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Dr. Stacy Smith

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    PROJECT DIRECTOR (Delaware State University)

    Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Oceanographer/Chemist
    Delaware State University (DSU)

    Phone: (302) 857-7668 | Email: SLSmith@desu.edu


     




    EDUCATION


    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    PhD
    University of New Mexico
    MS
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
    BA

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    1. The impacts of human activities on estuaries
    2. The coastal and marine environments and their living marine resources.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


    BIOSKETCH


    Dr. Stacy Smith is a chemical oceanographer/chemist. She received her B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), her M.S. from University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research focuses on the impacts of human activities on estuaries, the coastal and marine environments and their living marine resources.  Coastal areas are vulnerable to environmental factors such as encroaching development, sea level rise, dredging and dredge spoil, pollution and nutrient loading. These stressors can dramatically degrade water quality, cause eutrophication, increase turbidity and hypoxia/anoxia, thereby decreasing available essential fish habitat.

    Dr. Smith's current projects address the impact of ocean acidification on fish otolith growth and fish behavior. She is also investigating nutrient loading and climate change effects on estuaries through monitoring of nutrient levels, pH, alkalinity, and dissolved inorganic and organic carbon.  The role PCBs and chemical contaminants play in Delaware Bay fish and shellfish health is also of interest to her.



  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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