Investigators

CINAR Investigator Institution Expertise 
Dayton, Alexa M.  GMRI Stakeholder Engagement, Federal Fisheries Policy, Leadership Development, Resource Economics, Stock Assessments, Climate Change and Adaptation
Eayrs, Steve  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
Hager, Mark GMRI Electronic monitoring, fisheries monitoring, cameras and video, artificial intelligence, machine learning, industry collaboration
Peake, Leigh GMRI Science education and outreach, learning experience design, program development
Vonderweidt, Chris GMRI Aquaculture Development, Community Dynamics, Stakeholder Engagement, Fisheries Management
Kerr, Lisa A. GMRI Population dynamics, stock structure, climate impacts, management strategy evaluation, stock assessment, fisheries management
Kirn, Sarah GMRI Citizen science, experiential education, middle school science education, facilitative leadership, outdoor leadership
Bowness, Gayle GMRI Science education, stakeholder and community engagement, science communication, learning experience design, climate change resilience, sea level rise preparedness, program development
Golet, Walter GMRI/UMaine Pelagic Fisheries (focus on highly migratory species) biology, ecology, life history, highly migratory species management and assessment, trophic ecology (stable isotopes, stomach content analysis), age and growth, energetics, spawning dynamics, electronic tagging for movement/migration/stock structure (PSAT, sPAT, implanted archival, acoustic), post release mortality, otolith chemistry (stable isotopes) and contaminants for stock structure delineation
Labaree, Jonathan GMRI Federal fisheries management, stakeholder engagement, climate adaptation in fisheries, fisheries supply chain collaboration, groundfish sector management, dockside & at-sea monitoring, program development.
Mills, Katherine 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.
Levin, Jen GMRI Seafood, seafood supply chain, underutilized species, market development, sustainable sourcing, convening
Pershing, Andrew  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.
Sherwood, Graham  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)
Voyer, Christine GMRI STEM education, citizen science, teacher professional development, curriculum development, program development
Young-Morse, Riley 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
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.
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.
Broccoli, Anthony 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.
Bonacela, Juan Rutgers Theoretical ecology, emergent properties, ecosystem stability
Bushek, David Rutgers Shellfish aquaculture, shellfish disease
Chant, Robert 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.
Cooper, Keith 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.
Curchister, Enrique Rutgers Connections between climate and ecosystems, regional impacts and feedbacks of physical properties and the development of regional-to-global numerical models.
DeLuca, Michael 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
Falkowski, Paul Rutgers Biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis, biological oceanography, molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, physiological adaptation, plant physiology, evolution, mathematical modeling, symbiosis.
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.
Glenn, Scott 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.
Gorbunov, Max 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.
Grothues, Thomas 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  on habitat use by fish. Development of technology, including integrated telemetry and autonomous underwater vehicles, to further these studies.
Jensen, Olaf 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.
Jordan, Rebecca 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.
Kerkhof, Lee Rutgers Microbial ecology; analysis of nucleic acids in bacterial biomass
Kohut, Josh Rutgers Ocean observing systems, bio-physical interactions with food webs
McDonnell, Janice Rutgers 4-H youth development; STEM science education (informal, non formal, and K12)
Miles, Travis Rutgers Ocean-atmosphere interactions, extreme storms
Miller, James 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.
Munroe, Daphne Rutgers Invertebrate larval dispersal, population dynamics and population connectivity for shellfish fishery and aquaculture species
Pinsky, Malin Rutgers FISH dynamics, climate change ecology, larval dispersal, molecular ecology
Robock, Alan Rutgers Aspects of climate change using 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, impacts of climate change on human activities.
Saba, Grace Rutgers Zooplankton and fish ecologyphysiology, ocean acidification
Schofield, Oscar Rutgers Aquatic ecosystems, algal physiological ecology, integrated ocean observatories.
Taghon, Gary Rutgers Biological, chemical, and physical processes at the sediment-water interface. Biodegradation of anthropogenic contaminants in marine sediments.
Thamatrakoln, Kimberlee Rutgers microbial dynamics, marine viruses
St. Martin, Kevin Rutgers Fishing communities and community-based economies, human dimensions of ecosystems-based management
Wiedenmann, John Rutgers Stock assessment, fishery management and conservation
Wilkin, John Rutgers Coastal ocean forecasting; variational methods for data assimilation, re-analysis and ocean observing system design; Mesoscale satellite remote sensing
Schofield, Oscar  Rutgers Environmental regulation of primary productivity in aquatic ecosystems, physiological ecology of phytoplankton, hydrological optics, integrated ocean observatories.
Taghon, Gary  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.
Wilkin, John  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.
Allen, Katherine, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Oceans and climate, both past and present; reconstructing deep ocean temperature and carbonate chemistry since the last ice age; chemical composition of marine micro-fossils.
Birkel, Sean, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Climate & Ice sheet modelling; characterizing recent changes in circulation across the Southern Hemisphere, and reconstructing paleo climate and hydrology of the western U.S. and central Asia.
Boss, Emmanuel, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine optics (in-situ and from space) Biological-physical interactions, autonomous sampling, science teaching methdology.
Brady, Damian, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Water quality modeling (particularly modeling sediment fluxes and dissolved oxygen), individual-based modeling, behavioral ecology and ecophysiology of fish
Brawley, Susan, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Algal cell biology and ecology
Bricknell, Ian, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Cammen, Kristina, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine mammal ecology, evolution, and conservation biology; ecological and evolutionary genomics; ocean health
Chai, Fei, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Physical-biological interactions, fisheries sciences, ocean modeling and prediction, carbon cycle and ocean acidification, and climate change.
Chen, Yong, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Connell, Laurie, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Detection, sensor development, trophic interactions and consequences, species distribution, shellfisheries management (relating to HABs), toxin detection.
Evans, Keith, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Environmental & natural resource economics, and applied econometrics with a particular interest in rights-based fisheries management, cooperation in the commons, marine aquaculture, and non-market valuation methods.
Fernandez, Ivan, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Soil science; biogeochemistry of ecosystems in a changing chemical and physical climate.
Golet, Walter, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Pelagic Fisheries (focus on highly migratory species) biology, ecology, life history, highly migratory species management and assessment, trophic ecology (stable isotopes, stomach content analysis), age and growth, energetics, spawning dynamics, electonric tagging for movement/migration/stock structure (PSAT, sPAT, implanted archival, acoustic), post release mortality, otolith chemistry (stable isotopes) and contaminants for stock structure delineation,
Hamlin, Heather, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Reproductive endocrinology, aquaculture, toxicology, physiological responses to a changing environment, gene expression
Huguenard, Kimberly, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Coastal and ocean engineering, estuarine hydrodynamics, nearshore processes, turbulence and mixing, aquaculture engineering
Isenhour, Cynthia, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Economic and environmental anthropology, climate change, environmental displacement, climate mitigation and adaptation policy.
Jayasundara, Nishad, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine biology, fish physiology
Johnson, Teresa, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine policy/fisheries management, marine environmental anthropology, stakeholder participation and local knowledge in policy-making, collaborative fisheries research, ethnographic fieldwork, social impact assessment
Karp-Boss, Lee, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Kelley, Joseph T, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine sedimentology, seafloor mapping, measuring long-term changes in sea level, coastal erosian, sediment transport, geoarcheology,and costal zone management.
Kinnison, Michael, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems; population genetics and adaptations of endangered fish species.
Kreutz, Karl, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Paleoclimatology; seasonal to millennial scale changes in ocean/atmosphere interactions and teleconnections; stable isotope and trace element geochemistry; polar and alpine glaciology
Landon, Melissa, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Characterization and in situ measurements of seabed engineering properties, seabed-structure interaction, geohazard potential of seabed sediments.
Leslie, Heather, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine conservation science and policy, ecology, coupled social-ecological systems, ecosystem-based management, small-scale fisheries, science communication
Lindsay, Sara, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Ecology and sensory biology of marine invetebrates, benthic ecology, STEM education research
Mayewski, Paul, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Musavi, Mohamad, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Electrical and computer engineering; computer vision; neural networks; robotics; sensor development
Pettigrew, Neal, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Rawson, Paul, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Ecological genetics and molecular evolution of marine invertebrate. Breeding and aquaculture of marine bivalues including enhanced growth and disease resistance.
Rich, Jeremy, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Microbial ecology and biogeochemisty, the nitrogen cycle in marine systems, particularly transformations of nitrogen under anoxic conditions as it controls nitrogen inventories of the ocean. Bacterioplankton community dynamics, denitrification at deep-sea hydrothermal vents
Ross, Lauren , Ph.D. Univ. Maine Coastal engineering, estuarine and fjord hydrodynamics, internal waves and tides, analytical and numerical modeling of geophysical flows, marine renewable energy
Runge, Jeffrey, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Saros, Jasmine, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Paleolimnology and phytoplankton ecology; analysis of diatom fossil records in sediments to reconstruct environmental change over time; current responses of aquatic ecosystems to climate change.
Smith, Sean, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Hydrology; Hillslope and Fluvial Geomorphology; Sediment Transport Processes; Surface Flow Path Mapping; Watershed and Stream Restoration
Steneck, Robert, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Marine ecology; coastal ecosystems, kelp forests, coral reefs. Coastal fisheries, ecosystem based fisheries management. Managing ecosystems to maximize resilience.
Stoll, Josh, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Fisheries governance, coastal community sustainability, marine policy, social-ecological systems, seafood marketing and distribution
Thomas, Andrew, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Townsend, David, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Tripp, Carl, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Surface Chemistry, Material Chemistry, and Infrared/Raman Spectroscopy; Sensor development.
Van Beneden, Rebecca, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Environmental toxicolog, molecular oncology
Wahle, Richard, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Waller, Rhain, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Cold water coral habitats, particularly those in the Gulf of Maine and NE Atlantic, invertebrate reproduction and larval development, biogeographic patterns of reproduction and larval dispersal
Wells, Mark, Ph.D. Univ. Maine 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.
Wilson, James, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Bioeconomic modeling, agent-based and evolutionary (learning) agent-based modeling, multi-scale approaches to coupled human and natural systems, natural resource markets, regulatory policy
Xue, Huijie, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Physical Oceanography (coastal dynamics, mesoscale dynamics, air-sea interactions); Ocean modeling (coastal prediction, individual based coupled bio-physical models)
Zydlewski, Gayle, Ph.D. Univ. Maine Fish and fisheries ecology, population biology and dynamics with a focus on conservation of endangered species. Application of acoustic technologies (active and passive) to understanding marine organism distribution and abundance.
Bailey, Helen UMCES Oceans and climate, both past and present; reconstructing deep ocean temperature and carbonate chemistry since the last ice age; chemical composition of marine micro-fossils.
Bi, Hongsheng UMCES Oceans and climate, both past and present; reconstructing deep ocean temperature and carbonate chemistry since the last ice age; chemical composition of marine micro-fossils.
Boicourt, William  UMCES Oceans and climate, both past and present; reconstructing deep ocean temperature and carbonate chemistry since the last ice age; chemical composition of marine micro-fossils.
Chao, Shenn-Yu  UMCES Physical oceanography; continental shelf and slope circulation; western boundary currents; numerical modeling of ocean circulation processes.
Codispoti, Louis  UMCES Arctic Ocean processes, nutrient and carbon budgets, descriptive physical oceanography, coastal upwelling and chemical oceanographic instrumentation.
Coles, Victoria  UMCES Observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, bio-geo-chemical tracer distributions.
Cornwell, Jeff  UMCES Sediment biogeochemistry; nutrient, metal, and sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands.
