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Sea Education Association Research

Papers and Publications


Wilcox, C., B. D. Hardesty, K. L. Law*, 2019. Abundance of floating plastic particles is increasing in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54, 790-796. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04812

Research themes and publication type: Research at SEA, Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Maximenko, N., P. Corradi, K. L. Law*, E. van Sebille, S. Garaba, R. S. Lampitt, F. Galgani, V. Martinez-Vicente, et al. (62 authors), 2019. Toward the integrated marine debris observing system. Front. Mar. Sci. 6, 447. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00447

Research themes and publication type: Research at SEA, Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Peer-reviewed publications


Harden, B.E.*, G. G. Gawarkiewicz, M. Infante, 2020. Trends in physical properties at the southern New England shelfbreak. J. Geophys. Res. e2019JC015784. doi: 10.1029/2019JC015784

Research themes and publication type: Research at SEA, Climate Change, Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Peer-reviewed publications


Pieper, C., L. Amaral-Zettler, K. L. Law*, C. Loureiro and A. Martins, 2019. Application of matrix scoring techniques to evaluate marine debris sources in the remote islands of the Azores Archipelago. Env. Poll. 249, 666-675. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.03.084

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Green, H., S. Fuller*, A. Meyer*, P. Joyce*, C. Aeppli, R. Nelson, R. Swarthout, D. Valentine, H. White and C. Reddy, 2018. Pelagic tar balls collected in the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from 1988 to 2016 have natural and anthropogenic origins. Mar. Poll. Bull. 137, 352-259. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.030

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Peer-reviewed publications


Whittaker, K.*, A. Siuda*, J. Schell* and D. Goodwin*, 2018. Molecular divergence of holopelagic Sargassum species using extensive field samples from the tropical and subtropical Atlantic. 71st Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, San Andres, Colombia.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Presentations


Witting, J.* and G. Zelenak*, 2018. Science under sail: reesarch and undergraduate education on our global ocean. UNOLS INMARTECH Symposium, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Presentations


Donohue, J.*, 2018. Overview of the global problem of plastic pollution in the marine environment. Southeast Regional Massachusetts Medical Society (invited speaker), Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Cwikiel, S., N. Johnson and M. Meier, 2018. Effective conservation of marine migratory species in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Selected student research


Schneider, C. and B. Desrosiers, 2018. Restoration of seabird populations in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Selected student research


Wigglesworth, R., L. Asher and C. Hoff, 2018. Considering the social and cultural dimensions of ocean policy in the Phoenix Islands. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Selected student research


Hoff, C., 2018. Assessing PIPA as a blueprint: implementing a MPA in Tonga. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Marine spatial planning, Selected student research


Wigglesworth, R. 2018. Continuing Kiribati's ocean legacy: Protecting the Line Islands. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), Selected student research


Spranger, A., 2018. Mapping the Deep Equatorial Current. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Cwikiel, S., 2018. Predicting pycnocline depth and the deep chlorophyll-a maximum from remotely sensed data in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Asher, L., 2018. The impact of El Nino upon the availability of Equatorial Undercurrent-derived nutrients. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Selected student research


Suski, A. and C. Schneider, 2018. Analysis of the competitive interactions between coral colonies and algae in the islands of Kanton, Orono and Nikumaroro. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Meier, M. and K. Rogers, 2018. Lateral photophore placement, distribution, and conservation in myctophid species of the equatorial Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Irwin, E., P. Culligan, M. Fischer-Kowalski, K. L. Law*, R. Murtugudde and S. Pfirman, 2018. Bridging barriers to advance global sustainability. Nature Sustainability 1, 324-326. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0085-1

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Peer-reviewed publications


Watson, K., 2018. Variations in sub-surface temperature and salinity in the central Pacific due to El Nino Southern Oscillation. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-280, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Selected student research


Brady, E., B. Gagnon, S. Waller and K. Wells, 2018. Examining inter- and intraspecific diversity among Sargassum-associated mobile fauna. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Gill, G., M. Martinez, G. Nahansen and A. Sanders, 2018. Fingerprinting the microbial community biodiversity of the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Selected student research


Anderson, A., J. Gill, D. Hanelin and M. Martinez, 2018. The legacy of the Sargasso Sea's history and legends: an early inspiration for a more contemporary sense of place. Unpublished student policy paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Sargasso Sea management plan, Selected student research


Anderson, A., D. Hanelin and J. Renee, 2018. Analysis of Sargassum distribution and phylogenetic diversity in the North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Selected student research


Renee, J., A. Sanders and S. Waller, 2018. Mare incognitum: highlighting the under-explored ecosystem services of science and sense of place. Unpublished student policy paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Sargasso Sea management plan, Selected student research


