Oscar Schofield has over fifteen years of experience organizing ecosystem oceanographic studies. He currently is focused on coupled physical-optics studies to better understand the ecology of phytoplankton. He has conducted research in the coastal waters of United States, Antarctica, Great Lakes, and open ocean. He has developed pattern recognition and optical inversion approaches using hyper-spectral ocean color data to discriminate phytoplankton taxa remotely. His research interests include the physical forcing of the biology and chemistry of continental shelf ecosystems and the feedbacks on the physics. He is author or coauthor on over 100 manuscripts. He received his degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara and then worked in Department of Agriculture in New Orleans before joining Rutgers University in 1995.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010