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The Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling our mission, strengthening our tradition of academic excellence, and enhancing our programs and services. The SML Executive Committee, along with the SML Executive Director, make up the core of leadership. Valuable input, advice, and support come from the SML Academic Advisory Committee.
Dr. Jennifer Seavey is the Kingsbury Executive Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine which is a joint facility of the University of New Hampshire and Cornell University. She also holds faculty appointments at both UNH and Cornell. As Executive Director, Jennifer develops and implements strategies to achieve the Shoals mission to provide education and research programs that advance the 1) understanding of marine and coastal ecosystems and 2) development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.
Dr. Seavey is a broadly trained marine ecologist with a focus on applied research on waterbirds, climate change, and resource management. Her academic achievements include: two post doctorate positions at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Florida where she conducted research on climate change impacts to coastal ecosystems; Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts in Natural Resource Conservation, where her dissertation focused on the landscape ecology and conservation of the piping plover on barrier islands of New York; Master’s Degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
Before joining Shoals Marine Laboratory, Dr. Seavey held an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, where she also served as the Assistant Director for University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory. She currently serves as a board member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Northeastern Coastal Stations Alliance (NeCSA), and the Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM).
The SML Executive Committee oversees the operations and finances of SML. Committee members include:
Dr. Diane Foster, co-chair
Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Esther Angert, co-chair
Senior Associate Dean, CALS, Cornell University
Dr. Kim Babbitt
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Cole Gilbert
Professor, Department of Entomology, CALS, Cornell
Dr. Cliff Kraft
Professor, Department of Natural Resources, CALS, Cornell
Dr. Marian McCord
Senior Vice Provost, University of New Hampshire
The SML Academic Advisory Committee is made up of three subgroups: Cornell faculty, UNH faculty, and faculty from other institutions.
The goals of the SML Academic Advising Committee are to:
- Help guide SML academic programming each year (short term)
- Help SML understand and maximize our service to student & faculty needs/desires;
- Help SML academic programs evolve in an appropriate direction (long term); and
- Assist us to effectively and quickly disseminate information to faculty and students about SML opportunities, changes, and other news.
Cornell University members
Dr. Eugene Won
Academic Coordinator for Shoals Marine Laboratory at Cornell University
Dr. David Bonter
Assistant Director of Citizen Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Dr. Matt Hare
Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources
Dr. Bruce Monger
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of New Hampshire members
Dr. Gregg Moore
Academic Coordinator for Shoals Marine Laboratory at UNH
Dr. Catherine Ashcroft
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources & the Environment
Dr. David Plachetzki
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Win Watson
Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Members from other institutions
Dr. Liz Craig
Academic Coordinator for Shoals Marine Laboratory
Dr. Jarrett Byrnes
Assistant Professor, UMass Boston
Dr. Jan Factor
Professor, Purchase College SUNY
Dr. Nadine Lysiak
Faculty, Marine Studies Consortium; Lecturer, UMass Boston
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