Alex Gagnon

Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
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  • NSF: “CAREER: The Mechanism and Geochemical Factors Controlling Skeletal Nucleation in Coral”  Sole PI: 3/2016-1/2021
  • Seeley Family (Private Donor): “Changing Waters: Ocean Acidification at Tetiaroa Ecostation.” Co PI: 1/2014-12/2021
  • Washington Ocean Acidification Center: “Reconstructing the Pre-Industrial pH of Puget Sound.” Sole PI: FY2020: 7/2109-6/2020
  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: “Trace Element Laboratory for Environmental Science” Lead PI: 2/2016-6/2018
  • NSF: “OCE-RIG: Improving Climate Records Through a Mechanistic Understanding of Sub-Micron Proxy Heterogeneity in Spinose Foraminifera.”  Sole PI: 9/2014/-8/2016
  • NSF: “FSML: Friday Harbor Lab Instruments” Co-PI: 9/2014-8/2016
  • NSFMG&G: “Trace Metal Proxies in Non-spinose Planktic Foraminifera: Environmental Calibrations and Incorporation Processes.” Subaward: 7/2013-6/2016
  • Royalty Research Fund: “Acid in the Past: A Pre-Instrumental History of Ocean Acidification Recorded by Puget Sound and Pacific Coast Cold-Water Corals.”  Sole PI: 7/2014-1/2016
  • Several successful EMSL/PNNL User Proposals

Experience at Sea

  • R/V Barnes and R/V Carson – Puget Sound Teaching Cruises
  • R/V Thomas Thompson and ROV Jason – Southern Ocean, 33 days
  • R/V Ron Brown and ROV Hercules – Trans-Atlantic, 27 days
  • R/V Atlantis and DSV Alvin – North Atlantic, 21 days

Press quotes include New York Times and Wired

…and a proud father