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UMass Dartmouth – IMS Faculty

Altabet, Mark A., Ph.D.

Department Chairperson and Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: maltabet@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8622

Areas of research/interest: Major marine biogeochemical cycles, as they operate present and past, using natural variations in isotopic ratio (e.g., 15N/14N, 13C/12C, and 18O/16O). Focus is on the global N cycle and its interactions with climate change, atmospheric CO2 concentration, and coastal eutrophication.

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Bisagni, James J., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: jbisagni@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6328

Areas of research/interest: Remote sensing of sea surface temperature and ocean pigments; remote sensing of dynamic ocean topography and surface waves; biological oceanographic applications of remotely sensed data; dynamics/kinematics of coastal fronts; air-sea interaction; atmospheric propagation and attenuation of electromagnetic radiation; image processing; computer/video data visualization; distributed data systems.

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Brown, Wendell S., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: wbrown@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6395

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Brown’s research interests include: storm-forced and internal wave dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and southern New England Bight; estuarine circulation; and design and construction of coastal ocean observing systems.

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Cadrin, Steven X., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: scadrin@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6358

Areas of research/interest: General fisheries science that is relevant to resource management; population modeling of fishery resources; spatial population structure and movement; collaborative research with fishermen.

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Chen, Changsheng, Ph.D.

Montgomery Charter Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: c1chen@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6388

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Chen is a coastal oceanographer who is interested in modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation, oceanic frontal processes, turbulent mixing/bottom boundary layer dynamics, chaotic mixing, western boundary currents, internal waves and tides, and biological/physical interaction. His recent research covers a broad range of scales, from global to basin, coastal ocean, and estuaries. He is leader of the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Research Laboratory, which has developed an innovative unstructured grid, finite-volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) for the ocean community.

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Cowles, Geoffrey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: gcowles@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6397

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Cowles’ research interests are centered on the application of numerical methods to problems in fluid and ecosystem dynamics. They include both scheme development, focused on implicit time stepping and adaptive methods, as well as applications, including sediment transport and near bottom flow, larval dispersal, individual based modeling, and the use of circulation models to improve estimates of fish movement.

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Fay, Gavin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: gfay@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6363

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Fay’s research focuses on developing interdisciplinary modeling approaches to extend the scope of applications for fisheries and ecosystem assessment methods, and testing the performance of decision support tools for living marine resource management. Current and recent research includes: (1) management strategy evaluation to test the performance of ecosystem-based fisheries management strategies in the Northeast US, (2) developing methods for including regime shifts in productivity in fisheries harvest control rules, (3) assessing economic effects of fishing scenarios through ecological-economic model coupling, and (4) evaluating ecosystem consequences of ocean acidification.

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Gangopadhyay, Avijit, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: avijit@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6330

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Gangopadhyay’s primary research interest is in ocean circulation and numerical modeling. He is particularly interested in (i) applying mesoscale and finer resolution models for operational synoptic ocean forecasting and (ii) understanding the multi-scale response of ecosystems to multi-scale climatic forcing using innovative basin-scale modeling and data-model assimilation and synthesis approaches.

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Georgianna, Daniel, Ph.D.

Chancellor Professor Emeritus

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: dgeorgianna@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6378

Areas of research/interest: Marine resource economics, comparative economic systems, and economic history.

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Goodman, Louis, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: lgoodman@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6375

Areas of research/interest: Ocean turbulence, small-scale biological/physical interactions, dynamical response of an autonomous underwater vehicles to realistic ocean processes, use of high-frequency acoustics for ocean observations, development of unique autonomous platforms and supporting instrumentation and processing techniques.

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He, Pingguo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: phe@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6323

Areas of research/interest: Prof. He’s research focuses on fish behavior and fishing gear, and sustainable utilization of fisheries resource of the northeastern U.S. and beyond. This includes the use of flume tank modeling techniques, computer simulations, sea trials, underwater video observations, and statistical methods to understand fish behavior near fishing gears and in their natural habitat. His research extends to the application of fish behavioral knowledge to fishing gear designs and operations to reduce bycatch, discards, megafauna interactions, and impact of fishing on the seabed.

