杰出服务奖

戴维·沃恩'75

戴维·沃恩'75戴维·沃恩'75获得杰出服务奖。 沃恩,萨默兰关键,佛罗里达州,于1975年获得了生物学和化学领域的学士学位格雷斯兰我哈特威克学分教授尼克为他引向他一生的工作。过程中一个独立的大开曼岛冬季学期,他对世界海洋的激情和成千上万的物种生活在表面之下醒了。大卫又得了从菲尔莱狄更斯大学生物学和微生物学的大师,和罗格斯大学植物学和植物生理学博士学位。

沃恩,一个知名的研究水产养殖,设计,建造和运营许多海水养殖项目,项目和企业。我发起了港科海洋学研究所的水产养殖处,并建成了公园,水产养殖培训,教育和示范养殖开发中心。沃恩开发了海水观赏研究中心,这是现在合并为海洋,珊瑚礁和水族馆INC。

In 2005, Vaughan became a senior scientist at the Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration Center in the Florida Keys and program manager for the Coral Reef Restoration Program. It was while working in his lab that Vaughan discovered a process to speed up the rate of growth for coral. Using a process called micro fragmentation, he and his crew are able to produce hundreds of corals in a day. Vaughan postponed his retirement to work on restoring corals at Florida’s Reef Tract, the third-largest coral reef in the world. He is now the president and founder of Plant A Million Corals LLC, which was created for the purpose of training marine biologists all over the world in coral restoration and replenishment.

For the past 32 years, Vaughan has made a name for himself worldwide with numerous published papers and notoriety on his coral growth research. In 2008, he won the Eugenie Clark Scientific Explorer Award from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and in 2018, he received The Parker/Gentry Award for Excellence in Conservation/Environmental Biology from The Field Museum. Vaughan has also single-handedly restored and grown over 50,000 corals, and over 100,000 more working with others. He credits his time at Graceland for giving him the drive and passion for this lifelong love and mission.