2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
School for Marine Sciences and Technology
Faculty and Fields of Interest
Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences
Altabet, Mark (Chairperson) study of present and past major marine biogeochemical cycles using natural variations in isotopic ratio, the global nitrogen cycle and its interactions with climate change, atmospheric CO2 concentration, coastal eutrophication
Bisagni, James J physical oceanography, satellite oceanography
Brown, Wendell S coastal physical oceanography, moored ocean observations, real-time circulation modeling, data/information management system development
Gangopadhyay, Avijit (Associate Dean, SMAST) physical oceanography, numerical modeling, climate studies
Goodman, Louis physical oceanography, ocean internal waves, turbulence and mixing, bottom and surface mixed layers, ocean acoustics, autonomous underwater vehicles
Howes, Brian estuarine and embayment nutrient cycling and modeling; saltwater and freshwater wetland, lake, embayment management and restoration
MacDonald, Daniel estuarine oceanography, hydrodynamics, stratified turbulence, environmental engineering
Pilskaln, Cynthia marine and lacustrine biogeochemistry and sedimentation processes, in-situ marine particle dynamics, particle optics and imaging technology
Sundermeyer, Miles dispersion and transport processes, numerical modeling of mixing and stirring, numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
Cadrin, Steven general fisheries science that is relevant to resource management, population modeling of fishery resources, spatial population structure and movement, collaborative research with fishermen
Chen, Changsheng modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation, oceanic frontal processes, turbulent mixing/bottom boundary layer dynamics, chaotic mixing, western boundary currents, internal waves and tides, biological/physical interaction
Cowles, Geoffrey application of computational methods to problems in fluid and ecosystem dynamics
He, Pingguo fish behavior and fishing gear, sustainable utilization of fisheries resource of Northeastern United States and beyond
Hyun, Saang-Yoon quantitative fisheries management, including population dynamics, stock assessment, inference of population parameters, prediction of future abundance, extinction risk analysis (aka population viability analysis), ecological modeling, Bayesian statistics.
Rothschild, Brian ocean ecosystems (current research: marine fish population dynamics, models of plankton dynamics and interactions)
Stokesbury, Kevin (Chairperson) marine biology/ecology focusing on fisheries, including scallop population dynamics and life history studies
Faculty with SMAST Joint Appointments (Primary Departments)
Azadivar, Farhad (Mechanical Engineering) modeling and optimization of manufacturing systems, computer simulation, management of technological innovation
Buck, John R (Electrical and Computer Engineering) underwater acoustics, signal processing, marine mammal bioacoustics
Georgianna, Daniel L (economics) marine resource economics, comparative economic systems, economic history
O’Connor, Nancy J (Chairperson, Biology) marine invertebrate ecology
Tandon, Amit (Physics) fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, environmental and computational physics
The School for Marine Sciences and Technology (SMAST) at UMass Dartmouth conducts research and provides instruction in the interdisciplinary areas of marine science, oceanography, technology development and policy. SMAST is a major center for research and economic development for UMass Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts.
SMAST’s faculty and staff engage in basic and applied research in areas that foster interactions with industries and public agencies on issues of environmental policy and economic development. While SMAST research tends to concentrate on the regional coastal ocean, estuaries and watersheds of Massachusetts, New England and the adjacent United States, some of its programs focus on remote regions of the global oceans.
SMAST is located on 2.6 acres in south New Bedford on Clark’s Cove and Buzzards Bay. SMAST is the home at UMass Dartmouth of the Intercampus Graduate School MS and PhD programs in Marine Sciences and Technology.
Graduate students who enroll in the School for Marine Sciences and Technology (SMAST) at UMass Dartmouth access MS and PhD degrees which are offered through the University of Massachusetts Intercampus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology (IGS).
The IGS is an administrative umbrella for the multi-campus faculty, who have diverse teaching and research interests in the marine sciences and associated technologies. The IGS faculty reside on one of the four campuses: UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth or UMass Lowell.
The IGS offers students advanced academic studies and research in a range of specializations clustered in five option areas.
At UMass Dartmouth, the administrative home of the IGS program is the School for Marine Sciences and Technology (SMAST), headed by Steven Lohrenz as Dean.