Professor & Eminent Scholar

Eileen Hofmann

NORFOLK, 23529

Ph.D. in Marine Sciences and Engineering, North Carolina State University, (1980)

M.S. in Physical Oceanography, North Carolina State University, (1976)

B.S. in Biology, Chestnut Hill College, (1974)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Hofmann, E. "Productivity in Plynas and the Western Antarctic Peninsula" $252,000. Federal. September 15, 2017 - August 31, 2020
Hofmann, E. "Development Implementation Workshops Facilitate Capacity Ocean Circulation" $49,900. Federal. August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2020
Hofmann, E. "Imber Imbizo V Workshop: Management Strategy Evaluation" $25,000. Foreign. August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018
Hofmann, E. "Consortium For Oil Spill Exposure Pathways In Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems" $175,000. Higher Education. January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
Hofmann, E., Vernier, T. and Xiao, S. "Predicted Impacts of Climate Change On The Success of Alternative Management Actions In The Chesapeake Bay: Using Multiple Community Models In Support of Hypoxia Management Decision-Making" $50,000. Higher Education. September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
Hofmann, E. "Synergistic Impacts of Population Growth, Urbanization, And Climate Change On Watershed And Coastal Ecology of The Northeastern United States" $42,636. Higher Education. August 12, 2016 - March 18, 2017
Dickerson, D. L., Hofmann, E., Nelson, L., Katsioloudis, P. and Haun, J. "Project SEARCH 2.0" $645,903. Federal. August 01, 2011 - July 31, 2014
Dickerson, D. L., Hofmann, E., McKinney, S. E., Klinck, J. and Nelson, L. "Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats (SEARCH)" $160,000. Federal. July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
Dickerson, D. L. and Hofmann, E. "Collaborative research: Impact of mesoscale processes on iron supply and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea" $393,267. Federal. 2008 - 2011
Dickerson, D. L., Katsioloudis, P., Haun, J., Hofmann, E. and Nelson, M. L. "Project SEARCH 2.0. " $645,903. Old Dominion University. -

Research Interests

Analysis and modeling of biological and physical interactions in marine ecosystems anddescriptive physical oceanography.


