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William (Bill) Alevizon (Ph.D.) is a professional marine biologist and educator specializing in the ecology of coral reef ecosystems.
Bill grew up in the 60's on the beaches of southern California, as an avid surfer and scuba diver. After completing a hitch in the Navy (ours), and graduate school at the Univ. of California, he relocated to Florida where for many years he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in marine biology at the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne). He has also served on the faculties of a number of other academic institutions, including the University of California at Berkeley and (currently) the College of Charleston (South Carolina).
Along with teaching and basic research, Dr. Alevizon has also been engaged as a consultant on reef ecology and Marine Protected Area (MPA) planning efforts in The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Malaysia. Over the course of his career, he has written numerous scientific papers, technical reports, and a number of popular magazine articles and books on coral reefs and marine life.