Allison Smith

computational marine biology

ABOUT

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Oceanography and eScience Institute at the University of Washington. My research is supported by the Washington Research Foundation Fund for Innovation in Data-Intensive Discovery and the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments Project at the University of Washington. I received my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of South Carolina and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University before coming to the University of Washington.

My research focuses on understanding and predicting the distribution of species in coastal and open ocean ecosystems. In the course of my research, I use and develop mechanistic models of organisms and ecosystems that incorporate physiology, chemistry, and physics. Results from my research are used to determine the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. I have additional interests in reproducibility and data visualization.