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Meet the Research Team

Leadership Team

The Gulf of Alaska Board of Investigators (GABI) includes representation from each of the major project components and is responsible for ensuring effective communication between the scientists involved in each of the different aspects of this integrated research project. Current GABI members are Olav Ormseth (middle trophic level), Carol Ladd (modeling), Franz Mueter/Kalei Shotwell (upper trophic level), Russ Hopcroft (lower trophic level), and Molly McCammon (data management).

Program Management

Danielle Dickson is the NPRB Program Manager for the Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Program. She works closely with the Gulf of Alaska Board of Investigators (GABI) to make sure that the scientists from the different components of the project communicate effectively and make progress on meeting the various objectives of the project.  Danielle is also serving as the managing guest editor for the Gulf of Alaska thematic special issues that will be published in Deep Sea Research II. 

Research Team

Over 45 experts in various fields including physcial, chemical, and biological oceanography, fisheries, seabird and marine mammal science, and ecological modeling all participated in this study. Expand the list below to see the list of scientists and their affiliations. 

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Name Affiliation Email
Aguilar-Islas, Ana University of Alaska Fairbanks amaguilarislas@alaska.edu
Atkinson, Shannon University of Alaska Fairbanks shannon.atkinson@alaska.edu
Aydin, Kerim NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center kerim.aydin@noaa.gov
Bochenek, Rob Axiom Consulting and Design rob@axiomalaska.com
Budge, Suzanne Dalhousie University suzanne.budge@dal.ca
Busch, Lisa Sitka Sound Science Center lbusch@sitkascience.org
Coffin, Brendan University of Alaska Fairbanks  
Coyle, Ken University of Alaska Fairbanks coyle@ims.uaf.edu
DeRobertis, Alex NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center alex.derobertis@noaa.gov
Doyle, Miriam University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere & Ocean miriam.doyle@noaa.gov
Fournier, Wyatt NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center wyatt.fournier@noaa.gov
Frederickson, Kerri Western Washington University Kerri.Fredrickson@wwu.edu
Gibson, Georgina University of Alaska Fairbanks gagibson@alaska.edu
Golden, Nadine U.S. Geological Survey ngolden@usgs.gov
Hedstrom, Kate University of Alaska Fairbanks kshedstrom@alaska.edu
Heintz, Ron NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center ron.heintz@noaa.gov
Hermann, Al University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere & Ocean Albert.J.Hermann@noaa.gov
Hinckley, Sarah NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center sarah.hinckley@noaa.gov
Hopcroft, Russ University of Alaska Fairbanks rrhopcroft@alaska.edu
Horne, John University of Washington jhorne@u.washington.edu
Kachel, Nancy University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere & Ocean Nancy.Kachel@noaa.gov
Koeppen, Will Axiom Consulting and Design will@axiomalaska.com
Ladd, Carol NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory carol.ladd@noaa.gov
Martin, Ross Axiom Consulting and Design ross@axiomalaska.com
Matarese, Ann NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Ann.Matarese@noaa.gov
McCammon, Molly Alaska Ocean Observing System mccammon@aoos.org
McGowan, Dave University of Washington mcgowand@uwashington.edu
McKenzie, Liz Sitka Sound Science Center liz.creativeworks@gmail.com
Mordy, Calvin University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere & Ocean Calvin.W.Mordy@noaa.gov
Moss, Jamal NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center jamal.moss@noaa.gov
Mueter, Franz University of Alaska Fairbanks fmueter@alaska.edu
Napp, Jeff NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center jeff.napp@noaa.gov
Ormseth, Olav NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center olav.ormseth@noaa.gov
Parada, Carolina University of Washington carolina.parada.veliz@gmail.com
Pirtle, Jodi NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center jodi.pirtle@noaa.gov
Rand, Kimberly NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center kimberly.rand@noaa.gov
Reid, Jane U.S. Geological Survey jareid@usgs.gov
Seguret, Marie University of Alaska Fairbanks mseguret@alaska.edu
Shotwell, Kalei NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center kalei.shotwell@noaa.gov
Slater, Leslie U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service leslie_slater@fws.gov
Sreenivasan, Ashwin NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center ashwin.sreenivasan@noaa.gov
Stabeno, Phyllis NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory phyllis.stabeno@noaa.gov
Stockhausen, William NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center william.stockhausen@noaa.gov
Stockwell, Dean University of Alaska Fairbanks dastockwell@alaska.edu
Strom, Suzanne Western Washington University suzanne.strom@wwu.edu
Sullivan, Peggy University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere & Ocean peggy.sullivan@noaa.gov
Vollenweider, Johanna NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center johanna.vollenweider@noaa.gov
Waite, Jason University of Alaska Fairbanks jason.waite@alaska.edu
Wang, Shiway Sedna Ecological sedna.ecological@gmail.com
Zaleski, Molly NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center marilyn.zaleski@noaa.gov
Zimmermann, Mark NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center mark.zimmermann@noaa.gov

Data Management Team

Alaska Ocean Observing System and Axiom Consulting and Design have teamed up to provide data management services for the Gulf of Alaska Project. They have established a private electronic workspace to facilitate data sharing among the scientists working on the project. They also plan to launch a public website where metadata will be shared in order to facilitate collaboration with others working in the Gulf of Alaska.  The team is helping the scientists to organize their data, author metadata, and create a permanent data archive.  To read the full statement of work for this project, click here.

Scope of Work