Mike Roman

Photo of Mike Roman Professor and Director
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory
2020 Horn Point Road
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Email: roman@umces.edu
Phone: 410-221-8325

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Biological Oceanography, Estuaries, Plankton, Food-Webs, Hypoxia

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Michael Randall Roman

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies

Horn Point Environmental Laboratory

P.O. Box 775 Cambridge, MD 21613‐0775



Mike Roman is currently a Professor and the Director of the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Roman’s main research interests are in biological oceanography and zooplankton ecology. He has participated in a number of interdisciplinary oceanographic studies ranging from work on warm-core Gulf Stream rings, physical-biological interactions in estuarine plumes, field programs of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) in the Equatorial Pacific and Arabian Sea, and the ecological impacts of hypoxia in coastal waters. Roman served as Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the NSF/NOAA/ONR Coastal Oceanographic Processes Program; Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee planning long-term research in the Gulf of Alaska after the Exon Valdez oil spill; the National Academy of Sciences Committee to review the impact of major programs on ocean research; Co-chair of the Committee of Visitors for NSF Ocean Sciences; Vice-Chair of the IGBP Program on Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER); U.S. Committee for Census of Marine Life; Steering Committee – NSF/NASA Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB); Steering Committee- UNESCO Committee on Global Ocean Oxygen Network.  Roman is a past President of the Oceanography Society.


Roman has published over 100 scientific papers (12/1/2021 Google Scholar h index = 54; 11,025 citations; I 10-index = 97)


B.A. Lake Forest College

M.S. The City College of NY

Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

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