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Elizabeth Carpenter

Aquatic Biologist & Communications Associate

Elizabeth is an aquatic biologist and communications associate with extensive experience in a wide variety of marine and freshwater systems. Elizabeth is proficient in a suite of biological sampling gears, including boating, scientific scuba diving, and by-hand sampling. Elizabeth’s primary education was in marine community ecology, specifically in macroalgal biology and ecology. She is well versed in macroalgal culturing and aquaculture, with a specific focus on how the macroalgal communities impact and support their surrounding systems. She is also familiar with fisheries research techniques, including PIT tags, mark-recapture, scientific scuba diving, remote-operated vehicles, and hook-and-line. Elizabeth is proficient in laboratory work as well, specifically in water quality assessments. She is trained in using a number of statistical techniques and programs, including Jmp, SPSS, and R. 

Elizabeth has many years of experience working as a scientific communicator and biologist in both marine and freshwater systems. She regularly writes reports, develops communication materials for multiple websites and social media platforms, and mentors science communication interns at FISHBIO. Elizabeth holds a Master of Science Degree in Marine Biology and Ecology from California State University Monterey Bay and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, where she designed an experimental thesis testing morphological plasticity in two kelp species based on wave exposure along the Monterey Bay Peninsula.

Featured Projects

Selected Reports and Publications

Loury, E.K., J.C. Eschenroeder, L. Seat, S. Chea; C. Chhut; S. Kritsanavarin; S. Lovgren, E.G. Ramsay, D. Thao, and Z.S. Hogan. 2021. Communicating for Aquatic Conservation in Cambodia and Beyond: Lessons Learned from In-Person and Media-Based Environmental Education and Outreach Strategies. Water, 13, 1853. DOI: 10.3390/w13131853

Ramsay, E.G. 2019. Morphological variability within Dictyoneurum californicum and Dictyoneurum reticulatum along a wave exposure gradient on the Monterey Peninsula. Capstone Projects and Master’s Theses. 653. https://digitalcommons.csumb.edu/caps_thes_all/653

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