Ocean Acidification Expertise Database

Name Title/Organization OA Specialty Geographic focus Email
Lauren Bell
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 laebell@ucsc.edu

Scientist interview with Lauren

Nina Bednarsek Biological oceanographer, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Development of biologically relevant thresholds for interpreting OA data, pteropod response to OA Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, California ninab@sccwrp.org

Scientist interview with Nina

Allison BidlackAlison_Bidlack PhD, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, Juneau OA and carbon cycle dynamics; linking field data and model output with experimental biological studies to understand responses to OA and global change Southeast Alaska albidlack@alaska.edu

Scientist interview with Allison

Rob Campbell
Oceanographer, Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova Oceanographic monitoring in Prince William Sound; OA sample collection for research Prince William Sound rcampbell@pwssc.org
Jessica Crossjessica_sm Research Associate, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, Seattle, WA Complex carbonate biogeochemistry, new technology and autonomous gliders along the Alaska coast, using interdisciplinary approaches to look at carbon system variability Bering, Chukchi, and Gulf of Alaska jessica.cross@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Jessica

Switgard Duesterloh Marine educator, Ocean Science Discovery Program, Kodiak Marine education including hands-on ocean acidification lessons and experiments; toxicology. Kodiak region switgard@gci.net

Scientist interview with Switgard

Darcy Dugan Alaska OA Network Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage Facilitating interaction between researchers and stakeholders, increasing monitoring efforts, expanding the understanding of OA to new audiences Statewide dugan@aoos.org
Wiley Evans
Research Scientist, Hakai Institute, Campbell River, BC CO2 systems and instrumentation; system integration at land-based facilities; underway and autonomous measurements Gulf of Alaska wiley.evans@hakai.org

Scientist interview with Wiley

Bob FoyDSCN1203 Kodiak Lab Director, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak Causes and effects of elevated CO2 on marine species robert.foy@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Bob

Burke Hales
Burke Hales
Professor, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR Ocean carbon cycle; CO2 analytical chemistry; developed the “Burkolator” bhales@coas.oregonstate.edu

Scientist interview with Burke

Claudine Hauri
Research Assistant Professor, International Arctic Research Center, UAF, Fairbanks OA and carbon cycle dynamics; using observations and models to investigate the physical, chemical and biological processes that control variability in the carbon system. chauri@alaska.edu

Scientist interview with Claudine 

Jeff Hetrick
Jeff Hetrick
Director, Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, Seward Operation of Burkolator and dosing lab; effects of OA on juvenile shellfish; management of nearshore monitoring program in Southcentral AK Resurrection Bay, Lower Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound jjh@seward.net

Scientist interview with Jeff

Kris Holderied Director, NOAA Kasistna Bay Lab, Seldovia, AK Nearshore OA monitoring, understanding how changing ocean conditions affect Alaska coastal resources and communities Kachemak Bay, Lower Cook Inlet Kris.Holderied@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Kris

Tom Hurst Research fisheries biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Newport, OR Lab research on the impacts of ocean acidification on fishes of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska thomas.hurst@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Tom

Amanda KelleyAmanda Kelley photo Assistant professor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF, Fairbanks Organism-environment interactions in coastal marine ecosystems, global change biology  alkelley@alaska.edu

Scientist interview with Amanda

Kristy Kroeker
Kristy Kroeker
Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz, CA Emergent ecological effects of OA on nearshore communities; syntheses of biological effects Sitka Sound kkroeker@ucsc.edu

Scientist interview with Kristy

Christopher LongDCIM100SPORT Marine biologist/ecologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK Effects of ocean acidification on Alaska marine species, particularly federally-managed crab species chris.long@noaa.gov
Natalie Monacci
Natalie Monacci
Lead, Ocean Acidification Research Center, UAF, Fairbanks Intensity, duration, and extent of OA in Alaskan waters; management of Alaska OA Mooring Network; water sample analysis Statewide nmonacci@alaska.edu

Scientist interview with Natalie

Jennifer Newby


Fisheries biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK Crab response to ocean acidification jennifer.newby@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Jennifer

Jacqueline Ramsay Shellfish biologist, OA & Shellfish research Lab Manager, Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, Seward Continuous OA Burke-o-Lator monitoring, discrete sample collection and analysis, CaCO2 dosing to study biological effects of OA on juvenile shellfish Resurrection Bay, Lower Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound  jacqueline@alutiiqpridehatchery.com

Scientist interview with Jacqueline

Will Peterson

Environmental Lab Specialist, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Sitka

Continuous OA Burke-o-Lator monitoring, discrete sample collection and analysis Southeast Alaska will.peterson@sitkatribe-nsn.gov

Scientist interview with Will

Darren Pilcher

Research scientist, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Biogeochemical mechanisms of ocean carbon uptake and OA, primarily using models; impact of freshwater runoff on coastal OA dynamics Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska darren.pilcher@noaa.gov

Scientist interview with Darren

Sherry Tamone

University of Alaska Southeast Physiological processes in crabs, shrimp and lobster. Response of shrimp to OA. Southeast Alaska sltamone@alaska.edu

Scientist interview with Sherry

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

Southeast chris.whitehead@sitkatribe-nsn.gov

To add contacts to this list, please email Darcy Dugan, dugan@aoos.org.

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