Associate Professor Adrian Jordaan is the Director of the Gloucester Marine Station

Adrian Jordaan, PhD
Adrian is a fisheries ecologist and Director of the Gloucester Marine Station. His research interests include understanding the influence of environmental variables on growth and survival of individuals and populations, elucidating the temporal and spatial structure and function of ecosystems, and determining the best management policies given the environmental constraints on growth, survival and geographic distributions of fish. He currently works on historical ecology of the northwestern Atlantic, movements and management of fish populations, sustainable fisheries and spatial and temporal aspects of marine ecosystems. 

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Katherine Kahl, PhD
Katie is the Extension Assistant Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainable Fisheries. She is faculty a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Conservation and works out of the Gloucester Marine Station. Her role bridges university capacity with sustainable fisheries, coastal resilience and blue economy research needs. Katie’s professional experience includes managing coastal conservation strategies, integrating climate change research into adaptation efforts, local and regional green infrastructure planning, and conservation policy advancement. Currently, Katie Leads the North Shore Blue Economy initiative, integrating sustainable and resilient coastal and marine strategies with job growth and sustainable economic development on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Katie also leads a multi-state collaborative Mass ECAN Salt Marsh Work Group in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

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Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli, PhD
Jynessa is a research scientist in the Department of Environmental Conservation, based full-time at the Gloucester Marine Station. She works with integrative fisheries sciences and human dimension of fisheries, engaging local communities and fishing industry partners. Jynessa uses participatory research tools to evaluate management strategies and impacts on fisheries and livelihoods, and to inform collaborative initiatives that enhance resource conservation, sustainability, and resilience. Her previous work includes coastal fisheries research in Florida and small-scale fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Brian Cheng, PhD
Brian, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation, is a marine ecologist. His research interests straddle the line between basic and applied problems in marine ecology. His lab integrates knowledge from the physical sciences (oceanography and atmospheric science) with biology (ecology and physiology) to understand what the future holds for marine ecosystems. His current research focuses on global change (climate change, biological invasions), predator-prey interactions, and management tools (marine protected areas) using lab experiments, field observations, and quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis). Brian works out the Gloucester Marine Station in summer months with his graduate students and interns.

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Assistant Professor Lisa Komoroske

Lisa Komoroske, PhD
Lisa is a molecular ecologist. Her research is driven by a fundamental curiosity in how animals are shaped by natural and anthropogenically altered environments, coupled with the desire to apply this knowledge to mitigate human impacts and inform effective conservation management. She conducts integrative studies in wildlife genomics, physiology and ecology to understand animal performance, distributions, connectivity and adaptation. Much of her research focuses on species of conservation concern and economic value in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and generally falls under one or multiple of three broad research topics: 1) Global Change, 2) Conservation Management, 3) Ecological Adaptation. 

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