Vic Kennedy

Faculty

Vic Kennedy

Professor Emeritus
Faculty
Vic Kennedy
Professor Emeritus
Horn Point Laboratory

Bio

Dr. Kennedy is a Professor Emeritus in the Horn Point Laboratory. For 38 years he performed ecological research in Chesapeake Bay and taught graduate students. He has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on invertebrate and fish biology. He was a co-editor of a book summarizing our extensive knowledge of oysters and another dealing with blue crabs. He and a colleague are completing co-editing a book on diamondback terrapins and he is writing another on shifting baselines in Chesapeake Bay. He seeks to understand and describe the environmental history of Chesapeake Bay so that readers can appreciate how resource-rich the Bay was when Europeans arrived and how it has been over-exploited since the 19th Century.

Areas of Expertise

  • Historical fisheries and ecology.
  • Global climate change.
  • Reproduction and larval behavior and ecology of bivalves.
  • Crab and fish foraging behavior.
  • Ecology of littoral and sublittoral benthic communities.

Education

  • 1962 B.Sc. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Zoology.
  • 1964 M.Sc. Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Fisheries Biology.
  • 1970 Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, U.S.A. Ecology.