Tuesday Talks- Phoebe Jekielek, Director of Research, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, Rockland, ME
Bio: Phoebe has a diverse background spanning experiential education, science communication, and applied and collaborative research in a variety of our ocean ecosystems. Since 2015, Phoebe has been part of the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. She has worn most of the hats you can wear in a non-profit ranging from Marketing and Outreach to Program Directorship. She is currently the Director of Research for the organization with the strategic priority of investigating community-driven questions. Current research projects include evaluation of gear effects on gonad conditioning and spawn timing in sea scallops on aquaculture farms and in wild populations throughout Penobscot Bay, scallop tagging studies evaluating scallop movement and growth in the Lower Penobscot Scallop rotational management area, and annual dive surveys and spat bag deployments to understand local Hurricane Island scallop populations.