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Ocean Science


Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor

Oceanography
Marine molecular ecology, benthic ecology, deep-sea coral ecology, conservation of benthic marine invertebrates

Dr. Mark A. Bourassa

Meteorology
Air/Sea Interaction and Observing Systems, Remote sensing, boundary-layer meteorology, tropical meteorology

Dr. Jeff Chanton

Oceanography
Chemical oceanography, geochemistry, environmental geology

Dr. Eric Chassignet

Oceanography
Emphasis on the study of thermohaline circulation, western boundary currents, associated eddies and their impact on the world ocean circulation

Dr. Allan J. Clarke

Oceanography
Climate dynamics, El NiƱo predictions, equatorial shelf water dynamics, sea-level rise

Dr. William Dewar

Oceanography
Dyanmics of the ocean at scales from 100 km to 10,000 km, or from the deformation scale to the basin scale

Dr. Mariana Fuentes

Oceanography
Conservation planning, natural resource management, anthropogenic and climate change impacts on marine mega-fauna, especially marine turtles

Dr. Markus Huettel

Oceanography
Benthic ecology, ecology of coastal and shelf environments with emphasis on processes in the sediments and at the sediment-water interface

Dr. Angela Knapp

Oceanography
Nitrogen cycling, marine biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, nitrogen fixation

Dr. Sven Kranz

Oceanography
Phytoplankton ecology, antarctic and tropical oceanic primary production, photosynthesis, nutrient acquisition by phytoplankton, nitrogen fixation by cynobacteria

Dr. William M. Landing

Oceanography
Biogeochemical cycling of trace elements

Dr. Ian MacDonald

Oceanography
Deep ocean extreme communities

Dr. Nancy Marcus

Oceanography
Dean of the
State University Graduate School

Dr. Olivia Mason

Oceanography
Marine microbial ecology

Dr. Jaap Nienhuis

Geology
Morphodynamic modelling, sediment transport, river deltas and estuaries, tidal inlets and barrier islands, bedforms

Dr. Jeremy Owens

Geology
Paleooceanography and paleoclimatology, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, stratigraphy and sedimentary geochemistry

Dr. Kevin Speer

Oceanography
Deep currents and polar circulation

Dr. Robert Spencer

Oceanography
Biogeochemistry

Dr. Mike Stukel

Oceanography
The biological pump, plankton trophic dynamics, the balance of new and export production, Th-234 flux, biogeochemical modeling