Melissa Rocker

Postdoctoral Scientist
Phone: +1 (207) 315-2567, ext. 424

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Ph.D., Marine Biology, James Cook University and Australian Institute of Marine Science 2016

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, James Cook University 2012

B.S. Marine Biology, College of Charleston 2007

Research Interests

I am a marine biologist with interests in the ideal management of our Earth’s marine resources, the conservation and protection of these species and their environment, as well as the long-term effects of anthropogenically-induced deterioration of the marine environment. Discovery and implementation of innovative practices for optimal utilization and protection of these resources is paramount to me. I employ observational, experimental, and manipulative frameworks to explore and understand marine species and their environment. I have experience with genetic, biochemical, and physiological techniques and associated analyses through my PhD and postdoctoral research.

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