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Dr. Ian R. MacDonald
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Florida State University (FSU)
Professor of Oceanography
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science Dept.
College of Arts and Sciences
Ian MacDonald is a biological oceanographer who uses imaging and GIS techniques to investigate the ecology of deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps.
- Impact of Crude Oil on Coastal and Ocean Environments of the West Florida Shelf and Big Bend Region from the Shoreline to the Continental Shelf Edge
- Coast Watch: Remote Sensing and Verification Sampling of Oil Spill Impact on Florida Coast
Ph.D. Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1990
M.S. Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1983
B.A. Environmental Studies, The Friends World College, Southampton, N.Y., U.S.A., 1976
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Deep-sea ecology; Image processing; Remote sensing; GIS; Surficial Processes; Ecological Indicators; Oil and Gas Development; Geographic Information Science (GIS); Biological Oceanography; Marine Geology and Geophysics
Preferred Language: English
Home Page URL: http://ocean.fsu.edu/Faculty/macdonald/macdonald.php
Links to Projects or Publications:
Chemosynthetic Communities and Deep Sea Ecology (Chemo II)
Deepsea to Coast Cionnectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)
Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)
Coast Watch: Remote Sensing and Verification Sampling of Oil Spill Impact on Florida Coast
Impact of Crude Oil on Coastal and Ocean Environments of the West Florida Shelf and Big Bend Region from the Shoreline to the Continental Shelf Edge
Keywords: Deep-sea, Ecology, Image Processing, Remote Sensing, GIS, DWH oil spill, GoMRI
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