Contacts


Primary Contact

Amalia Harrington
Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Project Coordinator
Maine Sea Grant College Program
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207.581.1440


Extension Staff Contact Information by Program

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Amalia Harrington
Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Project Coordinator
Maine Sea Grant College Program
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207.581.1440

Beth Bisson
Associate Director, Marine Extension Program Leader
University of Maine
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Chris Bartlett
Marine Extension Associate
University of Maine
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207.853.0967

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Gabriela Bradt
Fisheries Extension Specialist
University of New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Sea Grant Staff
603.862.2033

Alexa Brickett
Assistant Director for Communications
University of New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Sea Grant Staff
603.862.6704

MIT Sea Grant College Program

Carolina Bastidas
Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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617.253.3438

Robert Vincent
Assistant Director for Advisory Services
Research Coordinator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Robert Vincent Profile
617.252.1741

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Jennie Rheuban
Research Associate III
Research Coordinator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Email Jennie Rheuban
508.289.3782

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Antoinette Clemetson
Marine Fisheries Specialist
SUNY at Stony Brook
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Antoinette Clemson Profile
631.632.8730

Kathy Bunting-Howarth
Associate Director, New York Sea Grant Institute
Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell University
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607.255.2832

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Anoushka Concepcion
Assistant Extension Educator for Marine Aquaculture
Connecticut Sea Grant and Department of Extension
University of Connecticut
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860.405.9105

Nancy Balcom
Associate Director and Program Leaders
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
Senior Extension Educator
University of Connnecticut Extension
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860.405.9107

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Azure Cygler
Fisheries & Aquaculture Extension Staff
The Coastal Resources Center
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
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401.874.6197

Dawn Kotowicz
Coastal Research Associate
Climate Resilience and Fisheries
The Coastal Resources Center
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
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401.874.6152


Researcher Contact Information by Project

2020 Cohort

Testing and developing effective non-invasive female maturity assessment methods and protocols for the American lobster (Homarus americanus)

PI: Jesica Waller
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Jesica Waller
207.350.6440

Co-PI: Kathleen Reardon
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Kathleen Reardon
207.633.9404

Co-PI: Fraser Clark, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dalhousie University
Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture
Email Fraser Clark
Fraser Clark Profile
902.896.2433

Heidi Henninger (Advisor)
Scientific/Program Manager
Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association
Email Heidi Henninger
603.828.9342


Assessing the broad-scale distribution and abundance of lobster larvae and their potential food sources throughout the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

PI: Heidi Henninger
Scientific/Program Manager
Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association
Email Heidi Henninger
603.828.9342

Co-PI: Kathleen Reardon
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Kathleen Reardon
207.633.9404

Co-PI: Jesica Waller
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Jesica Waller
207.350.6440

Co-PI: Eric Annis, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Hood College
annis@hood.edu
Eric Annis Profile
301.696.3662

Co-PI: Joshua Carloni, MS
New Hampshire Fish & Game
Project Leader, Lobster Research and Monitoring
Email Joshua Carloni
603.868.1095

LeAnn Whitney, PhD (Collaborator)
Assistant Professor
Corning School of Ocean Studies
Maine Maritime Academy
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LeAnn Whitney Profile
207.326.2396

Jason Goldstein, PhD (Advisor)
Research Director
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Maine Coastal Ecology Center
Email Jason Goldstein
Jason Goldstein Profile
207.646.1555 x136


Bait alternative development and future visioning in the New England lobster fishery

PI: Adrian Jordaan, PhD
Associate Professor
Gloucester Marine Station and Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Email Adrian Jordaan
Adrian Jordaan Profile
413.545.2758

Co-PI: Amanda Kinchla
Extension Associate Professor
Department of Food Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Co-PI: Brian Cheng, PhD
Assistant Professor
Gloucester Marine Station and Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Email Brian Cheng
Brian Cheng Profile
413.545.2454

Co-PI: Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli, PhD
Research Scientist
Gloucester Marine Station and Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Email Jynessa Gianelli
978.865.3938

Ann Molloy (Collaborator)
Sales Director
Neptune’s Harvest
Email Ann Molloy

Mark Ring (Collaborator)
Board Member of the Lobster Foundation of Massachusetts
Chair of the City of Gloucester Fisheries Commission
F/V Stanley Thomas
Email Mark Ring

