About David Hastings

David Hastings is a marine geochemist and chemical oceanographer. He landed on the shores of Tampa Bay in 2000 to teach marine science, environmental science and chemistry at Eckerd College. David Hastings started this adventure studying chemistry at Princeton University and received his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from University of Washington. His primary research interest is paleoclimatology, understanding the history of past climate changes as revealed in ocean sediments. David Hastings also studies the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on ocean sediments and microplastics in the marine environment. David Hastings believes that it is important for scientists to actively engage in policy conversations with the public and with elected officials, and the imperative of taking action in Florida to mitigate the worst impacts. David Hastings focuses on solutions in addition to laying out the scientific basis for the tremendous concern scientists have for the future of our planet. David Hastings retired from teaching at Eckerd College, a small liberal arts college in St Petersburg, FL. He likes to sing, hike, swim, canoe and kayak, and is passionate about homemade lemon sorbet.


David Hastings

David Hastings Reveals How to Help Protect the World’s Oceans in 2021

Retired professor and marine science specialist David Hastings showcases four ways to do your part

Professor David Hastings Illustrates Ways in Which Climate Change Directly Impacts Ocean Habitats

Dr. David Hastings, retired college professor, outlines just some of the many ways in which climate

David Hastings

Can Biden deliver on his climate crisis campaign pledges? | Opinion

In this Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe

Dr. David Hastings Shares Worrying Statistics Surrounding Human Impact On The World’s Oceans

Retired college professor Dr. David Hastings presents an alarming insight into the devastating impact of

Retired Eckerd College professor Dr. David Hastings considers the impact of coronavirus pandemic on global warming

Following months of restricted travel, grounded flights, halted cities, and massively reduced demand for oil