University of Southern California
Donal Manahan is past Chair of the Polar Research Board, National Research Council, and a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California. He has conducted research as chief scientist and field team project leader in Antarctica for over 20 years. Professor Manahan's area of research is the environmental physiology of development of marine invertebrates, with a focus on how larvae develop in very different oceanic environments (e.g., the cold polar oceans of Antarctica in comparison to the warmer ocean off California versus deep-sea environments, such as hydrothermal vents).
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