Micheline Labrie


Micheline Labrie '21, PhD

Research Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences

Curriculum Vitae




School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 114A


2021University of Massachusetts DartmouthPhD
2011University of New HampshireBS




Research awards

  • $ 28,422 awarded by Town of Plymouth for Plymouth GHP LHP Pond Streamflow and Water Quality Analysis
  • $ 1,045 awarded by Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for DMF Nutrient Analyses 2024-2026
  • $ 500 awarded by ASTM International for Seasonality of Water Quality Parameters of Natural Seawater Water Collected for Biodegradation Testing in Accordance with ASTM D6691
  • $ 104,590 awarded by GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS, INC for Nantucket Harbor Watershed Nutrient Loading

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Labrie, M.S., M.A. Sundermeyer and B.L. Howes (2022).
    Quantifying the Effects of Floating Oyster Aquaculture on Nitrogen Cycling in a Temperate Coastal Embayment
    Estuaries and Coasts, 1-18.
  • Labrie, M.S., M.A. Sundermeyer and B.L. Howes (2022).
    Modelling the spatial distribution of oyster (Crassostrea virginica) biodeposits settling from suspended aquaculture
    Estuaries and Coasts, 45(8), 2690-2709.
  • Ray, N., B. Hancock, M. Brush, A. Colden, J. Cornwell, M.S. Labrie, T. Maguire, T. Maxwell, D. Rogers, R. Stevick, A. Unruh, M. Kellogg, A. Smyth, and R. Fulweiler (2021).
    A review of how we assess denitrification in oyster habitats and proposed guidelines for future studies
    Limno. Oceanogr-Meth, 19:10
  • Fiore C.L., M.S. Labrie, J.K. Jarett, and M.P. Lesser (2015).
    Transcriptional activity of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta Holobiont: molecular evidence for metabolic interchange
    Front. Microbiol., 6:364

Micheline Labrie is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences at SMAST-UMassD. Dr. Labrie’s expertise is in biogeochemistry, specifically, testing innovative technologies aimed at mitigating nutrient and plastic pollution in freshwater and coastal systems. Her research and technical staff oversee both the Biodegradability laboratory and the Coastal Systems Program. The facilities offer state-of-the-art polymer biodegradability testing and chemical analysis of surface and groundwater. Dr. Labrie is a participating member of the ASTM International Plastics subcommittee and is the principal or co-principal investigator on several current and pending research projects funded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Office of Naval Research, Massachusetts municipal governments, and industry.

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