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Stace E. Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Specialist
Biology Department

Data Team Member, Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN)

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

Beaulieu, Stace E., Stocks, Karen, Smith, Leslie M. (2024) FAIR Data Training for Deep Ocean Early Career Researchers: Syllabus and slide presentations. Woods Hole Open Access Server.

• Chen, Chong; Li, Yunlong; Sun, Jin; Beaulieu, Stace E.; Mullineaux, Lauren S. (2024) Two new melanodrymiid snails from the East Pacific Rise indicate the potential role of inactive vents as evolutionary stepping-stones. Systematics and Biodiversity, 22(1): 2294014.

• Fleming BFM, Beaulieu SE, Mills SW, Gaggiotti OE, Mullineaux LS (2024) Ecological connectivity in Pacific deep-sea hydrothermal vent metacommunities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 731: 267-278.

Beaulieu, Stace E., Mills, Susan W., Fleming, Bethany F. M., Angier, Sabine, Toner, Mary, Mullineaux, Lauren S., 2023-01-13, "Macrofauna and larvae collected at the Auka hydrothermal vent field in Pescadero Basin in 2017", Woods Hole Open Access Server, DOI:10.26025/1912/29613,

• Stocks, Karen, Stace Beaulieu, Carolina Berys-Gonzalez, Mathew Biddle, Allison Mills, Sarah O'Connor, Leslie M. Smith, Michael Vardaro, Dawn J. Wright (2023) Easy Resources for Managing Your Ocean Data. ESIP. Online resource.

Beaulieu, S., Mills, S., Mullineaux, L. (2022) Larvae collected near Mariana Back-Arc hydrothermal vents in 2010. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). (Version 1) Version Date 2022-08-05. doi:10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.877284.1

• Smith, Leslie M.; Cimoli, Laura; LaScala-Gruenewald, Diana; Pachiadaki, Maria; Beaulieu, Stace E.; et al. (2022) The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy: Addressing Global Challenges in the Deep Sea Through Collaboration. Marine Technology Society Journal, 56,

• 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.




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