Joint Program Faculty

Neel Aluru, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: environmental biology, epigenetics, toxicology, molecular biology

Donald M. Anderson, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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The Anderson Lab
Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB), Gulf of Maine Project
Keywords: phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms

Magdalena Andres, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: observational oceanography, PIES, western boundary currents, wind driven circulation

Amy Apprill, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: marine animal microbiomes, coral reef microbiology, microbial diversity, genomics, bioinformatics

Carin J. Ashjian, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Information
Keywords: zooplankton

Andrew D. Ashton, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes, geomorphology

Andrew Babbin, Assistant Professor (January 2017)
Biogeochemistry, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: global biogeochemical cycles, nitrogen metabolisms, microfluidics, chemical-microbial interactions

Arthur B. Baggeroer, Ford Professor of Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: sonar, ocean acoustics, adaptive arrays

Mark Baumgartner, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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The Baumgartner Lab
Keywords: marine mammals, zooplankton

Stace Beaulieu, Senior Research Specialist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: benthic-pelagic coupling, benthic invertebrates, deep-sea biology

Mark D. Behn, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geodynamics, geophysics

Joan M. Bernhard, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: biogeochemical sedimentology, foraminiferal ecology and paleoecology

Tanja Bosak, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: molecular and morphological biomarkers, molecular microbiology, fossilization, microbial and algal ecophysiology

Amy S. Bower, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: dense overflows, Lagrangian floats, Gulf Stream

Edward A. Boyle, Professor; Joint Program Director
Marine Geochemistry, MIT
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Keywords: paleoceanography; trace element geochemistry; sediment geochemistry

Ken O. Buesseler, Senior Scientist
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Cafe Thorium
Keywords: carbon cycle science, colloid chemistry, environmental biogeochemistry, geochemistry, global change, isotope geochemistry, nuclear and radioactive waste disposal, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, radiochemistry

Richard Camilli, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Juan Pablo Canales, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine seismic reflection/refraction

Claudia Cenedese, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, laboratory experiments, eddies, coastal circulation

Matt Charette, Senior Scientist
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal groundwater, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, estuarine sciences, global change, nutrient chemistry, ocean tracers, radiochemistry

Alan D. Chave, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: seafloor observatories, electromagnetic measurements, instrumentation

Sallie W. Chisholm, Professor
Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biology, MIT
Research interests
Chisholm Lab
Keywords: phytoplankton

David Clark, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: nearshore hydrodynamics, sensor development, coastal water quality, wave forced flows

Carol Anne Clayson, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: energy and water cycles, air-sea fluxes, ocean and atmospheric boundary layers, air-sea feedbacks, turbulence modeling, remote sensing

Anne Cohen, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: biomineralization, ocean acidification, paleoceanography, low temperature geochemistry

John A. Collins, Senior Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine

Otto Cordero, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: Microbial community ecology, microbial interactions, marine particles, genomics, theoretical ecology

Timothy Cronin, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: Global climate, atmospheric dynamics and radiation, idealized modeling

John W.H. Dacey, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: biogeochemistry

Sarah B. Das, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: glaciology, paleoclimatology

Cabell S. Davis, Senior Scientist
Director, Ocean Life Institute
Biology, WHOI
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U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Information
Ocean Life Institute
Keywords: zooplankton

Henry J. B. Dick, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: igneous petrology & geochemistry

Scott C. Doney, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, carbon cycle science, climate, computer simulation and modeling, ecosystem dynamics, global change, ocean circulation, ocean tracers, remote sensing

Jeffrey P. Donnelly, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes; sedimentology

Timothy F. Duda, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: ocean sound propagation, acoustic tomography, acoustic remote sensing, internal waves

Virginia Edgcomb, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Steve Elgar, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: nearshore, surfzone, sediment, morphological processes

Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor
Tropical Meteorology and Climate, MIT
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Keywords: global climate, tropical cyclone activity

John M. Essigmann, Professor
Chemistry, Toxicology and Biological Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: toxicology

J. Brian Evans, Professor
Rock Mechanics, MIT
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Keywords: effect of fluids and iimpurities on strength; interrelationships of porosity, permeability; and plastic flow

Rob L. Evans, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; electromagnetics

J. Tom Farrar, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Air-sea interaction and exchange, dynamics and thermodynamics of the upper ocean, tropical dynamics and equatorial waves, oceanic internal waves and eddies, satellite oceanography, ocean observing and instrumentation

Raffaele Ferrari, Associate Professor of Oceanography
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: upper ocean processes, mixing, stirring, geophysical fluid dynamics

Glenn Flierl, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves, eddies, bio-physical interactions

Mick Follows, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles, numerical modeling, observations

Kenneth G. Foote, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: surveying marine organisms; acoustic scattering

Daniel J. Fornari, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geologist; seafloor tectonics and volcanism

Gregory P. Fournier, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Glenn Gaetani, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: experimental petrology

Scott M. Gallager, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Information
Keywords: zooplankton, larval ecology

Valier Galy, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geology, WHOI
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Keywords: global carbon cycle, organic carbon, rivers, erosion, paleoclimate, biomarkers, radiocarbon, stable isotopes

Rebecca J. Gast, Associate Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: microzooplankton, symbiosis

Glen G. Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal circulation, polar oceanography, numerical modeling, SeaSoar

Jake Gebbie, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Chris R. German, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geologic controls, hydrothermal activity, chemosynthetic ecosystems

W. Rockwell Geyer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: estuaries, coastal hydrodynamics, dispersion, sediment transport, morphodynamics

Liviu Giosan, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes; sedimentology

Yogesh Girdhar, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords:computer vision, machine learning, marine robotics, adaptive exploration and sampling algorithms


David M. Glover, Senior Research Specialist
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, carbon cycle science, carbon dioxide, computer simulation and modeling, geochemical modeling, global change, nutrient chemistry, ocean chemistry, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, remote sensing, seawater properties

Alan D. Grossman, Professor
Biology, MIT
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Keywords: microbiology

Timothy L. Grove, Professor
Chair, Joint Committee for Marine Geology and Geophysics
Geology, MIT
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Keywords: experimental phase equilibrium and kinetic studies to develop an understanding of the chemical evolution of the earth's mantle at ocean spreading centers; mantle melting processes that lead to the generation of mid-ocean ridge basalts and crystallization and chemical differentiation that accompanies the formation of oceanic crust

Philip M. Gschwend, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: environmental organic chemistry

Weifu Guo, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: clumped isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, biomineralization, isotope biogeochemistry, global change

Bradford Hager, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences
Mantle Dynamics, MIT
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Keywords: Numerical modelling of solid-state convection at high Rayleigh numbers; study of the Earth's gravity field; core-mantle coupling; space-geodetic observations of surface deformation; dynamical processes in the interiors of the terrestrial planets

Mark Hahn, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Biology, WHOI
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The Hahn Lab
Keywords: environmental toxicology, biochemistry

Colleen Hansel, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geology, WHOI
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Keywords: metal biogeochemistry, microbial redox-active metabolites, microbe-microbe and microbe-mineral interactions, biomineralization, environmental mineralogy, microbial production of reactive oxygen species, microbial (exo) proteomes

Karl R. Helfrich, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, stratified flows, hydraulics, laboratory experiments

Harold F. Hemond, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: biogeochemistry and hydrology of wetlands; chemical limnology; in-situ instrumentation

David E. Housman, Professor
Biology, MIT
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Keywords: genetics

Konrad Hughen
, Senior Scientist
Geochronology and Radioisotopes, WHOI
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Keywords: carbon cycle science, geochemical modeling, geochemistry geochronology, global change, paleoceanography, quaternary geology, trace elements

Susan E. Humphris, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine geochemistry

Oliver Jagoutz, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geology

Steve R. Jayne, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: western boundary currents, remote sensing, climate

Stephanie Jenouvrier, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: seabirds, climate change, population ecology

Rubao Ji, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Personal Webpage
U.S. Globec Georges Bank Information
Keywords: coupled biological-physical modeling, food web dynamics

Houshuo Jiang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: Small-scale biological-physical interactions in plankton; Behavioral, physical and sensory ecology of marine organisms; Plankton fluid dynamics; Bio-fluid dynamics; Environmental fluid dynamics; Applied computational fluid dynamics; Atmospheric mesoscale numerical modeling over the Red Sea

Matt Johnson, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: protists, mixotrophy, grazing, symbiosis

Roger D. Kamm, Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: biomechanics, physiology

Lloyd D. Keigwin, Jr., Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleoceanography; paleoclimatology

Jonathan King, Professor
Biology, MIT
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Keywords: proteins

James Kinsey, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Personal Site
Keywords: marine robotics, state estimation, dynamics and control, nonlinear systems, geophysical sensing, autonomous systems


Anthony Kirincich, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Frieder Klein, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geology, WHOI
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Keywords: fluid-rock interactions, oceanic crust, hydrothermal systems

Benjamin David Kocar, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: soil and aqueous biogeochemistry

Elizabeth B. Kujawinski, Associate Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Chemical Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: organic geochemistry, microbial ecology, high-resolution mass spectrometry, biogeochemical cycles, bacterial-protozoan interactions

Mark D. Kurz, Senior Scientist
Director, NOSAMS
Geochronology and Radioisotopes, WHOI
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Keywords: hard-rock geochemistry

Young-Oh Kwon, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: ocean's role in climate, climate variability, large-scale circulation, mode water

Samuel Laney, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Homepage
Keywords: phytoplankton ecology, marine photosynthesis, ocean instrumentation

Andone Lavery, Associate Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: acoustic scattering processes

Gareth Lawson, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Homepage
Keywords: pelagic ecology, zooplankton, fish, predator-prey interactions, acoustics

Pierre Lermusiaux, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Science
and Engineering, MIT
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Website

Veronique Le Roux, Assistant Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords:petrology, geochemistry, experiments, 3-D imaging, deep Earth

Joel Llopiz, Assistant Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Llopiz Lab home page
Keywords: fish, fish larvae, zooplankton, trophic interactions, larval ecology

James F. Lynch, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: underwater acoustics, shallow water acoustics, arctic acoustics, acoustic tomography, high-frequency backscatter from particles

Laurence P. Madin, Senior Scientist, Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: zooplankton

Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Website
Keywords: Physical-biological interactions,  upper ocean processes, fronts and eddies

Nicholas Makris, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: acoustical oceanography, underwater imaging, matched field tomography

Olivier Marchal, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords:paleoceanography; paleoclimatology

Horst Marschall, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: petrology, geochemistry, metamorphism, accessory minerals, isotopes, subduction

John Marshall, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Website
Keywords: ocean modeling, climate, biogeochemical cycles, geophysical fluid dynamics

Daniel C. McCorkle, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: benthic geochemistry

David McGee, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Website
Keywords: paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, U-Th geochronology

Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr., Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: mesoscale dynamics, upper ocean processes, numerical modeling

Jeff McGuire, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine geophysics; geodetics

Ann McNichol, Senior Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: radiocarbon, carbon cycle science, organic geochemistry

Anna Michel, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: instrumentation, sensor development, trace gas sensing, laser spectroscopy

Tracy Mincer, Associate Scientist
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Research Interests: Gaining a deeper understanding of the selective pressures on microorganisms in their environment. Determining how microbes force higher planetary processes through secondary metabolite production and enzyme adaptations.

T. Aran Mooney, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: sensory biology, hearing, physiology, bioacoustics, sensory ecology, marine mammals, squid

Michael J. Moore, Senior Research Specialist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: marine mammals

Lauren S. Mullineaux, Senior Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Biological Oceanography
Biology, WHOI
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Mullineaux Lab home page
Keywords: larval ecology, benthic ecology

Heidi M. Nepf, Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: turbulence, wave-breaking, estuaries

Michael G. Neubert, Senior Scientist 
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: mathematical ecology

David (Roo) Nicholson, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, autonomous observations, biogeochemical cycles, carbon cycle science, ecosystem modeling, gas tracers, geochemical modeling, global change, isotope geochemistry, primary production

Sune Nielsen, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: Isotope geochemistry, novel paleoclimate proxies, mantle geochemistry, subduction processes, thallium isotopes, vanadium isotopes

