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Stace Beaulieu on R/V Endeavor cruise EN627 NES-LTER Winter 2019 Transect

Stace E. Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Specialist
Biology Department

Information Manager, Northeast U.S. Shelf (NES) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project

Coordinator, WHOI Ocean Informatics Working Group


Biodiversity for a healthy ocean

The theme “Biodiversity for a healthy ocean” captures the spirit of my work. I am a biological oceanographer who studies the distribution and abundance of life in the ocean and on the seafloor. My technical expertise can be characterized as implementing FAIR data – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable - for the ocean sciences. Browse the Projects tab for my research in the deep ocean, coastal ocean, and ocean informatics. Browse the Education & Outreach tab for my teaching, mentoring, and public outreach.

Latest Publications

• Benson, Abigail; LaScala-Gruenewald, Diana; McGuinn, Robert; Satterthwaite, Erin; Beaulieu, Stace; Biddle, Mathew; et al. (2021): Biological Observation Data Standardization - A Primer for Data Managers. ESIP. Online resource.

• Neeley, Aimee, Beaulieu, Stace E., Proctor, Chris, Cetinić, Ivona, Futrelle, Joe, Soto Ramos, Inia, Sosik, Heidi M., Devred, Emmanuel, Karp-Boss, Lee, Picheral, Marc, Poulton, Nicole, Roesler, Collin S., Shepherd, Adam, "Standards and practices for reporting plankton and other particle observations from images", 2021-07-26, DOI:10.1575/1912/27377,

• Carrier T.J., Beaulieu S.E., Mills S.W., Mullineaux L.S., and Reitzel A.M. (2021) Larvae of Deep-Sea Invertebrates Harbor Low-Diversity Bacterial Communities. The Biological Bulletin,

• Dykman L.N., Beaulieu S.E., Mills S.W., Solow A.R., and Mullineaux L.M. (2021) Functional traits provide new insight into recovery and succession at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Ecology,

Beaulieu, S., Mills S, Mullineaux L, Carrier T, Reitzel A (2021). Larvae collected near deep-sea hydrothermal vent fields for microbiome study. United States Geological Survey. Occurrence dataset accessed via

• Gries, C., S. Beaulieu, R.F. Brown, S. Elmendorf, H. Garritt, G. Gastil-Buhl, H. Hsieh, L. Kui, M. Martin, G. Maurer, A.T. Nguyen, J.H. Porter, A. Sapp, M. Servilla, and T.L. Whiteaker. (2021). Data Package Design for Special Cases ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

• Mullineaux L, Mills S, Beaulieu S (2021). Macrofauna collected on colonization surfaces at the East Pacific Rise 9 50 N hydrothermal vent field in 1998-2017. Version 1.1. United States Geological Survey. Sampling event dataset accessed via

• Mullineaux L. S., Mills S. W., Le Bris N., Beaulieu S. E., Sievert S. M. and Dykman L. N. (2020) Prolonged recovery time after eruptive disturbance of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent community. Proc. R. Soc. B.,

• Hoagland, P., Jin, D., and Beaulieu, S. (2020) A primer on the economics of natural capital and its relevance to deep-sea exploitation and conservation. Chapter 2 in Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean, Eds. Baker, M., Ramirez-Llodra, E., and Tyler, P., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Beaulieu, Stace E; Szafrański, Kamil M (2020) InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields Version 3.4. PANGAEA,



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