Stace E. Beaulieu

Senior Research Specialist

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· 1998 Ph.D. in Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

· 1992 M.S. in Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

· 1992 B.S. in Biological Sciences, with honors, Stanford University.


· 2015 - present  Senior Research Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
· 2013 - present  Coordinator, Ocean Informatics initiative, WHOI. WHOI representative to Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).
· 2003 - 2015  Research Specialist, WHOI. Recipient of 2012 W. M. Marquet Senior Technical Staff Award.
· 2010 - 2012  Ridge 2000 Science Coordinator, WHOI.
· 2007 - 2009  InterRidge Coordinator, WHOI. Revised the InterRidge Vents Database.
· 2001 - 2003  Visiting Investigator, WHOI.
· 2000 - 2001  Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI.
· 1999  Teaching faculty, Boston College, Newton, MA.
· 1998 - 2000  Postdoctoral Scholar, WHOI.
· 1998  Teaching faculty, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

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Recent publications:

Beaulieu S.E., Graedel, T.E., Hannington, M.D. (2017) Should we mine the deep seafloor? Earth’s Future, 5(7), 655-658, doi:10.1002/2017EF000605

Beaulieu SE, Fox PA, Di Stefano M, Maffei A, West P, Hare JA, Fogarty M (2017) Toward cyberinfrastructure to facilitate collaboration and reproducibility for marine Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. Earth Science Informatics, 10(1), 85-97, doi: 10.1007/s12145-016-0280-4

• Ma X, Beaulieu SE, Fu L, Fox P, Di Stefano M, West P (2017) Documenting provenance for reproducible marine ecosystem assessment in open science. In: Diviacco P, Leadbetter A, Glaves HM (eds) Oceanographic and marine cross-domain data management for sustainable development. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 100-126, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0700-0.ch005

• Le Bris, N., S. Arnaud-Haond, S. Beaulieu, E. Cordes, A. Hilario, A. Rogers, S. van de Gaever, and H. Watanabe (2015) Chapter 45. Hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, © United Nations, 18 pp.

• Beaulieu, S.E., Emery, M., Brickley, A., Spargo, A., Patterson, K., Joyce, K., Silva, T., Madin, K., (2015) Using Digital Globes to Explore the Deep Sea and Advance Public Literacy in Earth System Science. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 332-343,

• Beaulieu, S.E., Baker, E.T., and German, C.R. (2015) Where are the undiscovered hydrothermal vents on oceanic spreading ridges? Deep-Sea Research II, 121, 202-212, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.001.

Gulmann, L., S. Beaulieu, T. Shank, K. Ding, W. Seyfried, and S. Sievert (2015) Bacterial diversity and successional patterns during biofilm formation on freshly exposed basalt surfaces at diffuse-flow deep-sea vents. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, 901,

• Beaulieu, S.E., Sayre-McCord, R.T., Mills, S.W., Pradillon, F. & Watanabe, H. (2015). Swimming speeds of polychaete larvae collected near deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Marine Ecology, 36 (Suppl. 1), 133-143, DOI: 10.1111/maec.12207.

Beaulieu, S.E., Brickley, A., Spargo, A., Joyce, K., Silva, T., Patterson, K., Madin, K., Emery, M. (2014) Global viewport to deep-sea vents: dataset for spherical display systems. 11 September 2014, Version 1. Woods Hole Open Access Server. URL:; DOI: 10.1575/1912/6867.

Beaulieu, S.E., E.T. Baker, C.R. German, and A. Maffei (2013) An authoritative global database for active submarine hydrothermal vent fields, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 14, 4892–4905, doi:10.1002/2013GC004998.

• Mills, S.W., Mullineaux, L.S., Beaulieu, S.E., and D.K. Adams (2013) Persistent effects of disturbance on larval patterns in the plankton after an eruption on the East Pacific Rise. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491: 67-76, doi: 10.3354/meps10463.

• Co-editor, Ridge 2000 Special Issue of Oceanography magazine. D.J. Fornari, S.E. Beaulieu, J.F. Holden, L.S. Mullineaux, and M. Tolstoy (2012) Introduction to the Special Issue: From RIDGE to Ridge 2000. Oceanography 25(1): 12–17,

• Hannington, M., Jamieson, J., Monecke, T., Petersen, S., and Beaulieu, S. (2011) The abundance of seafloor massive sulfide deposits. Geology, 39: 1155-1158, doi:10.1130/G32468.1.

Beaulieu, S.E., S. Mills, L. Mullineaux, F. Pradillon, H. Watanabe, and S. Kojima (2011) International study of larval dispersal and population connectivity at hydrothermal vents in the southern Mariana Trough. InterRidge News 20: 50-54.

• Mullineaux, L.S., Adams, D.K., Mills, S.W., and Beaulieu, S.E. (2010) Larvae from afar colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a catastrophic eruption. PNAS online April 12, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0913187107. PDF

• Hoagland, P., Beaulieu, S., et al. (2010) Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides. Marine Policy 34: 728-732.

Last updated: September 20, 2017