Chris Boyd has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium as a Mississippi State University assistant extension professor.
With Sea Grant support, Boyd will work with coastal resource protection programs and develop an extension program related to estuarine and wetland environmental issues. The new program will include work with many of the organizations that promote a sustainable coastal environment.
His office will be located at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Miss.
Boyd also will work with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, communities, teachers and organizations to coordinate a state Master Naturalist volunteer and education program.
He has a doctorate from Auburn University’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, a master’s degree in crop soil and environmental science from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and soil science from Auburn University.
He is a resident of Perkinston, Miss.