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Dr. Jeffrey M Schell


Professor of Oceanography,
Program Director for SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

Appointed to SEA Faculty in 2003

Phone: (508) 540-3954 x543
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Aquatic Ecology, 2003;
MS, SUNY Stony Brook, Marine Environmental Science, 1996;
BA, College of the Holy Cross, Biology, 1991

Research Areas & Interests:

Dr. Schell’s research interests include the ecology of marine and freshwater habitats with a focus on distribution, diversity, and species composition of plankton communities. Professional interests include the ecology of pelagic Sargassum and its associated community, marine environmental history, interdisciplinary teaching techniques, and science illustration and storytelling.

Courses Taught:
  • SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean – Marine Environmental History, Oceanography I & II
  • SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration – Oceanography, Oceanographic Field Methods, Practical Oceanographic Research
  • SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate – Oceans in the Global Carbon Cycle, Advanced Oceanographic Field Methods, Directed Oceanographic Research
  • SEA High School Program – Science at Sea
  • SEA Teacher Program – Research at Sea Seminar

SEA Collaborative Programs

  • SEA/Hawaii Pacific University – Aloha Aina: People and Nature in the Hawaiian Islands – Ocean Environment of the Pacific Islands
  • Stanford at SEA – Introduction to Oceanography I, Problems in Oceanography II,
  • Oceanographic Research Techniques
  • Williams-Mystic Field Seminar
  • WHOI/MIT Joint Program Graduate Student Seminar
  • Harvard Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Field Program