• Lab Members

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    Chuck Greene

    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Greene’s research interests range from the ecological dynamics of marine animal populations to the effects of global climate change on ocean ecosystems.


    During recent years, he has led international research efforts focused on growing marine microalgae to develop sustainable solutions to the global challenges of climate, energy, and food security. Dr. Greene combines his research and educational interests in ocean science and technology by promoting innovative training opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students.

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    Bruce Monger

    Dr. Bruce Monger received his PhD in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1993. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for two years before coming to Cornell in 1997 as a Senior Researcher, and more recently a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Bruce’s research centers on the use of satellite observations to study how natural variability in ocean dynamics impacts marine ecosystems at ocean basin and global scales. He teaches a highly popular course at Cornell University: “Introductory Oceanography” with an attendance that has grown to over 1000 students. A major theme of the course centers on environmental threats to the ocean and the importance of citizen activism to pressure leaders to act now to make a more sustainable world that is fair to future generations. His course was featured as part of a New York Times article on 10 interesting courses in the United States (http://nyti.ms/1o0Gu5u).

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    Celina Scott-Buechler, M.S.

    PhD Student, Stanford University

    Celina is pursuing a PhD in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. She is also the Senior Resident Fellow for Climate Innovation at Data for Progress (DFP), where she leads DFP’s growing work on progressive carbon removal solutions—removing gigatons of past greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere by developing equitable, community-beneficial, and environmental justice-centered strategies. Celina has worked as a legislative staffer for Senator Cory Booker, policy director for the Center for Environmental Peacebuilding, and consultant to the UN. She is co-chair of the research consortium Ocean Visions' marine circular bioeconomy taskforce and serves on the board of directors of the Telluride Association, an education-democracy non-profit. She graduated summa cum laude from the honors College Scholars program at Cornell University, where she also earned her master's in atmospheric science. Follow her work on Twitter (@cescobu).

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    Arjun Lev Pillai Hausner

    Master's Student

    As a NOAA Hollings Scholar, Arjun developed a dynamic ocean management tool for regulating ship traffic in the southern California bight. When implemented, this tool allows marine managers to optimally reduce the risk of blue whale mortalities due to ship strikes. Arjun has also tested the efficacy of using low-cost bioacoustics tools to monitor humpback whales in Hawai’i. For his Master’s thesis, he is interested in developing adaptive management strategies—that incorporate predictive and active monitoring—to effectively meet marine conservation goals. In his free time, Arjun enjoys baking sourdough bread or working on other cooking projects that he shares with online Instagram and Facebook communities (@whysosourdough).

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    Erin Meyer-Gutbrod

    PhD Student (Graduated)


    Erin completed her PhD in the Greene lab examining the role of remote climate linkages in the Arctic and North Atlantic on Gulf of Maine ecology. These oceanographic processes explain changes in the demography and behavior of the endangered North Atlantic right whale and provide critical insight into species management and conservation. Erin has also contributed to the development of acoustic capabilities on the LRI Wave Glider ocean sensing platforms for use in coastal pelagic species stock assessment. Since joining the University of California Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute as a postdoctoral scholar, Erin is researching the underwater ecology of offshore oil and gas platforms in Southern California to inform the platform decommissioning process.