Oscar Schofield has over fifteen years of experience organizing ecosystem oceanographic studies. He is currently focusing 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 developed pattern recognition and optical inversion approaches using hyperspectral 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 authored/coauthored more than 100 manuscripts. He received his M.S. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Thereafter, he moved to work at the Department of Agriculture in New Orleans before joining Rutgers University in 1995.
Biography Updated on 7 August 2008