Cooper, Lee UMCES Marine biogeochemistry, particularly of Arctic ecosystems.  Quantification of isotopes to map food webs
Cram, Jacob UMCES
Microbial Ecology, Biological Oceanography
Fisher, Thomas UMCES Terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, nutrient cycling and limitation, and primary production of aquatic systems.
 Fuchsman, Clara  UMCES Biogeochemical cycles, microbial ecology
Glibert, Patricia  UMCES Phytoplankton ecology; nitrogen uptake and mineralization by plankton; primary production and photosynthesis.
Gray, Matthew UMCES Invertebrate ecophysiology, restoration, and aquaculture
Gonsior, Michael UMCES Organic marine geochemistry.  Application of ultra high resolution mass spectrometry to identify complex mixtures
Grebmeier, Jacqueline UMCES Benthic ecology of Arctic ecosystems.  Development and application of distributed marine observatories.  Arctic marine policy
Harris, Lora  UMCES Systems ecology, theoretical ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling
Heyes, Andrew UMCES Trace metal geochemistry, mineral weathering, contaminant transport and hydrology, sedimentology, wetlands and aquatic chemistry
Hood, Raleigh  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  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.
Huebert, Klause UMCES Early life history stages of fish
Kilbourne, Hali UMCES Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, contextualizing modern climate change and exploring the processes causing seasonal to centennial climate variability
Lapham, Laura UMCES Biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, methane, gas hydrates, hydrocarbon seeps, stable isotopes, sulfate reduction, methane oxidation, methanogenesis
Li, Ming  UMCES Physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean mixing processes, numerical ocean modeling, biological/physical interactions and marine pollution.
Liang, Dong UMCES Spatial sampling, remote sensing, environmental health, bayesian data analyses, spatiotemporal modeling
Lyubchich, Vyacheslav UMCES Time series analysis, forecasting, applied statistics, non-parametric inference, bootstrap, random networks
Malkin, Sairah  UMCES Biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, benthic ecology
Miller, Thomas  UMCES Fisheries ecology, ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries, stock assessment, fisheries management
Mitchelmore, Carys UMCES Investigating molecular, biochemical and cellular responses of aquatic organisms to inorganic and organic pollutants. Determining species-specificityBiochemical pathways and toxic effects
Nardin, William  UMCES Impact of storms and sea-level rise on wetlands eco-geomorphology, interaction between river (and estuaries) hydrodynamics and coastal processes
Nesslage, Genny UMCES Fish and wildlife population dynamics and modeling, fisheries stock assessment, biological invasions, quantitative ecology
North, Elizabeth  UMCES Biological-physical interactions: hydrodynamic and particle trajectory modeling, ichthyoplankton and zooplankton ecology, estuarine physical oceanography, fisheries recruitment variability
O'Neil, Judy UMCES Harmful algal blooms, Environmental Science Education
Palinkas, Cindy  UMCES Continental-margin sedimentation; formation and preservation of sedimentary strata in the geological record; deposition and accumulation of fluvial sediment in the coastal ocean.
Pierson, Jamie  UMCES Biological Oceanography, zooplankton ecology, trophic interactions in the plankton, how individual behaviors affect population dynamics and structure
Roman, Michael  UMCES Zooplankton ecology and biological oceanography
Sanford, Larry  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.
Schijf, Johan UMCES Aqueous biogeochemistry of trace metals
Secor, David  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
Silsbe, Greg  UMCES Phytoplankton physiology, bio-optical instrumentation and remote-sensing
Stoecker, Diane  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
Tamburri, Mario UMCES Sustainable urban waterfronts; Environmental technologies and observing; Chemical ecology of aquatic organisms; Invasive species ecology and prevention
Testa, Jeremy UMCES Estuarine biogeochemistry, dissolved oxygen cycling, numerical modeling, estuarine systems ecology
Wainger, Lisa  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
Wilberg, Michael  UMCES Fisheries stock assessment, population dynamics, harvest policy development, recreational fisheries, ecosystem based approaches to fisheries management.
Woodland, Ryan UMCES Trophic ecology, fish ecology, nitrogen-fixation in estuaries, anthropogenic effects and climate change, stable isotope ecology
Rose, Kenny UMCES  Ecological modeling, fisheries assessment and management
Anderson, Don 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
Ashjian, Carin WHOI Polar oceanography, zooplankton ecology, bio-physical interactions, remote sensing of zooplankton (acoustic, video)
Baumgartner, Mark  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  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.
Bocconcelli, Alessandro WHOI Marine mammal behavior: tagging and impacts of noise; fisheries technology and engineering; mariculture; dynamics of moored and towed arrays; underwater sensor packages
Bowen, Andrew  WHOI Remotely operated submersibles; propulsion systems; application of close loop control of remotely operated vehicles; introduction of remotely operated systems for oceanographic research
Chen, Changsheng  WHOI Coastal ocean dynamics and modeling, physical-biological interaction.
Chen, Ke  WHOI Coastal ocean circulation dynamics; physical-biological interactions; mesoscale rings/eddies; linkage between coastal ocean and climate variability; numerical modeling and data assimilation 
Churchill, Jim  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. 
Cohen, Anne  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
Davis, Cabell  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.
Farr, Norman  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
Foote, Kenneth  WHOI Acoustic and optical scattering; physical and geostatistical methods for resource quantification; sonar performance evaluation and calibration
Gallager, Scott  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  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.
Girhard, Yogesh WHOI Coastal circulation dynamics, numerical modeling and data assimilation, biophysical interaction, air-sea interaction, coastal ocean observing system
He, Ruoying  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.
Hoagland, Porter  WHOI Environmental and natural resource economics and policy analysis, focusing on the conservation and management of fisheries, aquaculture, land-based marine pollution, marine natural hazards, marine minerals, marine mammals, ocean energy, and underwater cultural resources.
Jayne, Steven WHOI Larval fishes, fisheries oceanography, zooplankton, trophic ecologies of fish and fish larvae, planktonic food webs
Ji, Rubao  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.
Kite-Powell, Hauke WHOI  Analysis of public policies and private management decisions in technology-intensive industries and markets, with emphasis on the interdisciplinary application of models and analytical techniques from the fields of economics, engineering, and management.
Kwon, Young-Oh  WHOI Climate variability, ocean’s role in climate, ocean general circulation, upper ocean response to hurricanes, meridional overturning circulation
Lavery, Andone  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.
Lindell, Scott  WHOI Marine aquaculture research for sustainably providing food and fuel.
Llopiz, Joel  WHOI  Larval fishes, fisheries oceanography, zooplankton, trophic ecologies of fish and fish larvae, planktonic food webs
McCorkle, Dan  WHOI Ocean acidification and marine biomineralization – laboratory culturing studies and field studies of OA impacts on corals, shellfish, and benthic foraminifera.
McGillicuddy, Dennis  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.
Moore, Michael  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.
Neubert, Michael  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.
Pickart, Robert WHOI Abyssal general circulation; western boundary currents; ventilation; tracers.
Plueddemann, Al  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.
Shank, Timothy 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.
Solow, Andy WHOI Environmental and ecological statistics; spatial statistics; Bayesian methods
Sosik, Heidi  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.
Stanton, Tim  WHOI Acoustic scattering modeling; advanced sonar methods/technology for acoustic remote sensing of marine organisms, with applications to zooplankton and fish
Todd, Robert  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.
Trowbridge, John  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.
Wang, Zhaohui ‘Aleck’  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.
Weller, Bob  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.
Wiebe, Peter  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.
Yu, Lisan WHOI Satellite remote sensing of ocean-surface winds, salinity, and temperature. Methodology and data sets of global air-sea momentum, heat, and fresh water fluxes from satellite observations, atmospheric reanalyses and in situ flux measurements