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Alexander "Alex" E. Thornton

M.S. Student

Marine Biology
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
147 O'Neill
PO Box 757220 , 905 N. Koyukuk Drive,
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Scipps Institution of Oceanography
MAS, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
The Evergreen State College
BSc, Field Ecology & Conservation Biology
Bauman, S.J., M.T. Costa, M.B. Fong, B.M. House, E.M. Perez, M.H. Tan, A.E. Thornton, and P.J.S. Franks. 2014. “Augmenting the biological pump: The shortcomings of geoengineered upwelling.” Oceanography. 27(3):17-23. doi:

Thornton, A.E., & A. Barbosa. 2014. “Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).” . Antarctic Field Guide. Commissioned by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s (SCAR) Expert Group, Birds & Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM). doi:

Current Research Projects
  • Pacific walrus ecology
  • Antarctic penguin ecology
  • Atlantic puffin ecology
  • International Penguin Early Career Scientists (IPECS)
  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • Polar Educators International (PEI)
  • Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations
  • Society for Conservation Biology
Community Service
  • National Disaster Animal Response Team (NDART)
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