Investigators

NameInstitutionExpertise
Able, Kenneth Rutgers Studies of the life history and ecology of economically and ecological important fish species to inform our understanding of marine and estuarine ecosystems relative to fisheries, management, and natural and man-made perturbations including climate change.
Anderson, Dondownload PDF of CV WHOI Phytoplankton physiological ecology; red tides and other bloom phenomena; ciguatera; dinoflagellate toxins; dinoflagellate resting cysts; molecular and immunological probes; prediction; prevention, control, and mitigation strategies for harmful algal blooms. Director, WHOI Coastal Ocean Institute 2004-2008; Director US National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms, 1993-present
Anderson, Paul download PDF of CV UMaine

Coastal water quality and harmful algal bloom management for seafood safety.  Linking science to policy in marine and coastal management.  Past Director of Public Health Division for Maine Department of Marine Resources.  Currently Director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program.


Ashjian, Carin

WHOI

Polar oceanography, zooplankton ecology, bio-physical interactions, remote sensing of zooplankton (acoustic, video)
Baumgartner, Mark download PDF of CV WHOI Ecology of baleen whales, including foraging ecology, habitat characterization, and acoustic behavior; ecology of zooplankton, including physical/biological interactions, distribution, diel vertical migration behavior, and diapause.
Beardsley, Robert download PDF of CV WHOI Observational and numerical model studies of coastal, shelf and marginal sea physical oceanography; air-sea interaction; impact of physical processes on biological processes and ecosystem dynamics.
Bidle, Kay Rutgers Microbial ecology, phytoplankton physiology and mortality, virology, molecular evolution and ecology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem processes, the structure and function of microbial food webs.
Bochenek, Eleanor download PDF of CV Rutgers Fisheries and marine resource management with emphasis in gear technology, bycatch, discards, hook and release mortality, socioeconomics, and habitat degradation as well as fisheries management issues and policies. Education, outreach, and applied research program for the commercial and recreational fishing industries primarily in New Jersey, but also from Massachusetts to North Carolina.
Boicourt, William download PDF of CV UMCES Physical oceanography, coastal and estuarine circulation, integrated ocean observing systems, instrumentation, eutrophication, larval transport
Boss, Emmanuel UMaine Marine optics (in-situ and from space) Biological-physical interactions, autonomous sampling, science teaching methdology.
Bowen, Andrew download PDF of CV WHOI

Remotely operated submersibles; propulsion systems; application of close loop control of remotely operated vehicles; introduction of remotely operated systems for oceanographic research

Brady, Damian download PDF of CV UMaine

Water quality modeling (particularly modeling sediment fluxes and dissolved oxygen), individual-based modeling, behavioral ecology and ecophysiology of fish

Bricelj, V. Monica download PDF of CV Rutgers Shellfish eco-physiology and aquaculture of commercially exploited bivalve mollusks. Physiological/ biochemical/genetic adaptations of marine invertebrates, including early life history stages, to environmental stress. Grazing of phytoplankton by suspension-feeding benthos in marine ecoystems. Impacts of harmful/toxic algae on shellfish. Fate, kinetics and metabolism of phycotoxins of human health concern in marine food webs. Management strategies for rehabilitation and stock enhancement of coastal shellfisheries; studies of factors controlling recruitment of bivalve populations.
Bricknell, Ian UMaine Fish immunology, in particular the interaction between the host and ecoparasites such as Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Atlantic salmon.Development and application of fish vaccines and immunostimulants for emergening aquaculture species.
Broccoli, Tony download PDF of CV Rutgers The use of numerical models of the climate system to understand the physical processes that drive changes in climate. Studies of the causes and consequences of human-induced climate change. Diagnosis of mechanisms involved in past changes in climate.
Carman, Mary download PDF of CV WHOI Tunicate faunal interactions; invasive tunicate ecology; impacts of pest tunicates on shellfish aquaculture; impacts of invasive species dominated tunicate faunas on coastal ecosystems
Chai, Fei download PDF of CV UMaine Physical-biological interactions, fisheries sciences, ocean modeling and prediction, carbon cycle and ocean acidification, and climate change.
Chant, Robert download PDF of CV Rutgers Research focused on estuarine and coastal dynamics and the impact that the resulting physical, chemical and biological processes have on the marine ecosystem; field programs to quantify physical transport and mixing to elucidate biogeochemical processes.
Chao, Shenn-Yu download PDF of CV UMCES Physical oceanography; continental shelf and slope circulation; western boundary currents; numerical modeling of ocean circulation processes.
Chen, Changsheng download PDF of CV WHOI Coastal ocean dynamics and modeling, physical-biological interaction.
Chen, Ke download PDF of CV WHOI

Coastal ocean circulation dynamics; physical-biological interactions; mesoscale rings/eddies; linkage between coastal ocean and climate variability; numerical modeling and data assimilation 

Chen, Yong download PDF of CV UMaine Quantitative fisheries ecology, fisheries ecosystem dynamics, population dynamics modeling, fisheries stock assessment and management, trophic dynamics, Bayesian statistics, American and spiny lobsters, groundfish, sea urchin, and sea cucumber.
Churchill, Jim download PDF of CV WHOI Coastal physical oceanography, and the use of models and observations to link physical and biological processes
Clayson, Carol Anne WHOI Exchanges of heat, moisture, and momentum between the ocean and the atmosphere. Turbulent boundary layers. Air-sea interaction. Remote sensing of the ocean and the near-surface atmosphere. Ocean and atmosphere modeling. Water cycle variability. Role of small-scale variability on climate scales.
Codispoti, Louis download PDF of CV UMCES Arctic Ocean processes, nutrient and carbon budgets, descriptive physical oceanography, coastal upwelling and chemical oceanographic instrumentation.
Cohen, Anne download PDF of CV WHOI Calcification in the Ocean, Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Calcification (Coral Reefs and Shellfish), Ocean Acidification, Records of Climate Change in Coral Skeletons, Geochemistry of Calcium Carbonate Shells and Skeletons, Development of New Proxies for Ocean Climate
Coles, Victoria download PDF of CV UMCES Observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, bio-geo-chemical tracer distributions.
Connell, Laurie UMaine Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Detection, sensor development, trophic interactions and consequences, species distribution, shellfisheries management (relating to HABs), toxin detection.
Cooper, Keith download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of comparative toxicology examining anthropogenic and naturally occurring toxins on aquatic species using both field and laboratory studies. Physiological based pharmacokinetic models (PBPK) have been incorporated into food web models to better predict tissue levels and effects on the individual organism.
Cornwell, Jeff download PDF of CV UMCES Sediment biogeochemistry; nutrient, metal, and sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands.
Crump, Byron download PDF of CV UMCES Linking the composition and activity of natural microbial communities to the physical composition, biogeochemical processes, and food web structure of planktonic and benthic ecosystems.
Curchitser, Enrique download PDF of CV Rutgers Connections between climate and ecosystems, regional impacts and feedbacks of physical properties and the development of regional-to-global numerical models.
Curry, Ruth download PDF of CV WHOI Observational physical oceanography, quantifying spatial and temporal changes in ocean circulation and water properties and their role in the climate system, with particular focus on the attribution and impacts of heat and fresh water content variability in the Atlantic - subArctic regions.
deCharon, Annette download PDF of CV UMaine Marine sciences education and outreach, oceanography, interactive multimedia, ocean-climate systems product development, ocean remote sensing, and marine policy.
Davis, Cabell download PDF of CV WHOI Zooplankton species population dynamics, trophic interactions, production rates, seasonal species succession, biological/physical interactions controlling species distributions, mathematical modeling, field sampling, in situ optical imaging and automated analysis of mesoplankton using video and holography.
Dayton, Alexa M. download PDF of CV GMRI  
Convening and facilitation, fisheries management, stakeholder engagement, fisheries science and population dynamics, fisheries resource economics, marine resource educational program development, capacity building and leadership development.
De Luca, Mike Rutgers Watershed-scale research, education and stewardship programs and services for coastal managers; protected area management; marine and coastal science policy; sentinel sites for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies; advanced tech. applications to improve management of marine resources, mitigate coastal hazards, and raise public awareness of ocean issues; government affairs for marine and coastal sciences
Doney, Scott download PDF of CV WHOI Marine planktonic ecosystem dynamics, biogeochemical cycling and ocean-atmosphere-land carbon system, ocean acidification, climate change and ocean circulation, satellite ocean color, air-sea gas exchange, numerical modeling, data analysis, and data assimilation
Eayrs, Steve download PDF of CV GMRI
Fishing gear design, performance and operating efficiency, fish behavior and response to fishing gear stimuli, catching efficiency and catchability, environmental impacts of fishing including bycatch and discards, seabed impact and fuel consumption, design and application of bycatch reduction devices, environmental management systems, energy audits, electronic log books
Falkowski, Paul download PDF of CV Rutgers Biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis, biological oceanography, molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, physiological adaptation, plant physiology, evolution, mathematical modeling, symbiosis.
Farmer, Thomasdownload PDF of CV GMRI  Development and production of interactive physical, web, app, and kiosk experiences to explore complex systems e.g. ecosystem-based management, climate change. Focus on grades 5-8 with extension to 4-12 at population scale. User interface, user experience, visual design. Front end, back end, database coding.
Farr, Norman download PDF of CV WHOI

Underwater, high bandwidth free-space optical communications in both high and low ambient light conditions enabling untethered remotely operated submersibles and data harvesting from seafloor observatories

