Dr. Suzanna Clark

Suzi Clark
PostDoctoral Associate


Suzanna (Suzi) received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Upon graduating she moved to Hamburg, Germany, where she worked for a year and a half in oceanography research, investigating the potential effects of large offshore wind farms on the North Sea. Most recently she completed her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, where she studied harmful algal blooms (also known as red tides) and potential effects of climate change on blooms in the Gulf of Maine. Climate change has been an ever-present theme in her work, as has outreach. Suzi is excited to finally merge her two passions with her work in MCAP by helping Minnesotans improve their resilience in the face of climate change. 

Research Interests

Climate adaptation, Science communication, Boundary organizations, Marine science 

Current Projects

  1. MCAP structure formalization
  2. Planning and organizing the monthly MCAP webinar
  3. Content creation for the MCAP website
  4. Document analysis identifying stakeholder needs with regards to agriculture and forecasting in the Corn Belt 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Clark, S., K.A. Hubbard, D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.K. Ralston, S. Shankar. Accepted. “Investigating Pseudo-nitzschia australis introduction to the Gulf of Maine with observations and models.” Continental Shelf Research.

Clark, S., K.A. Hubbard, D.M. Anderson, D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.K. Ralston, D.W. Townsend. 2019. “Pseudo-nitzschia bloom dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: 2012-2016.” Harmful Algae 88 (2019): 101656.

Clark, S. “The recipe for a harmful algal bloom.” Oceanus, November 2018. p 4.

Carpenter J.R., L. Merckelbach, U. Callies, S. Clark, L. Gaslikova, B. Baschek. 2016. “Potential impacts of offshore wind farms on North Sea stratification.” PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160830.