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Two decades of macrofauna data from hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise available in OBIS and GBIF

We are pleased to announce the availability of two decades of macrofauna data from colonization surfaces deployed at the East Pacific Rise 9 50 N hydrothermal vent field. Species and morphogroups were matched to equal or lowest level taxon in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). We provide 3536 machine-readable counts of taxon-resolved macrofauna…

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New project Harmful Algal Bloom Community Technology Accelerator

I am co-PI on a new research project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve our nation’s response to harmful algal blooms (HABs). I’ll be working with Heidi Sosik @ WHOI and collaborating with the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), University…

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#hot2coldvents cruise to deep-sea vents!

The #hot2coldvents cruise to deep-sea vents with the deep-diving submarine Alvin was 17 December 2019 – 7 January 2020. Here’s a video clip showing us in Alvin working on the East Pacific Rise with full credits: https://vimeo.com/whoi/review/385092373/1aa74a7048. Here’s a website with our daily blog and all the hashtags to check in Instagram, Facebook, and more:…

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Global trait database for vent fauna now available online

Thrilled to announce the availability of the sFDvent global‐scale trait database for deep‐sea hydrothermal vent animal species. Our article is available open access in Global Ecology and Biogeography (https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12975), and our data tables are available in Dryad (https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.cn2rv96). It was such a pleasure to work with the lead authors and working group chairs Abbie Chapman…

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Summer 2019 EDI Fellowship with NES-LTER for undergraduate or graduate students

Join me and the NES-LTER Team in Woods Hole in Summer 2019! I will be sponsoring a Fellowship through the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI), titled ““Contributing datasets from plankton imaging systems deployed at the NES-LTER for Essential Ocean Variables and Essential Biodiversity Variables.” The EDI Fellowship program starts with a Data publishing workshop 4 –…

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AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Posters and Data FAIR Help Desk

The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting brings over 25,000 Earth and ocean scientists to Washington, DC. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share research from two NSF-funded projects (posters linked below) and to serve at ESIP’s Data FAIR Help Desk. The Data FAIR is a week of events for researchers to engage with informatics…

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WHOI Doherty Chair in Education

I just received the fabulous news that I was awarded a WHOI Doherty Chair in Education for “Navigating an Ocean of Data: Curriculum Development and Implementation for WHOI’s Academic Programs.” The three types of learning opportunities that I will offer in collaboration with WHOI’s Data Library, IS Applications Development team, and BCO-DMO are: 1) an…

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Women in Deep Waters panelist, March 20, 2018

The WHOI Women’s Committee sponsored “Women in Deep Waters,” a panel discussion on March 20, 2018, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. I was one of five women scientists highlighted for ten or more dives in WHOI’s iconic human-occupied submersible Alvin. Link to video broadcast during the event

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