Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture USA

6 - 7 September 2023

Portland, ME, USA

Schery Umanzor, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

About the speaker:

Dr. Schery Umanzor is an Assistant Professor and Mariculture faculty at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her expertise includes macroalgal ecophysiology and farming. This year she completed a 2-year project funded by ARPA-E- aimed at quantifying the amount of C and N removal from farmed kelp across a large geographical area in the US. Some of her other projects include developing low-cost tools and methods for adequate site selection for kelp farms in Alaska, developing cultivation protocols for red seaweeds, and establishing a pinto abalone cultivation program for Alaska. Dr. Umanzor obtained her doctorate in Marine Ecology in Nov 2017. Shortly after, she joined the Seaweed Biotechnology Lab at the University of Connecticut, where she focused on the selective breeding of sugar kelp. She joined UAF in 2020.