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Nancy J. Copley

Nancy J. Copley

Research Associate III


Office Phone: +1 508 289 3204

Fax: +1 508 457 2134


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 33

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Zoology

Research Interests

Zooplankton taxonomy, especially crustacea and Calanoid copepods in particular; pteropod taxonomy; quantitative population ecology of zooplankton with emphasis on zooplankton small scale distribution and abundance; biology of Gulf Stream Rings; zooplankton associated with deep sea hydrothermal vents; determination of zooplankton biomass, abundance, and size. Census of Marine Zooplankton taxonomist for calanoid copepods and euphausiids, web updates, contact person for outreach and education. Data management for biological and chemical oceanography, data publication and citation, controlled vocabularies.


World Assoc. of Copepodologists


2002 - Linda Morse-Porteous award for dedication to discovery and excellence and serving as a role model to other women