Michele Frandsen

Research Coordinator, Fairbanks

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Michele left the University of Alaska in 2018.

Michele Frandsen

Alaska Sea Grant role

Michele maintained a communication network with researchers and students, was administrative point of contact for project investigators; provided guidance to potential investigators on proposal preparation, submission procedures and process; organized and conducted peer review of proposals; maintained integrated project database that tracked projects, students, and program outcomes. Michele was with Alaska Sea Grant from 2001–2018.


Coursework toward a degree in wildlife biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Proposal preparation, project coordination and data management.

Selected publications

  • Norcross, B.L., S.M. McKinnell, M. Frandsen, D.L. Musgrave, and S.R. Sweet. 2003. Larval fishes in relation to water masses of the central North Pacific transitional areas, including the shelf break of west-central Alaska. Journal of Oceanography 59(4):445–460.
  • Norcross, B.L., E.D. Brown, R.J. Foy, M. Frandsen, S. Gay, T.C. Kline Jr., D.M. Mason, E.V. Patrick, A.J. Paul, and K.D.E. Stokesbury. 2001. A synthesis of the early life history and ecology of juvenile Pacific herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fish. Oceanog. 10 (Suppl. 1):42–57.
  • Norcross, B.L., and M. Frandsen. 1996. Distribution and abundance of larval fishes in Prince William Sound, Alaska, during 1989 after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In: S.D. Rice, R.B. Spies, D.A. Wolfe, and B.A. Wright (eds.), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium Proceedings. Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 18:463–486.