Expertise Database

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NameTitle/Organization/ContactHABS SpecialtyField by Training
Naomi Bargmann

Biologist, United States Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center

Laboratory methods for toxin analysis, public communicationBiology, wildlife biology
Louisa Castrodale

Epidemiologist, AK Dept of Health and Social Services, Anchorage

Surveillance for human illness from shellfish toxinsEpidemiology, veterinary science
Darcy Dugan

Alaska OA Network Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage

Facilitating interaction between researchers and stakeholders, HABS websiteEnvironmental science & policy
Ginny Eckert

Associate Director for Research, Alaska Sea Grant, Juneau

Shellfish biology; nearshore plankton dynamics; community engagement; marine ecologyFisheries ecology and oceanography, marine biology and marine invertebrates
Melissa Good

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Agent, Unalaska

Conducting local monitoring, developing community based monitoring, extension and outreachFisheries management, marine biology, outreach
Kris Holderied

Director, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab, Seldovia, AK

HAB monitoring, research and response, how changing ocean conditions affect Alaska coastal resources and communitiesOceanography
Dominic Hondolero

Oceanographer, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab, Seldovia, AK

HAB monitoring and researchBiology
Steve Kibler

Oceanographer, NOAA National Ocean Service, Beaufort, NC

Most aspects of HABs, including ecology, physiology, toxicity, detection and monitoring methods.Biological oceanography
Kari Lanphier

HABS and ocean acidification project coordinator, Sitka Tribe of Alaska-SEATOR

Laboratory methods for the analysis of marine biotoxins related to HABsGeology
Kathi Lefebvre

Research biologist, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Marine seafood toxins on wildlife and human healthBiology and marine science
Rosie Masui

Harmful Species Technician, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Homer

HAB community monitoring program in Southcentral; collection and analysis of phytoplankton and shellfish samples; response to HAB events.Biology
Julie Matweyou

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Agent, Assistant Professor College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Kodiak, AK

Paralytic shellfish poisoning, toxin monitoring, research, and education,
community monitoring toward safe shellfish harvest
Biological Oceanography, research emphasis on PSP
Sarah Schoen

Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center, USGS

Investigating biotoxins in seabirds and forage fishEcology and Zoology
Gay Sheffield

Marine Advisory Fellow, Alaska Sea Grant, Nome

Bering Strait observations, sampling, and response; domoic acid/saxotoxin; marine mammalsMarine mammal biologist, natural resource management
Raphaela Stimmelmayr

North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, Barrow

Domoic Acid, Saxotoxin, Microcystin, Nodularin ; marine mammalsVeterinarian, natural resource management; wildlife biology
Dean Stockwell

Research professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks

Red tides, brown tides, taxonomyPhytoplankton taxonomy, ecology
Chris Whitehead

Environmental Program manager and director, Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research (SEATOR)

Collaborating and building partnerships for monitoring harmful algal blooms and shellfish toxicity with Tribal governments, state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profit stakeholders.Biology
Alex Whiting

Environmental Program Director, Native Village of Kotzebue

Kotzebue Sound observationsFisheries, Ecology