Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Deborah joined Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in February 2018 as its president and CEO; her expertise is in marine-estuarine and environmental sciences. Deborah has conducted more than 50 research cruises and field studies in freshwater and marine environments from pole to pole, and previously served as division director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science and as President of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
In December 2020, Deborah was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and recognized for her substantial research advances on the marine nitrogen cycle and for leadership in the ocean science research community. Deborah was recently elected as the newest president of The Oceanography Society; her term begins in 2023 and will run for two years. And she was one of the scientists involved in The Warming Sea project.