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PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Research Scientist
Institution
Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus ( OC-UCY)
University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia
Address
Aglantzia
Nicosia
2109
Tel +357-22-893984
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Website http://www.oceanography.ucy.ac.cy
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc, MSc, PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology
Research Activities WORK EXPERIENCE: • Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, Research Scientist, December 2007 to present: - Conduct research on biological oceanography, using satellite remote sensing data, Investigate responses of Eastern Mediterranean sea surface temperatures and salinities to climate change, Estimate zooplankton concentrations based on chlorophyll abundance and sea surface temperatures. • Graduate Research Assistant, Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program, Earth & Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, May-Aug. 2005, Jan.-May 2006, Jun.- Aug. 2006, Jan.-May 2007, Jun.-Aug. 2007: - Investigated responses of Mediterranean sea surface temperatures to climate change, identified spatial and temporal correlations between changes in temperatures and chlorophyll concentrations with whales movements and presence in the Northeast Atlantic, and modeled northern right whale reproduction success and survivability based on ecosystem changes, Programmed using IDL and MATLAB to analyze satellite remote sensing data and modeled whale populations. • Teaching Assistant, Satellite Remote Sensing in Biological Oceanography, Summer Special Programs, Cornell University, May-Jun. 2006, May-Jun. 2007: - Taught this 2 week summer intensive course that was attended by 20 graduate and professional students from all over the world, Edited handouts and problem sets, Made sure computer programs were written properly and data were located in the correct path, Oversaw two undergraduate students who were helping TA the course, Helped participants during computer work to debug their IDL programs and download satellite remote sensing data. • Graduate Research Assistant, Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell University, Aug.-Dec. 2006: - Analyzed underwater data of boat noise from Glacier Bay National Park and collaborated on writing a research paper based on the analysis. • Graduate Research Assistant, Natural Resources, Cornell University, May-Dec. 2001: - Conducted research in Long Island, NY, on sea turtles, Collaborated with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program in Long Island, Worked with the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program. • Intern, Office of Protected Resources, Marine Mammal Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A., Sep.-Dec. 1999: - Conducted research on the results since the Implementation of the Northern Right Whale Mandatory Ship Reporting System, Edited Northern Right Whale Recovery Plan, Prepared educational material for mariners, Assembled packet on Mandatory Ship Reporting System: A Guide for Mariners, Helped create web page for the Mandatory Ship Reporting System, Assisted in editing the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972: 1998 Annual Report. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS and ACTIVITIES: • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, October 2008 to present – Member • CIESM – the Mediterranean Science Commission Tropical Signals Program, June 2008 to present – Participating Research Scientist, Representative for Cyprus Oceanography Centre • Marine Board Communications Network, June 2008 to present – Member, Representative for Cyprus Oceanography Centre • European Geosciences Union, January 2008 to present – Member • The Oceanography Society, July 2005 to present – Member • American Institute of Biological Science, July 2005 to present – Member • Acoustical Society of America, March 2005 to present – Member SYMPOSIUM and WORKSHOP PARTICIPATIONS: • European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, April 19-24, 2009 • ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2009, A Cruise Through Nice Waters, Nice, France, January 25-30, 2009 • MarinERA Mediterranean and Black Sea Regional Workshop, Athens, Greece, June 4-5, 2008 • 1st Marine Board Forum, Marine data challenges: from observation to information, Oostend, Belgium, May 15, 2008 • 1st International Symposium on Marine Mammals and Shipping Noise, Washington D.C., May 18-19, 2004 • 2nd Bioacoustical Oceanography Workshop, Hawai’i, HI, March 1-12, 2004 • 1st Bioacoustical Oceanography Workshop, Friday Harbor, WA, July 7-August 17, 2003 • 23rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 17-21, 2003 • 22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Miami, FL, April 4-7, 2002 PRESENTATIONS: • “Sea surface temperature and salinity variability in the Levantine Basin during the last decade, 1996 to 2006,” European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, April 19-24, 2009 (talk) • “Sea surface temperature rise in the Mediterranean Sea with a focus in the Levantine Basin during the past two decades),” ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2009, Nice, France, January 25-30, 2009 (talk) • “Satellite data and climatic impacts on the Mediterranean,” Visit of the Romanian Ambassador in Cyprus to the Oceanography Center, September 29, 2008 (talk) • “Sea surface temperature and salinity rise in the Eastern Mediterranean,” European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 13-18 2008 (poster) • “Underwater noise and anthropogenic disturbance in critical sea turtle habitats,” 23rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 17-21, 2003 (talk) • “Coastal management of anthropogenic sound. Do we need it?,” NTRES 420, Ecological management of water resources, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 2002 (talk) • “Underwater low-frequency noise sensitivity and disturbance responses of sea turtles in New York waters,” The Annual Graduate Student Association Symposium, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January 2002 (talk) • “Underwater noise sensitivity and disturbance responses of sea turtles,” The Annual Graduate Student Association Symposium, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January 2001 (talk)
Working languages English; Greek; French
Skills/Expertise Climatic Impacts on Ocean Ecosystems, Climate Variability, Conservation Oceanography, Satellite Remote Sensing, Underwater Noise, Anthropogenic Impacts on Sea Turtles, Interactive Data Language (IDL)Programming, Computing and Scientific Visualization with MATLAB, Marine Biology, Physical Oceanography
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Yianna SAMUEL-RHOADS)

? Samouel, I. (2008). ?Climatic impacts on marine ecosystems: A study of climate variability and conservation oceanography,? Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University
? Samuel, Y., Morreale, S.J., Clark, C.W., Greene, C.H., and Richmond, M.E. (2005). ?Underwater, low-frequency noise in a coastal sea turtle habitat,? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117 (3): 1465-1472
? Samuel, Y. (2004). ?Underwater low-frequency noise and anthropogenic disturbance in a critical sea turtle habitat,? M.S. Thesis, Cornell University
? Samuel, Y. (2000). ?Mandatory ship reporting system for northern right whales: analysis and prospects with a concentration on the western north Atlantic population,? B.S. Honor?s Thesis, University of Miami


Created: 2008-10-15 Last Updated: 2016-07-11 by Yianna SAMUEL-RHOADS