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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 Maine's 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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