Patricia  Thibodeau

Ph.D. Student

Email: [[psthibodeau]]
Phone: (804) 684-7401
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S213
Department: Biological Sciences; Biological Oceanography
Advisor: {{, Deborah K. Steinberg}}


Doctor of Philosophy: Marine Science, Biological Sciences/Biological Oceanography, College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 2014-Present

Dissertation: Environmental Controls on pteropod ecology and physiology along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Advisor: Dr. Deborah K. Steinberg

Bachelor of Arts: Earth and Oceanographic Science major, Teaching minor, Bowdoin College, 2013

Honors Thesis: Where is Noctiluca in the Arabian Sea: An evaluation of in situ multispectural fluorescent signatures

Advisor: Dr. Collin S. Roesler

Primary Research Interests

Zooplankton ecology, Southern Ocean, Climate Change, Pteropods, Biogeochemical Cycling

Palmer Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research


Thibodeau P., C. S. Roesler, S. L. Drapeau, S. G. Prabhu Matondkar, J. I. Goes, P. J. Werdell. 2014. Locating Noctiluca miliaris in the Arabian Sea: An optical proxy approach. Limnology & Oceanography. 59(6), 2042-2056. 

Busch D. S., M. Maher, P. Thibodeau, P. McElhany. 2014. Shell Condition and Survival of Puget Sound Pteropods Are Impaired by Ocean Acidification Conditions. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105884. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105884