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Emma Hickerson


Emma Hickerson

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States)
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Research interests

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Emma was born in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Texas in 1984. She was initially trained as a diver in 1990, and since has logged more than 1250 dives. She has held the position of Research Coordinator of NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) since 1997. During this time she has contributed to over 40 scientific publications relating to the marine environment. Emma has served as the Unit Diving Supervisor for NOAA’s FGBNMS dive unit since 2005, and has supervised over 5000 dives during more than 155 sanctuary research cruises. She has coordinated and led research utilizing SCUBA, remotely operated vehicles, and manned submersibles. She is not only passionate about studying the marine environment, but also interpreting science through multimedia, including photography, videography and art.

Publications

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Journal.pone.0188598 Conventional and technical diving surveys reveal elevated biomass and differing fish community composition from shallow and upper mesophotic zones ... | article
Muñoz RC, Buckel CA, Whitfield PE, Viehman S, Clark R, Taylor JC, Degan BP, Hickerson EL (2017)
PLoS ONE 12:e0188598
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Research keywords
Research summary (from publications)
Fields
1  Community structure

Focusgroups
1  Fishes
1  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
1  USA - Gulf of Mexico

Platforms
1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
1  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit

Co-authors