Shuhei Ono, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: stable isotope, biogeochemical cycle, mass-independent fractionation, deep biosphere, hydrothermal deposit, Archean

Alan Oppenheim, Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, MIT
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Keywords: signal processing, geophysical signal processing, chaotic and fractal signals

Delia W. Oppo, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleocenaography; paleoclimatology

Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
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Taylor Perron, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geomorphology, planetary surface processes, landscape evolution, self-organization

Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: geochemistry, global element cycles, hard-rock geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, mantle geochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, trace elements

Robert S. Pickart, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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R.S. Pickart Group
Keywords: western boundary currents, ventilation, deep convection

Jesús Pineda, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Benthic Ecology and Nearshore Oceanography Lab
NO-HYPE: Nearshore/Offshore Hydrodynamics and Population Ecology
Keywords: larval ecology, benthic ecology

Albert J. Plueddemann, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea interaction, upper ocean processes, surface boundary layer

Martin Polz, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Website
Keywords: microbial ecology

Kurt L. Polzin, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Website
Keywords: internal waves, mixing, stirring, fine structure

Lawrence J. Pratt, Senior Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: deep overflows, chaos, meanders, hydraulics

Andrey Proshutinsky, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: arctic ocean, tides, numerical modeling, climate

David Ralston, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: estuarine physics, sediment transport, physical-biological interactions

Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: surf and swashzone processes, wave runup, alongshore currents

Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist
Director, Coastal Ocean Institute
Organic Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry

Daniel J Repeta, Senior Scientist
Organic Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: carbon cycle science, climate, colloid chemistry, diagenesis, ecosystem dynamics, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, estuarine sciences, geomicrobiology, global change, global element cycles, microbial biogeochemistry, nuclear and radioactive waste disposal

Paola Rizzoli, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: climate, general ocean circulation, ecosystem models, data assimilation

Daniel H. Rothman, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: numerical models of nonlinear dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, and pattern formation; theoretical models of rock physics; numerical methods for seismology

Leigh H. Royden, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: regional geology and geophysics; plate tectonics, thermal effects of continental deformation; mechanics of large-scale continental deformation; lithospheric flexure; continental extensions and sedimentary basin formation; uplift and erosion in mountain belts

Irina I. Rypina, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: transport, stirring and mixing in geophysical flows, ocean dynamics, dynamical systems theory, chaos, eddy, Hamiltonian dynamics

Louis St. Laurent, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Serguei Saavedra, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
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Research website
Keywords: ecological networks, structural stability, quantitative ecology, community ecology, system dynamics, species coexistence

Mak Saito, Associate Scientist
Biogeochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: Trace element biogeochemistry, metal-microbes interactions, cyanobacteriology, marine metalloenzymes, environmental genomics and proteomics, evolution of biogeochemical cycles

Themistoklis Sapsis, Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: Reduced order modeling of chaotic and turbulent flows, quantification of extreme events in nonlinear systems, targeted energy transfer in mechanical systems, energy harvesting from stochastic sources

Henrik Schmidt, Professor
Chair, Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: numerical modeling, seismo-acoustic propagation

Raymond W. Schmitt, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: mixing, salt fingers, water cycle, observations

Malcolm Scully, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal and estuarine circulation; turbulent mixing; sediment transport; hypoxia/anoxia

Jeffrey S. Seewald, Senior Scientist
Experimental Petrology/Phase Equilibria, WHOI
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Keywords: deep-sea hydrothermal processes, fluid-rock interaction, geochemical modeling, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, mid-ocean ridges, petroleum science, sedimentary geochemistry

Hyodae Seo, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Website
Keywords: Air-sea interactions, Coupled climate dynamics and modeling, Regional climate variability and change

Timothy Shank, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: population genetics, hydrothermal vents

Stefan Sievert, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: microbiology

Hanumant Singh, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Website
Keywords: computer vision, system architecture, algorithms for acoustic and optical imaging, underwater vehicle system architecture, communications, docking

Deborah K. Smith, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geology; volcanology

Robert A. Sohn, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; marine seismology

Andrew Solow, Senior Scientist
Marine Policy Center, WHOI
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Keywords: environmental statistics, statistical ecology

