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Louise Giuseffi

Biological Science Aid
Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division
Phone: (858) 334-2837
Email: louise.giuseffi@noaa.gov

Louise Giuseffi

Biological Science Aid

Louise Giuseffi is a biological science aid for the Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division.  Louise specializes in developing simulations in animation software to rigorously test structure-from-motion survey protocols, UAS operations, ArcGIS map making, and calibrating oceanographic instruments.  Louise previously worked for NOAA in Hawaii at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center for 9 years as a biotechnician, where she participated in 35 research cruises.  Louise served at PIFSC as a small boat coxswain and scientific diver, and assisted nearly every Division with a diversity of missions, to include: setting up field camps, spearfishing for biological samples, processing trawl catch, maintaining databases, and collecting/processing fisheries and oceanographic samples.  Prior to this, Louise worked as an intern for NOAA to remove derelict fishing gear via freediving from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and as an intern on the Mapping Team.  Louise holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Hawaii, a Masters degree from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a 100-ton Captains license.

Selected Publications:

Sherwood, Alison R., et al. 2020. Taxonomic determination of the cryptogenic red alga, Chondria tumulosa sp. nov., (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Hawai‘i, USA: A new species displaying invasive characteristics. PLoS ONE. 15(7):0234358. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234358.

Richards, Benjamin L. et al. 2016. Design and Implementation of a Bottomfish Fishery-independent Survey in the Main Hawaiian Islands. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-53, 54p.

Tsuda, R.T., Vroom, P.S., Page-Albins. K.N. & Giuseffi, L. 2015. Marine Benthic Algae from Seamounts along the Mariana Islands, Western Pacific. Micronesica. 2015-04, 19 pp.

Mora C., Frazier A.G., Tong E.J., Longman R.J., Kaiser L.R., Dacks R.S., Walton M.M., Fernandez-Silva I., Stender Y.O., Anderson J.M., Sanchez J.J., Ambrosino C.M., Giuseffi L.M., Giambelluca T.W. 2013. The projected timing of climate departure from recent variability. Nature. 502: 183-187. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12540.

Fisher, J.R., Giuseffi, L.M., Tsuda, R.T., Abbott, I.A., Coles, S.L. 2010. New Islet Records of Marine Benthic Algae from Offshore Islets associated with O'ahu, Maui, Moloka'i, and Lana'i in the Main Hawaiian Islands. In N.L. Evenhuis and L.G. Eldredge (Eds.), Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2008. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 107: 69-80.


Coles, S.L., Giuseffi, L. and Hutchinson, M. 2008. Assessment of species composition, diversity and biomass in marine habitats and sub-habitats around offshore islets in the main Hawaiian Islands. Final report prepared for the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Bishop Museum Technical Report 39: 1-72.