Institute of Ocean Sciences (CA)
Dr. Gargett is a Senior Research Scientist at the Canadian Institute of Ocean Sciences and a former Professor in the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). Her research focuses on mixing processes in the ocean and their effects on ocean circulation, shelf sediment transport, and ocean biology from phytoplankton to fish. Dr. Gargett has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in oceanographic journals, including one in Science. During a period of 7 years at ODU, she received over two million dollars in NSF funding and taught an Introduction to Physical Oceanography course for undergraduates, in addition to graduate courses. She has lectured in Training Institutes on Equatorial Oceans, Ocean-Climate Interactions, and Effects of Turbulence on Plankton. Dr. Gargett has a B.S. degree from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D from the University of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Science Academy of the Royal Society of Canada (Canadian equivalent of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences).