Stephen Bates

Phytoplankton Scientist Emeritus

Current research and/or projects

I am a Scientist Emeritus, studying the physiological ecology of toxic phytoplankton (harmful algal blooms, “red tides”), especially diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia that produce the neurotoxin domoic acid, causative agent of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning.

Education and awards

Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Dalhousie University, 1979