United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Allison Cusick

PhD Student
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Research Interests
Allison is a phytoplankton ecologist and biological oceanographer with an expertise in phytoplankton and polar fjord ecosystems. Her work involves field sampling campaigns in partnership with the IAATO tour industry, through the framework of citizen science program called FjordPhyto using genomic and remote sensing analysis to investigate the response of phytoplankton communities to melting glaciers.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Palmer Station
Field camp - ship access
Other Antarctic Research Location(s)
IAATO tour vessels on the Peninsula
Research Keywords
phytoplankton, genetics, fjords, citizen science, tourism
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group