 2002, he received the Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, in 2004 he was honoured with the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award from the American Society of Naturalists, and in 2006 was the first recipient of the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology, awarded by a jury of scientists representing Catalonia, the European Union, and the international ecology community. Dayton has been director of The Ocean Conservancy and the National Research Council Panel on Marine Protected Areas. He has been a frequent contributor to Science magazine.
Birth certificate on file, submitted by Sy Scholfield.
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Biological oceanographer)
- Vocation : Science : Other Science (Marine ecologist)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award