Brie Van Dam, Ph.D.
(Environmental Data Center Manager)
Brie joined the Environmental Data Center in July 2013 after completing her PhD at the University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Her research background and interests include snowpack-atmosphere and land surface-atmosphere chemical interactions in the Arctic, and the cycling of mercury in Arctic ecosystems. She has extensive experience working with a variety of scientific instrumentation and sampling methods in Alaska and Greenland.
Jessie Cherry, Ph.D.
(Meteorological Station Manager)
930 Koyukuk Dr., IARC 408
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Dr. Cherry is a research faculty member at the International Arctic Research Center and the Institute of Northern Engineering. She specializes in the measurement of precipitation and maintains station networks throughout Alaska with her supportive staff. She is also a commercial pilot and provides aerial photography services for researchers.
Seth began working in Alaska on a salmon migration study in 2003 while earning a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation from UMass Amherst. After graduating in 2005 he divided each year between fisheries biology projects in Alaska, migratory bird studies in Central and South America, guiding on a tallship in Antarctica, and touring around Europe with a Norwegian experimental music group. He has settled down since joining the Environmental Data Center in 2011 and now migrates between Toolik Field Station and his small farm in Costa Rica.
Lily helps maintain the meteorological station at Toolik Field Station. She also works for the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory and the Bonanza Creek LTER. She has experience working on projects involving stable isotopes and arctic energy balances.