Alaska HAB Expertise database

Name Title/Organization HABS Specialty Field by training
Louisa Castrodale


Epidemiologist, AK Dept of Health and Social Services, Anchorage 


Surveillance for human illness from shellfish toxins Epidemiology, veterinary science
Darcy Dugan

Alaska OA Network Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage

Facilitating interaction between researchers and stakeholders, HABS website Environmental science & policy
Ginny Eckert

Associate Director for Research, Alaska Sea Grant, Juneau

Shellfish biology; nearshore plankton dynamics; community engagement; marine ecology Fisheries ecology and oceanography, marine biology and marine invertebrates
Melissa Good

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Agent, Unalaska

Conducting local monitoring, developing community based monitoring, extension and outreach Fisheries management, marine biology, outreach
Dominic Hondolero

Oceanographer, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab, Seldovia, AK

HAB monitoring and research Biology
Esther Kennedy

Environmental specialist, SEATOR, Sitka Tribe, Sitka

Phytoplankton morphology, shellfish sample collection, data interpretation and public outreach. Earth history and geochemistry
Steve Kibler

Oceanographer, NOAA National Ocean Service, Beaufort, NC

Long experience with most aspects of HABs, including ecology, physiology, toxicity, detection and monitoring methods.
Biological oceanography
Kari Lamphier

Environmental Research Assistant/ Sitka Tribe of Alaska-SEATOR

Laboratory methods for the analysis of marine biotoxins related to HABs
Julie Matweyou

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Agent, Assistant Professor College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Kodiak, AK

Paralytic shellfish poisoning, toxin monitoring, research, and education,
community monitoring toward safe shellfish harvest
Biological Oceanography, research emphasis on PSP
Rose Robinson

Harmful Species Technician, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Homer

HAB community monitoring program in Southcentral; collection and analysis of phytoplankton and shellfish samples; response to HAB events. Biology
Sarah Schoen

Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center, USGS

Investigating biotoxins in seabirds and forage fish Ecology and Zoology
Kayla Schommer

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network Coordinator, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage

Facilitating interaction between researchers and stakeholders, HABS website Environmental science & policy, Marine Affairs
Gay Sheffield

Marine Advisory Fellow, Alaska Sea Grant, Nome

Bering Strait observations, sampling, and response; domoic acid/saxotoxin; marine mammals Marine mammal biologist, natural resource management
Raphaela Stimmelmayr


North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, Barrow

Domoic Acid, Saxotoxin, Microcystin, Nodularin ; marine mammals Veterinarian, Natural resource management; wildlife biology
Dean Stockwell Research professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks

 Red tides, brown tides, taxonomy Phytoplankton taxonomy, ecology
Elizabeth Tobin

PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau

Bloom dynamics of harmful algae; biophysical interactions; mechanisms of shellfish toxicity; Local and Traditional Knowledge Biological oceanography
Chris Whitehead

Environmental Program manager and director, Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research (SEATOR)

Collaborating and building partnerships for monitoring harmful algal blooms and shellfish toxicity with Tribal governments, state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profit stakeholders. Biology
Alex Whiting

Environmental Program Director, Native Village of Kotzebue

 Kotzebue Sound observations Fisheries, Ecology

Comments are closed.