Linda Deegan

NE CSC Principal Investigator
Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center

Consortium Institution: 

Marine Biological Laboratory

Affiliations: 

Woods Hole Research Center

Education: 

B.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1976
M.S.: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1979
Ph.D.: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1985

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Experience: 

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center November 2016- present
NSF/NOAA Program Director, Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization, 2009 to present
Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1989 to present
Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, MBL, 1989 to present
MBL/Brown Joint Program Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2004 to present
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1985 to 1988

Research Interests: 

Dr. Deegan is interested in the relationships between ecosystem dynamics and animal populations. With the knowledge that grazing, predation and physical disturbance by animals can influence a host of processes at the ecosystem level, Dr. Deegan’s research combines the ecosystem perspective of energy and nutrient flows with traditional population and community dynamics. She is particularly interested in aquatic ecosystems because of their importance in connecting landscape elements through the flow of water and animals. She has examined problems ranging from the importance of fish in exporting nutrients and carbon from estuaries, and the effect of habitat degradation on fish community structure in coastal embayments, to the response of upper trophic levels to increased nutrients in arctic streams. Prior to joining WHRC, she was a senior scientist at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Dr. Deegan received her B.S. from Northeastern University, her M.S. from the University of New Hampshire, and her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

 

Recent Publications

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Drivers of spatial and temporal variability in estuarine food webs, Nelson, J. A., Deegan Linda A., and Garritt R. , Marine Ecology Progress Series, 08/2015, Volume 533, p.67 - 77, (2015)