Rodger's zooplankton work was featured in the July 2008 cruise of the USCG Healy
firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Harvey’s research covers a variety of subjects in marine ecosystems with the central theme that we can use detailed chemical structure to understand the impact of biological processes on the cycling of many elements. The Maryland Organic Geochemistry and Ecology Laboratory (MOGEL) led by Dr. Harvey investigates topics linking organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry of aquatic environments with an emphasis on the cycling of organic materials.
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Applying the theme of detailed chemical analysis from the Chesapeake Bay to the Polar Oceans, the research at MOGEL includes the role of organic biomarkers like lipids and proteins as tracers of biological processes in aquatic environments. This includes research on climate variability in the Arctic with emphasis on the sources and fate of organic carbon, to lipid metabolism and feeding history of crustaceans. Visit the MOGEL website
alan. email@example.com Alan is an economist for NOAA Fisheries at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Economic and Social Science Research Program in Seattle. Alan’s research is focused on understanding and predicting how fishers respond to various impacts on fisheries, including the creation of marine protected areas, changes in market structure, and climate change. Alan has worked on the Bering Sea pollock fishery, the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands flatfish fishery, and the Alaska sablefish fishery. As part of BSIERP, Alan will expand current models of fisher behavior to make predictions about how the pollock fishery will adjust to future changes in climate. Similar models will also be applied to the different gear types that fish for Pacific cod in the Bering Sea. Alan was an undergraduate at Stanford University and completed his PhD in economics at the University of Washington in 2005.
firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Hedström has been living in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2001, where she works at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. She received her BA in Physics at UCSD and stayed on for a PhD at Scripps. She became interested in the ocean by living near it in San Diego and also through Myrl Hendershot's introductory physical oceanography class. She has been working with numerical models of the ocean since she left Scripps, especially those in the ROMS family. Her current focus of interest are the waters off Alaska including sea ice, tides, and ecosystem dynamics.
Scott participates in Patch Dynamic fieldwork, Summer 2008
email@example.com I am an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, where I share a research lab with my wife, Selina. I grew up in Tigard, OR, where family vacations always seemed to be fishing and camping trips to the Cascades or exploring the Oregon coast. It was those trips to the coast that convinced me by the time I was 10 that I wanted to work on, around, and in the ocean.
I earned my BS in Biology from the University of Washington and got a Master’s and PhD at North Carolina State University. My research interests are the physiological ecology of fishes, in particular how physiology, behavior, and life history traits affect the interactions between fish populations, their environment, and their respective fisheries. I have worked on blue fin tuna in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, on groupers throughout the southeast Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, on rockfish in Oregon and Alaska, and on trout, steelhead, and salmon in Japan and the high deserts of eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada. I collaborate with academic scientists, state and federal agencies, foreign agencies and universities, and commercial and recreational fishermen, working together to try and address issues related to the sustainability of marine and freshwater resources and their ecosystems.
At Oregon State University I teach classes in fish physiology, fishery biology, and management of salmon in the Pacific Northwest, and each year Selina and I teach an international short course in Conservation Biology in Rovinj, Croatia. I have a 7 year old son, Dylan, who is turning into an excellent field assistant.
Albert. J. Hermann@noaa.gov I grew up skiing in western Massachusetts, the son of an electrical engineer, and always enjoyed tinkering with circuits. I began my undergraduate life at Cornell University as a biologist, eventually focusing on ecosystem modeling. This was followed by a masters program in systems ecology at the University of Florida, then two years at Horn Point Environmental Lab, modeling the seagrasses of Chesapeake Bay.
During the 80s I studied physical oceanography with Drs. Barbara Hickey and Peter Rhines at the University of Washington, with a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I was ultimately hired by Two Crow and Jim Overland into the ECO-FOCI program.
My formal designation these days is Affiliate Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington, working at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory through JISAO. I collaborate with other physical oceanographers and biologists on models of circulation, plankton and fish dynamics in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea, as part of BEST-BSIERP, GLOBEC,
FATE, and other programs. I'm a big fan of immersive 3D visualization using virtual reality hardware - so happily I still get to play with wires, as well as the "circuitry" of physical and biological models! I look forward to working with everyone on this big inter-disciplinary project.
firstname.lastname@example.org I am an Assistant Professor for Marine Fisheries in the Fisheries Division of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I grew up in Hamburg, Germany, a town that has a close affinity to the marine environment through its large, international harbor. After my graduation from high school I started participating in research cruises to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. These experiences established my fascination with the field of marine fisheries ecology.
In 1991, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and decided to pursue my graduation education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). I fell in love with the beauty of Alaska and amazing opportunities and challenges associated with conducting research in this remote area; consequently, I was happy to be given the opportunity to return to UAF as faculty after graduating with a PhD in fisheries from the University of Hamburg in 2001.
Within the field of marine fisheries ecology, I am particularly interested in the effect of environmental factors on early life stages (eggs, larvae and juveniles) of fishes. It is at these life stages that small changes in the environment can have dramatic effects on condition, growth and survival. Particularly in light of changing climatic conditions, environmental factors may impact the early life stages of marine fishes and through them affect the abundance of commercially important fish species in Alaskan waters.
anne. email@example.com I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My mother was a chemist and she nurtured my interest in science. I attended college at Lawrence University in Wisconsin where I had the opportunity to participate in a field oceanography term in the Bahamas. That experience was the catalyst for pursuing a degree in Oceanography at Old Dominion University. My major professor was Dr. Phil Mundy. Phil's stories of the Pacific Northwest served as an inspiration to travel to Seattle. I took my first job was with the Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Science Center where I worked for Bob Francis and Kevin Bailey. They encouraged me to pursue a degree at the University working on climate impacts on and fisheries. This research interest has evolved to be a life long interest. The IPCC forecasts portend a century of change; therefore, there has never been a more pressing need for fisheries scientists to understand the processes governing the responses of fish to their environment than the present.
jhorne@u. washington.edu My current research activities integrate three distinct but related areas: scale-dependent processes influencing aquatic organism distributions, predator-prey interactions, and the application of acoustics to aquatic ecology and resource management.
firstname.lastname@example.org Henry P. Huntington earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Princeton University and his master’s and doctorate in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge. He lives with his wife and two sons in Eagle River, Alaska, where he works as an independent researcher. His first encounter with sea ice took place at age 5, when he slipped on a floe in Stonybrook Harbor, New York, resulting in five stitches above his left eye. He recovered well enough to take an interest in the Arctic Ocean and its inhabitants, as well as the people who live along its coast.
Huntington’s research activities include reviewing the regulation of subsistence hunting in northern Alaska, documenting traditional ecological knowledge of beluga whales and bowhead whales, examining Iñupiat Eskimo and Inuit knowledge and use of sea ice, evaluating U. S. involvement in the Arctic Council, analyzing the co-management practices of the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee, and assessing the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities and on Arctic marine mammals. Huntington has also been involved as a researcher and writer in a number of international research programs, such as the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, the Program for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. He has written many academic and popular articles, as well as two books.