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Lianne Allen-Jacobson, Ph.D.

CINAR Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fishery Monitoring and Research Division
Cooperative Research Branch
Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms on Fishing Operations
Office: (401) 646-4843
Email: lianne.allen-jacobson@noaa.gov

Lianne Allen-Jacobson, Ph.D.

CINAR Postdoctoral Research Associate

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2018
  • M.S. Biology, California State University, Northridge, CA, 2011
  • B.S. Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2008

Professional History

  • 2019-2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northeastern U., MA
  • 2019: Researcher, Fire Ant Ecology, USDA-ARS, FL
  • 2018-2019: Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of Florida, FL

Lianne is a quantitative ecologist with 10+ years of experience with data collection, analysis, and communication. In this role, Lianne will develop methods to evaluate the impacts of offshore wind farms on fishing operations; she is based out of the Narragansett Laboratory. In 2018, Lianne earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, during this time she was trained in an NSF-funded IGERT that focused on Quantitative Spatial Ecology, Evolution, & Environment. She earned an M.S. from California State University, Northridge in 2011 and her B.S. from Northeastern University in 2008. In her previous roles, Lianne led multiple projects to assess ecological impacts using quantitative methods and visual technologies. For example, managers need better tools to monitor benthic habitats. To solve this problem, Lianne developed methods for quantifying change in 3D with photogrammetry and deep learning. Her approach added spatial context, increased resolution, and efficiently extracted features from 3D data.