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Daphne Munroe

Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Dr. Munroe’s research focuses on shellfish larval ecology and she has studied settlement and recruitment dynamics at shellfish farms, large-scale physical and biological drivers of population dynamics, and mechanisms underlying genetic connectivity and evolution in fished shellfish populations. Additionally, Dr. Munroe has studied declines in southern populations of surfclams using physical oceanography models of larval


Andrew Scheld

Associate Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Andrew Scheld uses economic theory and quantitative modeling approaches to study questions related to human use and management in fisheries and aquaculture. He is interested in changing human uses, impacts, and management objectives in marine ecosystems, how uncertainty and risk influence decision-making and economic behavior, and the development and application of integrated modeling tools to


Eileen Hofmann

Professor of Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Dr. Hofmann is recognized for her work on coupled physical-biological models. Her research interests are in the areas of physical-biological interactions in marine ecosystems, environmental control and transmission of marine diseases, descriptive physical oceanography, and mathematical modeling of marine ecosystems.  She has worked in a variety of marine environments, most recently the continental shelf region


John Klinck

Professor of Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Dr. Klinck studies physical and biological processes in the ocean, on continental shelves and in estuaries. These efforts include analysis of observations of various kinds and construction of numerical models to represent these processes. Recent focus has been on ocean circulation on Antarctic continental shelves and the effects of ocean heat delivery on melting floating


Eric Powell

Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

Eric Powell serves as the Director of the NSF Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS – www.SCeMFiS.org). Eric Powell has studied oceanography and marine biology for over 44 years. During that time, Powell has published 295 articles in refereed journals in the fields of carbonate preservation, shellfish ecology, marine diseases, population dynamics modeling, and fisheries


David Rudders

Assistant Research Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Dave Rudders is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Fisheries Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Marine Advisory Program. As Associate Director, he provides leadership for a portfolio of extension activities that include marine education, coastal communities, aquaculture, and fisheries. Hi


Sarah Borsetti

Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University

Sarah Borsetti’s research focuses on understanding the interactions among population dynamics and the environment of fished stocks. Dr. Borsetti studies these interactions mainly in marine shellfish within the Delaware Bay and offshore along the Mid-Atlantic Bight. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher working with Dr. Munroe to answer questions about the interactions among commercial shellfish


Stephanie Stromp

Graduate Student, University of Southern Mississippi

Stephanie Stromp is a first year Master’s student at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab working under advisor Dr. Eric Powell. She previously received bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Marine Sciences from the University of Georgia. In her research, Stephanie is using SEFES, a spatially and temporally explicit model of the Atlantic


Mauricio González Díaz

Graduate Student, Old Dominion University


Molly Spencer

Molly is a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi conducting research in the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory with advisor Dr. Eric Powell. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Southern Maine, where her interest in marine invertebrates and their associated fisheries developed. Her degree program in Coastal Sciences at