Alex Andrews (AFSC): Alex is a research fisheries biologist working with Dr. Ed Farley on surface trawl operations and catch reporting in Juneau. He has served 3 times as an Arctic Eis Chief Scientist. He received his MS from UAF Fisheries in 2011 and has worked in Alaska fisheries for twenty years.
Troy Buckley (NOAA): Troy works with Dr. Kerim Aydin in Seattle helping work through fish stomach samples for diet analysis, therefore informing new links or changes in the current Chukchi Sea food web model.
Kristin Cieciel (AFSC): Kris is a oceanographic and fisheries biologist working with Dr. Lisa Eisner in Juneau. She received her MS in UAF-Fisheries in 2010. Her Arctic Eis research projects also include jellyfish catches.
Catherine Coon (BOEM): Mrs. Coon is a Marine Biologist, and SFOS alumnus, within the Environmental Sciences Management Section in Anchorage. As our BOEM contact, she provided intellectual development of the Arctic Eis proposal and concept and helped focus efforts toward maximizing applied sciences for management application.
Bob Foy (AFSC): Dr. Foy will help lead the analysis of shellfish data from the bottom trawl. He is the Director of the AFSC Kodiak Laboratory and responsible for the annual Eastern Bering Sea crab stocks surveys. His expertise includes stock assessment and biological analysis of fish and crab species.
Brenda Holladay (UAF): Brenda works with Dr. Norcross and studies the distribution and abundance of Alaskan fishes and invertebrates from the bottom trawls. She received her M.S. in Fisheries Oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been working in the Arctic for nearly 20 years.
Katie Howard (ADFG): Dr. Howard is the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Research Coordinator for ADFG and has participated on leg 3 of both the ’12 and ’13 surface trawl cruises. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Hawaii before moving to Anchorage.
Jeffrey Napp (AFSC): Dr. Napp will be contributing to climate and oceanographic synthesis projects. He is currently RACE Division director and co-director of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI) Program at AFSC in Seattle.
Phyllis Stabeno (PMEL – NOAA): Dr. Stabeno will be contributing to climate and oceanographic synthesis projects. She is currently co-director of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI) Program at AFSC in Seattle.
Wesley Strasburger (AFSC): Wess is research fisheries biologist with Dr. Ed Farley working on surface trawl fish catch reporting and project database management. He hails from Wrangell, Alaska and received his MS degree from UAF-Fisheries in 2012.
Kevin Taylor (AFSC): Kevin was an acoustic research scientist working with Drs. Alex De Robertis and Chris Wilson. He received his MS in Physical Oceanography from University of Washington in 2010. Kevin has since moved on to a new position on the east coast.
Johanna Vollenweider (AFSC): JJ is a research fisheries biologist working with Dr. Ron Heintz in the Fish Energetics Lab at TSMRI. She served as an Arctic Eis Chief Scientist on leg 2 of the 2012 surface trawl cruise.
Jared Weems (UAF): Jared is the Arctic Eis Program Manager working with Lead PI Franz Mueter in overall project coordination. He received a MS in Marine Biology from UAF in 2011. He will also be collaborating with Dr. Alexei Pinchuk identifying crab planktonic larvae from 2012 and 2013.
Andy Whitehouse (AFSC): Andy works with Dr. Kerim Aydin in Seattle helping work through fish stomach samples for diet analysis, as well as, develop new Chukchi Sea food web links to inform the existing trophic models in the Arctic.