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D. Christopher Melrose, Ph.D.

Research Oceanographer
Ecosystems & Aquaculture Division/Oceans & Climate Branch
Phone: (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.