Kendra L. Daly

Kendra L. Daly

Professor
Biological Oceanography
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1995
Office Phone: 727.553.1041
Lab Phone: 727.553.1207
Email: kdaly@mail.usf.edu
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Southern Ocean Science Website

Research: Zooplankton Ecology; Gulf of Mexico and Antarctic Ecosystems; Low Oxygen Regions in the Ocean; Ocean Observatories; Sensor Technology

Dr. Daly's research interests focus on zooplankton ecology with the aim of understanding the physical and biological factors that control the abundance and distribution of zooplankton and the role of zooplankton in marine food webs, biogeochemical cycles, and fisheries oceanography. Currently funded projects include investigations of (1) the Gulf of Mexico lower trophic food web response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, (2) the role of marine snow in the sedimentation of Deepwater Horizon oil to the sea floor, and (3) ecosystem dynamics and predator-prey interactions in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, using the SCINI remotely operated vehicle with a variety of sensors.

Dr. Daly is a 2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also is the Chair of the International Science Advisory Board for Ocean Networks Canada and serves on the NSF Regional Class Research Vessel Science Oversight Committee and the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scientific Steering Committee.