Dr. Edward D. Houde


E. D. Houde is Professor and Vice President for Education in the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He received his PhD from Corne1l University in 1968. Research interests include fisheries science and management, larval fish ecology, and fisheries oceanography. He served as Director of the National Science Foundation's Biological Oceanography Program from 1983-85. Dr. Houde is the recipient of the Beverton (Fisheries Society of the British Isles), Sette (Am. Fish. Soc., Marine Fisheries Section), and Ahlstrom (Am. Fish. Soc., Early Life History Section) Awards for career achievement, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on numerous committees and panels, including the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service's Ecosystem Principles Advisory Panel, and as Chair of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Marine Protected Areas. Dr. Houde co-chaired the Technical Advisory Panel that developed a Fisheries Ecosystem Plan for Chesapeake Bay. Recent appointments to advisory boards include the Scientific and Statistical Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Independent Science Board for the California Delta Stewardship Council, the Science and Engineering Board for the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, the Lenfest Foundation Forage Fish Task Force and the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Dr. Houde is the U.S. Co-Delegate to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.