U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Amanda W.J. Demopoulos received a B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington (1996) and M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) in Biological Oceanography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After completing a post-doctoral position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in 2007, she joined the U.S. Geological Survey in her current position as a Research Benthic Ecologist at the Southeast Ecological Science Center in Gainesville, Florida. Her research examines the community structure and function of benthic organisms found in coastal wetlands, seagrasses, mangroves, shallow and deep-sea coral habitats, and chemosynthetic environments. In addition to serving as member of the OEAB, she is also a member of the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC).