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Academic and Research Experience



Dr. Hardy's Research has focused on marine environmental problems.  Most recently, studies utilized remote sensing to assess the distribution and health of coral reefs. He has published 3 books, 6 book chapters, 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 110 technical reports or abstracts, directed more than 30 funded research projects, and served as technical reviewer for six research journals, and many research proposals.

International Experience:


Resident 2 years in Palau, Micronesia and 3 1/2 years in Beirut, Lebanon.  Conducted marine field research in many areas of the world's oceans including Antarctica, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Central America, and Asia.  Attended numerous international conferences, some as keynote speaker, and traveled in over 96 countries.


Positions Held:

Western Washington University                                          Professor Emeritus

Western Washington University                                          Professor and Chair,

                                                                                                  Department of Environmental Sciences

Western Washington University                                          Associate Professor

Oregon State University  School of Oceanography           Adjunct Associate Professor

University of Washington School of Fisheries                    Affiliate Associate Professor

Oregon State University                                                         Associate Professor


Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory                Senior Scientist, Group Leader          

Environmental Consulting Serives                                        Director


American University of Beirut                                               Assistant Professor and Director of Marine Science 

U.S. Peace Corps, Micronesia                                                Fisheries Specialist

Oregon State University                                                         Graduate Assistant

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