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Jeanette Gann

Research Oceanographer
Phytoplankton Community Changes
Ecosystem Monitoring & Assessment Program
Phone: 907-789-6445
Email: jeanette.gann@noaa.gov

Jeanette Gann

Research Oceanographer

Jeanette Gann is an oceanographer with the Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) program. Jeanette earned her B.S. in Marine Science at Eckerd College, her Masters in Oceanography from the University of South Florida and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Jeanette joined EMA in 2008 as a contractor and became a NOAA employee in 2010. Jeanette participates in at-sea surveys throughout Alaska, where she focuses on phytoplankton community changes in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, including harmful algal blooms (HABs). She is also investigating nutritional qualities of varying phytoplankton communities, how this relates to young fish in general, and age-0 Walleye Pollock in particular. Part of her current work involves working on a genomics protocol to assess diatom species composition in Alaskan waters with more efficiency than current microscopy techniques are able to accomplish. Additionally, Jeanette is a member of PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization) where she serves as chair of the Technical Committee on Data Exchange (TCODE), and on the Science Board.