Dr. Kennedy (PhD, University of Rhode Island) is Professor Emeritus in the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science where he has performed ecological research in Chesapeake Bay and taught graduate students. He has also participated in research in New Zealand and Canada. His recent research interests include the ecosystem effects of introduced aquatic species and the potential effects of global climate change on marine ecosystems. He has published 60+ papers in peer-reviewed science journals and written numerous chapters in books and scientific proceedings. He was Editor of the scientific journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society for five years and has edited or co-edited nine technical books. In 1999, the Graduate Student Organization of the University’s Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science Program presented him with their Award for Excellence in Teaching and Dedicated Service. He served as President of two scientific organizations and is now an Honorary Member of one and an Honored Life Member of the other. He and his wife Deborah have traveled to 62 countries. This will be his sixth semester teaching on Semester at Sea.