Benthic / Photomosaicing Specialist
Brooke Gintert has been professional science diver since the age of 17 when she found an on-campus job at Occidental college as scientific research assistant studying fish assemblages in Southern California. After seeing giant black seabass, blue whales, and even getting a fish-eye view of a great white shark as part of her undergraduate research, Brooke graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology with a Marine Science emphasis from Occidental College and moved to Miami to begin a Doctoral program at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel school of Marine and Atmospheric Science. There, she has worked with a team of researchers developing and applying a novel underwater photomosaicing technology to understand Caribbean coral community dynamics. Using this technology, Brooke has partnered with NOAA, the U.S. Navy, the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and researchers from Puerto Rico, St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin islands, and Australia to map and monitor coral reefs around the world. Brooke is joining the Living Ocean Foundations Science Team directly after defending her PhD dissertation and is looking forward to bringing images of the reefs of St. Kits and Nevis to global reef enthusiasts.
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