Heidi M. Sosik
, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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The Sosik Lab: Optical Oceanography and Phytoplankton Ecology
Keywords: phytoplankton, bio-optics

Adam Soule, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: volcanology, marine geology, geophysics, mapping, deep submergence

Michael A. Spall, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Website
Keywords: numerical modeling, mesoscale flows, boundary currents

Amanda Spivak, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: sediment biogeochemistry, ecosystem functioning, trophic dynamics, carbon cycling, estuary

John J. Stegeman, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: biochemistry, environmental toxicology

Ralph A. Stephen, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine seismology; geoacoustics

Fiamma Straneo, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: convection, thermohaline circulation, interannual-decadal variability, high-latitudes

Roger E. Summons, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Website
Keywords: biogeochemistry and geobiology with the following themes: lipid chemistry of geologically significant microbes and microbially dominated ecostsyems; organic and isotopic indicators of climate change, biotic evolution and mass extinction; age- and environment-diagnostic biomarkers in sediments and petroleum; Archean, Proterozoic and extraterrestrial biogeochemical fossils

Ann M. Tarrant, Associate Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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Lab home page
Personal home page
Keywords: endocrine disruption, comparative physiology

Alexandra H. Techet, Associate Professor
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
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Simon Thorrold, Senior Scientist
Biology, WHOI
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The Fish Ecology Lab
Keywords: fish ecology

Margaret K. Tivey, Senior Scientist
Associate Dean
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: deep-sea hydrothermal processes, geochemical modeling, geochemistry, mid-ocean ridges

Maurice A. Tivey, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; marine magnetism

Robert Todd, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes, upper ocean processes, coastal and boundary current systems, thermohaline structure, autonomous observations

John M. Toole, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: mixing, general circulation, instrumentation

Peter A. Traykovski, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, bedform processes

Michael Triantafyllou, Professor
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
Director, Center for Ocean Engineering
Profile
Keywords: fluid-structure interactions, autonomous underwater vehicles

John H. Trowbridge, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical boundary layers, mechanics of sediment transport, shelf and nearshore processes

Caroline Ummenhofer, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanongraphy, WHOI
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Keywords: climate variability, hydrological cycle, monsoon systems, extratopical climate dynamics, hydroclimate paleo reconstructions of the last millennium, droughts and agriculture

Robert Dirk van der Hilst, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Website
Keywords: seismic tomography; studies of earth structure with emphasis on mantle beneath convergent plate boundaries; tectonic evolution of subduction systems; mantle dynamics; structure and evolution of continental lithosphere; field studies with portable seismometers

J. Kim Vandiver, Professor
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: flow-induced vibration, dynamics of offshore structures

Benjamin Van Mooy, Associate Scientist
Marine Biogeochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: organic geochemistry, molecular biology, global biogeochemical cycles, microbial ecology, planktonic nutrient dynamics, carbon export

Zhaohui Aleck Wang, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: carbonate system, CO2 system, inorganic carbon, pH, pCO2, DIC, alkalinity, chemical sensors, CO2 flux, nutrients, carbon cycle, chemical oceanography, coastal biogeochemistry, marine chemistry

Scott Wankel, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geology, WHOI
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Keywords: nitrogen cycling, links between redox cycling of metals and nitrogen/carbon, biogeochemistry of coastal and seafloor vent/seep systems, stable isotope biogeochemistry

Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Website
Keywords: planetary history, paleomagnetism, early Earth, dynamo, Mars, Moon, asteroids, meteorites, planetary habitability and climate

Robert A. Weller, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Upper Ocean Processes Group
Keywords: upper ocean processes, boundary layer meteorology, observations

John Wyatt, Professor
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, MIT
Keywords: noise systems, nonlinear circuits

Jiayan Yang, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Arctic ocean, marginal seas, ocean modeling, climate

James A. Yoder, Senior Scientist and Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI
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Dana R. Yoerger, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: robotics, Autonomous Benthic Explorer, deep sea observatories

Lisan Yu, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: climate, equatorial dynamics

Dick K.P. Yue, Professor
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: vortex dynamics, wave kinematics, hydromechanics

W. Gordon Zhang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
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Keywords: Coastal ocean dynamics, biophysical interaction

