Dr. Maria Vernet
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0218
Email us at all178_at_ucsd.edu
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and foremost oceanographic institutions in the world. Founded in 1903, Scripps has provided education and public service to the world encompassing physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, Earth, and planets.
Dr. Maria Vernet is a Senior Research Biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Vernet has conducted research in international settings since 1987 when she first traveled to the Arctic and in 1988 to Antarctica. She participated in one of the first research teams to study the effect of ultraviolet radiation on marine phytoplankton after the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in 1985. She has also participated in research studying free-floating icebergs and the ecosystems of the Larsen B Ice Shelf.
Her field expeditions have taken her into the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Southern Oceans with a variety of internationally assembled research teams.
Maria received her Ph.D. (1983) and M.S. (1981) in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington and her B.S. (1975) in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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This project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation Public Participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) STEM Research (PPSR) extension to NSF award # PLR-1443705.