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Alexis M Weinnig, Ph.D.

Alexis Weinnig is a Research Biologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center in Kearneysville, WV.

Alexis recieved a B.S. in Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology (2012), a M.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University (2015), and her Ph.D. in Biology from Temple Univeristy (2020). Alexis is a part of the Species Popuation Dynamics & Survellance Capacity Team at the Eastern Ecological Science Center with a focus on applying genomic tools to better understanding marine invertebrates. These tools include population genomics of corals found in in vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems on the U.S. contiental slope and the use of eDNA to characterize marine habitats. Alexis is a part of projects in the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific coast of the US (California to Washington), along the southeastern US coast, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Studies of genetic connectivity and eDNA reference library building can inform marine spatial planning for effective stewardship of natural resources. 

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