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Alicia Helms

Estuarine Monitoring Coordinator

Ali coordinates the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), which includes meteorological, water quality, and nutrient data collection and management.  She is also involved in monitoring associated with NANOOS (the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing System; nanoos.org), SeagrassNet (seagrassnet.org), and NOAA’s Climate Reference Network (ncdc.noaa.gov/crn) and Ocean Acidification Program.  


Background and Experience

Ali completed a Master of Science degree at University of Oregon in 2004 studying the ecology of gooseneck barnacles, and she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology through the University of New Mexico in 2001.  Prior to South Slough, she worked for Washington State University in Vancouver, WA as a research technician.

She enjoys hiking, biking, and living on the beautiful coast with her husband and their pets Yaeger and Jenny.   ​