Forensic microbiology 2017(WILEY):
The forensic sciences represent diverse, dynamic fields that seek to utilize the very best techniques available to address legal
issues. Fueled by advances in technology, re-searchand methodology, as well as new case applications, the forensic sciences
continue to evolve. Forensic scientists strive to improve their analyses and interpretations of evidence and to remain
co gnizantof the latest advancements. This series results from a collaborative effort between the American Academy of
Sciences (AAFS) and Wiley to publish a select number of books that relate closely to the activities and objectives of the AAFS.
The book series reflects the goals of the AAFS to en couragequality scholarship and publication in the forensic sciences.
Proposals for publication in the series are reviewed by a committee established for that purpose by the AAFS and also reviewed
Author:Dr. David O. Carter
is Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Sciences at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He also serves as Principal
Investigator of the laboratory of Forensic Tap honomy. His primary research interest is the decomposition of human
remains, particularly in tropical environments. Current research projects focus on the structure and function of antemortem and postmortem microbial communities:using micro-biomes as spatial and temporal evidence. He is interested in understanding the relationships between decomposing remains, microbial communities, and the envi-ronment. Dr. Carter’s ultimate goal is to get quality science and technology in the hands of first responders and investigators.Dr. Carter is an active member of the forensic science community with a significant interest in undergraduate education. He is a Fellow in the Pathology/Biology Section 0f the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has recently served as Program Chair for the Pathology/Biology Section. Dr. Carter also serves on the Medico legal Death Investigation Subcommittee in the Organization of Scientific Area Committees,a joint endeavor between the US Department of Justice and US Department of Commerce. He incorporates this experience into undergraduate education where he plays an active role in curriculum development, assessment, academic advising, and recruiting.
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