Current Lab Members
Burt Jones
Burt Jones
Professor (Research), Marine Environmental Biology Dept.
Brief Bio: Post-Doc Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Ph.D. Duke University, B.S. Biological Engineering Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Coupling of biological & physical processes, ocean optics, coastal processes, urban ocean issues
Phone: 213.740.5765; FAX: 213.740.8123; email: bjones@usc.edu
Matthew Ragan
Matthew Ragan
Lab Manager, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Brief Bio: M.S. Ocean Sciences University of Southern California, B.A. Psychology University of Southern California
Research Interests: Ocean optics, HF radar, coastal processes, urban ocean issues
Phone: 213.740.5153; FAX: 213.740.8123; email: mragan@usc.edu
Gerardo Toro-Farmer
Gerardo Toro-Farmer
Ph.D. Student, Ocean Sciences Program
Brief Bio: B.S. Marine Biology University of Valle, Colombia
Research Interests: Marine optics, remote sensing, GIS, coral reef ecology, natural & anthropogenic impacts on coastal ecosystems
Phone: 213.740.5809; FAX: 213.740.8123; email: torofarm@usc.edu
Bridget Seegers
Bridget Seegers
Ph.D. Student, Marine Environmental Biology Dept.
Brief Bio: M.S. Water Resource Sciences University of Minnesota, B.S. Biology Carleton College Minnesota
Research Interests: Coupling of biological & physical processes, harmful algal blooms, coastal processes, urban ocean issues
Phone: 213.740.5809; FAX: 213.740.8123; email: seegers@usc.edu
Stephanie Ho
Stephanie Ho
Ph.D. Student, Marine Environmental Biology Dept.
Brief Bio: B.S. Earth and Environmental Science, University of California, Irvine
Research Interests: Coupling of biological & physical processes, remote sensing, harmful algal blooms, ocean systems and global climate change
Phone: 213.740.5809; FAX: 213.740.8123; email: stephanie.ho@usc.edu
Kelly L. Perry
Kelly L. Perry
Ph.D. Student, Ocean Sciences Program
Brief Bio: M.S. Physical Oceanography, Florida State University; B.S. Marine Science, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Research Interests: Coupling of biological and physical processes, Satellite Oceanography, Harmful Algal Blooms
Phone: 818-434-2191; email: kelly.l.perry@jpl.nasa.gov

Former Lab Members
Ivona Cetinic
Ivona Cetinic
Alumni
Brief Bio: Ph.D. University of Southern California, B.S. Biology/Ecology University of Zagreb, Croatia
Research Interests: Phytoplankton ecology, taxonomy, coupling of biological & physical processes, ocean optics
Kris Reifel
Kris Reifel
Alumni
Brief Bio: Ph.D. University of Southern California, M.S. Biology San Diego State University, B.S. Biology University of California at Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Phytoplankton ecology, physical-biological interactions, human impacts
Ellen Smith
Ellen Smith
Alumni
Brief Bio: M.S. Oceanography University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A. Biology University of California at Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Coral reef ecosystems, coupling of biological & physical processes, ocean optics, coastal processes, urban ocean issues

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