20 Questions: A sketch of Centre biology professor Paul Sikkel

RELEASED: Dec. 28, 2006

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.

2. Hometown: LaCanada, Calif.

3. Career highlight: Consultant for and research featured in BBC film Seasons in the Sea.

4. Signature class: Caribbean Natural History.

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Sikkel, P.C., Herzlieb, S.E., & Kramer, D.L. (2005) Diel activity changes in female yellowtail damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus): Implications for a tradeoff between reproduction and cleaning. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 296: 1-11.

6. Family details: two sons (ages nine and 15).

7. Hobbies: My research is my hobby.
8. Pets: Isabelle (bearded dragon lizard).
9. Prized possession: Coral reef batique from Barbados.

10. Last book read: The Creation by E.O. Wilson.

11. Memorable trip/vacation: Worked in San Blas Islands, Panama, in 1985-86.
12. Favorite movie: Shrek.

13. Favorite album: Bob Marley's Legend.

14. Favorite food: Mango.
15. Favorite smell: Ocean breeze.

16. Person you most admire: E.O. Wilson.
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Jimmy Buffet.

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Jacques Cousteau.

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Working for a coral reef conservation organization.

20. Describe yourself in three words:  A Caribbean soul.




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