Jen Miksis-Olds, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds is the Associate Director of Research and Research Professor in the School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, also holding a research position in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping.  Dr. Miksis-Olds is the university Member Representative and on the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.  She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment Program and serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Sound and Marine Life Joint Industry Programme (International Oil & Gas Producers).  Most recently, she is the lead PI of a new NOPP project partnering with BOEM, ONR, and NOAA focused on the development of the Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Newwork (ADEON).  Dr. Miksis-Olds was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award in 2011 and the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering in 2013.  Dr. Miksis-Olds received her A.B. cum laude in Biology from Harvard University, her M.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; she was a guest student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and then received her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island.  Her primary research interests are patterns and trends in ocean soundscapes, animal behavior and communication, and the environmental effects of anthropogenic activities.