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A. Israel et al. (eds.), Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments,

Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology 15, 69-90

DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8569-6_5, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Dr. James S. Craigie currently is Researcher Emeritus, National Research Council of Canada, and Science Advisor for Acadian Seaplants Limited. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1959 from Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Additional research and studies were continued at CNRA, Versailles, and at the University College of Wales, Swansea. Dr. Craigie returned to Canada in 1960 to accept a phycology position at the Atlantic Regional Laboratory (Institute for Marine Biosciences), National Research Council of Canada, Halifax, NS. He was a Visiting Scholar 1967-1968 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Dr. Craigie is a chartered member and past president of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, and has served as Editor of the Journal of Phycology and as Associate Editor of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. His interests encompass algal aquaculture, production, primary and secondary metabolites including polysaccharides and polyphenols. He developed and taught graduate level courses in marine plant biochemistry and physiology (Biology and Oceanography) at Dalhousie University from 1964 to 2000. His research contributions have been recognized through numerous publications and awards including the Darbaker Award and Prize, National Research Council of Canada Industrial Partnership Award, the Marinalg International Honorary Certificate, Federal Partners in Technology Transfer Innovator of the Year Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award, the Bionova Nova Scotia Award of Excellence, and the Phycological Society of America Award of Excellence. He continues to conduct research and mentor staff at Acadian Seaplants Limited and the Institute for Marine Biosciences in Halifax.

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