Michelle Staudinger’s research addresses a broad range of questions related to the conservation of marine ecosystems under the impacts of climate change from local to global scales. Topics of interest include climate-induced impacts on the phenology of coastal and marine organisms, trophic interactions in community ecology, and biodiversity. Ultimately her work addresses climate-related uncertainty in policymaking using decision frameworks.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Natural Resources Conservation from the UMass Amherst in 2010, Staudinger worked at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia. She is currently a USGS Ecologist and Science Coordinator of the Northeast Climate Science Center, located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her webpage there is: http://necsc.umass.edu/people/michelle-staudinger