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Matthew Cottrell

Associate Scientist

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Research Interests

Microbial Oceanography
Bacterial processes and carbon cycling
Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria in aquatic systems
Biogeography of bacteria and the processes controlling community diversity



Columbia University in the City of New York, Biology, B.A., 1986
Stony Brook University, Marine Environmental Science, M.S., 1989
University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science, Ph.D., 1995


Industrial Collaboration

Cottrell is a consultant for Geovation Engineering, P.C., providing in situ bioremediation,   environmental engineering, groundwater and water resource services.

Contact Information

Cottrell's postal address, phone number and email address are (here)

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Extracurricular Activities

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Severn Sailing Association    Kirby Torch                 Seaside Dojo             mattcottrell.org

Cruises and Expeditions

Cottrell World Travels

Most Recent

Available Online

Selected Publications

Recent, Highly Cited, etc.

Complete List

1990 - Present


• Marine Ecology• Marine Genomics• Molecular Ecology


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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