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Kent Carpenter

Kent Carpenter


PROFESSOR & EMINENT SCHOLAR
Department of Biological Sciences

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  • Research Interests

    I am primarily interested in marine conservation biology, the systematics and evolution of marine fishes, and marine biogeography. My research in marine conservation biology centers on the assessment of extinction risk using the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Criteria. For this purpose, I have assumed the role of Manager of the IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA).The GMSA is completing the first global review of every marine vertebrate species, and of selected marine invertebrates and plants, to determine their conservation status and extinction risk. The project involves compiling and analyzing relevant data on approximately 20,000 marine species. As a de facto member of the IUCN Species Programme, I am manager of their Marine Biodiversity Unit. In systematics I have a wide range of interests including alpha taxonomy of fishes, phylogenetic inference, and theory of classification. I prefer to use both morphological and molecular characters for reciprocal illumination in phylogenetic inference. I am most interested in sparoid (porgies, emperor snappers, and threadfin breams), lutjanoid (snappers and fusiliers), haemuloid (grunts), and carangoid (jacks) fishes. My marine biogeographic interests concentrate on the origins of biodiversity in the Indo-West Pacific, with a special interest in the Philippines and the wider Coral Triangle. This has led to studies in comparative marine phylogeography and an NSF funded Partnerships for International Research and Education project (www.sci.odu.edu/impa/ctpire.html) . This project has led me to become interested in the use of Next Generation Sequencing and Advanced Genomics to understand fine-scale population genetic structure and marine connectivity that will be useful for marine conservation purposes. In addition, I intend to use these new methods to investigate adaptive genomics and anthropogenic induced eco-evolutionary processes.
  • 2017: Faculty Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Species Survival Commission Chair’s Citation of Excellence
  • 2013: College of Sciences Distinguished Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Fellow, California Academy of Sciences
  • 2011: Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Fulbright
  • 2008: Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Research Associate, Division of Fishes, Department of Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2000: Research Collaborator, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1999: Visiting Scientist Award, Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.
  • 1998: Visiting Scientist Award, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • 1997: Delta Sigma Lambda Favorite Professor
  • 1981: Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaii
  • 1979: 4.0 GPA at graduation for Graduate School (40 hours structured course work), University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • 1979: East-West Center Degree Participant Grant
  • 1975: High Honors, (Magna Cum Laude) B.S., Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida
  • 1972: Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Carpenter, K. E. "Partnerships for International Research and Education: Centennial Genetic and Species Transformations in the Epicenter of Marine Biodiversity" $4,606,918. 2017 - 2022
    Carpenter, K. E. "Global Assessment of Clupeiform Fishes" $193,140. Foreign. October 4, 2016 - April 30, 2018
    Carpenter, K. E. "Peer 2-7 Supplement: Advanced Genomic Support For Management Decisions In The 3-S River Basin" $60,315. Other. December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2018
    Carpenter, K. E. "Core Support for the Global Marine Species Assessment. New Cost extension" $67,098. 2016 - 2017
    Carpenter, K. E. "Advanced Genomics for Management Decision in the 3-S Mekong River Basin" $60,315. Federal. November, 2016 - October, 2017
    Carpenter, K. E. "Clupeiformes Global Red List Assessments" $193,140. Other. November, 2016 - March, 2017
    Carpenter, K. E. "Core Support for the Global Marine Species Assessment. New Cost extension" $35,900. 2015 - 2016
    Carpenter, K. E. "Documenting Diversity in the Apex of the Coral Triangle: Inventory of Philippine Marine Biodiversity" $89,320. Federal. 2013 - 2016
    Carpenter, K. E. "Documenting Diversity in the Apex of the Coral Triangle: Inventory of Philippine Marine Biodiversity" $89,320. Federal. 2013 - 2016
    Carpenter, K. E. "Global Marine Species Assessment Extension" $604,692. 2010 - 2016
    Carpenter, K. E. "Core Support For Global Marine Species Assessment (Iucn Additional Funding)" $18,000. Foreign. January 1, 2016 - June 1, 2016
    Carpenter, K. E. "Marine Biodiversity And Ecological Threat Patterns In The Arabian Gulf: Applied Research For Marine Conservation" $10,868. Foreign. November 23, 2015 - December 31, 2015
    Carpenter, K. E. "Global Marine Species Assessment Added Core Support" $124,000. 2014 - 2015
    Carpenter, K. E. "Thomas W. Haas Foundation for Marine Conservation" $50,000. Other. 2014 - 2015
    Carpenter, K. E. "Qatar University" $54,038. Other. 2013 - 2015
    Carpenter, K. E. "IUCN Gulf of Mexico Species Spatial Analyses" $71,944. Other. 2013 - 2014
    Carpenter, K. E. "Thomas W. Haas Foundation for Marine Conservation" $95,000. Other. 2013 - 2014
