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James O. Luken
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Associate Provost

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Biology

Coastal Carolina University

PO Box 261954

Conway, SC 29528-6054

Tel (843) 349-2235

Fax (843) 349-2201

Email: joluken@coastal.edu



  • Ph.D., Botany, Duke University (1984) 
  • M.S., Biology, Western Washington University (1979)

  • B.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University (1977)



Research Interests

Wetland ecology. Plant invasions. Population biology and physiological ecology of carnivorous and aquatic plants. Disturbance. Technology that facilitiates informal science/outdoor education. Systems of interest: Carolina bays, salt marshes, tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps.


101 Wild Things Along the Grand Strand

James Luken and Richard Moore

The indispensable guide to wild things and wild places along the Grand Strand. Available from the Palmetto Conservation Foundation or local bookstores.




Pages last updated:10.17.2011