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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

Beaulieu, S., Carrier, T., Mills, S., Mullineaux, L., Reitzel, A. (2021) Sampling locations and identifications for larvae collected near three deep-sea hydrothermal vent fields from 2007 to 2017. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). (Version 1) Version Date 2021-02-02 [if applicable, indicate subset used].

• 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,

• Cunha, M., Genio, L., Pradillon, F., Henry, M.C., Beaulieu, S., Mills, S., et al. (2020) Foresight Workshop on Advances in Ocean Biological Observations: a sustained system for deep-ocean meroplankton. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e54284,

• Toner, M., Beaulieu, S., Mills, S. (2020) Macrofauna collected on colonization panels at Snail Vent Field on the Mariana Back-arc in 2014. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). Dataset version 2020-02-11. doi:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.783880.2

• Muelbert, J.H., Beaulieu, S.E., Sosik, H.M., et al. (2019) ILTER - the International Long-Term Ecological Research network as a platform for global coastal and ocean observation. Front. Mar. Sci.,

• Chapman ASA, Beaulieu SE, Mills SW, Mullineaux LM, Bates AE, et al. (2019) sFDvent: A global trait database for deep‐sea hydrothermal‐vent faunaGlobal Ecology and Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/geb.12975



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