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D. Christopher Melrose, Ph.D.

D. Christopher Melrose, Ph.D.

Research Oceanographer
Ecosystems and Aquaculture
Oceans & Climate Branch
Office: (401) 782-3350

D. Christopher Melrose, Ph.D.

Research Oceanographer


  • Ph.D., Biological Oceanography- University of Rhode Island
  • B.S., Oceanography- Florida Institute of Technology

Professional History

Chris is the project lead for the Oceans and Climate Branch’s Hydrographic (CTD) Monitoring Program and Ocean Acidification Monitoring Program. His current research areas are biogeochemistry, ocean acidification, and trends in hydrographic conditions on the Northeast U.S. Shelf.