Stephanie Moore

Research Oceanographer
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce

Fellowship Project: Identifying community needs and developing emergency response strategies for coastal fishing communities impacted by harmful algal blooms.

“I believe that healthy people need healthy oceans.”

Growing up in Australia and surrounded by water, Stephanie Moore understood the intimate and inextricable connection between the oceans and human health. Just as the oceans can nourish and sustain, they can also harbor public health risks. Stephanie works with coastal communities to build resilience to blooms of toxic algae that restrict access to important commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries. Her research focuses on providing early warning of toxic blooms and identifying risk reduction strategies for fishery-dependent communities, including Native American communities, many of which already face significant social and environmental health challenges that are expected to worsen as a result of climate change.

Stephanie Moore is a Research Oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Stephanie earned her BSc in marine biological environments (2000) and PhD in biological science (2005) at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

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