Field of Focus
  • Inorganic, Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Habitat Loss
  • Hypoxia
  • Oil and Gas Development
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
Area of Expertise
Low Oxygen Regimes; Large-scale Oceanography
  • Ph.D. in Marine Chemistry, University of Wales, U.K., 1982
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Wales, U.K., 1972

Dr. Chapman trained as a marine chemist and has worked in the UK, South Africa, and in the Gulf of Mexico. He formerly ran the US Office for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment at Texas A&M University, and then the Coastal Restoration and Enhancement through Science and Technology Program (CREST) office at Louisiana State University, which provides funding for research into coastal habitat restoration. Presently, he is Professor and Head of the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. His interests are in marine chemistry, particularly the chemistry of low oxygen regions, and the use of chemical tracers in large-scale oceanography. He has published widely on various topics and is currently working on a NOAA-funded project on hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.

- Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)