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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Joan M. Bernhard
Joan M. Bernhard's photoJoan M. Bernhard
Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 3480
jbernhard@whoi.edu
Building: Watson Building 219

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 52
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
Benthic foraminiferal ecology and paleoecology; Biogeochemistry of redox boundary sediments in both modern and ancient environments; Microaerophilic and anaerobic protists from Oxygen Minimum Zones and methane and cold seeps; Protistan-prokaryote symbioses; Culturing of deep-sea benthic foraminifera to ground truth paleoceanographic proxies; Microbial communities of laminated sediments; Sub-millimeter life positions of microorganisms in sediments; Application of various microscopic techniques (TEM, SEM, LSCM) to marine microbial ecology

Education
1982 B.A., Geology, Colgate University
1984 M.S., Geology, Univ. of California, Davis
1990 Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Univ. of California, San Diego
1990-1994 Postdoc, Cell Biology, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health



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