CIMAS Research Staff


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  • Aichinger Dias, Laura

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Laura Aichinger Dias

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: Laura.Dias@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

    Office: SEFSC 220

    Phone:  (305) 361-4269

    Research Interests: Cetacean aerial and ship-based line-transect surveys, photo-identification

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    Bio:   Laura has been studying marine mammals since 2005, starting in Brazil. She moved to the U.S. and completed her Masters of Science degree in 2007. It was 2008 that she joined us here at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. She began as a volunteer, then in 2010 became a Research Associate for the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami. Since then, Laura has worked on different research projects on marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. In the field she serves as a marine mammal observer and data manager during line-transect large vessel and aerial surveys. Back at the lab she manages the data collected and assists with analysis and publishing.  

  • Aksoy, Altug

    Dr. Altug Aksoy

    Name: Altug Aksoy, Ph.D.

    Position title: Scientist

    Contact email:  Altug.Aksoy@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

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    Phone: (305) 361-4336

    Research Interests: Data assimilation

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    Bio: https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/people/altugaksoy/

     

  • Alvey, George

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: George Alvey, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail:  George.Alvey@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML

    Phone: (305) 361-4509

    Research Interests: Tropical cyclone intensity change and predictability

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  • Annane, Bachir

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Bachir Annane

    Position title:  Assitant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Bachir.Annane@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML 308

    Phone: (305) 361-4502

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  • Barbero Munoz, Leticia

    Barbero Munoz, Leticia

    Name: Leticia Barbero Munoz, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Associate Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Leticia.Barbero@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 236

    Phone: (305) 361-4453

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  • Banton, Rachel

    Banton, Rachel

    Name: Rachel Banton

    Position title:  Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: Rachel.Banton@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

    Phone: (305) 482-3473

    Research interests: Ecosystem-based fisheries management

    Projects: Caribbean Strategic Planning initiative

    Link to NOAA staff page:  

    https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/rachel-banton  

  • Barton, Zachary

     Barton, Zachary

    Name: Zachary Barton

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: Zach.Barton@noaa.gov  

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML 106

    Phone: (305) 361-4548

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  • Behringer, David

    Blondin, Hannah

    Name: David Behringer 

    Position title: Research Associate II

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/FSD 

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  • Bevan, Elizabeth

    Bevan, Elizabeth

    Name: Elizabeth Bevan, Ph.D.

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: elizabeth.bevan@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

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  • Biló, Tiago

    Biló, Tiago

    Name: Tiago Biló

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: tiago.bilo@noaa.gov  tcb46@miami.edu

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

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  • Blake, Suzana Dumitrita

    Blake, Suzana

    Name: Suzana Dumitrita Blake

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: suzana.blake@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 203C

    Phone: (305) 361-4211

    Research Interests: Fishers' knowledge, climate change, ecosystem science, fisheries science and management

    Projects: Voices from the Fisheries: Red Tide collection, Miami River collection 

    Bio: Suzana Dumitrita Blake is an anthropologist that specializes in ecosystem science with a focus on understanding how communities experience and respond to environmental change. Dr. Blake began working as a University of Miami contractor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) program in 2017. One of her main tasks was to develop the human dimensions component of the Barataria Basin Ecosystem Status Report. Since 2017, Dr. Blake has been involved in several other applied research endeavors that aim at understanding the fishing communities in the Gulf of Mexico and bringing fishers’ concerns to the attention of fisheries scientists and managers.

  • Blondin, Hannah

    Blondin, Hannah

    Name: Hannah Blondin, Ph.D.

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate 

    Contact e-mail: hxb535@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/MMSTD

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  • Boyd, Albert

    Boyd, Albert

    Name: Albert Boyd

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: Albert.Boyd@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 217

    Phone: (305) 361-4446

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  • Branscome, Jessica

    Blondin, Hannah

    Name: Jessica Branscome 

    Position title: Research Associate III

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/FATESD

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  • Bremer, Robert

    Bremer, Robert

    Name: Robert Bremer

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: rab376@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Brewster, Jodi

    Brewster, Jodi

    Name: Jodi Brewster

    Position title: Senior Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: Jodi.Brewster@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

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  • Bright, Allan

    Bright, Allan

    Name: Allan Bright

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: Allan.Bright@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC, Coral Lаb

    Office: SEFSC 109

    Phone: (305) 361-4561

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  • Bringas Gutierrez, Sandra

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Sandra Bringas Gutierrez

    Position title: Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: sandra.bringas@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

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  • Brooks, Corbin

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: Corbin Brooks 

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I

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    Lab affiliation: AOML/EMC

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  • Brossard, Amy

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Amy Brossard

    Position title: Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: Amy.Brossard@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

    Office: SEFSC 233

    Phone: (305) 364-4477

    Research Interests: Marine mammal health and population assessments, Endangered species, Environmental Policy & Management

    Projects:  Biscayne Bay bottlenose dolphin photo-ID research, Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program, GulfMAPP, AMAPPS.

