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Early-Career Research Fellow - Beth Stauffer

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Stauffer is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to joining the UL Lafayette faculty, she was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Stauffer’s research focuses on understanding how dynamic physical environments and variable grazing interactions contribute to changing phytoplankton communities in coastal waters, and what those effects mean for estuarine and marine food webs. She is a Fellow with the Louisiana Sea Grant Discovery, Integration and Application Program (LaDIA), a member of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Advisory Council, and the founder and organizer of the Science on the Bayou informal science communication series. Dr. Stauffer earned her B.S. with a double major in marine science and biology at University of Miami and her Ph.D. in marine environmental biology at the University of Southern California.


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