Michele Frandsen

Research Coordinator, Fairbanks

(907) 474-7088

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PO Box 755040
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5040

Michele Frandsen

Alaska Sea Grant role

Maintain a communication network with researchers and students, administrative point of contact for project investigators. Provide guidance to potential investigators on proposal preparation, submission procedures and process. Organize and conduct peer review of proposals. Maintain integrated project database that tracks projects, students, and program outcomes. Joined Alaska Sea Grant in May 2001.


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.

What I do when not at Sea Grant

I enjoy family activities, travel, camping and gardening.