    Carpenter, K. E. "Pan-Pacific Advanced Study Institute" $98,993. Federal. 2012 - 2014
    Carpenter, K. E. "Determining the effects of cultured pearl farming on shorefish biodiversity in lagoon environments of French Polynesia" $14,796. Other. 2012 - 2013
    Carpenter, K. E. "Thomas W. Haas Foundation for Marine Conservation" $95,000. Other. 2012 - 2013
    Carpenter, K. E. "Catalyzing New International Collaborations: Broadening PIRE Success in Southeast Asia to Test Hypotheses of the Origins of Coral Triangle and Sunda Shelf Marine Biodiversity and Build Collaborations in Vietnam and Thailand" $25,000. Federal. 2011 - 2013
    Carpenter, K. E. "GMSA Assessment of Habitat Forming Bivalves" $40,000. Old Dominion University. 2011 - 2012
    Carpenter, K. E. "Assembling the Euteleost Tree of Life" $382,955. Federal. 2008 - 2012
    Carpenter, K. E. "PIRE: Origins of High Marine Biodiversity in the Indo-Malay-Philippine Archipelago: Transforming a Biodiversity Hotspot into a Research and Education Hotspot" $2,500,000. Federal. 2007 - 2012
    Carpenter, K. E. "Global Marine Species Assessment" $1,053,956. Other. 2007 - 2011
    Carpenter, K. E. "Global Marine Species Assessment" $217,930. Other. 2005 - 2006
    Carpenter, K. E. "Revision of FAO identification guide for the Eastern Central Atlantic" $30,000. Other. 2004 - 2005
    Carpenter, K. E. "Marine Protected Area (MPA) Gap Analysis: Caribbean GIS Database" $10,000. Other. 2004 - 2004
    Carpenter, K. E. "Species Identification Field Guide to Angola" $34,000. Other. 2003 - 2004
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $54,000. State. January, 2003 - December, 2003
    Dauer, D.; Marshall, H.; Carpenter, K. E.; Donat, J. R. "Update of status and trends in water quality and living resources in the Virginia Cheseapeake Bay through 2002" $15,000. Local. 2003 - 2003
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $144,025. State. January, 2002 - December, 2002
    Carpenter, K. E. "FAO of the United Nations project to revise the Species Identification Guide to Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic" $5,000. Other. 2002 - 2002
    Carpenter, K. E. "Species Identification Guide to Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic" $18,500. Other. 2002 - 2002
    Dauer, D.; Marshall, H.; Carpenter, K. E.; Donat, J. R. "Update of status and trends in water quality and living resources in the Virginia Cheseapeake Bay through 2001" $15,000. State. 2002 - 2002
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $117,966. State. January, 2001 - December, 2001
    Carpenter, K. E. "Species Identification Guide to Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic" $30,000. Other. 2001 - 2001
    Dauer, D.; Marshall, H.; Carpenter, K. E.; Donat, J. R. "Update of status and trends in water quality and living resources in the Virginia Cheseapeake Bay through 2000" $15,000. State. 2001 - 2001
    Carpenter, K. E. "FAO of the United Nations project to revise the Species Identification Guide to Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic" $15,000. Other. 2000 - 2001
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $103,834. State. January, 2000 - December, 2000
    Carpenter, K. E. "Plankton Field Sampling Coordination" $16,000. State. 2000 - 2000
    Carpenter, K. E.; Marshall, H. "Plankton split sampling program" $3,000. State. 2000 - 2000
    Dauer, D.; Lane, M.; Marshall, H.; Carpenter, K. E. "Update of status and trends in water quality and living resources in the Virginia Cheseapeake Bay through 1999" $50,000. State. 2000 - 2000
    Carpenter, K. E. "Zooplankton Data Analysis" $3,600. State. 2000 - 2000
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $101,006. State. January, 1999 - December, 1999
    Carpenter, K. E.; Marshall, H. "Plankton sampling Enhancement" $6,176. State. 1999 - 1999
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $97,878. State. January, 1998 - December, 1998
    Carpenter, K. E. "Field guide to the living marine resources of Namibia" $20,000. Other. 1998 - 1998
    Carpenter, K. E. "Plankton split sampling for the Maryland and Virginia monitoring programs" $14,537. State. 1998 - 1998
    Dauer, D.; Marshall, H.; Carpenter, K. E.; Messing, A. "Update of status and trends in water quality and living resources in the Virginia Cheseapeake Bay through 1998" $50,000. State. 1998 - 1998
    Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Zooplankton Monitoring Component" $95,491. State. January, 1997 - December, 1997
    Dauer, D.; Alden,; Carpenter, K. E.; Marshall, H. "Development of a Real-Time Data Interpretation System for Special Reports and Presentations for the Chesapeake Bay Program" $25,383. State. 1997 - 1997
    Dauer, D.; Alden,; Carpenter, K. E.; Marshall, H. "Participation in Conference Calls and Meetings in Support of the 1997 Reevaluation" $15,000. State. 1997 - 1997
    Dauer, D.; A,; Carpenter, K. E.; Jones,; Marshall, H.; ,; Messing,; Lane, M. "Representation of Virginia Monitoring Program at Chesapeake Bay Program Subcommittee and workshop Meetings" $13,638. State. 1997 - 1997
    Carpenter, K. E. "Development of a Uniform Bay-Wide Zooplankton Diversity Index" $4,844. State. July, 1997 - October, 1997
    Carpenter, K. E. "Implement Collection of Zooplankton Community Ash Free Dry Weight Biomass Estimates" $10,950. State. July, 1997 - October, 1997
    Marshall, H.; Alden, R.; Carpenter, K. E. "Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program - Plankton Monitoring Component" $185,000. State. January, 1996 - December, 1996