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Dana Woodruff

Marine Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1529 West Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, Washington 98382

Biography

Dr. Dana Woodruff is a senior research scientist with the Coastal Ecosystem Research technical group at the Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim. Her training and background are in biological oceanography, environmental microbiology and behavioral ecology. Her current research is focused on examining the behavioral effects of electromagnetic fields generated by underwater power transmission cables on marine organisms. She has experience managing a variety of programs that utilize remote sensing tools (e.g. satellite and airborne imagery, sonar, and video) coupled to in-situ measurements to map benthic habitats, assess land use impacts on water properties, and characterize algal blooms. She has extensive experience in water property collections in estuarine and coastal systems, and managing related research programs including fecal coliform monitoring, microbial source tracking, phytoplankton ecology, and nutrient and carbon flux.

Research Interests

  • Impact of climate change on water quality
  • Watershed and land use impacts on nearshore habitats and coastal waters
  • The use of remote sensing to understand coastal and nearshore processes
  • Coastal and estuarine water properties (optics, nutrient dynamics, carbon flux, algal blooms)

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science (remote sensing) University of North Carolina, 1996
  • M.S. Environmental Microbiology, University of North Carolina, 1992
  • B.S. Marine Science (Huxley College), Western Washington University, 1976

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Estuarine Research Federation
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society
  • Phycological Society of America

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Wunschel D.S., B.R. Valenzuela, B. Kaiser, K.D. Victry, and D.L. Woodruff. 2018. "Method development for comprehensive extraction and analysis of marine toxins: Liquid-liquid extraction and tandem liquid chromatography separations coupled to electrospray tandem mass spectrometry." Talanta 187. PNNL-SA-131966. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2018.05.019

2015

  • Estes M.G., M. Al-Hamdan, J. Ellis, C.R. Judd, D.L. Woodruff, R.M. Thom, and D. Quattrochi, et al. 2015. "A Modeling System to Assess Land Cover Land Use Change Effects on SAV habitat in the Mobile Bay Estuary." Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51, no. 2:513-536. PNWD-SA-10349. doi:10.1111/jawr.12263

2013

  • Schultz I.R., A.D. Skillman, S.T. Sloan-Evans, and D.L. Woodruff. 2013. "Domoic acid toxicokinetics in Dungeness crabs: New insights into mechanisms that regulate bioaccumulation." Aquatic Toxicology 140-141, no. 2013:77-88. PNWD-SA-10059. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.04.011
  • Woodruff D.L., V.I. Cullinan, A.E. Copping, and K.E. Marshall. 2013. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Fish and Invertebrates Task 2.1.3: Effects on Aquatic Organisms Fiscal Year 2012 Progress Report Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-22154. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2012

  • Johnson G.E., H.L. Diefenderfer, R.M. Thom, G.C. Roegner, B.D. Ebberts, J.R. Skalski, and A.B. Borde, et al. 2012. Evaluation of Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Restoration Projects in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2010. PNNL-20296. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Sather N.K., A. Storch, G.E. Johnson, D.J. Teel, J.R. Skalski, A.J. Bryson, and R.M. Kaufmann, et al. 2012. Multi-Scale Action Effectiveness Research in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2011 - FINAL ANNUAL REPORT. PNNL-21194 FINAL. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Vavrinec J., A.B. Borde, D.L. Woodruff, J.M. Brandenberger, R.M. Thom, C.L. Wright, and V.I. Cullinan. 2012. Annual Adaptive Management Report for Compensatory Mitigation at Keyport Lagoon: Mitigation of Pier B Development at the Bremerton Naval Facilities - Compensatory Mitigation at Keyport Lagoon - Naval Underwater Warfare Center Division - Keyport, Washington. PNNL-21147 Draft. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Woodruff D.L., I.R. Schultz, K.E. Marshall, J.A. Ward, and V.I. Cullinan. 2012. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Fish and Invertebrates: Task 2.1.3: Effects on Aquatic Organisms - Fiscal Year 2011 Progress Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-20813 Final. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Diefenderfer H.L., G.E. Johnson, N.K. Sather, J.R. Skalski, E.M. Dawley, A.M. Coleman, and K.G. Ostrand, et al. 2011. Evaluation of Life History Diversity, Habitat Connectivity, and Survival Benefits Associated with Habitat Restoration Actions in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, Annual Report 2010. PNNL-20295 Final. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Johnson G.E., H.L. Diefenderfer, A.B. Borde, A.J. Bryson, A. Cameron, A.M. Coleman, and C. Corbett, et al. 2010. Evaluating Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Restoration Projects in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2009. PNNL-19440. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Schultz I.R., D.L. Woodruff, K.E. Marshall, W.J. Pratt, and G. Roesijadi. 2010. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Fish and Invertebrates. PNNL-19883. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Ward J.A., I.R. Schultz, D.L. Woodruff, G. Roesijadi, and A.E. Copping. 2010. "Assessing the Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Development on Marine and Estuarine Resources." In OCEANS 2010, September 20-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-74186. doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664064
  • Woodruff D.L., C. Judd, R.M. Thom, N.K. Sather, and R.M. Kaufmann. 2010. Fifth Annual Report: 2008 Pre-Construction Eelgrass Monitoring and Propagation for King County Outfall Mitigation. PNNL-15678-5. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2009

  • Estes M.G., M. Al-Hamdan, R.M. Thom, D. Quattrochi, D.L. Woodruff, C. Judd, and J. Ellis, et al. 2009. "Watershed and Hydrodynamic Modeling for Evaluating the Impact of Land Use Change on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Seagrasses in Mobile Bay." In OCEANS 2009: MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Tehcnology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNWD-SA-8733.

2008

  • Hibler L.F., A.R. Maxwell, L.M. Miller, N.P. Kohn, D.L. Woodruff, M. Montes, and M.A. Moline. 2008. "Improved fine-scale transport model performance using AUV and HSI feedback in a tidally dominated system." Journal of Geophysical Research. C. (Oceans) 113. PNNL-SA-58167. doi:10.1029/2008JC004739
  • Tagestad J.D., J. Bolte, M. Guzy, D.L. Woodruff, K. Humes, V. Walden, and M.S. Wigmosta, et al. 2008. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COLLABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FOR SYNERGY VII (2007). PNNL-17271. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2007

  • Jones M.E., L.M. Miller, D.L. Woodruff, and D.W. Ewert. 2007. "Mapping of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Nearshore Regions." In Oceans 2007, 1450-1456. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-56566. doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2007.4449331
  • Judd C., D.L. Woodruff, R.M. Thom, M.G. Anderson, and A.B. Borde. 2007. Restoration Prioritization Toolset: Documentation and User's Guides 2007. PNNL-17054. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Judd K.S., C. Judd, J.A. Engel-Cox, T. Gulbransen, M.G. Anderson, D.L. Woodruff, and R.M. Thom, et al. 2007. Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaborative Final Report. PNNL-17180. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Moline M.A., D.L. Woodruff, and N.R. Evans. 2007. "Optical Delineation of Benthic Habitat Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle." Journal of Field Robotics 24, no. 6:461-471. PNNL-SA-52129. doi:10.1002/rob.20176
  • Rensel J.E., D.A. Kiefer, J.R. Forster, D.L. Woodruff, and N.R. Evans. 2007. "Offshore finfish mariculture in the Strait of Juan de Fuca." Suisan Sogo Kenkyu Senta Kenkyu Hokoku. Bulletin of Fisheries Research Agency 19. PNWD-SA-7990.
  • Schultz I.R., A.D. Skillman, and D.L. Woodruff. 2007. "Domoic Acid Excretion In Dungeness Crabs, Razor Clams and Mussels." Marine Environmental Research 66, no. 1:21-23. PNWD-SA-7974. doi:Stenner, Robert D
  • Woodruff D.L., N.P. Kohn, V.I. Cullinan, S.S. Southard, and J. Vavrinec. 2007. Fourth Annual Report: 2007 Pre-Construction Eelgrass Monitoring and Propagation for King County Outfall Mitigation. PNNL-15678-4. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Woodruff D.L., S.S. Southard, V.I. Cullinan, N.P. Kohn, M.G. Anderson, and J. Vavrinec. 2007. Third Annual Report: 2006 Pre-Construction Eelgrass Monitoring and Propagation for King County Outfall Mitigation. PNNL-15678-3. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2006

  • Steinmaus K.L., J. Bowles, D.L. Woodruff, T. Donato, W.J. Rhea, W.A. Snyder, and D.R. Korwan, et al. 2006. "Evolution of a Man-Made Plume in Coastal Waters." Eos 87, no. 51:581-592. PNNL-SA-50983.

2005

  • Evans N.R., D.L. Woodruff, and V.L. Trainer. 2005. "Development of coastal upwelling edge detection algorithms associated with harmful algal blooms off the Washington coast using sea surface temperature imagery." In Remote sensing of the coastal oceanic environment: 31 July-1 August, 2005, San Diego, California, USA ; Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering, edited by R.J. Frouin, M. Babin, Shubha Sathyendranath, 5885, 58850L. Bellingham, Washington:International Society for Optical Engineering. PNWD-SA-7036.
  • Thom R.M., G.D. Williams, A.B. Borde, J.A. Southard, S.L. Sargeant, D.L. Woodruff, and J.C. Laufle, et al. 2005. "Adaptively Addressing Uncertainty in Estuarine and Near Coastal Restoration Projects." Journal of Coastal Research. JCR 40, no. sp. iss.:94-108. PNNL-SA-40819.

2004

  • Evans N.R., D.L. Woodruff, and V.L. Trainer. 2004. "Using Remotely-Sensed Sea-Surface Temperature Data to Track Movement of the Juan de Fuca Eddy in Association with Pacific Northwest Coast Harmful Algal Blooms." In 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference Proceedings, edited by T Droscher and DA Fraser. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Action Team. PNWD-SA-5801.
  • Woodruff D.L., A.B. Borde, R. Garono, C. Simenstad, and J. Norris. 2004. "Nearshore Habitat Mapping In Hood Canal Using Underwater Video and Hyperspectral Imaging." In 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference, March 31 - April 3, 2003, Vancouver, BC, edited by TW Droscher and DA Fraser. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Action Team. PNWD-SA-5812.

2003

  • Holt A.C., R.P. Stumpf, M.C. Tomlinson, V. Ransibrahmanakul, V.L. Trainer, and D.L. Woodruff. 2003. "Applications of Satellite Ocean Color Imagery for Detecting and Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms in the Olympic Peninsula Region." In Coastal Zone 03: Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference, Baltimore MD, July 13-17, 2003.. Charleston, South Carolina:NOAA Coastal Services Center. PNWD-SA-6176.
  • Thom R.M., A.B. Borde, S. Rumrill, D.L. Woodruff, G.D. Williams, J.A. Southard, and S.L. Sargeant. 2003. "Factors Influencing Spatial and Annual Variability in Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) Meadows in Willapa Bay, Washington, and Coos Bay, Oregon, Estuaries." Estuaries 26, no. 4B:1117-1129. PNWD-SA-5838.

2002

  • Thom R.M., S.L. Blanton, A.B. Borde, G.D. Williams, D.L. Woodruff, and M.H. Huesemann. 2002. "Investigations into Wetland Carbon Sequestration as Remediation for Global Warming." In International Conference on Wetlands and Remediation; Wetlands and Remediation II, edited by KW Nehring and SE Brauning, 311-320. Columbus, Ohio:Battelle Press. PNNL-SA-35183.

2001

  • Thom R.M., A.B. Borde, G.D. Williams, J.A. Southard, S.L. Blanton, and D.L. Woodruff. 2001. "Effects of Multiple Stressors on Eelgrass Restoration Projects." In Proceedings of Puget Sound Research 2001, the fifth Puget Sound Research Conference, edited by Droscher, Toni, 1. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team. PNWD-SA-5434.
  • Thom R.M., A.B. Borde, S.L. Blanton, D.L. Woodruff, and G.D. Williams. 2001. "The Influence of Climate Variation and Change on Structure and Processes in Nearshore Vegetated Communities of Puget Sound and other Northwest Estuaries." In Proceedings of the 2001 Puget Sound Research Conference. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team. PNNL-SA-34977.

2000

  • Trainer V.L., N.G. Adams, B.D. Bill, C.M. Stehr, J.C. Wekell, P. Moeller, and M. Busman, et al. 2000. "Domoic acid production near California coastal upwelling zones, June 1998." Limnology and Oceanography 45, no. 8:1818-1833. PNWD-SA-5800.
  • Woodruff D.L., P.J. Farley, A.B. Borde, J.A. Southard, and R.M. Thom. 2000. King County Nearshore Habitat Mapping Data Report: Picnic Point to Shilshole Bay Marina. PNNL-13396. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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