Full-time Faculty

Prof. Costa-Pierce at the University of New England, Maine

Barry A. Costa-Pierce

Ph.D. (Hawaii, 1984)

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)

External Graduate Faculty, School of Marine Science, University of Maine

Emeritus Professor of Fisheries & Aquaculture, University of Rhode Island

(207) 602-2440

Marine Science Center

Costa-Pierce has a 35+ year career in the marine/aquatic sciences. He has worked at 11 U.S. state and private universities and internationally in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines) and Africa (Malaw'i). He has conducted research and scientific consulting in 20+ nations for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral agencies such ICLARM (The World Fish Center), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, GTZ-Germany, and USAID. He was a leader in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) effort to build "An... Read More


Ecological aquaculture

marine ecology

Assistant Department Chair, Associate Professor

(207) 602-2406

Marine Science Center

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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Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

Marine Science Center




primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2814

Marine Science Center


Behavioral ecology and animal behavior

marine mammal behavior and biology

marine mammal policy


Professor of Marine Science

Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

(207) 602-2730

Marine Science Center


Life history and population dynamics of sharks


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 Tilburg

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

(207) 602-2130

Marine Science Center


Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Leah Bymers


(207) 602-2601

Marine Science Center


General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology


science education

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2188

Decary Hall


Benthic marine ecology

community & population ecology

invertebrate zoology


evolutionary biology

science education

Carrie Byron

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

Marine Science Center

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... Read More


Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Assistant Professor of Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs

Marine Science Center

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

Associate Research Faculty

Joseph Kunkel

Research Professor

(413) 335-6017

Marine Science Center

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... Read More



protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.

Daryl Boness

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

(207) 597-2333



Marine mammal behavior

ecology and conservation; behavioral ecology; mammalian reproductive strategies

William Driggers

NOAA/NMFS Research Fisheries Biologist

(228) 762-4591



Behavioral ecology


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



comparative animal physiology and behavior

invertebrate biology

fisheries and aquaculture technology development

John Mandelman

Associate Research Faculty

(617) 226-2168



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



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