Fisichella, David download PDF of CV WHOI

The development of shipboard oceanographic instrumentation and data acquisition systems, Autonomous and remotely controlled airborne vehicles as research platforms, and the advancement of scientific diving as tool for underwater data collection

Fisher, Thomas UMCES Terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, nutrient cycling and limitation, and primary production of aquatic systems.
Foley, Brendan download PDF of CV WHOI Maritime archaeology precision survey with robotic and human occupied vehicles; investigation of ancient DNA in archaeological artifacts; History of Technology; U.S. Naval and maritime history; ethics of scientific and engineering practice; international science diplomacy
Foote, Kenneth download PDF of CV WHOI Acoustic and optical scattering; physical and geostatistical methods for resource quantification; sonar performance evaluation and calibration
Francis, Jennifer download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of the Arctic system, connections between atmosphere and sea ice, and between the Arctic and the global system using remote sensing, conventional measurements, and output from global climate models. Investigates changes in Arctic hydrologic system, feedback mechanisms, and impacts on Arctic organisms.
Fredericks, Janet download PDF of CV WHOI Data analysis and display; computer programming and systems administration; digital signal processing; image processing; current meters and measurement; data acquisition systems; real-time data display; ocean observatories and sensor web enablement
Fuchs, Heidi Rutgers Studies of processes affecting plankton community structure through the use of size-structured ecosystem models. Studies to quantify behavioral responses of planktonic larvae to physical environmental cues. Development of behavioral-physical models for prediction of dispersal and settlement patterns.
Gallager, Scott download PDF of CV WHOI Plankton and larval ecology, bio-physical interactions, development and use of optical imaging tools for plankton and benthic habitat mapping, development of data products for ecosystems approaches to management, ocean observing systems in polar, temperate and tropical environments, chair ORION-OOI sensors advisory committee
Gast, Rebecca download PDF of CV WHOI Ecology of marine protists, including adaptation of protists to extreme cold; photosymbiotic associations in planktonic foraminifera and radiolaria; pathogens and parasites of marine animals and humans; antibiotic resistance in marine animals.
Glenn, Scott download PDF of CV Rutgers Coastal ocean observatories, satellite imagery & altimetry, high frequency radars, autonomous underwater gliders, seafloor cabled observatories, atmospheric forecasting, ocean forecasting, model validation, turbulent closure, sediment transport observations and modeling, ocean optics, shelf-scale processes, Gulf Stream dynamics.
Gilbert, James UMaine Marine mammal population dynamics, especially pinnipeds; pinniped stranding issues; population assessment methodologies; radio telemetry.
Glibert, Patricia download PDF of CV UMCES Phytoplankton ecology; nitrogen uptake and mineralization by plankton; primary production and photosynthesis.
Gorbunov, Max download PDF of CV Rutgers Biophysics and physiology of photosynthesis, bio-optical oceanography, coral symbioses, evolution of photoreception and vision. Laser physics, optics, quantum radiophysics, picosecond and femtosecond time-resolved laser spectroscopy, remote sensing, LIDAR technology, biophysics, scientific instrumentation, mathematical modeling.
Grassle, Frederick download PDF of CV Rutgers Research on marine benthos in different habitats coastal, continental shelf, and deep-sea. Hydrothermal vents, estuaries, wetlands, continental shelves, oil pollution, ocean observing systems, and web-based ocean information systems). Research on development of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System, synthesis activities of the first Census of Marine Life in 2010, and benthic research on the New Jersey continental shelf, and deep-sea benthos in the Hudson Canyon.
Grassle, Judith download PDF of CV Rutgers Research on factors affecting patterns of benthic community structure (species composition and abundance) on the inner continental shelf. Relationships between physical circulation and larval dispersal, effects of flow and sediment characteristics on larval settlement (using field experiments and laboratory flumes), and how environmental characteristics and biological factors affect early recruitment.
Grothues, Thomas download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of variability in marine fish recruitment and redistribution, from larval transport through juvenile settlement and adult ranging and migration. Studies of the influence of natural and anthropogenic alterations or perturbations to habitat on habitat use by fish and value as measured by residence time, abundance, and range requirements. Development of technology, including integrated telemetry and autonomous underwater vehicles, to further these studies.
Haidvogel, Dale download PDF of CV Rutgers Development of advanced algorithms for geophysical modeling, the coupled modeling of regional climate impacts, numerical and laboratory studies of fundamental processes, quantitative metrics for ocean model performance, and the promotion and distribution of ocean modeling systems and products (http://www.ocean-modeling.org/).
Hamilton, Gordon download PDF of CV UMaine Glaciology; ice sheet dynamics and sea level rise; ice—ocean interactions; geophysical field methods; satellite geodesy; spaceborne remote sensing
Harding, Lawrence UMCES Biological oceanography; phytoplankton physiology and ecology; marine biochemistry; remote sensing of the environment.
Harris, Lora download PDF of CV UMCES Systems ecology, theoretical ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling
He, Ruoying download PDF of CV WHOI Coastal circulation dynamics, numerical modeling and data assimilation, biophysical interaction, air-sea interaction, coastal ocean observing system
Hoagland, Porter download PDF of CV WHOI Economics and policy analysis of marine resources and the ocean environment; optimal management of ocean and coastal resources and their uses; distribution and allocation of property rights in coastal and ocean resources; economic impacts of marine natural hazards.
Hood, Raleigh download PDF of CV UMCES Phytoplankton production and light response; analytical and numerical modeling of primary production and pelagic ecosystems; bio-optical oceanography; phytoplankton physiology; carbon dioxide flux at the air/sea interface.
Houde, Ed download PDF of CV UMCES Fisheries science. Recruitment mechanisms; effects of environment on reproductive success of fishes. Ecology of marine and estuarine fishes, especially early-life stages. Estuarine and marine productivity; trophodynamics. Fisheries management.
Irving, Will download PDF of CV Rutgers Impact analyses using economic models to measure economy-wide effects of singular economic events. Analysis of economic data for policy decision-making at state and regional level.
Jensen, Olaf download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of biological, economic, and management characteristics of successful fisheries through meta-analysis of global stock assessment data. Studies of habitat use and associated trade-offs of predation risk and foraging opportunities in fishes and crustaceans using mathematical models, physical sampling, and active hydroacoustics. Development of population models to guide fishery management decision-making.
Ji, Rubao download PDF of CV WHOI Biological-physical interaction; Numerical modeling; Lower-trophic level food web dynamics; Phytoplankton bloom dynamics and phenology; Zooplankton population dynamics; Mariculture and environmental capacity.
Jin, Di WHOI Resource and environmental economics; models of linked economic and ecological systems; fisheries and aquaculture; offshore oil and gas exploration and production; marine transportation; marine pollution.
Johnson, Teresa download PDF of CV UMaine Marine policy/fisheries management, marine environmental anthropology, stakeholder participation and local knowledge in policy-making, collaborative fisheries research, ethnographic fieldwork, social impact assessment
Jordan, Rebecca download PDF of CV Rutgers Science-fisheries, natural resource management, fish behavior, fish biology, conservation; education-science, grades 6-12, biology, citizen science, public participation in research, model and systems thinking, evidence-based reasoning; social science-communication, anthropology, human dimensions, risk perception/communication.
Joyce, Jessica G.download PDF of CV GMRI  
Jumars, Peterdownload PDF of CV UMaine Structure and function of benthic communities, deposit feeding, mysid ecology, bio-acoustics of the seafloor and near the seafloor, biological-physical interactions, effects of turbulence
Karp-Boss, Lee UMaine Phytoplankton ecology, biological-physical interactions, interaction of phytoplankton with Small scale turbulence, low Reynolds number swimming, competition/allelopathy and species succession in phytoplankton, sexual reproduction in diatoms, phytoplankton culturing.
Kemp, Michael download PDF of CV UMCES Systems ecology and analysis; primary production and nutrient cycling; trophic structure and ecosystem energetics; seagrass ecology.
Kelley, Joseph T UMaine arine sedimentology, seafloor mapping, measuring long-term changes in sea level, coastal erosian, sediment transport, geoarcheology,and costal zone management.
Kerkhof, Lee download PDF of CV Rutgers Microbial ecology; analysis of nucleic acids in bacterial biomass; microbial diversity; microcosms, bioreactors, hydroponics, and marine systems using molecular approaches to address major questions confronting microbial ecology.
Kerr, Lisa A.download PDF of CV GMRI  Understanding fish population structure and connectivity, including their influence on the stability and resilience of fisheries resources. Climate, harvest, and management impacts on species distributions, dynamics, and interactions.
King, Dennis download PDF of CV UMCES Integrated environmental/economic analysis; environmental and mitigation trading systems, economics of ecological restoration, market and non-market valuation of natural resources; natural resource accounting, environmental indicators, environmental enforcement economics
Kirn, Sarah L.download PDF of CV GMRI  Middle level science education, citizen science, integration of citizen science in K-12 education, teacher professional development for same. Learning experience design, education program design. Next Generation Science Standards.
Koch, Evamaria download PDF of CV UMCES Hydrodynamically-mediated processes in marine macrophyte systems, especially seagrasses; global seagrass monitoring (SeagrassNet); the effect of global change on coastal plant communities with a focus on sea-level rise/coastal erosion, increased ultraviolet radiation, and elevated CO2; seagrass tissue culture and micropropagation.
Kohut, Josh download PDF of CV Rutgers Development and application of ocean observing systems, bio-physical interactions, circulation processes on continental shelves, impact of these processes on marine resource management, and extension of applicable research to broader audiences that include decision-makers and the general public.
Kreutz, Karl download PDF of CV UMaine Paleoclimatology; seasonal to millennial scale changes in ocean/atmosphere interactions and teleconnections; stable isotope and trace element geochemistry; polar and alpine glaciology
Kwon, Young-Oh download PDF of CV WHOI Climate variability, ocean’s role in climate, ocean general circulation, upper ocean response to hurricanes, meridional overturning circulation
Labaree, Jonathandownload PDF of CV GMRI  Federal fisheries management, stakeholder engagement, climate adaptation in fisheries, fisheries supply chain collaboration, groundfish sector management, dockside & at-sea monitoring, program development.
Landon, Melissa UMaine Characterization and in situ measurements of seabed engineering properties, seabed-structure interaction, geohazard potential of seabed sediments.
Lawson, Gareth download PDF of CV WHOI Zooplankton and fish ecology, schooling and migratory behaviors, predator-prey interactions, the development and application of active acoustic techniques for studying marine ecosystems.
Lavery, Andone download PDF of CV WHOI Theoretical development, laboratory and field measurements, and advanced instrument development and methods for improved measurement of high-frequency acoustic scattering and propagation in discrete and continuous random inhomogeneous media, including turbulent oceanic microstructure, double-diffusion, and marine organisms.
Li, Ming download PDF of CV UMCES Physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean mixing processes, numerical ocean modeling, biological/physical interactions and marine pollution.
Malone, Thomas download PDF of CV UMCES Phytoplankton ecology; coastal eutrophication; role of science in formulation of environmental policy; integrated ocean observing systems
Maas, Amy download PDF of CV WHOI

The impact of the changing ocean environment on zooplankton physiology, distribution and predator-prey interactions with a focus on pteropods and ocean acidification.

Mayer, Larry download PDF of CV UMaine Coastal biogeochemistry: bioavailability and cycling of nutritional and contaminant materials; organic matter cycling; land-ocean coupling; photochemical processes.
Mayewski, Paul download PDF of CV UMaine Changes in atmospheric chemistry produced naturally and by humans, behavior of abrupt climate change events in the atmosphere; multiple controls on climate and the unique role of human impact.
McCay, Bonnie download PDF of CV Rutgers Social, cultural, and economic dimensions of marine fisheries and coastal communities. Evolution of institutions such as market-based allocations, community/participatory management, local area concessions, and ecosystem-based management. Responses to environmental perturbations (e.g., climate change); intersection of research-based and experience-based knowledge.
McDonnell, Janice Rutgers 4-H youth development; STEM science education (informal, non formal, and K12); ocean and climate literacy; evaluation and assessment; science communication.
McGillicuddy, Dennis download PDF of CV WHOI Influence of physical forcing on planktonic ecosystems and elemental cycling; mesoscale ocean dynamics; primary production; coastal circulation; zooplankton population dynamics; harmful algal blooms; numerical modeling and data assimilation.
McCleave, James download PDF of CV UMaine Behavior and ecology of migratory fishes;physical -biological interactions in transport of larval marine fishes; environmental effects of alternative energy development in marine waters.
Miller, Jim download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of climate change using global climate models with a focus on changes in the hydrological cycle. Studies of future changes in river flow and river temperature and implications for ecosystems, changes in sea-level, changes in freshwater resources, and the role of feedbacks in climate change in the Arctic and high-altitude regions.
Miller, Thomas download PDF of CV UMCES Recruitment and population dynamics of aquatic animals, including feeding and bio-physical interactions. Fish early life history. Blue crabs.
Mills, Katherinedownload PDF of CV GMRI  Impact of climate variability and change on fish populations, marine ecosystems and fisheries; statistical analysis and physical-biological modeling of marine ecosystem interactions; climate adaptation in fisheries; ecosystem-based management.
Moore, Michael download PDF of CV WHOI Forensic analysis of marine mammal mortalities; anthropogenic causes of death and serious injury in large whales, small cetaceans and seals; zoonotic diseases in marine mammals; flounder health as a marker of sewage outfall impacts.
Munroe, Daphnedownload PDF of CV Rutgers

Studies invertebrate larval dispersal, population dynamics and population connectivity with a focus on important shellfish fishery and aquaculture species 

Murray, Laura download PDF of CV UMCES Ecology of marine and estuarine wetland communities; research experiences for environmental education. 15 years of experience in providing opportunities for teachers and students to experience science through research-based programs. Current programs include COSEE Coastal Trends director and lead PI, Learning Science through Research, a program for middle and high school students which features science conducted at HPL, and the Chesapeake Teacher Research Fellowship program, a 7 week summer research experience for secondary school teachers.
Neubert, Michael download PDF of CV WHOI Theoretical and mathematical ecology; population biology; bioeconomic theory, particularly as applied to spatial fisheries management; dynamics of invasive species spread; dynamical systems and applied mathematics.
Newell, Roger download PDF of CV UMCES Adaptive physiology of bivalve molluscs; benthic-pelagic coupling; parasitism and nutritive stress; salt marsh trophic dynamics.
North, Elizabeth download PDF of CV UMCES Biological-physical interactions: hydrodynamic and particle trajectory modeling, ichthyoplankton and zooplankton ecology, estuarine physical oceanography, fisheries recruitment variability
Ofiara, Douglas download PDF of CV Rutgers Establishing and conducting research initiatives in public economics, public policy, and marine resource economics. Applied research and public policy analysis focused on marine pollution, coastal zone management and coastal economies, coastal hazard management, shore protection, recreational fisheries, and development of nonmarket good methods.
Owens, Breck download PDF of CV WHOI Description of the general circulation and eddy variability in the world’s oceans; sea ice, ocean- atmosphere coupling dynamics; development of float technology and autonomous vehicles for ocean monitoring
Palinkas, Cindy download PDF of CV UMCES Continental-margin sedimentation; formation and preservation of sedimentary strata in the geological record; deposition and accumulation of fluvial sediment in the coastal ocean.
Perry, Mary Jane download PDF of CV UMaine Phytoplankton oceanography, physiology, optical measurements of biomass, in-water and above-water remote sensing of phytoplankton and dissolved organics, training in optical measurements.
Peros, Jonathondownload PDF of CV GMRI Federal and state fisheries policy and management; program/project management; climate adaptation; bycatch avoidance; outreach and training; fishery dependent data; collaborative research.
Pershing, Andrew download PDF of CV GMRI Zooplankton population dynamics, including coupled-physical biological modeling. Cetacean distribution and ecology, especially feeding ecology of right whales. Right whale ecology and conservation. Impact of climate variability on zooplankton, fish, and whales.
Pettigrew, Neal download PDF of CV UMaine Coastal physical oceanography, subtidal circulation, ocean observing systems, real-time surface buoy design, towable buoy designs, autonomous vehicles, surface current measurements with HF RADAR, Doppler technology, oceanographic applications of artificial neural networks.
Peterson, Michael UMaine Environmental monitoring and evaluation of biological and environmental systems, engineering of in-situ and the real time communication for instrumentation and interpretation of biological data. Waves in porous materials and the measurement and monitoring of permeability in real time.

Pickart, Robert
WHOI

Abyssal general circulation; western boundary currents; ventilation; tracers.

Pierson, Jamie download PDF of CV UMCES Biological Oceanography, zooplankton ecology, trophic interactions in the plankton, how individual behaviors affect population dynamics and structure
Plueddemann, Al download PDF of CV WHOI Upper ocean dynamics and interdisciplinary processes; structure of the oceanic surface boundary layer; air-sea interaction and the oceanic response to surface forcing; internal waves; fronts; oceanographic instrumentation and observing techniques.
Pinsky, Malindownload PDF of CV Rutgers

Population dynamics of fishes, climate change ecology, larval dispersal, molecular ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, and coupled human-natural systems

Powell, Eric download PDF of CV Rutgers Population dynamics modeling including individual-based models, gene-based models. Fisheries dynamics models focused on management of and interpretation of fishermen behavior patterns and catch, stock assessment and survey design, ecology of marine populations, distribution and metapopulation dynamics, disease processes as controlling components of host population dynamics, taphonomy and benthic carbonate budgets.
Rawson, Paul download PDF of CV UMaine Ecological genetics and molecular evolution of marine invertebrate. Breeding and aquaculture of marine bivalues including enhanced growth and disease resistance.
Roesler, Collin UMaine Phytoplankton ecology, in-water optics, optical modeling, optical assessment of harmful algal species, training in optical measurements.
Riess, Warren UMaine Nautical archeology, preservation of ships and other cultural resources
Roman, Michael download PDF of CV UMCES Zooplankton ecology and biological oceanography
Robock, Alan Rutgers Many aspects of climate change using both observational analyses and climate model simulations.  Current research focuses on geoengineering, regional atmosphere-hydrology modeling, climatic effects of nuclear weapons, soil moisture variations, the effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, detection and attribution of human effects on the climate system, and the impacts of climate change on human activities.
Rona, Peter A. Rutgers

Marine geological and geophysical exploration methods, ocean ridge processes, continental margin processes, slope stability, marine mineral resources, seafloor hydrothermal systems, acoustic imaging and quantification of hydrothermal flow

Runge, Jeffrey UMaine/GMRI Zooplankton ecology, Copepod life history strategies and population dynamics, trophic interactions, coastal observing of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton seasonal species succession, zooplankton vertical distribution, fish recruitment processes and connectivity, laboratory experiments and field sampling.
Sanford, Larry download PDF of CV UMCES Coastal and estuarine physical oceanography: fine sediment transport mechanics, turbulence, geophysical boundary layers, surface and internal waves, experimental design and execution, data analysis, oceanographic instrumentation.
Schofield, Oscar download PDF of CV Rutgers Environmental regulation of primary productivity in aquatic ecosystems, physiological ecology of phytoplankton, hydrological optics, integrated ocean observatories.
Secor, David download PDF of CV UMCES Migration and habitat use behaviors and their influence on population dynamics of coastal fishes, diadromous species, recruitment dynamics, habitat ecology, ecosystem based approaches to fisheries management
Seneca, Joseph download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of policy policies on economic development, including output and distributional impacts. Studies of environmental policies - economic rationale, efficiency, and equity effects. Measurement of economic value of environmental protection. State and local economic development strategies and policies. Use of input-output and stochastic econometric models.
Shank, Timothydownload PDF of CV WHOI

Studies on the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure the diversity of deep-ocean benthic communities, including larval dispersal, colonization, habitat utilization, genetic connectivity, and the evolutionary relationships of invertebrate fauna. These studies include seamount and chemosynthetic ecosystems intimately tied to planetary processes significant to the evolution of life on earth.  Studies on the dynamic physical, biological, and geological processes that connect and isolate populations, stimulate genetic divergence, and drive the formation of new species

Sherwood, Graham download PDF of CV GMRI Demersal fisheries ecology, trophic ecology and fish bioenergetics, stable isotope ecology, evaluation of closed areas for rebuilding groundfish, various tagging techniques to monitor fish movements (acoustic arrays, data storage tags, conventional tagging)
Solow, Andy WHOI Director, WHOI Marine Policy Center. Research Interests ; Environmental and ecological statistics; spatial statistics; Bayesian methods
Sosik, Heidi download PDF of CV WHOI Phytoplankton ecology, photophysiology, bio-optical oceanography, modeling of marine primary production, physical forcing and regulation of phytoplankton biomass and production, flow cytometry, instrument development for autonomous phytoplankton observation, and remote sensing of phytoplankton.
St. Martin, Kevin Rutgers  Fishing communities and their commons, community-based economies, human dimensions of ecosystems-based management, marine spatial planning, the cumulative effects of resource management, and methods for community participation in resource assessment and management.
Stanton, Tim download PDF of CV WHOI Acoustic scattering modeling; advanced sonar methods/technology for acoustic remote sensing of marine organisms, with applications to zooplankton and fish
Stoecker, Diane download PDF of CV UMCES Ecology and physiology of marine ciliates and dinoflagellates, mixotrophy in the plankton (algae that eat and protozoa that are photosynthetic), microbial food web interactions
Stockwell, Jason download PDF of CV GMRI Fish ecology, bioenergetics, trophic interactions, hydroacoustics, survey design
Sun, Jennydownload PDF of CV GMRI

Fisheries and marine resource economics with variety of topics including bioeconomics, climate change, international trade, trans-boundary conservation, and rights-based management with emphasis in examining the complexities and relationships between the ocean, fish, fishermen, markets and policies.

Taghon, Gary download PDF of CV Rutgers Studies of interactions among biological, chemical, and physical processes at the sediment-water interface. Studies of biodegradation of anthropogenic contaminants in marine sediments. Effects of habitat complexity on species diversity and community structure of the benthos.
Thomas, Andrewdownload PDF of CV UMaine

My research interests are broadly focused on the spatial and temporal patterns of plankton in the oceans. The oceans are NOT a homogenous soup, but are extremely patchy in both space and time, and in terms of both biomass and community structure.  I have a special interest in plankton interactions with the physical environment; looking for quantitative and mechanistic links to current structure, water mass shifts, seasonal cycles, interannual variability, climate-related signals, wind forcing, etc.

Todd. Robert download PDF of CV WHOI

Coastal and boundary current systems with a focus on processes that link the nearshore and continental shelf to the open ocean, such as along- and across-shore transport processes, stirring and mixing of water masses, and the coastal response to larger-scale forcing events; long-duration, high-resolution observations using autonomous underwater gliders.

Townsend, David download PDF of CV UMaine

Biological oceanography of coastal seas, including physical-biological coupling, phytoplankton bloom dynamics, including HAB species, and nutrient dynamics on Georges Bank, the Gulf of Maine, and the slope sea region of the NW Atlantic.

Trowbridge, John download PDF of CV WHOI Mechanics of geophysical boundary layers, mechanics of sediment transport, air-sea interaction, shelf and nearshore processes. Director of WHOI's Center for Ocean, Seafloor and Marine Observing Systems (COSMOS) since July 2005. Chaired committee that wrote the Conceptual Network Design for the Coastal Component of the Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI). Lead PI on infrastructure and planning grants for implementation of IOOS in the northeast (NERACOOS) region.
Tyack, Peter download PDF of CV WHOI Social behavior and acoustic communication in cetaceans; vocal learning and mimicry in the natural communication systems of cetaceans; responses of cetaceans to anthropogenic sound; development of methods to sample acoustic behavior and movements of cetaceans; playback to cetaceans.
Vanden Berghe, Edward download PDF of CV Rutgers Computer applications and management of IT projects in biology. Data and information management in marine sciences. Biogeographical and taxonomic databases and analysis. Studies of patterns of biodiversity.
Wahle, Richard download PDF of CV UMaine Dynamics of marine coastal and deepsea benthic populations and communities. Research addresses larval connectivity and recruitment processes, fertilization ecology, and trophic interactions. Species-specific ecological research on lobster, deep sea red crab, shrimp, sea urchins, and giant sea scallop. Noteworthy is the establishment of a 20+ year long-term times series of lobster larval settlement in the US and Atlantic Canada; seeking to develop predictive tools for lobster population trends through an understanding of pre- and post-settlement processes.
Wainger, Lisa download PDF of CV UMCES Risk analysis and decision support tools; Mapping and valuation of ecosystem services; Invasive species risk assessment; Ecological and economic indicators GIS-based modeling and spatial statistical analysis
Wang, Zhaohui ‘Aleck’ download PDF of CV WHOI Chemical oceanography, coastal carbon cycle, carbonate chemistry, CO2 fluxes in coastal oceans and estuaries, nutrient cycling, instrumentation and senor development for measurements of CO2pCO2/fCO2, TCO2, and TAlk) and nutrients, development of new in-situ methodologies and technologies for measuring chemical species in sea water. parameters (pH,
Weller, Bob download PDF of CV WHOI Study of upper ocean dynamics and air-sea interaction; investigation of the ocean’s role in climate; sustained climate-quality observations in and at the surface of the ocean; innovative ocean observations. Director of WHOI-NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR) since inception in 1998, member of the NOAA Climate Observing System Council and the NOAA Climate Working Group, Senior Scientist, Lead PI on the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative, and Chair of the Physical Oceanography Department.
Wells, Mark download PDF of CV UMaine Chemical oceanography, analytical chemistry, trace metal determinates, nansensor method development. metal-biota interactions, chemical speciation of metals, bioavailable metals, phytoplanton metal limitation, carbon export, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton toxin analyses.
Wiebe, Peter download PDF of CV WHOI The quantitative population ecology of zooplankton with emphasis on zooplankton small-scale distribution and abundance, organic matter transport into the deep-sea, the biology of Gulf Stream Rings, zooplankton associated with deep-sea hydrothermal vents, dynamics of populations on Georges Bank and on the continental shelf region of the Western Antarctic Peninsula, acoustical determination of zooplankton biomass, abundance, and size, and the census of holozooplankton biodiversity in the worlds oceans.
Wilberg, Michael download PDF of CV UMCES Fisheries stock assessment, population dynamics, harvest policy development, recreational fisheries, ecosystem based approaches to fisheries management.
Wilkin, John download PDF of CV Rutgers Coastal ocean forecasting; variational methods for data assimilation, re-analysis and ocean observing system design; Mesoscale satellite remote sensing; physical-biological interactions on the continental shelf; oceanography of continental shelves.
Wilson, James download PDF of CV UMaine Bioeconomic modeling, agent-based and evolutionary (learning) agent-based modeling, multi-scale approaches to coupled human and natural systems, natural resource markets, regulatory policy
Yoder, James download PDF of CV WHOI 8 years (5 at URI and now 3 at WHOI) managing graduate education programs in ocean science. Three years experience managing WHOI’s postdoc program (65 in residence) and WHOI’s REU program (27 undergraduates in residence in summer), as well as oversight of small teacher training and other K-12 programs. 6 years experience at NASA HQ and NSF managing federal programs that awarded research and education grants to academic and other institutions.
Young-Morse, Rileydownload PDF of CV GMRI  Ocean Data Products: Value-added data analyses and decision-support capabilities through information products and decision-support tools. Community-led projects to evaluate and implement data standards and data integration strategies for coastal data
Zimmerman, Timothy Rutgers Learning and teaching of ocean sciences; design and use of technology in education; mobile computing devices for e-learning; use of real-time data in science education; science learning on field trips; development of marine science curricula.
Zydlewski, Gayle  UMaine Fish behavior and population dynamics, anadromous fish ecology, especially inter-estuary migration and population dynamics of sturgeon and salmon.Evaluation of ocean energy impacts on fish and fish populations.