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Dr. Ian R. MacDonald

Photo credit: C. Martins (14 Sept. 06)

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.


GoMRI-funded project:
- 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


Education:
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

Mailing Address:
Florida State University EOAS
117 N Woodward Dr.
POB 3064320
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4320
U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 850-644-5498
Fax: +1 850-644-2581
E-mail: imacdonald@fsu.edu

Home Page URL:   http://ocean.fsu.edu/Faculty/macdonald/macdonald.php

Links to Projects or Publications:
Chemosynthetic Communities and Deep Sea Ecology (Chemo II)
Gas hydrates
Asphalt volcanoes
Seafloor time-lapse
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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