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Howes, Brian L., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: bhowes@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-326-0912

Areas of research/interest: Restoration of estuarine nutrient related habitat quality; restoration of salt marshes through tidal enhancement and through Phragmites; removal using natural biogeochemical cycles; groundwater nutrient transport & transformation from uplands to coastal waters; relationship between nutrient loading, algal production, oxygen levels and benthic communities in embayments; long-term impact of sea level rise on community structure of wetland ecosystems; interactions between gas and solute exchange and pathways of porewater turnover in flooded wetlands; biogeochemistry of redox stratified waters: effects on ecosystem functioning.

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Lohrenz, Steven E., Ph.D.

Professor and Dean

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: slohrenz@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8193

Areas of research/interest: Prof. Lohrenz’s focus of research is the study of biological distributions and productivity as well as cycling of carbon and nutrients in coastal and ocean waters using ship-based measurements and optical and remotely sensed observations. Recent research includes characterization of land-ocean interactions using coupled ecosystem models to assess impacts of climate and land use change, optical assessment of air-sea carbon fluxes in river-dominated margins, optical detection and assessment of harmful algal blooms, and application of remote sensing and in situ optical measurements and models for description of primary production and phytoplankton distributions. Dr. Lohrenz has authored or co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

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MacDonald, Daniel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (CE) and Affiliate Faculty

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6334

Areas of research/interest: Stratified hydrodynamics, turbulence and frontal dynamics, with specific emphasis on estuarine flows, river plumes, and industrial discharges; marine renewable energy; coastal and environmental engineering.

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O’Connor, Nancy, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: noconnor@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8217

Areas of research/interest: Prof. O’Connor’s research addresses questions related to the ecology of marine invertebrates, particularly coastal species of crabs. Many marine invertebrates have complex life cycles encompassing both planktonic larval stages and benthic juvenile and adult stages. Her research focuses on habitat characteristics that stimulate or inhibit the settlement and metamorphosis (molting) of late-stage larvae of crabs, called megalopae, both in the laboratory and the field. In addition, since the late 1990s her lab group has been investigating the ecological impacts of the invasion of the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, on coastal ecosystems, focusing on the potential effects of the Asian shore crab on resident crab species and the incorporation of the crab into food webs as both predator and prey.

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Pilskaln, Cynthia, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: cpilskaln@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6327

Areas of research/interest: Geochemical particle fluxes in the ocean and large lake systems with emphasis on their quantitative relationship to climate forcing over short and long time scales and to underlying sediment record. Organic carbon and biogenic silica cycling including aggregation, export and remineralization processes in the water column and at the sediment/water interface. Development and use of particle imaging instrumentation, submersible vehicle-based technology, and image analysis techniques for the in-situ study of marine particulates and plankton.

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Stokesbury, Kevin, Ph.D.

Dept. Chairperson

Department of Fisheries Oceanography

Email: kstokesbury@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-910-6373

Areas of research/interests: Dr. Stokesbury’s research focuses on spatial distributions of marine fishes and invertebrates, how they vary temporally, on different scales (km, m and cm), and in different environmental conditions, and how these variations, affect community structure, population dynamics, and fisheries.

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Sundermeyer, Miles A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: msundermeyer@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8892

Areas of research/interests: Small-scale vertical and horizontal mixing processes, dye release and Lagrangian drifter studies, numerical modeling of two- and three-dimensional turbulent flows, numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions.

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Tandon, Amit, Ph.D.

Professor (ME) and Affiliate Faculty

Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: atandon@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8357

Areas of research/interests: Prof. Tandon’s research interests range from small-scale turbulence in the upper boundary layer to sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the ocean circulation and the air-sea interaction. His recent work involves theory, simulations and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean. He collaborates with other observational oceanographers, theoreticians and numerical modelers to investigate the effect of multiple sub-grid processes on ocean circulation. He is also interested in lab experiments to demonstrate oceanographic concepts in teaching.

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Turner, Jefferson T., Ph.D.

Chancellor Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Email: shyun@umassd.edu

Telephone: 508-999-8875

Areas of research/interests: Prof. Hyun’s research experience and interests lie in quantitative fisheries management: statistical inference of population parameters, prediction of future abundance, ecological modeling, Bayesian statistics, population dynamics, and stock assessment. He mainly uses R (or Splus), Automatic Differential Model Builder (ADMB), and Mathematica for calculation.

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