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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Simon R. Thorrold

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Curriculum Vitae

Biology Department MS 50
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA

Phone: 1 (508) 289-3366, Fax: 1 (508) 457-2089 E-mail:  sthorrold@whoi.ed

URL:  www.whoi.edu/sites/fishecology/




CITIZENSHIP:  New Zealand



EMPLOYMENT:


June 2008 – present.  Senior Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA.


Feb 2001 – May 2008.  Associate Scientist (tenured 2004), Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA.


July 1999 – Jan 2001.  Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


July 1998 – June 1999.  Research Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


July 1997-June 1999.  Adjunct Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


July 1996-June 1998.  Research Associate Professor, Applied Marine Research Laboratory, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


Jan 1995-July 1997.  Adjunct Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


Jan 1994-June 1996.  Research Associate at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Applied Marine Research Laboratory, Old Dominion University.


Jan 1992-Jan 1994.  Post-Doctoral researcher with the Caribbean Marine Research Center, based at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.



EDUCATION:


1988-1994 Ph.D. (Marine Biology) James Cook University of North Queensland. Supervisors Dr. D. McB. Williams and Prof. J. H. Choat. Citation: Thorrold, S. R.  1994.  Meso-scale patterns in the distribution of larval fishes across the central Great Barrier Reef lagoon and relationships with environmental variability.  Ph.D. Dissertation, James Cook University.  207 p.


1983-1985 B.Sc. (Zoology) University of Auckland.



AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS:


2010 - present.  Director, Ocean Life Institute, WHOI.


2008 – 2012.  Chair, MIT/WHOI Joint Committee for Biological Oceanography.  2006 – present.  MIT/WHOI Joint Committee for Biological Oceanography.


2006 – 2008.  Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research, WHOI/NOAA.


2005 - 2009.  Subject editor, Ecology and Ecology Monographs, Ecological Society of America.


2002.  National Science Foundation CAREER Young Investigator Award.


2001 - 2004.  Fellow, Ocean Life Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


1991.  Best student paper, Australian Society for Fish Biology annual meeting, Hobart, Australia.


1991.  Australian Institute of Marine Science Doctoral Fellowship.


1991.  Student Travel Award, 15th Larval Fish Meeting of the ELHS/AFS, Los Angeles, California.


1990.  Student Prize, 41st Annual Tuna Conference, NMFS/SWFS  Lake Arrowhead, California.


1987-1990.  James Cook University N. and K. Monkman Postgraduate Fellowship.


1985.  Senior Prize in Zoology, University of Auckland.

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