Carter, C., A. Merkle-Raymond and K. Ouellette, 2018. Genetic assessment of A. latecarinata 16s gene reveals population divergence that may act as a tracer for Sargassum movement. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Croucher, T., 2018. Concentrations of microplastics in correlation to the proximity of coral reefs in the South Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-280, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Donohue, J.*, 2018. Plastic pollution in the marine environment. Vineyard Conservation Society Annual Meeting (invited speaker), West Tisbury, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Cedarholm, E. and N. Randall, 2018. Variations in geostrophic flow dynamics from the Southern Subtropical Front into the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Racioppi, A. and C. Gaunt, 2018. Temporal trends in Antarctic Intermediate Water temperature, salinity and stratification in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Selected student research


Mose, K., A. Davis and W. Lounsbery-Scaife, 2018. Impacts of ocean acidification on pteropod population dynamics and shell condition in the South Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Ocean acidification, Selected student research


Dailey, E., B. Hernandez and R. Tan, 2018. The relationship between air-sea carbon dioxide flux and ocean acidification in the South Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Ocean acidification, Selected student research


Freck, J. and O. Cronin-Golomb, 2018. Assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a concentrations in the South Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Whittaker, K.* and C. Young, 2018. Status review report for the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis). Final report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources. 45 pp.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Other


SEA Class S-278, 2018. Marotiri Marine Protected Area Proposal: Creating a sustainable MPA for the Austral Islands. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Coastal and ocean policy, Selected student research


Donohue, J.*, 2018. Global occurrence, sources, distribution and fate of plastic in the environment. Ocean Outlook Conference, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Bryant, E.*, 2018. Plastics at SEA: scientists searching for solutions. Falmouth Green Planet Faire (invited speaker). Falmouth, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Trash Shouldn't Splash, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Ocean plastics pollution from sources to solutions. Bren School (invited speaker). University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Ocean plastics pollution from sources to solutions. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium (invited speaker). Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Malakoff, E. and A. Ripley, 2018. Identification of water masses and eddies along the north and east coasts of Aotearoa New Zealand in late summer of 2018. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Roberts, A., 2018. Tatai Arorangi: Maori astronomical knowledge. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Traditional and local knowledge, Selected student research


McEnroe, A., 2018. Caribbean reef survey: soft and fire coral abundance and distribution. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Stafford, S., 2018. Zero waste lifestyle swaps for beginners. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Trash Shouldn't Splash, Selected student research


Palmer, E., 2018. Cultural places in urban spaces. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Places and material culture, Selected student research


Crane, L., 2018. Dispersion and vertical migration patterns in Caribbean spiny lobster (Panilurus argus). Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Selected student research


Sackett, M., 2018. Humpback whale behavior on Silver Bank during 2018 mating and birthing season. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Duong, J., 2018. Seasonal variation in deep chlorophyll maxima and nutrients across eastern New Zealand. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


SEA Class S-277, 2018. Marine Spatial Plan for Wellington, NZ. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Marine spatial planning, Selected student research


McLaughlin, L., 2018. Sea surface temperature and thermocline depth: climate change effects in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Selected student research


Linares, A., 2018. Humpback whale acoustic recording within a 24 hour cycle. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Ocean soundscapes, Selected student research


Churchwell, J., 2018. Abiotic soundscapes in the Caribbean Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Ocean soundscapes, Selected student research


Law, K. L.*, J. Donohue*, T. Collins^, K. Pavlekovsky^, J. McDowell^, A. Andrady and G. Proskurowski, 2018. Investigating physical and chemical degradation of plastics using open ocean microplastic samples and laboratory and field weathering experiments. 6th International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Plastic degradation in seawater, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Ocean plastics pollution: a view towards the Arctic. Arctic Expert Meetings, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Current state of scientific knowledge. 6th International Marine Debris Conference (plenary panel member), San Diego, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


Wilcox, C., B. Hardesty, and K. L. Law*, 2018. Revisiting a long-term time series of floating plastics in the western North Atlantic. 6th International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Transport and fate of marine debris in the ocean and shelf-seas: theory, modeling and observations (session chair and moderator). 6th International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Donohue, J.*, K. L. Law*, E. Edson^ and K. Tremblay, 2018. Understanding wind-driven vertical mixing of microplastics. 6th International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Vertical Mixing of Floating Microplastics, Presentations


