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Jennifer Miksis-Olds

Research Professor
Office 213

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Morse Hall
8 College Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.5147 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Jennifer Miksis-Olds' CV

Dr. Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds is the Director of the Center for Acoustics Research and Education, a Research Professor in the School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and also holds a research position in the UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Dr. Miksis-Olds is the University Member Representative and on the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment Program and serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Sound and Marine Life Joint Industry Programme (International Oil & Gas Producers). Most recently, she is the lead PI of a National Oceanographic Partnership Program project partnering with BOEM, ONR, and NOAA focused on the development of the Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network (ADEON). Dr. Miksis-Olds was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award in 2011 and the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering in 2013.

Dr. Miksis-Olds received her A.B. cum laude in Biology from Harvard University, her M.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; she was a guest student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and then received her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. Her primary research interests are patterns and trends in ocean soundscapes, animal behavior and communication, and the environmental effects of anthropogenic activities.