Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty

Professor Costa-Pierce of UNE Marine Sciences

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences

Editor-in-Chief, Aquaculture (Elsevier)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture & Forestry Wallenberg Professor, University of Gothenburg

(207) 602-2440

bcostapierce@une.edu

Marine Science Center

Costa-Pierce has a 40-year career in the marine and freshwater sciences. His overall research interest is in "Ocean Food Systems: how seafood systems throughout the world  interact with marine ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture, and people. He has worked in the USA at both state and private universities and at international research organizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and from Hawai'i to Maine. He is a pioneer of the field of "Ecological Aquaculture", helped build FAO's "Ecosystem Approach to... Read More

Expertise

Ecological aquaculture

marine ecology

social-ecological systems

Markus Frederich headshot

Professor of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2406

mfrederich@une.edu

Marine Science Center
218

Dr. Frederich is a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England. He received his masters degree in biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, where he investigated anatomical abnormalities in ants that got exposed to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bremen, Germany for his work at the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. Here he investigated stress physiology mechanisms in Antarctic crustaceans. For... Read More

Expertise

Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski

BA, MS, PhD

Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $9 million in external grant funding. James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including NBC’s “Today Show,” “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” and the BBC series “Rise of Animals.” His research was featured on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week in both... Read More

Expertise

Life history and population dynamics of sharks

skates

and rays

composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities

physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality

environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities

and trophic interactions between fish species

Charles Tillburg

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2130

ctilburg@une.edu

Decary Hall
406

Dr. Charles Tilburg is a Professor of Marine Science and Associate Dean at the University of New England.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas and a PhD in Oceanography from Florida State University.  He has twenty years of research and teaching experience in physical oceanography, numerical modeling, and bio-physical coupling of... Read More

Expertise

Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Professor Stephan I. Zeeman

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

szeeman@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

oceanography

phytoplankton

primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2814

kono@une.edu

Marine Science Center
206

Expertise

Behavioral ecology and animal behavior

marine mammal behavior and biology

marine mammal policy

evolution.

Carrie Byron

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

cbyron@une.edu

Marine Science Center
219

My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. My current research focuses on sustainable ecological aquaculture and food web dynamics in... Read More

Expertise

Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Susan Farady headshot

Assistant Professor of Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs

(207) 602-2776

sfarady@une.edu

Marine Science Center
213A

Susan Farady is an Assistant Professor of Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She teaches courses in interdisciplinary marine law and policy, oversees curriculum offerings, and researches ocean governance and marine spatial planning issues.

Previously, she was the Director of the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program, and adjunct faculty at the Roger Williams University School of Law. In that capacity, she was responsible for the education,... Read More

Leah Bymers

Lecturer

(207) 602-2601

lbymers@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology

aquaculture

science education

David Guay headshot

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2188

dguay1@une.edu

Decary Hall
309A

Expertise

Benthic marine ecology

community & population ecology

invertebrate zoology

oceanography

evolutionary biology

science education

Zach Miller-Hope

Lecturer

Marine Science Technician

(207) 602-2232

zhope@une.edu

Marine Science Center
132

Expertise

Marine Biology

aquaculture

Professional Staff