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Croy Carlin

Croy first came to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in the summer of 2011. As a GMRI Research Technician, he is primarily focused on fisheries gear and electronics, specifically concerning Electronic Vessel Trip Reports (eVTR) and electronic monitoring.

Before joining GMRI, Croy worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service as an At-Sea Monitor, and did biological sampling following the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico for NOAA. Additionally, he he has experience working as a marine tech for the EPA in the Great Lakes.

Cameron Thompson

Cameron is pursuing a dual M.Sc. degree in Marine Biology and Marine Policy through the University of Maine School of Marine Science. He is currently at GMRI in the Biological Oceanography lab, working with Dr. Jeffrey Runge studying the copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Cameron is co-advised by Dr. Teresa Johnson at the University of Maine, with whom he will be investigating the resilience of fishing communities.

Lisa Kerr


Lisa is a fisheries ecologist broadly interested in understanding the structure and dynamics of fish populations, with the goal of enhancing our ability to sustainably manage fisheries and ecosystems as a whole. She is particularly motivated to understand the role complex population structure and connectivity play in the productivity and stability of local and regional populations.

Andrew Pershing

Andy took over as GMRI's Chief Scientific Officer in 2014 and continues to run the Ecosystem Modeling Lab. Prior to becoming CSO, Andy had a joint appointment as a faculty member in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and as a research scientist at GMRI. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of changing conditions in the Gulf of Maine, and he is an expert on how climate variability and climate change impact the ecosystems in the northwest Atlantic.

Walt Golet


Walt is a post doctoral research associate that holds a joint appointment with the University of Maines School of Marine Sciences and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Walt came to UMaine and GMRI after completing his Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire in May 2010. During the past five years, Walt has been studying the energetic condition, spatial distribution, foraging ecology, age and growth of bluefin tuna and broadbill swordfish in the Atlantic.

Adam Baukus

Adam brings experience working in a wide diversity of marine habitats, collaborating with different groups of people. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire he studied hagfish reproduction and egg fertilization in the deep sea. Employment at the N.H. Fish and Game Dept. put him in coastal marine and estuarine environments interacting with state officials and recreational fishermen. While in New Hampshire he also worked in the aquaculture industry, raising summer flounder, black sea bass and Atlantic cod.


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