    Bio: Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from American Public University. She has spent time working with and researching horseshoe crabs in Delaware, manatees and sea turtles in Florida and cetaceans in South Carolina, Hawaii, and Florida. Amy became a Research Associate for the University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) in 2017 and has been working with NOAA at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Currently her work focuses on photo-identification data collection and management, and research of the bottlenose dolphin population in Biscayne Bay, Florida. In addition, she has served as a marine mammal observer during large vessel line-transect surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and regularly assists with responding to stranded cetaceans and managing stranding data as part of NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. She has conducted data analysis for stock assessment reports and unusual mortality events and is currently collaborating on Photo-ID projects with research partners. Amy also actively conducts outreach activities for schools and events to help educate people about marine mammal research and conservation. 

  • Brown, Julie

    Brown, Julie

    Name: Julie Brown

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: julie.e.brown@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Burk, Anthony

    Brown, Julie

    Name: Anthony Burk 

    Position title: Research Associate I

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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    Research Interests: Corals,

    Experimental Reef Lab/Aquaria

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  • Burleson, Ashley

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Ashley Burleson

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: ashley.pacicco@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Cain, Erin

    Cain, Erin

    Name:  Erin Cain

    Position title: Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail:  exc736@miami.edu

    Lab affiliation:  SEFSC

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  • Campos, Ricardo

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Ricardo Campos, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Ricardo.Campos@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation:  AOML

    Office: AOML

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  • Chomitz, Benjamin

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Benjamin Chomitz

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: benjamin.chomitz@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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    Phone: (617) 913-9706

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  • Christian, Tyler

    Christian,Tyler

    Name: Tyler Christian

    Position title:  Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail:  tyler.christian@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Cohn, Rachel

     

    Cohn, Rachel

    Name: Rachel Cohn

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  rachel.cohn@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Cox, Heather

     

    Cox, Heather

    Name: Heather Cox

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail:  heather.moncrief-cox@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Dahl, Brittany

    Dahl, Brittany

    Name: Brittany Dahl

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: Brittany.Dahl@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML

    Phone: (305) 361-4403

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  • Daiek, Carly

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Carly Daiek 

    Position title:  Research Associate II

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

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  • Damiano, Matthew

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Matthew Damiano 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

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  • Daugherty, Zachary

     

    Daugherty, Zachary

    Name: Zachary Daugherty, Ph.D.

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate 

    Contact e-mail:  z.daugherty@umiami.edu

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Davies, Stephen

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Stephen Davies

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail:  Stephen.Davies@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: NMFS/SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 319

    Phone: (305) 361-4261

    Research Interests: Highly Migratory Species, Pelagic Longline

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    Bio:  I have worked over fifteen years with the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico collecting and processing fishery statistical data. 

  • Debich, Amanda

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Amanda Debich

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: Amanda.Debich@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC Marine Mammal and Turtle Division

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    Phone: (305) 361-4238

    Research Interests: Marine mammal acoustics

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    Bio:  Amanda Debich is a Senior Research Associate for the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies working with the NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, Florida. Amanda joined the marine mammal program at Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 2017 where she uses acoustics to study cetaceans. She completed her Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2009. She has worked on several different research projects across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico. In the field, she uses various tools including towed arrays, sonobuoys, and bottom-mounted hydrophones to record and track whales and dolphins. In the lab, she uses different software to listen to and analyze acoustic recordings to study temporal and spatial distributions of marine mammals and how anthropogenic sounds might affect them.

  • Diaz, Jose

    Diaz, Jose

    Name: Jose Diaz

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: Jose.Diaz@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 103

    Phone: (305) 361-4113

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    Bio:  I have worked over fifteen years with the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico collecting and processing fishery statistical data. 

  • Ditchek, Sarah

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Sarah Ditchek, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: Sarah.d.Ditchek@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: Remote Employee (based in Schenectady, NY)

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    Research Interests: tropical cyclones in general; more specifically - TC structure, TC intensity change, TC diurnal processes, and TC data impact studies (i.e., OSEs and OSSEs) 

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    Bio: I am an Assistant Scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami (UM), affiliated with the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). As part of the Observing Systems Assessment (OSA) Group, my research focuses on quantifying the impact of both current and potential observing systems on tropical cyclone track, intensity, and structure forecasts. I received my B.S. in Geology and Geophysics with a concentration in Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate from Yale University in 2014 and my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany in 2019. My previous research focused on the following topics: monsoon disturbances, the tropical cyclone outflow layer, tropical cyclone intensity change, and tropical cyclone diurnal pulses (my dissertation topic). For more details on my research, including papers, my CV, and a diurnal pulse archive, please visit my website: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/student/sditchek/ 

  • Dunion, Jason

    Dunion, Jason

    Name: Jason Dunion, Ph.D.

    Position title: Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: Jason.Dunion@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML

    Phone: (305) 720-3060

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  • Eaton, Katherine

    Eaton, Katherine

    Name: Katherine Eaton

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: katherine.eaton@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 334/10

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  • Estelhomme, Cedrick

    Estelhomme, Cedrick

    Name: Cedrick Estelhomme

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: Cedrick.Estelhomme@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

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  • Everhart, John Paul

    Everhart, John

    Name: John Paul Everhart

    Position title:  Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: John.Everhart@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC, Galveston Lab

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  • Evou, Nancy

    Evou, Nancy

    Name: Nancy Evou

    Position title:  Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: nancy.evou@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

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  • Fischer, Michael

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Michael Fischer, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  michael.fischer@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

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    Research Interests: Environmental and convective influences on tropical cyclone structure and intensity change

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    Bio:  http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/people/michaelsfischer 

    I received my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany in 2018 and my B.S. from Florida International University in 2013. For more information on my research, you can check out my ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Fischer-25

  • Foley, Katherine Maze

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: Katherine Maze Foley

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II  

    Contact e-mail: Kathy.Foley@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC, Miami Lab

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    Phone: (513) 283-0228

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    Bio:  https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/katherine-kathy-maze-foley-ms

    ResearchGate page is at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katherine-Maze-Foley

     

  • Freeman, Nicole

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: Nicole Freeman 

    Position title: Research Associate II

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    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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    Research Interests: Omics 

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  • Frouin-Mouy, Héloïse

    Heloise Frouin-Mouy 

    Name: Héloïse Frouin-Mouy

    Position title: Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: heloise.frouin-mouy@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/Marine Mammal and Turtle Division

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    Phone: (305) 707-7639

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  • Fuehring, Andrew

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Andrew Fuehring

    Position title: Research Associate II

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    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/PEMD

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  • Fung, Kwun Yip

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: Nicole Freeman 

    Position title: Research Associate II

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    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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    Research Interests: Omics 

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  • Garcia, Christopher

    Garcia, Rigoberto

    Name: Christopher Garcia 

    Position title: Electrical Engineer I

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  • Garcia, Rigoberto

    Garcia, Rigoberto

    Name: Rigoberto Garcia

    Position title: Senior Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: rigoberto.garcia@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML 208/1

    Phone: (305) 361-4348

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  • Garner, Steven

    Garner, Steven

    Name: Steven Garner

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: steven.garner@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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    Research Interests: Fisheries ecology, Fisheries Management, Age and Growth, Stock Assessment, Gear Bias, Selectivity, Connectivity 

    Projects:  As a student and postdoc I was involved in a variety of research projects mostly centered around the use of remotely operated vehicles to answer questions about fisheries ecology to improve information used in stock assessment, particularly for management of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. I have also been involved in projects to examine discard mortality, gear selectivity, gear bias, invasive species ecology and management, as well as stock connectivity. I am currently involved in a project, as part of the age and growth group at the SEFSC Panama City lab, looking at the efficacy of near-infrared spectroscopy for use in providing production age estimates to improve overall efficiency. 

    Bio:  My youth was spent almost entirely outdoors playing sports, fishing, or collecting local wildlife with the two latter activities ultimately leading to my interest in fish and fisheries ecology. I earned my B.S. in Marine Biology at the University of West Florida studying larval fish ecology; my M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University studying juvenile estuarine fish enhancement; my Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama studying reef fish ecology and management; and then was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Florida where I broadened my research interests pertaining to red snapper and other reef fishes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. I'm currently employed at the NMFS Panama City laboratory, which interestingly enough, was where my first internship was located during my summers as an undergraduate. I'm from Panama City, FL and have always really enjoyed the Gulf coast so, I decided to stay! 

  • Gervasi, Carissa

    Gervasi, Carissa

    Name: Carissa Gervassi

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate 

    Contact e-mail: clg155@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Gidley, Maribeth

    Gidley, Maribeth

    Name: Maribeth Gidley, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Maribeth.Gidley@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 338

    Phone: (305) 361-4445

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  • Gillum, Zachary

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Zachary Gillum

    Position title: Research Associate II

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  • Godwin, Katherine

    Godwin, Katherine

    Name: Katherine Godwin

    Position title: Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: kmg200@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

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  • Goes, Marlos

    Goes, Marlos

    Name: Marlos Goes, Ph.D.

    Position title: Associate Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: Marlos.Goes@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 225/2

    Phone: (305) 361-4533

    Research Interests: Meridional overturning circulation, Data analysis and uncertainty estimation, Large-scale Ocean circulation, Tropical Atlantic Variability, Climate change and climate modeling.

    Projects: XBT Network

    The interplay between sea level and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Cause and effect relationships, predictability, and coastal implications

    Impact of the western boundary currents on extreme precipitation: A case study in the Atlantic Ocean from along-transect measurements and high-resolution model simulations

    Bio:  

    (a) Professional Preparations:  

    University of Campinas, Brazil - Physics, B.Sc. / Licentiate, 1999

    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Oceanography, M.Sc., 2001

    University of Reading, UK - Oceanography, Doctoral Fellow, 2005

    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Oceanography, Ph.D., 2006

    Penn State University,     USA - Geophysics, Post-doc, 2009

    (b) Appointments

     2020 - present Associate Scientist, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML.

     2010 - 2020    Assistant Scientist, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML.

     2009-2010      Oceanographic Consultant, Applied Science Associate, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

     2007-2009      Post-doctoral fellow, The Pennsylvania State University.

     2007   Visitor Scientist, POGO-SCOR scholarship, University of Maryland.

     2004-2005      Visitor research Assistant, CAPES scholarship, University of Reading, UK.

     2000-2006      Graduate Research Assistant, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Goldston, Joshua

    Goldston, Joshua

    Name: Joshua Goldston

    Position title:  Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: Joshua.Goldston@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC Room 326

    Phone: (586) 744-3830

    Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Animal Behavior

    Projects:  Integrated Biscayne Bay Ecological Assessment and Monitoring (IBBEAM)

    Bio:  I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan and earned my Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2013. I worked in a desert ecology lab at MSU for 3 years, studying the analgesic effects of bark scorpion venom in grasshopper mice. I received my MPS degree from RSMAS in 2016 and have been working at NOAA NMFS SEFSC since graduation, conducting research to advise the implementation of Biscayne/Florida Bay's elements of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

  • Gonzalez, Caridad Ibis

    Gonzalez, Caridad

    Name: Caridad Ibis Gonzalez

    Position title: Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: Caridad.i.Gonzalez@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML 104

    Phone: (305) 361-4322

    Research Interests: 

    Projects:  Project: AMVERSEAS applications system used for oceanographic and meteorological data acquisition, data processing, data recording, and data transmission in real-time. This system operates on vessels worldwide.

    Project: Visual underwater glider profile scientific quality control application. It allows profiling the measured sea glider data to discover data inconsistency and other anomalies, and manual post-processing data mechanism which generates new flag sets.

    Project: Automatic hardware test tool to assist the Engineering Department in the development, testing, and validation of the own created instruments such the XBT probe auto launcher and the XBT data recorder.

    Project: Redesign and maintenance of XBT Network (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/goos/xbt_network/) and ARGO Center (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/argo/) webpages in order to provide the website visitors updated information and to make it responsive and provides a seamless experience across all devices.

    Project: Development of tool and operational software used for the US Argo Data Acquisition Center (DAC).

    Project: Visual Quality Control (QC) in Delay Mode (DM) of the generated data by around 1,500 satellite-tracked surface drifting buoys of the Global Drifter Program (GDP). The QC result is an edited data set (position and temperature) which are interpolated to 6-hour intervals using an optimum interpolation procedure called kriging. Through the QC update new deployed buoys, buoys that may have data gaps, dead or grounded buoys, and active buoys have to be processed.

    Project: Interactive Drifter Global Array Map. The objective of this project is to provide an interactive map online with access to deployed active buoys information. By click it can retrieves the buoy identification card (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/gdp/interactive/drifter_array.html).

    Bio:  

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Mathematics, University of Havana, Cuba.

    Computer Skills:

    Languages               ▪ C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL, HTML, PHP

    Environments    ▪ MS Visual Studio C++, NetBeans, Qt Creator

    Framework               ▪ .Net, Qt, QML, OpenLayers

    Operating Systems       ▪ Windows, Linux  

    Concepts                ▪ OOA/OOD (UML), Relational Database, Client/Server, Model-View architecture

    Tools   ▪ TortoiseSVN, Hyper Terminal

    Panel Membership: SOT Task Team on Instrument Standards, member since March, 2013.

    Languages: Spanish, English, German and French

  • Gorgone, Antoinette (Annie)

    Gorgone, Annie

    Name: Antoinette (Annie) Gorgone

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: annie.gorgone@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC, Beaufort NC 

    Office: 

    Phone: (252) 728-8609 (office), (252) 723-1971

    Research Interests:

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    Bio:  

  • Gramer, Lewis

    Gramer, Lewis

    Name: Lewis Gramer, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Associate Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Lew.Gramer@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML 241

    Phone: (305) 361-4554

    Research Interests:

    Projects:  

    Bio:  

  • Grazioso, Kathryn

    Grazioso, Kathryn

    Name: Kathryn Grazioso

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: kathryn.grazioso@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

    Office: 

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  • Harris, Holden

    Harris, Holden

    Name: Holden Harris, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: holden.harris@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

    Office: 

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  • Harth, Emily

    Harth, Emily

    Name: Emily Harth

    Position title: Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: exh740@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

    Office: 

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  • Hazelton, Andrew

    Hazelton, Andrew

    Name: Andrew Hazelton, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: Andrew.Hazelton@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML 338/2

    Phone: (305) 361-4317

    Research Interests: Tropical cyclones, model development, model evaluation

    Projects:  Development and Evaluation of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System

    Bio:  https://t.co/NTKSKj6uF7?amp=1

  • Hirsh, Heidi

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: Heidi Hirsh 

    Position title: Assistant Scientist  

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED 

    Office: 

    Phone: 

    Research Interests: Corals, modeling 

    Projects:  

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  • Hooper, James

    Hooper,  James

    Name: James (Jay) Hooper

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: James.Hooper@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

    Phone: 

    Research Interests: CTD data calibration and LADCP/SADCP quality control

    Projects:  CTD data calibration and LADCP/SADCP quality control

    Bio:  Bachelors of Science in Physics, Masters of Science in Physical Oceanography. Collecting and calibrating CTD data for WBTS and GOMECC cruises since 2011.

  • Hu, Xiaoyue

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Xiaoyue Hue 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

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  • Huang, Lei

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Lei Huang 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD 

    Office: 

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  • Ippolito, Sophia

    Ippolito, Sophia

    Name: Sophia Ippolito

    Position title: Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: sxi300@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: 

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  • Jankulak, Michael

    Jankulak, Michael

    Name: Michael Jankulak

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: Mike.Jankulak@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML, 3rd floor, 343/1

    Phone: (305) 361-4543

    Research Interests: Coral Data Management, Instrument Programming, Small Boat Operations, Scientific Diving

    Projects: https://www.coral.noaa.gov/

    Bio:  https://www.coral.noaa.gov/people/mike-jankulak.html

  • Jobert, Herve

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Herve Jobert

    Position title: Senior Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: herve.jobert@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: 

    Phone: (786) 335-3641

    Research Interests:

    Projects: Integrated Biscayne Bay Ecological Assessment and Monitoring (IBBEAM) 

    Bio:

    I grew up in the South of France and moved to Florida in 2002 to finish my undergraduate studies. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Oceanography in 2004 and a Master of Science in Environmental Resources Management in 2006 from Florida Institute of Technology. I moved to South Florida after completing my M.S. to do an internship at Biscayne National Park working on coral restoration and fishing monitoring. I started working for the University of Miami shortly after completing my internship. There, my research has focused on water quality and salinity monitoring as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. I am currently working on the four different components of the CERP IBBEAM program as a CIMAS Senior Research Associate 3.

     

  • Johnson, Steven

    Johnson, Steven

    Name: Steven Johnson

    Position title: Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: spj38@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

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  • Kang, Heesook

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Heesook Kang Ph.D.

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: heesook.kang@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

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  • Kim, Dongmin

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Dongmin Kim, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: Dongmin.Kim@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: UM-CIMAS/NOAA-AOML

    Office: AOML Room 208

    Phone: (305) 361-4538

    Research Interests: Atmosphere-Ocean interaction. Seasonal-to-Subseasonal forecast of extreme weather events

    Projects:  

    1. An optimized hybrid seasonal forecast system for U.S. regional precipitation in late-summer to mid-fall based on inter-basin SST and convection parameters
    2. S2S Severe Weather Prediction 

    Bio: https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/people/kim/index.php 

  • Klajbor, Willem

    Klajbor, Willem

    Name: Willem Klajbor

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: willem.klajbor@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML-OCED

    Office: 

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  • Kline, William

    Kline, William

    Name: William Kline

    Position title: Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: Bill.Kline@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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    Bio:  

  • Ko, Mu-Chieh

    Ko, Mu-Chieh (Laura)

    Name: Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: Mu-Chieh.Ko@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: 

    Phone: 

    Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Hurricane Predictions 

    Projects:  

    Bio: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mu-Chieh-Ko 

  • Kroetz, Andrea

    Kroetz, Andrea

    Name: Andrea Kroetz, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: Andrea.Kroetz@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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  • LaMonica, Lauren

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Lauren LaMonica

    Position title: Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: lauren.lamonica@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC 

    Office: 

    Phone: 

    Research Interests: Fishery Ecology / Ecosystem Based Fishery Management

    Projects:  

    Bio:  

  • Lara Hernandez, Jan

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Jan Lara Hernandez

    Position title:  Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: jan.lara@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: 

    Phone: (786) 335-3665

    Research Interests:

    Projects:  

    Bio: I graduated with a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from Florida International University. I was born and raised in Cuba, where I would spend most summers in coastal habitats interacting with marine life. After moving to Miami, I became very familiar with South Florida's marine ecosystems, which has awakened a strong interest and sense of commitment to protect them. I am a CIMAS Research Associate working on the water quality and salinity monitoring components of the IBBEAM program.  

  • LaSpina, Nathan

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Nathan LaSpina

    Position title: Research Associate I  

    Contact e-mail: nathan.laspina@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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  • Le Hénaff, Matthieu

    Le Hénaff, Matthieu

    Name: Matthieu Le Hénaff, Ph.D.

    Position title: Associate Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: matthieu.lehenaff@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: UM/CIMAS - NOAA/AOML

    Office: AOML 334/5

    Phone: (305) 361-4435

    Research Interests: Physical Oceanography, Data Assimilation, Altimetry, Hurricanes, Physics-biology interactions

    Projects:  

    Bio:  https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/people/lehenaff/index.php

  • Leighton, Hua

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Hua Leighton, Ph.D.

    Position title: Associate Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  hua.leighton@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML 308

    Phone: (305) 361-4559

    Research Interests:

    Projects:  

    Bio:  

  • Luo, Jiangang

    Jiangang, Luo

    Name: Jiangang Luo, Ph.D.

    Position title: Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: j.luo@nmiami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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  • MacKnight, Nicholas

    Macknight, Nicholas

    Name: Nicholas MacKnight

    Position title:  Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: njm163@miami.edu 

    Lab affiliation: NOAA-OCED

    Office: 

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  • MacLeod, Alison

     

    MacLeod, Alison

    Name: Alison MacLeod

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  alison.macleod@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Malca, Estrella

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Estrella Malca

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail:

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/PEMD

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  • Malone, Gaitlyn

     

    Malone, Gaitlyn

    Name: Gaitlyn Malone

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail:  gaitlyn.malone@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/SFD

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  • Martin, Felix

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Felix Martin

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: felix.martin@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: UM CIMAS, NOAA SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC/Social Science Research Group

    Phone: (305) 361-4257

    Research Interests: Fishery Economics and efficiency of fishing methods.

    Projects:  Economic Data Collection of Commercial Fisheries in US Southeast Region.

    Bio:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-martin-6a449a77

  • Martinez, Emma

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Emma Martinez

    Position title:  Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: Emma.Martinez@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: NOAA SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 323A

    Phone: (305) 361-4493

    Research Interests:

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  • McCulloch, Tracy

    McCulloch, Tracy

    Name: Tracy McCoulloch

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: tracy.mcculloch@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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  • Mears, Norris Patrick

    Mears, Norris Patrick

    Name: Norris Patrick Mears

    Position title:  Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail:  patrick.mears@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 241

    Phone: (305) 361-4519

    Research Interests:

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    Bio:  

  • Mojica, Jhon

     

    Mojica, Jhon

    Name: Jhon Mojica

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  jhon.mojica@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: 

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  • Montenero, Kelly

    Montenero, Kelly

    Name: Kelly Montenero

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: kelly.montenero@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 236/2

    Phone: (305) 361-4386

    Research Interests: I am interested in the relationship of coastal ecology, ecosystem services and providing the best science to inform resource management.

    Projects: Integrated Ecosystem Assessments, South Florida Ecosystem Restoration research cruises, Juvenile sportfish habitat research, Biscayne Bay and Florida Reef Tract watershed water quality research 

    Bio:  M.S from University of Miami-RSMAS, B.S from University of Wisconsin 

  • Montes, Enrique

     

    Montes, Enrique

    Name: Enrique Montes, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  enrique.montes@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Morris, John

    Foley, Katherine

    Name: John Morris 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED 

    Office: 

    Phone: 

    Research Interests: Corals, modeling 

    Projects:  

    Bio:  

  • Nair, Jayalekshmi

    Nair, Jayalekshmi

    Name: Jayalekshmi Nair

    Position title:  Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail:  jaya.nair@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML 334/7

    Phone: (305) 361-4313

    Research Interests:

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  • Navarro, Brandon

    Navarro, Brandon

    Name: Brandon Navarro

    Position title:  Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: Brandon.navarro@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office:  AOML

    Phone: 

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    Bio:  

  • Ouertani, Samantha

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Samantha Ouertani

    Position title: Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD  

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  • Palacio, Ana

    Palacio, Ana

    Name: Ana Palacio, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: ana.maria.palacio@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: 

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  • Paterson, Corinne

    Paterson, Corinne

    Name: Corinne Paterson

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  corinne.paterson@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/Marine Mammal and Turtle Division

    Office: Remote (Lafayette, LA)

    Phone: (337) 291-2122

    Research Interests: population genetics, molecular ecology

    Projects:  

    Bio: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/corinne-paterson

  • Pickett, Erin

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Erin Pickett

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail:

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/PEMD

    Office: 

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  • Peterson, Cheston

    Peterson, Cheston

    Name: Cheston Peterson, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  cxp2849@miami.edu.

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/FSD

    Office: 

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  • Porto de Silveira, Isabel

    Porto da Silveira, Isabel

    Name: Isabel Porto da Silveira, Ph.D.

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail:  isabel.porto@noaa.gov.

    Lab affiliation: PHOD

    Office: 

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  • Pujiana, Kandaga

    Pujiana, Kandaga

    Name: Kandaga Pujiana, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: kandaga.pujiana@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

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  • Ramstrom, William

    Ramstrom, William

    Name: William Ramstrom

    Position title: Senior Software Engineer 

    Contact e-mail: william.ramstrom@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML Room 308

    Phone: (305) 361-4433

    Research Interests: numerical weather prediction of hurricanes, supercomputing, radar analysis, air-sea fluxes

    Projects: Moving nest for FV3, HAFS

    Bio:  B.S. Computer Science, MIT, M.S. Atmospheric Science, MIT

  • Ramzy, Omar

     

    Ramzy, Omar

    Name: Omar Ramzy

    Position title: Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  omar.ramzy@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: 

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  • Rappucci, Gina

    Rappucci, Gina

    Name: Gina Rappucci

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: gina.rappucci@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: 226

    Phone: (305) 361-4283

    Research Interests:

    Projects:  Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS)

    Bio:  

  • Rider, Mitchell

    Ramstrom, William

    Name: Mitchell Rider 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/MMSTD

    Office: 

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  • Rodriguez-Ruano, Victor

    Ramstrom, William

    Name: Victor Rodriguez-Ruano

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/PEMD

    Office: 

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  • Rogers, Walter

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Walter Rogers

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: walt.rogers@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

    Phone: 

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    Bio:  

  • Rojas, Eric

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Eric Rojas 

    Position title: Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail:

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

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  • Rosales, Stephanie

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Stephanie Rosales, Ph.D.

    Position title: Associate Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: stephanie.rosales@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 217

    Phone: (305) 361-4511

    Research Interests: marine disease ecology, bioinformatics, and microbiology 

    Projects:  

    Bio:  

  • Ryan, Edward

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Edward Ryan 

    Position title: Senior Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail:

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: 

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    Bio:  

  • Sabatello, Rayne

    Sabatello, Rayne

    Name: Rayne Sabatello

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail: rayne.sabatello@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML

    Office: AOML

    Phone: (305) 361-4532

    Research Interests:

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  • Saiz, Christian Jonathan

    Saiz, Christian Jonathan

    Name: Christian Jonathan Saiz

    Position title:  Electrical Engineer 1

    Contact e-mail:  christian.saiz@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML-104

    Phone: (305) 361-4421

    Research Interests: Hardware/Software development, instrumentation maintenance and operations

    Projects:  Hurricane Glider, XBT Network, Western Boundary Time Series, Time Series of Surface Solar and Infrared Radiation

    Bio:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-jonathan-saiz-86845749/

  • Schockman, Katelyn

    Schockman, Katelyn

    Name: Katelyn Schockman

    Position title:  Postdoctoral Associate

    Contact e-mail: katelyn.shockman@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

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  • Sellwood, Kathryn

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Kathryn Sellwood

    Position title: Senior Research Associate I 

    Contact e-mail:  kathryn.sellwood@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: 

    Phone: (305) 361-4320

    Research Interests: Hurricane observations, data assimilation, uncrewed aircraft, dropsondes, numerical modeling

    Projects: Hurricane observations, data assimilation, uncrewed aircraft, dropsondes, numerical modeling 

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  • Serrano, Francis

    Serrano, Francis

    Name: Francis Serrano

    Position title:  Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: francis.serrano@noaa.gov

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  • Shao, Mingming

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Mingming Shao 

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

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  • Smith, Ian

    Smith, Ian

    Name: Ian Smith

    Position title: Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail: ian.smith@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 217

    Phone: (305) 361-4527

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  • Smith, Steven

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Steven Smith, Ph.D. 

    Position title:  Associate Scientist

    Contact e-mail:  steven.smith@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: 

    Phone: (305) 361-4285

    Research Interests: population dynamics of marine fishes and invertebrates, statistical survey design, fisheries data science

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  • Soden, Madison

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Madison Soden

    Position title:  Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: madison.soden@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: OCED

    Office: AOML 401

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  • Soderberg, Nash

    Soderberg,Nash

    Name: Nash Soderberg

    Position title:  Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: nash.soderberg@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML

    Office: AOML

    Phone: (305) 361-4396

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  • St-Fleur, Russell

    St-Fleur, Russell

    Name: Russell St-Fleur

    Position title: Programmer 2 

    Contact e-mail:  russell.st.fleur@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML308

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  • Studivan, Michael

    Studivan, Michael

    Name: Michael Studivan, Michael, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  michael.studivan@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: AOML 236/6

    Phone: (305) 361-4361

    Research Interests: coral 'omics; coral diseases; population genetics; mesophotic coral ecosystems; remotely-operated vehicles

    Projects: Stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) transmission, mitigation, and intervention; Port of Miami 'urban corals'; Disease resistance in restoration corals

    Bio:   http://michaelstudivan.weebly.com

  • Swanson, Dione

    Swanson, Dione

    Name: Dione Swanson, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: Dione.Swanson@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Teer, Bradford

    Ramstrom, William

    Name: Bradford Teer

    Position title: Research Associate III

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  • Tenorio, Ludovic

     

    Tenorio, Ludovic

    Name: Ludovic Tenorio, Ph.D.

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate 

    Contact e-mail:  ludovic.tenorio@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/MMSTD

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  • Thornton, Laura

     

    Thornton, Laura

    Name: Laura Thornton

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II 

    Contact e-mail:  Laura.Thornton@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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  • Troast, Brittany

    Troast, Brittany

    Name: Brittany Troast

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate I

    Contact e-mail: brittany.troast@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/OCED

    Office: Remote - St. Petersburg, FL

    Phone: (813) 263-2253

    Research Interests: Marine ecology, restoration, and species distribution

    Projects:  VAST spatiotemporal species modeling in sediment diversions

    Bio:  B.S. in Marine Science at the University of Florida M.S. in Biology at the University of Central Florida

  • Turley, Brendan

    Turley,Brendan

    Name: Brendan Turley, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail:  brendan.turley@noaa.gov

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  • Vaz, Ana

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Ana Vaz, Ph.D.

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail:  avaz@rsmas.miami.edu or ana.vaz@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

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    Research Interests: Biophysical interactions in the oceans, Connectivity of marine populations, Fisheries management, Transport and mixing in the ocean

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    Bio:  Broadly, my research addresses the persistent need to understand connectivity patterns of ecosystems, habitats and fisheries populations, how environmental changes in short to large time-scales can affect these patterns, and the feedbacks between the physical-ecological-human systems in these scenarios. I have long been fascinated with understanding how physical oceanography processes effect marine life, and by extension, our own lives, especially the recreational, cultural and economical activities in which we engage. My research thus aims to demonstrate links between the physical environment and ecosystems, by simulating the transport and fate of pollutants and early life stage organisms, estimating their consequences for ecosystem health, bio-demographics, and productivity across different marine habitats. I have worked on a broad array of research subjects and study areas: unveiling the relationship between river discharge and pink shrimp production at coastal lagoons in southern Brazil, the effects of eddies on fish larvae dispersal in the Hawaiian Islands, and studies in the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern US Atlantic. Work in the Gulf and SE Atlantic included quantifying fish larvae export from a deep water coral reef, transport of Marine-Oil Snow Aggregations, and improving forecasts of stock recruitment and deep-water oil spills dispersal and fate. Out of work, my hobbies also reflect my engagement with creating a sustainable future. I enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking and camping. I am also an avid gardener, organically growing more than 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables in our small backyard, which we share with our neighbors and friends. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana-Vaz-2

  • Volkov, Denis L.

    Volkov, Denis L.

    Name: Denis L. Volkov, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Scientist

    Contact e-mail: dvolkov@miami.edu

    Lab affiliation: AOML/PHOD

    Office: AOML 225/10

    Phone: (305) 361-4344

    Research Interests: Space-borne observations of sea level and ocean circulation; Meridional Overturning Circulation and its role in the regional and global climate variability; Florida Current transport and variability, including its impact on coastal sea level; Regional sea level changes; Meso- and large-scale processes in polar oceans and seas.

    Projects:  Space-borne observations of sea level and ocean circulation; Meridional Overturning Circulation and its role in the regional and global climate variability; Florida Current transport and variability, including its impact on coastal sea level; Regional sea level changes; Meso- and large-scale processes in polar oceans and seas.

    Bio:  Denis Volkov received his Ph.D. from Utrecht University (Netherlands). Before joining CIMAS in 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher at C.L.S. Space Oceanography Division (France) and then at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (California). https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/people/volkov/index.php; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Denis-Volkov-3

  • Vollmer, Nicole

    Abercrombie, Debra

    Name: Nicole Vollmer, Ph.D.

    Position title:  Assistant Scientist

    Contact e-mail: nicole.vollmer@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC/ Marine Mammal and Turtle Division

    Office: (Remote) Lafayette, Louisiana

    Phone: (337) 291-3148

    Research Interests: Marine mammals, population genetics, conservation

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    Bio:  https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/nicole-nikki-vollmer-phd

  • Weeks, Helen

    Weeks, Helen

    Name: Helen Weeks

    Position title: Research Associate III 

    Contact e-mail: June.weeks@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC

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  • West, Robert

    Walter, Rogers

    Name: Robert West  

    Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

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  • Wicker, Jesse

    Wicker, Jesse

    Name: Jesse Wicker

    Position title: Research Associate III

    Contact e-mail: jesse.wicker@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 233

    Phone: (305) 361-4461

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  • Willett, Naeem

    Willett,Naeem

    Name: Naeem Willett

    Position title:  Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: naeem.willett@noaa.gov

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  • Williams, Dana

    Williams, Dana

    Name: Dana Williams, Ph.D. 

    Position title: Associate Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: dana.williams@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: SEFSC

    Office: SEFSC 109

    Phone: (305) 767-3262

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  • Winters, Tera

    Blondin, Hannah

    Name: Tera Winters 

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

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  • Wu, Dan

    Wu, Dan

    Name: Dan Wu

    Position title: Senior Research Associate II

    Contact e-mail: Dan.Wu@noaa.gov 

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

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  • Zavadoff, Breanna

    Zavadoff, Breanna

    Name: Breanna Zavadoff

    Position title: Assistant Scientist 

    Contact e-mail: blz13@miami.edu 

    Affiliation: CIMAS

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  • Zhang, Jun

    Dr. Jun Zhang

    Name: Jun Zhang, Ph.D.

    Position title: Scientist

    Contact email:  Jun.Zhang@noaa.gov

    Lab affiliation: AOML/HRD

    Office: AOML 329

    Phone: (305) 361-4557

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