Research Ecologist300 Breakwater, PO Box 705 Cordova, Alaska 99574
Maya Groner is a disease ecologist. She has a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. As part of the Herring Research and Monitoring Program, her current research integrates mathematical population models and experiments to understand the influence of disease on Pacific herring populations. Maya is also interested in understanding and quantifying the effects of environmental conditions, and management strategies (i.e., fishing, aquaculture, conservation) on diseases of numerous marine species including eelgrass, sea stars, crabs, lobsters and salmon. She splits her time between the PWSSC office and the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle.