Susanne Craig, PhD

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Dalhousie University
Adjunct in the Departments of Oceanography and Process Engineering and Applied Science
1355 Oxford Street
P.O. Box 15000, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2
Phone: 902 412 2800
email: susanne.craig@dal.ca

EDUCATION

1999 PhD Physics                  
Department of Physics and Applied Physics
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Thesis: Spectral Measurements of Absorption, Scattering and in vivo Fluorescence from Phytoplankton Cultures
Supervisors: Dr. Alex Cunningham (University of Strathclyde), Prof. Jim Aiken (National Centre for Earth Observation)

1995 BSc (Hons) Physics       
Department of Physics and Applied Physics
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                               

Jul. 2012 – present

Research Scientist, Grade 2 (SE-RES-02, Assistant Professor equivalent), Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Apr. 2012 – present

Research Associate, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada

Jan. 2012 – Mar 2012

Scientist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2011

Scientist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada

Jul. 2008 – present

Adjunct Research Associate, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada

2007 – 2009

Consultant, Spectral Ocean Radiance Transfer Investigation & Experiment (SORTIE), NASA funded research project

2005 – 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada

2003 – 2005

Research Scientist, Department of Marine Science, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA

2003

Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Health Research, University of Strathclyde, UK

2000 – 2003

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK

2000

Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK

1999

Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK

1995

Research Scientist, Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, UK

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003 – 2005

Graduate level
Department of Marine Science, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA
- M.Sc. Remote Sensing for Hydrographers, HYD 611
- M.Sc. Marine Bio-optics, MAR 701-01

1995 – 1999

Undergraduate level
Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK
- Undergraduate physics laboratories and tutorials, undergraduate seminar courses, student assessments

1994 – 1999

University of Strathclyde, UK
- Outreach tutor

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

Alison Conley

BSc Honours thesis supervisor, Dalhousie University (co-supervision with Dr. Mark Gibson, Process Engineering & Applied Science, Dalhousie University), Sept. – Dec. 2011

Michael Brown

MSc committee member, Dalhousie University, February 2011 – present

Alison Conley

Undergraduate, Dalhousie University co-op student, summer 2009

Alison Conley

Undergraduate, Dalhousie University co-op student, winter 2010

Jessica Wingfield

Undergraduate, Dalhousie University co-op student, summer 2010

Alex Mann

High school student, 2009 -2010. Project – VOC Production by Phytoplankton. Winner of the gold medal at the South Shore Regional Fair and now representing Team Nova Scotia at the Canadian Wide Science Fair.

Publications                                                                                                                                   
Georges, A.A., El-Swais, H., Craig, S.E., Li, W.K.W and Walsh, D.W. (2014) Metaproteomic analysis of a winter to spring succession in coastal northwest Atlantic Ocean microbial plankton. International Society for Microbial Ecology, 1751-7362/14 (pdf)

Craig, S.E., Thomas, H., Greenan, B.J.W., Li, W.K.W, Shen, J. Physical and phytoplankton controls of CO2 uptake on the Scotian Shelf. In prep.

Craig, S.E., Hu, C., Cannizzarro, J., Jones, C.T., Feng, L., Carlson, P. A statistically based approach to derive inherent optical properties and chlorophyll concentration from satellite ocean colour in an optically complex coastal site. In prep.

Craig, S.E., Jones, C.T., Hu, C., Feng, L., Werdell, J. Estimation of inherent optical properties from satellite top of atmosphere radiance. In prep.

Thomas, H. Craig, S. E., Greenan, B. J. W., Burt, W., Herndl, G. J., Higginson, S., Salt, L., Shadwick, E.H., Urrego-Blanco, J. (2012). Direct observations of diel biological CO2 fixation on the Scotian Shelf, northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 9(6), 2301-2309, doi: 10.5194/bg-9-2301-2012 .

Craig, S. E., Jones, C.T., Li, W.K.W., Lazin, G., Horne, E., Caverhill, C., Cullen, J.J. (2012). Deriving optical metrics of ecological variability from measurements of coastal ocean colour. Remote Sensing of Environment, 119, 72-83.

Schmidt, A.L., Wysmyk, J.K.C., Craig, S.E., Lotze, H.K. (2012). Regional-scale effects of eutrophication on ecosystem structure and services of seagrass beds. Limnology and Oceanography, 57(5), 1389-1402, 10.4319/lo.2012.57.5.1389.

Jones, C.T., Craig, S. E., Barnett, A., MacIntyre, H. Cullen, J. J. On models of the photosynthesis-irradiance response. In preparation for Journal of Plankton Research.

Craig, S.E., Cunningham, A., Slater, J. Spectral utilisation of photosynthetically utilisable radiation by phytoplankton in a stratified water column. In prep. for Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

Shadwick, E.H., Thomas, H., Comeau, A., Craig, S.E., Hunt, C.W. and Salisbury, J.E. (2010). Air-sea fluxes on the Scotian Shelf: Seasonal to multi-annual variability. Biogeosciences, 7, 3851-3867.

Gibson, M.D., Heal, M.R., Bache, D.H., Hursthouse, A.S., Beverland, I.J., Craig, S.E., Clark, C.F., Jackson. M.H., Guernsey, J., Jones, C. (2009). Using mass reconstruction along a four-site transect as a method to interpret PM10 in west-central Scotland, UK. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 59, 12, 1429-1436.

Craig, S.E., Lohrenz, S.E., Lee, Z.P., Mahoney, K.L., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Schofield, O.M., Steward, R.G. (2006). Use of hyperspectral remote sensing for the detection and assessment of the harmful alga, Karenia brevis. Applied Optics, 45(21), 5414-5425.

McKee, D, Cunningham, A., Craig, S. (2003). Semi-empirical correction algorithm, for AC-9 measurements in a coccolithophore bloom. Applied Optics, 42(21), 4369-4374.

McKee, D., Cunningham, A., Craig, S. (2003). Estimation of absorption and backscattering coefficients from in situ radiometric measurements: theory and validation in case II waters. Applied Optics, 42(15), 2804-2810.

Cunningham, A., McKee, D, Craig, S., Tarran G., Widdicombe, C. (2003). Fine-scale spatial variability in phytoplankton community structure and inherent optical properties measured from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Journal of Marine Systems. 43(1-2), 51-59.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Craig, S.E. Derivation of inherent optical properties in optically complex coastal waters, Ocean Optics XXI, Glasgow, UK.

Craig, S.E., Jones, C.T., Li, W.K.W., Lazin, G., Horne, E., Caverhill, C., Cullen, J.J. (2010). Deriving optical metrics of ecological variability from a coastal ocean observation program. Ocean Optics XX, Anchorage, AK, USA.

Craig, S.E. and Cullen, J.J. (2008). The influence of ocean interior processes on the quantum yield of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy.

Cullen, J.J., Comeau, A., Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Fennel, K. (2008). On the use of optical measurements to constrain models of marine primary productivity and particle dynamics. Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy.

Comeau, A.J., Craig, S.E., Babin, M., Lewis, M., Bruyant, F., Cullen, J.J. (2008). Temporal variations of photoacclimation. Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy.

Craig, S.E., Huot, Y., Davis, R.F., Normandeau, C., Jones, C., Cullen, J.J. (2006). Sensitivity analysis of a new fluorescence model to predict phytoplankton biomass in case 2 waters suitable for autonomous observation systems. Ocean Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada.

Craig, S.E., Huot, Y., Jones, C., Dowd, M., Davis, R.F., Cullen, J.J. (2006). Estimates of Phytoplankton Biomass in Case 2 Waters Suitable for Autonomous Observation Systems. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 87(36), suppl.

Davis, R., Craig. S.E., Cullen, J.J. (2006). Use of attenuation coefficients to calculate bio-optical variables in case 2 waters. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 87(36), suppl.

Craig, S.E., Lohrenz, S.E., Lee, Z.P., Schofield, O.M., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Steward, R.G. (2004). Use of hyperspectral remote sensing for the detection and assessment of harmful algal blooms. Ocean Optics XVII, Fremantle, Western Australia.

PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                       

Craig, S.E. (Invited Speaker). Upcoming. Bedford Institute of Oceanography seminar series, 2 Nov. 2012.

Craig, S.E. (Invited Plenary Speaker). Ocean Optics XXI, Glasgow, UK, 8-12 Sept. 2012.

Craig, S.E. (Invited Speaker). Relationships between optical, ecological and biogeochemical properties. NASA Workshop on Remote Sensing of Coastal and Inland Waters, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, June 2012.

Craig, S.E. (Invited Speaker). Ocean colour and the oceanography of the North Atlantic. Annual Sable Island Update Meeting, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, March 2012.

Craig, S.E., Jones, C.T., Li, W.K.W., Lazin, G., Horne, E., Caverhill, C., Cullen, J.J. Deriving optical metrics of ecological variability from a coastal ocean observation program. Ocean Optics XX, Anchorage, AK, USA, Sept. 2010.

Craig, S.E. and Cullen, J.J. The influence of ocean interior processes on the quantum yield of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, Sept. 2008.

Cullen, J.J., Comeau, A., Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Fennel, K. On the use of optical measurements to constrain models of marine primary productivity and particle dynamics. Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, Sept. 2008.

Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Jones, C., Huot, Y., Cullen, J.J., Dowd, M. The role of optical measurements in elucidating patterns in ocean observatory systems and beyond. AGM of Centre for Marine Environmental Prediction: Bay Project, Dalhousie University, Canada, Oct. 2008.

