Richard A. Lutz
Distinguished Professor

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Research Interests

Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents; Discovery of Marine Natural Products; Larval Ecology of Marine Invertebrates; Molluscan Shell Structure and Mineralogy; Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Short History

Richard A. Lutz received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1971, his Ph.D. from the University of Maine in 1975 and subsequently spent several years as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. In 1979, he joined the faculty of Rutgers University, where he currently is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences and Director of the Rutgers Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Biotechnology. He served as Chairman of the Planning and Search Committee for Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS), which was created in 1987, and was Director of IMCS from 2011 until 2014, at which time IMCS was transformed into Rutgers new Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Teaching Efforts

Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents