Biology professor honored with service award

Robert Christian

ECU biology professor Robert Christian was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation during the federation’s biennial conference in Daytona Beach.

Christian served two years as the organization’s president, four years as past presenting and one year as president elect. He also served as the science program chair for a 2005 meeting in Norfolk, Va., and as a long-time CERF representative to the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

Christian championed an international CERF membership and will serve as the chief United States planner for the organization’s first non-U.S. meeting in Argentina.

Christian  is distinguished research professor in the biology department in the ECU Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.