Research Scientists

Alison Green, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine protected areas, Coral reefs fishes

Alkiviadis Kalampokis, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Physical Oceanography, Observational oceanography, Operational oceanography, HF-radars, Buoys, Lagrangian systems, Currents

Anders Rostad, Ph.D.

Senior ​​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Acoustics, Ocean vertical carbon flux, Mesopelagic fish

Chakkiath Paul Antony, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Marine microbiology, Microbial bioinformatics, Marine symbioses, Extremophiles, Bacterial metabolism, Methanotrophs/methylotrophs

Darren Coker, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​​Behavior, Biodiversity, Disturbances, Ecological Processes, Habitat, Marine ecology, Reef Fishes

Fabio Marchese, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Geomorphology, seafloor mapping, benthic habitat mapping, geomorphometry, terrain analysis, Remote Sensing, geographic information system

Helena Villela, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Coral Microbiology, Marine Probiotics, Marine Symbiosis, Chemosynthesis, Applied Microbiology

Jesse Cochran, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Movement ecology, Population ecology, Megafauna

Malika Kheireddine, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Bio-optical oceanography, Biogeochemical processes, Long-term changes in phytoplankton dynamics

Ramona Marasco, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Environmental microbiology, Plant-microbe interaction, Microbial ecology of extreme environments, Mangrove microbial ecology, Agriculture microbiology, Microbial biotechnology

Sebastian Schmidt-Roach, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Evolution, Epigenetics, Coral taxonomy

Shannon Klein, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine biology, Climate Change, Pollution, Acclimatization, ​Coral reefs, ​Applied Statistics

Song He, PhD

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine FIsh Hybridization, Hybridization Speciation, Biogeography

Susana Carvalho, Ph.D.

Senior ​​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Impacts, Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, Biological networks and interactions, Meta-Barcoding

Vincent Saderne, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Benthic Ecology, Carbonate Chemistry, Biogeosciences

Yasser O. Abualnaja, Ph.D.

Senior ​​​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Air-sea interaction, air-sea heat fluxes, water mass, salt and heat exchange, meso-scale ocean circulation, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)