Dr. Ian MacDonald
I am an oceanographer of deep-ocean extreme communities. The physical settings include natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volacno systems. In my project work, I use satellite remote sensing to locate natural oil releases on the ocean surface. Specialty cameras provide high resolution and time-series imaging of seep fauna and processes at the ocean floor. GIS techniques are used for assessing biological communities and geologic features with submersibles and towed cameras.