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  • Dr. Jennifer Seavey is the Kingsbury Executive Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine -a joint facility of the University of New Hampshire and Cornell University. She also holds faculty appointments in the Natural Resource Conservation Departments of both institutions. Finally she is affiliated with the School of Marine Sciences and Ocean engineering in the Institute of Earth, Oceans and Space at UNH.

    Dr. Seavey is an applied ecologist focused on anthropogenic impacts on wildlife species and ecosystem function. Her research program explores climate change; spatial ecology; conservation biology; and the recovery of endangered species. Her current work focuses on seabird ecology, recovery, and habitat management in the Gulf of Maine.Her academic achievements include a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Massachusetts; M.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington; and a B.S. degree is in Biology from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. Before joining Shoals Marine Laboratory, Dr. Seavey held a faculty appointment in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, where she also served as the Assistant Director for University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory.

    Personally, She is very committed to the sustainability of our nation’s field stations and marine laboratories. She is a former board member for the Organization of Biological Field Stations and on the steering committee of the Northeastern Coastal Stations Alliance. She also serves as a Board of Trustee of The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter. When she is not working, you can find her in or on water-salty, fresh and frozen in a kayak, on skis, with a snorkel, on a bike whatever it takes to enjoy the natural world. Little known fun fact, she loves the thrill of being dive bombed by the gulls and terns of Shoals!
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Appledore Star Island Education Internship  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 2015 - 2021
  • White and Seavey Islands Tern Colony Program 2019  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2019 - 2020
  • White and Seavey Islands Tern Colony Program 2017-2018  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2017 - 2019
  • White and Seavey Islands Tern Colony Program 2017-2018  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2017 - 2019
  • White and Seavey Islands Tern Colony Program 2017-2018  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2017 - 2019
  • White and Seavey Islands Tern Colony Program 2017-2018  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2017 - 2019
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching of Field Stations: Integrating Art with Science to Improve Problem Solving and Communication Skills for Promoting Sustainable Fisheries  awarded by APLU 2016 - 2017
  • Tern Restoration Project Internship Program  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2015
  • Tern Restoration Project Internship Program-Seavey Island Project  awarded by NH Department of Fish & Game 2015
  • For the Shoals Marine Lab for the purpose of installing new solar panels  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Healthy Wildlife Populations: Monitoring Harbor and Gray Seal Population at Isles of Shoals  awarded by Fuller Foundation, Inc.
  • Monitoring Harbor & Gray Seal Population at the Isles of Shoals  awarded by Sounds Conservancy
  • Shoals Marine Lab LED Lighting Update  awarded by Northeast Utilities Foundation
  • Support UNH SMSOE for the purchase of a ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle and ancillary equipment and supplies  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Teaching Activities

  • Ecosystem Research and Mgt Taught course 2019
  • Ecosystem Research and Mgt Taught course 2019
  • Marine Envr Sci & Conservation Taught course 2016
  • Marine Envr Sci & Conservation Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Biology, Lewis and Clark College
  • B.S. Political Science, Lewis and Clark College
  • M.S. Wildlife&Wildlands Sci.&Mgmt, University of Washington
  • Ph.D. Natural Resources/Conservation, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Full Name

  • Jennifer Seavey
  • Mailing Address

  • Shoals Marine Laboratory

    8 college Rd

    Durham

    NH

    03824