Bachelor, Humboldt State University, 1964; Master of Arts, Humboldt State University, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969.
Postdoctoral fellow marine laboratory, Duke U., Beaufort, North Carolina, 1969-1970; assistant professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1970-1975; associate professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, since 1976; president, Water Quality Analysts, Chapin, South Carolina., since 1981.
With United States Coast Guard, 1960-1968. Member Western Society Naturalists (Best Paper award 1968), Phycological Society of America, Southeastern Estuarine Research Society (Best Poster award 1984), International Phycological Society, Society Limnology and Oceanography.
Married Sheri M. Baumann, January 27, 1962. Children: Miriam, Melody, Gayle, Bryan, Eric, Rebecca.