Professor Chris Kitting earned his Biol. Sci. B.S. at University of California, Irvine, then Ph.D. as a Stanford University Graduate Fellow. Kitting joined the Cal State University East Bay Biological Sciences Faculty in 1985. His major contributions to Ecology include non-destructive (often photographic) sampling during multidisciplinary monitoring of virtually entire ecosystems, from algae to marine mammals, to our water and atmosphere. Kitting also has taught invited courses in CSUEB’s Statistics, Marine Science, Geology, and Environmental Science Departments. He also has lectured on optics and astronomy/atmospheric science in the Physics Department, Science Centers, and other seminars, and published numerous of his fisheries, environmental, optical, and astronomical/atmospheric studies with his illustrations in diverse works. He has published over 36 major scientific articles, and also is an active member of over 12 scientific societies, where he presents new, funded talks and posters several times each year at local and international conferences. He recently served as president of two major scientific societies, and is acknowledged for other assistance to award-winning international, national, and local environmental projects. Kitting received over 24 major honors since the Ph.D., including team leader in a Hydrolab underwater lab display in the Smithsonian, D.C., nominations for Outstanding Professor Awards, and 2010 NASA Group Achievement Awards for his recent, second NASA atmospheric mission, as team leader.