Maamaatuaiahutapu, K., J. Witting*, and E. Martinez, 2018. The maximum salinity core layer spreading in the South Pacific Ocean. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Willis, C., C. Hernandez, R. Rotjan, J. Witting*, S. Thorrold and J. Llopiz, 2018. Tuna in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area: identification of probable spawning sites using larval distributions and particle backtracking. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Detection, analysis and modeling of the distribution and transport of oceanic debris (session chair and moderator). Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Wilcox, C., B. Hardesty, and K. L. Law*, 2018. Revisiting a long-term time series of floating plastics in the western North Atlantic. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Donohue, J.*, K. L. Law*, N. Bethoney and K. Stokesbury, 2018. Quantity of plastic debris on the seafloor offshore of the northeast United States. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Siuda, A.^, D. Goodwin* and J. Schell*, 2018. Identification, in situ observations of distribution, and mobile fauna community composition of the common Sargassum morphotypes. The French-American Workshop on Sargassum (invited participants), hosted by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, and Texas A&M University (TAMU). Galveston, TX.

Research themes and publication type: Sargassum Ecosystem, Distribution patterns, Presentations


Law, K. L.*, 2018. Nature sustainability. Tsinghua University International Forum: Re-thinking Interdisciplinary research for global sustainability, Beijing, China.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Presentations


Benz, J., 2017. Assessing alkalinity in relation to urchin spatial distribution across Caribbean reefs. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Ocean acidification, Selected student research


Call, L., 2017. Of sheep and ships: connections between the shearing and maritime cultures of New Zealand. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Everyday and special practices, Selected student research


SEA Class S-276, 2017. Marine Spatial Planning press kit for Napier, NZ. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Environmental Sustainability and Policy, Marine spatial planning, Selected student research


Livingston, K. and C. Stoudt, 2017. The role of particulate organic carbon on the global carbon cycle in the South Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Carbon cycling, Selected student research


Bahr, W., 2017. Bush league: labor relations between Aborigines and European settlers in a young Australia. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Social networks, Selected student research


Betters, R., 2017. Morphology-directed conservation value classification of Caribbean coral reefs. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


King, M., 2017. Maori wetlands management in a Pakeha-run government. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Traditional and local knowledge, Selected student research


Meunier, E., S. Silberman and R. Schreiber, 2017. Ratio of microplastics to phytoplankton in the South Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Garcia, H.-M., 2017. Traditional ecological knowledge in New Zealand policy: investigating environmental management practices in Maori culture. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Traditional and local knowledge, Selected student research


Vandor, I., 2017. Guided by our own awareness: examining the effect of different spatial orientation methodologies on navigational techniques of the Polynesians and Europeans. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Traditional and local knowledge, Selected student research


Blair, N., 2017. Environmental impacts of cattle, pig, and poultry livestock in Fiji. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Land use change and conservation, Selected student research


Yam, C., 2017. Halobates micans: a study of latitude distribution in the western North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Cody, E., 2017. Distribution ratios of dinoflagellates, diatoms and Trichodesmium in the North Atlantic Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Caputi, C., 2017. Rainwater storage systems enhance freshwater supply in urban and rural Tonga. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Maritime History and Culture, Technology and development, Selected student research


McKenna, F., 2017. Salt water intrusion from sea level rise in Tonga. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Selected student research


Benton, M., 2017. Fueling the fire: growing intensity of tropical cyclones during climate change. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Climate Change, Selected student research


Brown, G., 2017. Crown of Thorns starfish in Polynesian coral reefs. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Coral reef ecosystem services, Selected student research


Schmitz, S., 2017. Coconut trees in Tonga in the face of climate change. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Land use change and conservation, Selected student research


Jemal, A., 2017. Influence of squash farming on sustainability in Tonga. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Cultural Sustainability, Everyday and special practices, Selected student research


Carreau, A., 2017. Red algae and its ecological impacts on native species and biodiversity in the South Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Iconic introduced and invasive species, Selected student research


Rozen, J. and C. Coulouvatos, 2017. Plastic in the western North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Wu, H., 2017. North Atlantic morphometrics of three Sargassum species and their distribution in the fall 2017. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Sargassum Ecosystem, Taxonomy, Selected student research


Oliva, H., 2017. Sea level rise-driven flood planning in Fiji. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Environmental History, Land use change and conservation, Selected student research


Green, A., 2017. Nutrient and phytoplankton trails of tropical cyclones. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


Koelmans, A., M. Kooi, K. L. Law*, and E. van Sebille, 2017. All is not lost: Deriving a top-down mass budget of plastic at sea. Env. Res. Lett. 12, 114028. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9500

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Law, K. L.*, 2017. Plastics pollution in the marine environment. School for Marine Science and Technology, Department of Fisheries Oceanography seminar (invited speaker). University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Presentations


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus