Field of Focus
  • Surficial Processes
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Oil and Gas Development
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics
Area of Expertise
Deep-sea ecology; Image processing; Remote sensing; GIS
  • 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

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