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Dr. Linda Duguay

Dr. Linda Duguay spent her first 21 years in RI, the Ocean State where she developed her life long interest in Marine Sciences. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a MS and PhD. from the University of Miami. She participated in research cruises to the Bahamas and conducted research at the Discovery Bay Laboratory in Jamaica. Her research focused on life history traits, physiological adaptations, and factors regulating the population dynamics of sub-tropical marine organisms.

 

She moved to the State University of New York at Stony Brook as a research scientist in 1979. She continued research on temperate organisms and taught marine science to graduate and undergraduate students. She moved to the University of Maryland in 1987. In 1990, she accepted a position at the National Science Foundation as Associate Program Manager in Biological Oceanography. In 1995, she moved to the Office of Polar Programs, to help coordinate the 5 Antarctic Science Programs. She served as NSF Science representative to all 3 US Antarctic Stations. In 1998, she was appointed Program Manager for Arctic Natural Sciences responsible for funding and administering research programs in biology, oceanography, and atmospheric and space sciences.

 

In 1999, Linda moved to Southern California to become Director, of the University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant program, a Federal, State, University partnership responsible for funding research, outreach and education programs. The USC program focuses on the unique problems and solutions associated with the "Urban Ocean". Linda serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. She served as President of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) from 2016-2018. She continues to serve ASLO as a member of the Outreach Subcommittee.

In 1999, Linda moved to Southern California to become Director, of the University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant program, a Federal, State, University partnership responsible for funding research, outreach and education programs. The USC program focuses on the unique problems and solutions associated with the "Urban Ocean". Linda serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. She served as President of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) from 2016-2018. She continues to serve ASLO as a member of the Outreach Subcommittee.