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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

• 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

• Michel, A., Wankel, S., Beaulieu, S., et al. (2018) Biogeochemical Exploration of the Pescadero Basin Vents. Oceanography 31(1), Supplement, March 2018, 42-43,

• Mullineaux, L.M., Metaxas, A., Beaulieu, S.E., et al. (2018) Exploring the Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in a Metacommunity Framework. Front. Mar. Sci.,


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