Wayne Carmichael is a retired (2007) Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor Emeritus at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. An Oregon native he received his B.Sc. In Botany/Zoology from Oregon State University-1969; and an M.Sc-1972 and Ph.D.-1974, in limnology, aquatic microbiology and pharmacology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. His professional career was spent on primary research of cyanobacteria freshwater harmful algae blooms. Projects as a Professor Emeritus focus on management and mitigation of harmful cyanobacteria in municipal and recreational water supplies. This includes serving on national and international HAB committees, organization of and participation in workshops and symposia plus advising on HAB issues for local, state, national and international agencies and groups. He now makes his home in the coast range of Northern Oregon, on the beautiful Nehalem River.