Craig, S.E., Barnard, A., Twardowski, M., McLean, S., Voss, K., Trees, C., Lewis, M., Zaneveld, J.R.V. (2008). Approaches for characterizing uncertainties in in situ water-leaving radiance for ocean colour calibration and validation. NASA Ocean Colour Research Team Meeting, Adelphi, MD, USA, May 2008.

Craig, S.E. (Invited Speaker).  Using remote sensing to detect and assess blooms of the harmful alga, Karenia brevis. Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski, QC, Canada, Jan. 2008.

Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Huot, Y., Cullen, J.J. Assessment of factors contributing to variability in the quantum yield of sun induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Aquafluo Conference, Nové Hrady, Czech Republic, Jun. 2007.

Cullen, J.J., Barnett, A.B., Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Huot, Y., Schallenberg, C. Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence as a physiological indicator. Ocean Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2006.

Craig, S.E., Huot, Y., Davis, R.F., Normandeau, C., Jones, C., Cullen, J.J. Sensitivity analysis of a new fluorescence model to predict phytoplankton biomass in case 2 waters suitable for autonomous observation systems. Ocean Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2006.

Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Huot, Y., Cullen J.J., Jones, C., Dowd, M. Estimates of phytoplankton biomass using autonomous optical measurements in an optically complex coastal embayment. 3rd AGM of Centre for Environmental Prediction: Bay Project, Dalhousie University, Canada, May 2006.

Cullen, J.J., Brown, C., Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Dowd, M., Guarracino, M., Huot, Y., Jones, C., Kirchoff, S., Laurent, L., Lewis, M., Normandeau, C., Ryan, C., Vézina, A. Observations and modelling of biological variability for the MEPS-Bay Coastal observation and prediction system. 3rd AGM of Centre for Environmental Prediction: Bay Project, Dalhousie University, Canada, May 2006.

Craig, S.E., Davis, R.F., Huot, Y., Cullen, J.J., Jones, C., Dowd, M. Estimates of phytoplankton biomass in case 2 waters suitable for autonomous observation systems. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA, Apr. 2006.

Craig, S.E., Lohrenz, S.E., Lee, Z.P., Mahoney, K.L., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Schofield, O.M., Steward, R.G. Use of hyperspectral remote sensing for the detection and assessment of the harmful alga, Karenia brevis. NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting, Newport, RI, USA, Apr. 2006.

Lohrenz, S.E., Cai, W.J., Wright, V.M., Craig, S.E. Satellite ocean color assessment of pCO2 in a river-dominated costal margin. NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting, Portland, OR, USA, Apr. 2005.

Craig, S.E., Butterworth, M.R., Lohrenz, S.E., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Lee, Z.P. Contribution of water constituents and non-algal particles to the bulk optical properties of Karenia brevis populations. The Oceanography Society International Ocean Research Conference, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, Jun. 2005.

Craig, S.E., Lohrenz, S.E., Lee, Z.P., Schofield, O.M., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Steward, R.G. Use of hyperspectral remote sensing for the detection and assessment of harmful algal blooms. Ocean Optics XVII, Fremantle, Western Australia, Oct. 2004.

Craig, S.E. (Invited Speaker). Characterization of phytoplankton optical properties and in situ measurements in diverse water types. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA, May 2004.

Craig, S.E., Slater, J., Cunningham, A. Interaction of light climate and hydrography in determining the vertical distribution of primary production in Scottish fjords. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Marine Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Feb. 2003.

Craig, S.E., Cunningham, A. Optical and fluorescence characteristics of two marine phytoplankton species. UK Oceanography, University of East Anglia, UK, Sept. 2000.

Craig, S.E., Cunningham, A. (1996). The Variability in in vivo Chlorophyll a Specific Fluorescence in Phytoplankton. UK Oceanography, Bangor, Wales, UK, Sept. 1996.

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2008

Radiation safety training, Dalhousie University

2008

WHMIS training, Dalhousie University

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RESEARCH SUPPORT AWARDED

Title: Data Display and Source Apportionment of Volatile Organic Compounds on Sable Island (2012-2015)
Funding Amount: $660,611.
Project Team: Susanne Craig (Co-Principal Investigator, Adjunct Research Associate, Dalhousie University), Mark Gibson (Co-Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University), Douglas Wallace (Co-Investigator, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology and Scientific Director, Halifax Marine Research Institute, Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University), and Suzanne Budge (Associate Professor, Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University).

Title: Physical and Phytoplankton Controls of CO2 uptake at the Scotian Shelf
Funding Amount: $46,500
PI: Dr. Helmuth Thomas, Canada Research Chair, Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University
Co-author of successful grant proposal to CFCAS’s final distribution of project funds