OA Expert Database

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NameTitle/OrganizationOA SpecialtyGeographic
Marina (Washburn) Alcantar

PhD Candidate, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska FairbanksSpecies response, salmon, mollusksGulf of Alaska


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Nina Bednarsek

Southern California
Coastal Water
Research Project
Development of biologically
relevant thresholds for interpreting
OA data, pteropod response to OA
Gulf of Alaska,
Bering Sea,


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Lauren Bell

Research Associate,
Sitka Sound Science
Center; PhD Student,
UC Santa Cruz
Ecological impacts of OA in
kelp forest systems and coastal
carbonate chemistry monitoring
Sitka Sound


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Allison Bidlack

Research Associate Professor, International Arctic Research Center, UAF, FairbanksOA and carbon cycle dynamics;
linking field data, model output & experimental studies
to understand responses to OA &global change


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Rob Campbell

Oceanographer, Prince William Sound Science Center, CordovaOceanographic monitoring in Prince William Sound; OA sample collection for researchPrince William Soundrcampbell@pwssc.org
Paul Cook

OA Lab technician, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, SitkaContinuous OA Burke-o-Lator monitoring, discrete sample collection and analysisSoutheast


Jessica Cross

Research Associate, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, Seattle, WAComplex carbonate biogeochemistry, new technology and autonomous gliders using interdisciplinary approaches to look at carbon system variabilityBering, Chukchi, and Gulf of Alaska


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Switgard Duesterloh

Marine educator, Ocean Science Discovery Program, KodiakMarine education including hands-on ocean acidification lessons and experiments; toxicology; Burke-o-lator.Kodiak region


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Darcy Dugan

Alaska OA Network Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System, AnchorageFacilitating interaction between researchers and stakeholders, increasing monitoring efforts, expanding the understanding of OA to new audiencesStatewidedugan@aoos.org
Wiley Evans

Research Scientist, Hakai Institute, Campbell River, BCCO2 systems and instrumentation; system integration at land-based facilities; underway and autonomous measurementsCO2 systems and instrumentation; system integration at land-based facilities; underway and autonomous measurements


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Bob Foy

Director, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, JuneauPrior to NOAA AFSC directorship: Causes and effects of elevated CO2 on marine speciesStatewide


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Burke Hales

Professor, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OROcean carbon cycle; CO2 analytical chemistry; developed the “Burk-o-lator”


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Claudine Hauri

Research Assistant Professor, International Arctic Research Center, UAF, FairbanksOA and carbon cycle dynamics; using observations and models to investigate the physical, chemical and biological processes that control variability.


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Jeff Hetrick

Director, Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, SewardOperation of Burk-o-lator and dosing lab; effects of OA on juvenile shellfish; management of nearshore monitoring program in Southcentral AKResurrection Bay, Lower Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound


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Kris Holderied

Director, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab, Seldovia, AKNearshore OA monitoring, understanding how changing ocean conditions affect Alaska coastal resources and communitiesKachemak Bay, Lower Cook Inlet


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Tom Hurst

Research fisheries biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Newport, ORLab research on the impacts of ocean acidification on fishes of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska


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Amanda Kelley

Assistant professor, Ocean Acidification Research Center, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF, FairbanksOrganism-environment interactions in coastal marine ecosystems, global change biology


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Esther Kennedy

PhD Candidate, UC DavisGeospatial and temporal patterns of ocean acidification and sensitive species, community based samplingBering Sea and Gulf of Alaska


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Kristy Kroeker

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz, CAEmergent ecological effects of OA on nearshore communities; syntheses of biological effectsSitka Sound


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Christopher Long

Marine biologist/ecologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AKEffects of ocean acidification on Alaska marine species, particularly federally-managed crab specieschris.long@noaa.gov
Cale Miller

Post-docNearshore conditionsNearshore, Arctic

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Natalie Monacci

Research scientist, Ocean Acidification Research Center, UAF, FairbanksIntensity, duration, and extent of OA in Alaskan waters; management of Alaska OA Mooring Network; water sample analysisStatewide


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Jennifer Newby

Fisheries biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AKFisheries biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK


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Darren Pilcher

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), University of Washington / NOAA PMEL, Seattle, WABiogeochemical mechanisms of ocean carbon uptake and OA, primarily using models; impact of freshwater runoff on coastal OA dynamicsBering Sea and Gulf of Alaska


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Jacqueline Ramsay

Shellfish biologist, OA & Shellfish research Lab Manager, Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, SewardContinuous OA Burke-o-lator monitoring, discrete sample collection and analysis, CaCO2 dosing to study biological effects of OA on juvenile shellfishResurrection Bay, Lower Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound


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Sherry Tamone

University of Alaska SoutheastPhysiological processes in crabs, shrimp and lobster. Response of shrimp to OA.Southeast Alaska


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Hongjie Wang

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RICarbon cycle, carbon dioxide removal, unmanned surface vehicle, time series analysis.Arctic


Chris Whitehead

Environmental Program Manager, Sitka Tribe of Alaska; Director of Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean ResearchBuilding partnerships for OA outreach and research initiatives with Tribal governments, state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profit stakeholders.Southeast