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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., 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.

• Fleming BFM, Beaulieu SE, Mills SW, Gaggiotti OE, Mullineaux LS (2022) Ecological connectivity in Pacific deep-sea hydrothermal vent metacommunities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.,

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.

• 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



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