People

Full-time Faculty

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor & Chair of Marine Sciences

Director, Marine Science Center, a UNE Center of Excellence

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

Editor, Production Science, Aquaculture (Elsevier)

(207) 602-2440

bcostapierce@une.edu

Marine Science Center

Costa-Pierce has a 35+ year career in the marine/aquatic sciences working at 11 U.S. and International Universities, living in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines) and Africa (Malaw'i), and conducting research/scientific consulting in 20+ nations for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors such ICLARM (The World Fish Center), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, GTZ-Germany, and USAID. He was a leader for the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) efforts to build "An Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture”; plus, he led an...

Expertise

Ecological aquaculture

sustainability science

Assistant Department Chair, Associate Professor

(207) 602-2406

mfrederich@une.edu

Marine Science Center
218

M.S. in Zoology, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Ph.D. in Physiology, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, University of Bremen, Germany

postdoc in Cardiovascular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

 

Expertise

Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

See our video with a green crab running on a treadmill: http://www.une.edu/cas/marine/crab/

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.

Professor of Marine Science

Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

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

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2130

ctilburg@une.edu

Marine Science Center
219

Expertise

Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Leah Bymers

Lecturer

(207) 602-2601

lbymers@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology

aquaculture

science education

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2188

dguay1@une.edu

Decary Hall
309A

Expertise

Benthic marine ecology

community & population ecology

invertebrate zoology

oceanography

evolutionary biology

science education

Carrie Byron

Research Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

cbyron@une.edu

Marine Science Center
224

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. Previous and current research projects include post-smolt salmon migration, carrying...

Expertise

Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Associate Research Faculty

Joseph Kunkel

Joseph G Kunkel

AB '64 Columbia College, Ph. D. '68 Case-Western Reserve University

Research Professor

(413) 335-6017

jkunkel1@une.edu

Marine Science Center
112A

Joe grew up on a tidal salt marsh in Long Island NY.  He spent his early years collecting and rearing insects as a hobby.  He went to college majoring in Zoology and published his first paper based on his undergraduate research on cockroach development.  He chose a graduate school where he could continue his interest in insect development and on earning his Ph. D. did a post doctoral in Biometry and another in Biochemistry.  Joe's major interest is in using...

Expertise

Biometry

protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.

Research Associate Faculty, Chairman of U.S. Marine Mammal Commission; Editor-in-Chief of Marine Mammal Science

(207) 597-2333

mmsci@megalink.net

Off-Campus

Expertise

Marine mammal behavior

ecology and conservation; behavioral ecology; mammalian reproductive strategies

NOAA/NMFS Research Fisheries Biologist

(228) 762-4591

william.driggers@noaa.gov

Off-Campus

Expertise

Behavioral ecology

biogeography

fisheries biology

life history

population dynamics

reproduction and taxonomy of sharks in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

Senior Research Scientist

(207) 773-2500

shjury@gmail.com

Off-Campus

Expertise

comparative animal physiology and behavior

invertebrate biology

fisheries and aquaculture technology development

Associate Research Faculty

(617) 226-2168

jmandelman@neaq.org

Off-Campus

Expertise

Conservation physiology and the physiological ecology of marine fishes; the physiological alterations and resultant mortality due to anthropogenic stressors

specifically fishing capture

in sharks

rays and skates; bycatch mitigation in sharks

rays and

Staff

Assistant Director, Marine Science Center, a UNE Center of Excellence

(207) 602-2671

sgill1@une.edu

Marine Science Center
213

Expertise

Research facility management

field logistics

flowing seawater systems

aquatic animal life support systems

scientific diving

scientific equipment design and fabrication

troubleshooting

manual machining

video and image-based coral reef methodologies