Old Dominion University Dr. Eileen E. Hofmann  
Center for Coastal Physical OceanographyOcean, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesCollege of Sciences 

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Eileen E. Hofmann

Professor of Oceanography

Ph.D., M.S., North Carolina State University (1980, 1976)
B.S., Chestnut Hill College (1974)

Physical Oceanography
Physical-biological interactions and descriptive physical oceanography.

From 2010-2015, Eileen Hofmann served as Chair of the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) project and in this role she oversaw the development of new ten-year IMBER Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. Prior to IMBER she was a member of the international and U.S. science steering committees for the Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics program. She coordinated the U.S. and international Southern Ocean GLOBEC field programs and synthesis phases and participated in the U.S. Southern Ocean GLOBEC cruises to the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf. She is a member of the science steering committee for the Southern Ocean Observing System.

Dr. Hofmann is currently President of the Ocean Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She is a member of the AGU Council and Council Leadership Team.

She has served on several National Research Council committees.  She presently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Marine Research and Antarctic Science, and is Co-editor in Chief for the Journal of Marine Systems

She co-edited the book, Foundations for Ecological Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula, which is part of the American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Series.  She is co-editor of the GLOBEC synthesis book, Marine Ecosystems and Global Change. She is co-editor of three special issues of Deep-Sea Research II on results of the Southern Ocean GLOBEC program, two special issues of Progress in Oceanography on synthesis of GLOBEC program results and end-to-end ecosystem models, a special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability on marine and aquatic systems, a special issue of Journal of Marine Research on oyster disease research and a special issue of Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B on marine diseases. 

Research Interests
Dr. Hofmann is recognized for her work on coupled physical-biological models. Her research interests are in the areas of physical-biological interactions in marine ecosystems, environmental control and transmission of marine diseases, descriptive physical oceanography, and mathematical modeling of marine ecosystems.  She has worked in a variety of marine environments, most recently the continental shelf region of the Ross Sea and the western Antarctic Peninsula, Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay, and the Middle Atlantic Bight off the east coast of the United States. Her contributions to modeling physical-biological interactions in marine systems were recognized by her election as a 2013 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.



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