Dr. Patricia Yager is a Professor at the University of Georgia Department of Marine Science. She is the lead Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded ARTEMIS project, a oceangoing collaboration with TARSAN and THOR. Her interdisciplinary research includes oceanography, marine ecology, and biogeochemistry. Her efforts concentrate on the feedbacks between climate and marine ecosystems, and include both fieldwork and modeling. Recent projects have investigated the effects of melting ice sheets on Arctic and Antarctic coastal productivity and carbon sequestration. She was awarded a Visiting Professorship (Science without Borders; Ciência sem Fronteiras) in Brazil, and the Antarctic Service Medal. Her research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NASA, DOE, NOAA, and the Keck Foundation. She has over 75 peer-reviewed publications, and has been cited more than 4900 times. She is the Director of the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society and co-director of the Georgia Climate Project. She lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, a geologist, and their two college-age sons.