Gregory L. Britten (Assistant Scientist, WHOI)

Greg is a biological oceanographer and ecologist developing models of marine populations and ecosystems. Greg received his PhD in earth system science from the University of California, Irvine, an M.Sc. in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, a B.Sc. in statistics & biology from Dalhousie, and was a postdoctoral researcher in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Sarah Zedler (Research Associate III, WHOI)

Sarah is a physical oceanographer pursuing questions related to planktonic biophysics. Sarah received her PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, an M.A. in the department of geography of UC Santa Barbara, and a B.S. in physics from UC Davis. Sarah has postdoc experience from Texas A&M, UT Austin, KAUST, U Hawaii, and worked as a research scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, UK.


Matthew Woodstock (WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar)

Matthew is a WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar working on the development of individual-based models and software describing fish movement and trophic ecology. Matthew received his Ph.D. in biological sciences from Florida International University, his M.Sc. in marine biology from Nova Southeastern University, and his B.Sc. in ecology, evolution, and behavioral biology from Beloit College.

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Lael Wakamatsu (PhD Student, University of Tasmania, co-supervised with Andy Fischer and Chris Bolch)

Lael is pursuing her PhD at the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies where her thesis is focused on modeling harmful algal blooms in marine aquaculture farms in eastern Tasmania and in coastal systems more broadly. Lael obtained her B.Sc. in earth system science from the University of California, Irvine.

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Danling Ma (PhD Student, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography)

Danling is pursuing her PhD in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program where she is studying marine biogeochemistry and plankton ecology. Danling obtained her M.Sc. in environmental sciences from ETH Zurich and her B.Sc. in natural resources and environmental science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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