Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems LTER

member of the NSF Long Term Ecological Research Network

The Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Team

Project Leads

Affiliation Role Phone Email
Ken Dunton The University of Texas at Austin Project Director 361-749-6744 ken.dunton@utexas.edu
James McClelland The University of Texas at Austin Co-Project Director 361-749-6756 jimm@utexas.edu
Byron C. Crump Oregon State University Institution Lead 541-737-4369 bcrump@coas.oregonstate.edu
Katrin Iken University of Alaska Fairbanks Institution Lead 907-474-5192 kbiken@alaska.edu
Vanessa L. Lougheed The University of Texas at El Paso Institution Lead 915-747-6887 vlougheed@utep.edu
Michael A. Rawlins University of Massachusetts Amherst Institution Lead 413-545-0659 rawlins@geo.umass.edu

Investigators

Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Byron C. Crump Oregon State University Microbial ecology and metagenomics in estuarine and freshwater ecosystems 541-737-4369 bcrump@coas.oregonstate.edu
Ken Dunton The University of Texas at Austin Drivers of changes in community structure, resilience, and trophic linkages 361-749-6744 ken.dunton@utexas.edu
Amber K. Hardison The University of Texas at Austin Effect of organic and nutrient terrestrial inputs on lagoon biogeochemical processes 361-749-6705 amber.hardison@utexas.edu
Katrin Iken University of Alaska Fairbanks Drivers of changes in community structure, resilience, and trophic linkages 907-474-5192 kbiken@alaska.edu
Jeremy L. Kasper University of Alaska Fairbanks Circulation dynamics between lagoons and sea 907-888-2534 jlkasper@alaska.edu
Vanessa L. Lougheed The University of Texas at El Paso Ecosystem metabolism, biogeochemical cycling, education & outreach 915-747-6887 vlougheed@utep.edu
James McClelland The University of Texas at Austin Land to sea fluxes; biogeochemical cycling; estuarine ecosystem dynamics 361-749-6756 jimm@utexas.edu
Bailey C. McMeans University of Toronto Mississauga Drivers of changes in community structure, resilience, and trophic linkages 905-569-4959 bailey.mcmeans@utoronto.ca
Andrew R. Mahoney University of Alaska Fairbanks Circulation dynamics between lagoons and sea 907-474-5382 armahoney@alaska.edu
Michael A. Rawlins University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrient and water transport into lagoon systems; hydrological and biogeochemical modeling 413-545-0659 rawlins@geo.umass.edu
Yvette H. Spitz Oregon State University Ecosystem modeling 541-737-3227 yspitz@coas.oregonstate.edu
Craig E. Tweedie The University of Texas at El Paso Coastal erosion, biogeochemical cycling, cyberinfrastructure 915-747-8448 ctweedie@utep.edu

Information Manager

Affiliation Areas of Expertise Phone Email
Tim Whiteaker The University of Texas at Austin Data management, website 512-471-0570 whiteaker@utexas.edu

Join Our Team

Research Scientist Associate IV - 2 positions

Two positions are open to co-manage our LTER laboratory, field, and outreach program. Responsibilities include coordinating field logistics, sample inventories and analyses, participating in data analysis and development of publications, communicating findings to the public via media and assisting with compilation of annual reports for the National Science Foundation.
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