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Curriculum Vitae


2001Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1995Sc. B., Aquatic Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI

Awards and Honors

Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award, American Society of Limnologists and Oceanographers
Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
1995Honors in Aquatic Biology, Brown University

Present Position

Chief Scientific Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME (effective January 2, 2014)

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME and Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME
Research Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME
2003-2006Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Faculty of Computing and Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Research Associate, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Post-Doctoral Associate, Dr. Charles H. Greene, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Charles H. Greene, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Charles H. Greene, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Summer Intern, Cornell Biological Research Station, Oneida Lake, Bridgeport, NY
1992, 1993
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Richard A. Wahle, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME
Undergraduate Volunteer, Dr. Steve D. Gaines, Brown University, Providence, RI

Research Cruise Experience 

OC334 Cruise to the Gulf of Maine, Survey of the deep basins in the Gulf of Maine
1996AL0607 Cruise to Georges Bank, GLOBEC Broadscale Sampling

Legislative Outreach

Testimony on climate impacts on fisheries for “HR 6906 the Atlantic Fisheries Statues Reauthorization Act of 2012”U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs oversight hearing, Washington, DC, July 19, 2012

Professional Societies


The American Geophysical Union
The Oceanography Society
The American Society of Limnologists and Oceanographers
The American Fisheries Society
The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Graduate Students


Karen Stamieszkin (Ph. D. expected 2015, UMaine), Hillary Scannell (M. S. expected 2014, UMaine), Dominic Fitzpatrick (M. S. expected 2013, UMaine), Nicholas Record (Ph. D., 2012, UMaine), Peter Stetson (M. S. 2011, UMaine), Daniel Pendleton (Ph. D. 2009, Cornell University)

Postdoctoral Scholars 

Frederic Maps (2010-2011, now at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada), Sigrid Lehuta (2010-2012, now at IFREMER, Nantes, France), Carrie Byron (2010-2012, now at University of New England), Walter Golet (2010-2013, now at UMaine), Katherine Mills (2010-2013, now at UMaine)