Dinniman, M. S., Klinck, J., Hofmann, E. and Smith, W. O. (2018). Effects of projected changes in wind, atmospheric temperature, and freshwater inflow on the Ross Sea. Journal of Climate 31 (4) , pp. 1619-1635.
Cavanagh, R. D., Murphy, E. J., Bracegirdle, T. J., Turner, J., Knowland, C. A., Corney, S. P. and Hofmann, E. (2017). A synergistic approach for evaluating climate model output for ecological applications. Frontiers in Marine Science 4 (SEP).
Davis, L., Hofmann, E., Klinck, J., Pi\~nones, Andrea and Dinniman, M. S. (2017). Distributions of krill and Antarctic silverfish and correlations with environmental variables in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series 584 , pp. 45--65.
Steele, J. H.., Aydin, K., Gifford, D. J.. and Hofmann, E. (2013). Construction kits or virtual worlds; Management applications of E2E models. Journal of Marine Systems , pp. 109-110, 103-108.
Narváez, D., Klinck, J. M.., Powell, E. N.., Hofmann, E., Wilkin, J. and Haidvogel, D. B.. (2012). Circulation and behavior controls on dispersal of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larvae in Delaware Bay. Journal of Marine Research 70 (2-3) , pp. 411-440.
Wang, Z., Haidvogel, D. B.., Bushek, D., Ford, S., Hofmann, E., Powell, E. and Wilkin, J. (2012). Circulation and water properties and their relationship to the disease, MSX, in Delaware Bay.. Journal of Marine Research 70 (2-3) , pp. 279-308.
Murphy, E., Cavanagh, R. D.. and Hofmann, E. (2012). Developing integrated models of Southern Ocean food webs: including ecological complexity, accounting for uncertainty and the importance of scale. . Progress in Oceanography.
Ashford, J., Dinniman, M., Brooks, C., Andrews, A., Hofmann, E., Cailliet, G., Jones, C. and Ramanna, N. (2012). Does large-scale ocean circulation structure life history connectivity in Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni)?. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
Steele, J. H.., Hofmann, E. and Gifford, D. J.. (2012). End-to End Models: Management Applications, Preface to special section on marine food webs. Progress in Oceanography.
Hofmann, E. (2012). Modeling the dispersal of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larvae in Delaware Bay. Journal of Marine Research 70 (2-3) , pp. 381-409.
Dinniman, M. S.., Klinck, J. M.. and Hofmann, E. (2012). The influence of surface winds on Circumpolar Deep Water transport and ice shelf basal melt along the west Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Climate (25) , pp. 4799-4816.
Powell, E. N.., Klinck, J. M.., Ashton-Alcox, K., Hofmann, E. and Morson, J. M.. (2012). The rise and fall of Crassostrea virginica oyster reefs: The role of disease and fishing in their demise and a vignette on their management. Journal of Marine Research 70 (2-3) , pp. 505-558.
Munroe, D., Klinck, J. M.., Hofmann, E. and Powell, E. N.. (2012). The role of larval dispersal in metapopulation gene flow: Local population dynamics matter. Journal of Marine Research 70 (2-3) , pp. 441-467.
Soniat, T. M.., Klinck, J. M.., Powell, E. N.. and Hofmann, E. (2012). Understanding the success and failure of oyster populations: Periodicities of Perkinsus marinus, and oyster recruitment, mortality, and size. Journal of Shellfish Research 31 , pp. 635-646.
Pinones, M. A., Hofmann, E., Dinniman, M. S. and Klinck, J. (2010). Circulation on the western Antarctic Peninsula and implication for biological production. Deep-Sea Res..
Loeb, V., Hofmann, E., Dinniman, M. S. and Klinck, J. (2010). Hydrographic control of the marine ecosystem in the south Shetland-Elephant Island and Bransfield Strait region. Deep-Sea Res 57 (7-8) , pp. 519-542.
Loeb, V., Hofmann, E., Klinck, J., Holm-Hansen, O. and White, W. B. (2009). ENSO and variability of the Antarctic Peninsula pelagic marine ecosystem.. Ant. Sci. 21 , pp. 135-148.
Hofmann, E., Bushek, D., Ford, S., Guo, X., Haidvogel, D., Hedgecock, D., Klinck, J., Milbury, C., Narvaez, D., Powell, E., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., Wilkin, J. and Zhang, L. (2009). Understanding how disease and environment combine to structure resistence in estuarine bivalve populations. Oceanography 22 (4) , pp. 212-231.
SONIAT, T. M., Hofmann, E., Klinck, J. and POWELL, E. N. (2008). Differential modulation of eastern oyster (Crassostria virginica) disease parasites by the El-Ni˜no-Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation. Int. J. Earth Sci. 98 , pp. 99-114.
Costa, D., Klinck, J., Hofmann, E., Dinninman, M. S. and Burns, J. M. (2008). Upper ocean variability in the west Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf waters as measured using instrumented seals. Deep-Sea Res. II, 55 , pp. 323-337.
POLYAKOV, O., KRAEUTER, J. N ., Hofmann, E., BUCKNER, S. C ., BRICELJ, V. M., POWELL, E. N. and Klinck, J. (2007). Benthic predators and northern quahog (=hard clam)(Mercenaria mercenaria Linnaeus, 1758) populations. J. Shellfish Res. 26 (4) , pp. 995-1010.
Salihoglu,, B. and Hofmann, E. Simulations of phytoplankton species and carbon production in the equatorial Pacific Ocean 1. Model configuration and ecosystem dynamics. J. Mar. Res., (65) , pp. 219-273.
Hofmann, E., Klinck, J., KRAEUTER, J. M., POWELL, E. N., GRIZZLE, R. E., BUCKNER, S. C. and BRICELJ, V. M. (2006). A population dynamics model of the Hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria: development of the age- and length-frequency structure of the population.. J. Shellfish Res. 25 (2) , pp. 417-444.
Fach, B. A., Hofmann, E. and Murphy,, E. J. (2006). Transport of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) across the Scotia Sea Part II: Krill growth and survival. Deep-Sea Research I, , pp. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2006.03.00/.
SONIAT, T. M., POWELL, E. N., Hofmann, E. and Klinck, J. (2006). Understanding the Success and Failure of Oyster Populations: Climatic Cycles and Perkinsus marinus. J. Shellfish Res. 25 (1) , pp. 83-94.
WIGGERT, J. D., HASKELL, A. G. E.., PAFFENHOFER, G. A., Hofmann, E. and Klinck, J. (2005). The role of feeding behavior in sustaining copepod populations in the tropical ocean. J. Plank. Res 27 (10) , pp. 1013-1031.


de Young, B., Werner, F., Batchelder, H., Caroltti, F., Fiksen, O., Hofmann, E., Kim, S. and Yamazaki, H. (2010). Physical-biological interactions: integration and modelling. Marine Ecosystems and Global Change.


Dickerson, D., Hofmann, E., Horne, P., Hathcock, S. and Nelson, L. (January , 2011). Project SEARCH - Bringing STEM and Environmental Education Together Association of Science Teacher Educators Minneapolis, MN.
Dickerson, D. L., Hofmann, E., McKinney, S. E., Klinck, J., Nelson, L. and Horne, P. (July , 2009). SEARCH - Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats National NOAA B-WET Conference Silver Spring, MD.