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Details of Dr Doreen McVeigh   


Gender female
Job title Researcher
Department Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality United States
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities Doreen McVeigh received her B.S. Biology from Sweet Briar College in 2009 and her M.S. Environmental Biology from Hood College in 2012. She completed her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at North Carolina State University under the supervision of Dr. David Eggleston. Doreen used a coupled bio-physical model to predict spatiotemporal variability and potential population connectivity of deep-sea methane seep invertebrates in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S South Atlantic Bight. Species-specific biological parameters, such as pelagic larval duration and larval swimming behavior, were assigned to particles simulating the deep-sea polycheate, Lamellibrachia luymesi, gastropod, Bathynerita naticoidea, crustacean, Alvinocaris muricola, and bivalve, Bathymodiolus childressi. Model simulations quantified larval particle dispersal distance, dominant dispersal pathways, and the potential connectivity for each species among five known methane seep sites. In addition to her research, Doreen is an active science communicator delivering over 30 scientific talks to the public at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as online lesson plans and outreach activities that encourage everyone to learn more about the deep sea.
Research Region 34, 36, 72
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Biophysical modelling, methane seep invertebrate biology, population genetic analysis, ocean going experience (7 cruises with more than 65 days at sea), two dives in DSV-Alvin, and photo mosaic and larval sampling experience with AUV-Sentry

Created: 2016-06-06 Last Updated: 2017-02-15 by Doreen MCVEIGH