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Nancy Martz

Nancy Martz joined GMRI in September 2012. She has been full-time with the Research Team since January 2014, where she provides grants administration and related research administration services.

Kathy Mills

Biography

Dr. Katherine Mills is a research scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Kathy has studied ecosystem change and fish-ecosystem relationships in the Gulf of Maine and Northeast U.S. Shelf regions for over a decade. She uses statistical analysis and modeling to understand (1) how physical and ecosystem conditions are changing; (2) how these changes affect fish populations, biological communities, and marine fisheries; and (3) how fisheries and fishing communities can effectively respond. 

Jeffrey Runge

Biography

Jeff came to GMRI in 2006 in joint appointment as a faculty member in the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences and Research Scientist at GMRI. For fifteen years he worked for Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, at the Institut Maurice Lamontagne in Mont-Joli, Quebec, where he headed a research section studying secondary production and fisheries recruitment processes in coastal waters of eastern Canada. Jeff is interested in the linkages between climate, ocean ecosystem productivity and recruitment into the fisheries.

Ian Ogilvie

Ian comes to GMRI by way of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) where he supports existing products and services as well as implementing new standards-based interoperable projects. With GoMOOS and GMRI merging, exciting opportunities abound. Much of his work involves applying technology, mostly software, in enabling others to become more productive and focus on their areas of expertise. His most current project involves creating an EPA Exchange Network Data Exchange for the Northeast Regional Ocean Data Partnership.

Graham Sherwood

Biography

Graham's research focuses on the intersections between food web ecology, fish bioenergetics and fisheries ecology. He is particularly interested in how variations in prey availability and prey type/size can lead to variations in fish energetics, production and/or recovery capacity (e.g., growth, condition and fecundity) in a wide range of commercially exploited fishes (e.g., Atlantic cod, haddock, monkfish and Atlantic herring).

Eric Bridger

Biography 

Eric has been a Senior Software Engineer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute since November 2009. Prior to joining GMRI, Eric worked for 7 years for the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) which merged with GMRI in 2009. He has worked for years promoting and implementing Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards for sharing of ocean observations and model data in an interoperable and open way leading to the development of an integrated ocean observing system in the United States and the world (IOOS, GEOSS).

Lisa Kerr

Biography

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

Biography

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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