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Dr. Francis Chan

Assistant Professor Senior Research, Oregon State University


Dr. Francis Chan is an assistant professor, senior research in the Department of Zoology at Oregon State University, where he is also a scientist with PISCO –the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Dr. Chan received his Ph.D from Cornell University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a post-­‐doctoral fellow at Oregon State University under Drs. Bruce Menge and Jane Lubchenco. His research is focused on understanding the interactions between biogeochemistry and ecological patterns and processes in coastal oceans. His current research projects include efforts to understand the causes of nearshore low oxygen zones in upwelling ecosystems, the ecological impacts of low oxygen zones, as well as the drivers and ecological consequences of changing ocean carbon chemistry from ocean acidification. He also currently serves on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel’s Ocean Acidification Task Force.