Faculty

picture of Damian BradyDr. Damian C. Brady

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Delaware, 2008

damian.brady@maine.edu
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Research Interests: Water quality modeling, individual-based modeling, behavioral ecology, and ecophysiology of fish.


Dr. Margaret EstapaMargaret Estapa

Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Ph.D. University of Maine, 2011

margaret.estapa@maine.edu
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Research interests: Ocean biogeochemistry with a focus on particle-mediated carbon cycling; the biological carbon pump; observations from autonomous platforms.


Dr. Greg GerbiGerg Gerbi

Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Ph.D. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

gregory.gerbi@maine.edu
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Research interests: Physical Oceanography and specifically upper ocean dynamics and transport in coastal regions.


Dr. Heather LeslieHeather Leslie

Director, Darling Marine Center
Associate Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Ph.D. Oregon State University

heather.leslie@maine.edu
Leslie Lab Website

Research interests: Coastal marine ecology; human-environment linkages, particularly those related to coastal areas; and the design and evaluation of marine management strategies.


Dr. Jeremy RichDr. Jeremy Rich

Assistant Professor of Marine Microbiology
Ph.D. Oregon State University

jeremy.rich@maine.edu
Rich Lab Website

Research interests: Microbial ecology with a focus on the global nitrogen cycle; sediment and water column biogeochemistry; anoxic/oxic gradients; hydrothermal vents; the Antarctic.


Picture of Dr. Jeff RungeDr. Jeff Runge

Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Ph.D. University of Washington

jeffrey.runge@maine.edu
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Research interests:  Biological-physical interactions, fisheries sciences, marine invertebrate zoology, biological oceanography


Picture of Bob SteneckDr. Bob Steneck

Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1982

steneck@maine.edu
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Research interests: Ecology, evolutionary biology, fisheries oceanography, plant-herbivore interactions.


Picture of Rick WahleDr. Rick Wahle

Research Professor, School of Marine Sciences
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Maine, 1990

richard.wahle@maine.edu
Wahle Lab Website

Research Interests: Benthic ecology, fisheries science.


Picture of Rhian WallerDr. Rhian Waller

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Southampton Oceanography Center, UK, 2004

rhian.waller@maine.edu
Waller Lab Website

Research Interests: Invertebrate reproduction and larval development, deep-sea biology, cold-water corals, biogeography, larval dispersal and population connectivity.