Staff Archives: Susan Sugai
Former Associate Director
Alaska Sea Grant role
In science director position, oversaw research projects and traineeships funded through 2004—2006 proposal cycle. Left associate director position in 2004. Also research scientist at the Institute of Marine Science School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
- B.A. Chemistry, Oakland University
- M.S. Oceanography, University of Washington
- Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Alaska
Marine sediment biogeochemistry, surviving on soft money, and mucking up electronic stuff.
Special projects and awards
- Member, Arctic Research Commission, 12 May 2003 to 26 February 2007.
- Judging student research projects and presentations for Alaska Regional National Ocean Science Bowl.
- GAK-1 Award, given by the crew of the R/V Alpha Helix, 5/98, in recognition of successfully completing the Captain Storm (aka Tom Royer) long time series hydrographic station in the Gulf of Alaska without getting seasick for the first time in 20 years.
- Sugai, S.F., J.E. Lindstrom, and J.F. Braddock. 1996. Environmental influences on the microbial degradation of Exxon Valdez oil on the shorelines of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Environ. Sci. Technol. 31:1564–1572.
- Sugai, S.F., M.J. Alperin, and W.S. Reeburgh. 1994. Episodic deposition and 137Cs immobility in Skan Bay sediments: A ten-year 210Pb and 137Cs time series. Mar. Geol. 116:351–372.
- Sugai, S.F., and J.P. Schimel. 1993. Decomposition and biomass incorporation of 14C-labeled glucose and phenolics in taiga forest floor: Effect of substrate quality, successional state, and season. Soil Biol. Biochem. 25:1379–1389.
- Alaska Regional Marine Research Plan. 1992–1996. Researched, wrote, sought public comment, and revised for the Alaska Regional Marine Research Board, an 11–member state– and federally appointed board.
- Sugai, S.F., and S.M. Henrichs. 1992. Decomposition of amino acids in Resurrection Bay sediments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 88:129–141.
- Sugai, S.F., and G.W. Kipphut. 1992. The influence of light and nutrient addition upon the sediment chemistry of iron in an arctic lake. Hydrobiologia 240:91–101.
- Sugai, S.F. 1990. Transport and sediment accumulation of 210Pb and 137Cs in two southeast Alaskan fjords. Estuaries 13(4):380–392.
- Sugai, S.F. 1986. Temporal changes in the sediment geochemistry of two southeast Alaskan fjords. Deep–Sea Res. 34(5/6):913–925.
- Sugai, S.F., and D.C. Burrell. 1984. Transport of dissolved organic carbon, nutrients, and trace metals from the Wilson and Blossom rivers to Smeaton Bay, southeast Alaska. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41(1): 180–190.