Beth Casoni (Collaborator)
Executive Director
Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association
Email Beth Casoni


Early life history of American lobsters in coastal southern New England waters

PI: Jeremy Collie, PhD
Professor
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Email Jeremy Collie
Jeremy Collie Profile
401.874.6859

Co-PI: Conor McManus, PhD
Deputy Chief
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Staff Page
401.423.1941

Co-PI: Richard Wahle, PhD
Director of the Lobster Institute
Research Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Email Richard Wahle
Richard Wahle Profile


Fishing in hot water: defining sentinel indicators of resilience in the American lobster fishery

PI: Joshua Stoll, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Joshua Stoll Profile
207.581.4307

Co-PI: Kathleen Reardon
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Kathleen Reardon
207.633.9404

Co-PI: Carla Guenther, PhD
Chief Scientist
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Email Carla Guenther
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Staff Page

Patrice McCarron (Advisor)
Executive Director
Maine Lobstermen’s Association
Email Patrice McCarron

Lisa Colburn, PhD (Advisor)
Anthropologist
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Email Lisa Colburn
Lisa Colburn Profile
401.782.3253

Michael Jepson, PhD (Advisor)
Branch Chief
Social Sciences Branch
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Email Michael Jepson
Mike Jepson Profile
727.824.5305


Incorporating changes in thermal habitat and growth to improve the assessment of American lobster stocks and spatial distribution in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and southern New England

PI: Yong Chen, PhD
Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Email Yong Chen
Yong Chen Profile
207.581.4303

Co-PI: Mackenzie Mazur, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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Mackenzie Mazur Profile

Co-PI: Cameron Hodgdon (Graduate Student)
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Email Cameron Hodgdon
Cameron Hodgdon Profile
207.581.4306

Co-PI: Jeff Kipp, PhD
Senior Stock Assessment Scientist
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Email Jeff Kipp
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Staff Page

Co-PI: Conor McManus, PhD
Deputy Chief
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Email Conor McManus
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Staff Page
401.423.1941

Kathleen Reardon (Advisor)
Marine Resource Scientist III
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Email Kathleen Reardon
207.633.9404

Burton Shank, PhD (Advisor)
Research Fishery Biologist
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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Burton Shank Profile
508.495.2363

Jui-Han Chang, PhD (Advisor)
Research Biologist
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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Jui-Han Chang Profile
508.495.2052

Patrice McCarron (Advisor)
Executive Director
Maine Lobstermen’s Association
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Annie Tselikis (Advisor)
Executive Director
Maine Lobster Dealers Association
Email Annie Tselikis


Surface convergences: a critical pelagic microhabitat for American lobster postlarvae?

PI: Jesús Pineda, PhD
Senior Scientist
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Jesús Pineda Profile
508.289.2274

Co-PI: Carolyn Tepolt, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Email Carolyn Tepolt
Carolyn Tepolt Profile
508.289.3357


Understanding and improving spatial distribution projections for lobster: Considering predation and building expert consensus

PI: Kathy Mills, PhD
Research Scientist
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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Kathy Mills Profile
207.228.1657

Co-PI: Andrew Allyn
Quantitative Research Associate
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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Andrew Allyn Profile
207.228.1695


Understanding the cause of low dissolved oxygen in Cape Cod Bay and initiating a hypoxia warning system for the lobster fishery

PI: Tracy Pugh, PhD
Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Email Tracy Pugh
508.742.9740

Co-PI: Amy Costa
Director, Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program
Center for Coastal Studies
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Center for Coastal Studies Staff Page
508.487.3623 x 122

Co-PI: Owen Nichols
Director, Marine Fisheries Research
Center for Coastal Studies
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Center for Coastal Studies Staff Page
508.487.3623 x 128

Co-PI: Kelly Whitmore
Marine Fisheries Biologist
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Email Kelly Whitmore
978.282.0308 x 102

Co-PI: W. Rockwell Geyer, PhD
Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
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Rockwell Geyer Profile
508.289.2686

Co-PI: Malcolm Scully, PhD
Associate Scientist with Tenure
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
Email Malcolm Scully
Malcolm Scully Profile
508.289.2951


2019 Cohort

Projecting climate-related shifts in American lobster habitat and connectivity: integrated modeling to inform sustainable management

PI: Damian Brady, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Damian Brady Profile
207.312.8752

Co-PI: Huijie Xue, PhD
Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Huijie Xue Profile

Co-PI: Lewis Incze, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Lewis Incze Profile

Co-PI: Rubao Ji, PhD
Senior Scientist
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Rubao Ji Profile
508.289.2986

Co-PI: Changsheng Chen, PhD
Professor
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
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Changsheng Chen Profile

Kenneth Rose, PhD (Collaborating Consultant)
Professor
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Sciences
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Kenneth Rose Profile

Andrew Goode (Graduate Student)
Candidate for PhD in Oceanography
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Siqi Li (Graduate Student)
Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Email Siqi Li


Fish less, earn more: assessing maximum economic yield effort levels in Gulf of Maine’s lobster fishery, incorporating lessons learned from southern New England, Canada and Australia

PI: Alexa Dayton, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Maine Center Ventures
University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center
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University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center

Co-PI: Kanae Tokunaga, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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The potential influence of increased water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine on the distribution of female American lobsters and the impacts of these distribution shifts on larval recruitment

PI: Jason Goldstein, PhD
Research Director
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Maine Coastal Ecology Center
Email Jason Goldstein
Jason Goldstein Profile
207.646.1555 x136

Co-PI: Benjamin Gutzler, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Maine Coastal Ecology Center
Email Benjamin Gutzler
Benjamin Gutzler Profile
(207) 646-1555

Co-PI: Joshua Carloni, MS
New Hampshire Fish & Game
Project Leader, Lobster Research and Monitoring
Email Joshua Carloni
603.868.1095

Co-PI: Steven Jury, PhD
Assistant Professor
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Biology Department
Email Steven Jury
Steven Jury Profile
207.893.7949

Co-PI: Tom Lippmann, PhD
Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire
Dept. of Earth Sciences and Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping
Email Tom Lippmann
Tom Lippmann
603.862.4450

Co-PI: Win Watson, PhD
Professor
University of New Hampshire
Department of Biological Sciences
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Win Watson Profile
603.892.1629

Co-PI: Anita Kim, MS
Assistant Scientist and Laboratory Operations Manager
New England Aquarium
Email Anita Kim
Anita Kim Profile
617.226.2138


Resilience, adaptation, and transformation in lobster fishing communities

PI: Kathy Mills, PhD
Research Scientist
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Kathy Mills
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Co-PI: Lisa Colburn, PhD
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Social Sciences Branch
Email Lisa Colburn


Growth in large offshore lobsters: addressing a critical data gap in the US Lobster Stock Assessment

PI: Tracy Pugh, PhD
Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Email Tracy Pugh
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
508.742.9740

Co-PI: Robert Glenn
Chief Marine Fisheries Biologist
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Email Robert Glenn
508.742.9746


Reproduction in an era of rapid environmental change: the effect of multiple stressors on reproductive success, embryogenesis, and emerging larvae of the American lobster

PI: Emily Rivest, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William & Mary
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Emily Rivest Profile
Marine Physiological Ecology Research Unit at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
804.684.7942

Co-PI: Jeff Shields, PhD
Moses D. Nunnally Distinguished Professor of Marine Science
Department of Aquatic Health Sciences
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William & Mary
Email Jeff Shields
Jeff Shields Profile
804.684.7128


Bridging the ‘Great Disconnect’: linking the Gulf of Maine pelagic food web to lobster recruitment dynamics

PI: Richard Wahle, PhD
Director of the Lobster Institute
Research Professor
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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Co-PI: David Fields, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
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Co-I: Pete Countway, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
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Co-I: Rachel Lasley-Rasher, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Southern Maine
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Joshua Carloni, MS (Senior Personnel)
New Hampshire Fish & Game
Project Leader, Lobster Research and Monitoring
Email Joshua Carloni
603.868.1095

Paul Geoghagan (Senior Personnel)
Senior Principal Scientist
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
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Alex Ascher (Graduate Student)
Candidate for PhD in Marine Biology
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
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