Faculty and Staff

Administrator

BCP with Ugandan Prime Minister

Chair, UNE Department of Marine Sciences

Director, UNE Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences

Editor-in-Chief, Aquaculture (Elsevier)

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

(207) 602-2440

bcostapierce@une.edu

Marine Science Center
On Campus

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

Expertise

Ecological aquaculture

marine ecology

social-ecological systems

Adeline Coyac

Addie Coyac

M.B.A.

Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2671

acoyac@une.edu

On Campus

Expertise

Scientific Research Methodology

Small Boat Operations

Large Research Vessel Science Operations

Dive Operations

Project management

research support

Marian Reagan

B.S. Education

Administrative Coordinator, Marine Science Center

(207) 602-2856

mreagan@une.edu

Marine Science Center
216
On Campus

Full-time Faculty

Markus Frederich headshot

Professor of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2406

mfrederich@une.edu

Marine Science Center
218
On Campus

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

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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
On Campus

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 during Shark Week in the summer of 2016.... 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
407
On Campus

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
On Campus

Expertise

oceanography

phytoplankton

primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Carrie Byron

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

cbyron@une.edu

Marine Science Center
219
On Campus

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

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Assistant Professor of Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs

sfarady@une.edu

Marine Science Center
213A
On Campus

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

Joseph Kunkel

Research Professor

(413) 335-6017

jkunkel1@une.edu

Marine Science Center
112A
On Campus

Joe grew up on a tidal salt marsh in Long Island, New York. 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 experimental design to explore... Read More

Expertise

Biometry

protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2814

kono@une.edu

Marine Science Center
206
On Campus

Expertise

Behavioral ecology and animal behavior

marine mammal behavior and biology

marine mammal policy

evolution.

Affiliated Faculty

Daryl Boness

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
On Campus

Expertise

Marine mammal behavior

ecology and conservation; behavioral ecology; mammalian reproductive strategies

William Driggers

NOAA/NMFS Research Fisheries Biologist

(228) 762-4591

william.driggers@noaa.gov

Off-Campus
On Campus

Expertise

Behavioral ecology

biogeography

fisheries biology

life history

population dynamics

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

Steve Jury

Senior Research Scientist

(207) 773-2500

shjury@gmail.com

Off-Campus
On Campus

Expertise

comparative animal physiology and behavior

invertebrate biology

fisheries and aquaculture technology development

John Mandelman

Associate Research Faculty

(617) 226-2168

jmandelman@neaq.org

Off-Campus
On 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

Alexia Morgan

Associate Research Faculty

On Campus

Expertise

Ecosystem modeling

seafood sustainability

fisheries management and bycatch mitigation

specifically related to large pelagic species including sharks

tuna and swordfish.

Staff

Zach Miller-Hope

Lecturer

Marine Science Technician

(207) 602-2232

zhope@une.edu

Marine Science Center
132
On Campus

Expertise

Marine Biology

aquaculture

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Assistant Research Scientist

On Campus

Expertise

marine resource management

fisheries management

sustainable marine aquaculture

coral reef ecology and restoration

coral reproduction

scientific diving

life support systems (LSS) maintenance and design

water quality

watershed science

program coordination

Senior Advisor

Tollef Olson headshot

Senior Advisor

President and Co-Founder, Ocean's Balance

On Campus

Born and raised in Maine, Tollef says he has salt water in his blood. After stints as a commercial fisherman, captain of international marine salvage expeditions, and seafood restaurant owner, Olson entered the world of aquaculture in 1994, conducting site surveys for aquaculture operations along the Maine coast. Concerned by his observations of rapidly declining populations of sea urchins and mollusks due to over-fishing, Tollef founded Aqua Farms, LLC in 1998 to cultivate rope grown mussels utilizing technology adapted from... Read More

Barton Seaver headshot

Senior Advisor

Director, Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

On Campus

Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other—through dinner. He has translated his illustrious career as a chef into his leadership of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this role, Barton spearheads initiatives to inform consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote healthier people,... Read More