Biology of sharks, ecology of sharks, environmental issues, sustainability, land use, pollution, overpopulation, energy consumption, green building, sting rays
College of Science
Daniel C. Abel, associate professor of marine science and founding director of the Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 1994. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Charleston in 1978 and 1981, respectively, and a Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 1986. He is co-author of the environmental science textbooks,"Environmental Issues in Oceanography" and "Environmental Issues: An Introduction to Sustainability." His research interest include surveys of sting rays and sharks along the southeast coast.
His research focuses on the ecology of sharks in Winyah Bay and coastal waters.