Maria T. Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics & Vice President for Research
Geology and Geophysics, MIT
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Keywords: theoretical modeling of geophysical processes; models of lithosphere deformation and the physics of volcanism; relationships between gravity, topography, and tectonic features in determining the mechanical structures and states of stress in planetary lithospheres; development and implementation of space-based laser ranging systems

Emeritus/Retired Faculty

Robert C. Beardsley, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal circulation, observations, tides, physical-biological coupling

Kenneth H. Brink, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Coastal, topographic effects, SeaSoar

Hal Caswell, Scientist Emeritus
Biology, WHOI
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NO-HYPE: Nearshore/Offshore Hydrodynamics and Population Ecology
Keywords: mathematical ecology, population biology

Werner Deuser, Scientist Emeritus
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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John W. Farrington, Dean Emeritus
Organic Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: biogeochemistry of organic contaminants; marine organic geochemistry; science education; science-policy interactions; oil pollution; contaminated sediments; ocean environmental quality

Nelson M Frew, Oceanographer Emeritus
Analytical Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, remote sensing, sea-surface microlayer

Susumu Honjo, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: sedimentation

Nancy Hopkins, Professor Emeritus
Biology, MIT
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Research interests
Keywords: developmental biology

Rui Xin Huang, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: energetics, thermocline structure, thermohaline, wind-driven circulation, climate

William J. Jenkins, Emeritus Research Scholar
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, carbon cycle science, climate, computer simulation and modeling, deep-sea hydrothermal processes, ecosystem dynamics, geochemical modeling, global change, global element cycles, isotope geochemistry, nutrient chemistry, ocean circulation, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, radiochemistry, sediment-seawater exchange

Terrence M. Joyce, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: general circulation, oceanic variability, climate

James R. Ledwell, Emeritus Research Scholar
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: ocean circulation, tracer release experiments

William R. Martin, Scientist Emeritus
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: diagenesis, radiochemistry, sediment-seawater exchange, sedimentary geochemistry

Michael S. McCartney, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: circulation, climate, water mass

Judith E. McDowell, Scientist Emeritus
Biology, WHOI
Director, WHOI Sea Grant
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Sea Grant Program
Keywords: physiology, environmental toxicology

Jerome H. Milgram, Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: dynamics, numerical simulations, ocean measurements

W. Brechner Owens, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: large-scale circulation, climate, observations, floats, ice

Joseph Pedlosky, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: equatorial jets and undercurrents, baroclinic instability, eddies and topography

James C. Preisig, Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: acoustic propagation modeling, signal processing, numerical optimization, communications

James F. Price, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: deep overflows, observations, upper ocean dynamics

Fred Sayles, Scientist Emeritus
Marine Geochemistry, WHOI
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Rudolf S. Scheltema, Scientist Emeritus
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: larval ecology, benthic ecology

Nobumichi Shimizu, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: solid earth geochemistry

Edward R Sholkovitz, Scientist Emeritus
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Buoy-mounted samplers/sensors
Keywords: atmospheric chemistry, coastal groundwater, estuarine sciences, geochemistry, remote sensing, sedimentary geochemistry, trace elements

Timothy K. Stanton, Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: acoustic scattering, marine organisms, sea ice, scattering models

William G. Thompson, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Brian E. Tucholke, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; tectonics

John B. Waterbury, Scientist Emeritus
Biology, WHOI
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Keywords: microbiology

Jean K. Whelan, Oceanographer Emeritus
Organic Geochemistry, WHOI
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Keywords: geochemistry, geomicrobiology, organic chemistry, organic geochemistry, petroleum science, remote sensing, trace elements

John A. Whitehead, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: laboratory studies, geophysical fluid dynamics, convection

Peter H. Wiebe, Scientist Emeritus
Biology, WHOI
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U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Information
Keywords: zooplankton

Carl Wunsch, Cecil and Ida Green Professor, Emeritus
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: global ocean circulation, altimetry, inverse methods and state estimation, mixing processes, tides, internal waves, paleoclimate

Oliver C. Zafiriou, Scientist Emeritus
Chemical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea exchange, carbon dioxide, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, ocean chemistry, organic chemistry, photochemistry