Education

2012 Ph.D. Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Controls on Primary Productivity and its Measurement in Coastal Upwelling Systems
2005 B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Minor, Applied Mathematics

 

Professional Appointments

2017- Research Oceanographer, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA
2014- Assistant Project Scientist, UC Santa Cruz / NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA
2012-2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz
2008-2012 Graduate Researcher, UC Santa Cruz, CA
2005-2008 Systems Engineer, Atmospheric Observing Systems Inc., Boulder, CO
2003-2005 Biology Laboratory Assistant, UC Boulder
2004 Structural Engineer, Stress Analysis and Design Engineering, Malvern, England
2002 Structural Engineer, L-3 Communications – Spar Aerospace, Edmonton, Canada

 

Teaching and Mentoring

2015-2018 Instructor, Inquiry Institute, UC Santa Cruz Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators
2013 Guest Lecturer, METR/OCN 450 – Air-Sea Interactions, San Francisco State University
2011 Course Designer/Lead Instructor, Workshop for Engineering and Science Transfers, UC Santa Cruz
2011 Teaching Assistant, OCEA80A – Life in the Sea, UC Santa Cruz
2010 Course Designer/Instructor, Akamai Maui Short Course, Maui Community College, HI
2009 Course Designer/Instructor, Ocean Sciences Laboratory, UC Diversity Forum, UC Santa Cruz

 

Grants Received

2017-2020 NOAA CPO COCA: From physics to fisheries: A social-ecological management strategy evaluation for the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. PIs: M. Jacox (lead), M. Alexander, S. Bograd, E. Curchitser, C. Edwards, J. Fiechter, E. Hazen, A. Himes-Cornell, R. Rykaczewski, S. Stohs. Budget: $1,991,674 ($1,645,765 to UCSC).
2017-2020 NOAA CPO MAPP: Downscaled seasonal forecasts for living marine resource management off the US west coast. PIs: M. Jacox (lead), M. Alexander, S. Bograd, C. Edwards, J. Fiechter, E. Hazen, S. Siedlecki. Budget: $538,194 ($385,190 to UCSC).
2017-2018 Benioff Ocean Initiative: A fine-scale dynamic management tool to minimize whale ship strike risk in the northeast Pacific. PIs: E. Hazen, S. Bograd, M. Jacox. Budget: $106,750.
2017-2018 NOAA CIO HPCC: Biological Ocean Reanalyses for Fisheries Applications off the US West Coast. PIs: S. Bograd, M. Jacox, C. Edwards. Budget: $149,946.
2016-2017 NOAA BREP: El Niño Watch revised – An improved index for reducing Loggerhead Turtle by catch in the California Current. PIs: H. Bailey, L. Crowder, S. Bograd, E. Hazen, D. Robinson, C. Wilson, M. Jacox, K. Scales, D. Briscoe. Budget: $134,262 ($88,250 to CIMEC/ERD).

 

Awards

2017 National Marine Fisheries Service Team Member of the Year
2014 Best Talk, Physical Oceanography and Climate Committee, PICES Annual Meeting
2011 Dr. Earl H. Myers and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Research Grant
2009 Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Research Award
2008 University of California Regents Fellowship
2005 People’s Choice Award, University of Colorado Engineering Design Expo
2004 Tony Tisone Engineering Scholarship, University of Colorado
2003 J. Ranald Fox Memorial Scholarship, University of Colorado
2001 James H. Cole Engineering Scholarship, University of Colorado
1999 British Columbia Aviation Council Private Pilot Award
1999 Recreational Pilot of the Year, Pacific Flying Club, British Columbia, Canada

 

Invited Presentations

2017 Recent Ocean Anomalies off the U.S. West Coast: Observation, Historical Context, and Predictability, Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Biddeford, ME
ENSO and the California Current System: Historical Impacts, Potential Predictability, and the 2015-16 El Niño, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
2016 ENSO and the California Current System: Historical Impacts, Potential Predictability, and the 2015-16 El Niño, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Physical processes affecting ecosystem indicators, US Clivar workshop on Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast, La Jolla, CA
El Niño impacts on the California Current System: An ocean modeling perspective, PISCO Annual Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Predictability up the food web from physics to humans, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA
Climate variability and bottom-up control of productivity in the California Current System, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2014 Decadal scale upwelling variability in the California Current System, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
California Current System upwelling: Indices, variability, and climate connections, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2013 A numerical model of the California Current System with data assimilation, University of California, Berkeley, CA
What lies beneath: the importance of subsurface dynamics in coastal upwelling systems, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Contributed Presentations

2017 Seasonal Forecast Skill in the California Current System and its Connection to Climate Variability, PICES Annual Meeting, Vladivostok, Russia
2016 Optimal environmental conditions and anomalous ecosystem responses in the California Current System, Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA
2015 Optimal environmental conditions for primary producers in the California Current System, Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA
The California Current System nitrate supply: Sensitivity to forcing mechanisms and implications for future ecosystem change (poster), Application of Seasonal to Decadal Climate Predictions for Marine Resource Management, Princeton, NJ
Upwelling intensity, stratification, and nutrient supply trends in the California Current System, Third International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Santos, Brazil
2014 Climate variability and the 3D structure of coastal upwelling, PICES Annual Meeting, Yeosu, Korea
Upwelling variability in the California Current System from a historical analysis with ROMS 4D-Var data assimilation (poster), Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI
2013 Potential improvements to primary productivity estimates through subsurface chlorophyll and light measurement, 45th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, Liège, Belgium
2012 Potential improvements to remote primary productivity estimation in the southern California Current System (poster), American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2011 Upwelling source depth and nutrient supply for varied shelf slope, stratification, and surface forcing (poster), Gordon Research Conference – Coastal Ocean Modeling, South Hadley, MA
2010 Nutrient supply in coastal upwelling regions: The importance of stratification and topographic slope, International Meeting of Students in Physical Oceanography, Seattle, WA
Science on a Sunday: the prospective graduate student workshop in ocean sciences (poster), Learning from Inquiry in Practice, Santa Cruz, CA
2009 Effects of stratification and topographic slope on nutrient supply in coastal upwelling regions (poster), Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Field Experience

2011 Monterey Bay 2011 (3 cruises; UCSC; R/V John Martin)
2010 Monterey Bay 2010 (UCSC; R/V John Martin)
2009 Monterey Bay 2009 (4 cruises; UCSC; R/V John Martin)
2008 Monterey Bay 2008 (6 cruises; UCSC; R/V John Martin)
2005-2008 Monthly Cruises (MBARI, R/V Point Lobos; collaboration with F. Chavez)
2007 Unmanned surface vehicle development, Palmetto, FL
2006-2007 Chief scientist, robotic instrument deployments, Monterey Bay (12 cruises, R/V Sheila B)
2006 Airborne CO2 flux measurement (Purdue University, collaboration with P. Shepson)
2006 Unmanned airborne CO2 monitor deployment, Quincy, WA

 

Service

2017-2020 Co-chair, PICES Working Group 40 – Climate and Ecosystem Predictability
2017-2020 Co-chair, NOAA MAPP Marine Prediction Task Force
2018 Session Co-chair, International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Washington, D.C.
2018 Session Co-chair, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.
2016 Conference Co-chair, Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, Mt. Hood, OR.
2016 Session Co-chair, Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Session Co-chair, Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA.
Journal Reviewer Environmental Science and Technology, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Nature Geoscience, Ocean Science, Oceanography, PLOS ONE, Progress in Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Scientific Reports
Proposal Reviewer NERC (UK), Swiss National Supercomputing Center

 

Certificates

2012 Teaching Innovative Laboratory Experiences, UC Santa Cruz Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators
2011 Introductory Research Commercialization, National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer