Laura Bianucci

Research Scientist
Ocean Sciences Division
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 6000
9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, B.C.
Canada, V8L 4B2

Phone: 250-363-6301


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After her Ph.D. at the University of Victoria (BC), Laura did postdocs at Dalhousie University (NS) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (WA), where she became a permanent Scientist. Last fall, Laura moved to Vancouver Island as a Research Scientist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working now at the Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Laura Bianucci is an oceanographer with expertise in coupled physical-biogeochemical ocean models. She applies these models to study issues related to ocean acidification, ocean deoxygenation, aquaculture, and climate change.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Khangaonkar, Tarang; Nugraha, Adi; Xu, Wenwei; Long, Wen; Bianucci, Laura; Ahmed, Anise; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Pelletier, Greg; and Figueroa-Kaminsky, Cristiana, “An overview of the Salish Sea model: existence of reflux mixing and recurring hypoxia” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 11.

Pelletier, Greg; Bianucci, Laura; Long, Wen; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Ahmed, Anise; Figueroa-Kaminsky, Cristiana; and Bednarsek, Nina, “Salish Sea model: ocean acidification module and the response to regional anthropogenic nutrient sources” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 362.

Bianucci, Laura; Long, Wen; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Pelletier, Greg; Ahmed, Anise; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Roberts, Mindy; and Figueroa-Kaminsky, Cristiana, “Sensitivity of the regional ocean acidification and carbonate system in Puget Sound to ocean and freshwater inputs” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 314.

Khangaonkar, Tarang & Nugraha, Adi & Xu, Wenwei & Long, Wen & Bianucci, Laura & Ahmed, Anise & Mohamedali, Teizeen & Pelletier, Greg. (2018). Analysis of Hypoxia and Sensitivity to Nutrient Pollution in Salish Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 10.1029/2017JC013650.

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