Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Life, Planet Health

Robert Guillard, Emeritus

Robert R. L. Guillard (Emeritus)

Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
60 Bigelow Drive
PO Box 380
East Boothbay, ME   04544
Phone: 202 747 3255 x350
Fax: 202 747 3255


B. S., Physics, City College of New York, 1941
M.S., Microbial Ecology, Yale University, 1951
Ph.D., Microbial Ecology, Yale University, 1954

Research Interests

Dr. Guillard's research interests are physiology and ecology of phytoplankton; influence of environmental factors, especially trace metals, on the growth of marine phytoplankton; life cycles and systematics of diatoms; speciation in planktonic diatoms; phytoplankton as food for marine animals; systematics and physiological ecology of marine ultraplankton. Bigelow Laboratory's Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton was dedicated in honor of Dr. Guillard and Dr. Luigi Provosoli for their pioneering achievements in the culture of marine phytoplankton.