Dr. Cecelia Hannides is a Research Scientist in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Dr. Hannides has almost 20 years of research experience in marine and biological sciences, and received her B.S. (High Honors, Biology) from the University of Michigan, her M.S. degree from Stony Brook University (Marine Environmental Sciences), and her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii (Oceanography).  Dr. Hannides’s main research interests are climate-driven changes in marine ecosystems and marine research applications of novel biochemical techniques.  Her current research focuses on understanding midwater zooplankton dynamics through the use of compound-specific isotope techniques.

Dr. Hannides has extensive field experience in ocean-going cruises, having logged a total of 206 days at sea. She has previously coordinated sampling and analysis efforts for the past four years for a major marine science program, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series.  She has conducted research in widely varying marine environments, including Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the subtropical Pacific Ocean.  Dr. Hannides has published 12 peer-reviewed publications, contributed to a book chapter on trophic ecology, and has presented her work in numerous national and international conferences.