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OBJECTIVE
Seeking a career-oriented position within a company that emphasizes marine science research, environmental monitoring and public awareness, and offering the opportunity to advance to a project leader or supervisory position that requires the ability to deal with people.
EDUCATION
1996-1999 M.Sc. Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz

Emphasis on using hyperspectral remote sensing techniques to detect stress and monitor coastal ecosystems. Courses included Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Biological Oceanography, Marine Geology, Seminar on cladistical classification of species, Environmental GIS, GIS for the Geosciences, and Independent Study with an emphasis on remote sensing techniques.
1992-1996 B.Sc. Geology, Baylor University (Waco, TX), summa cum laude

Emphasis on modern coral reef studies in Jamaica. Courses included Biology and Geology of Ancient and Modern Coral Reefs, Modern Clastic Depositional Environments, Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphical and Sedimentary Geology, Geophysics and Remote Sensing.
SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
March 2016 Project Management Essentials for Non-Project Managers
DOI University, Albuquerque, NM
March 2004 Introduction to ArcGIS 8 Part 1
U.S. Geological Survey. Menlo Park, CA
December 2003 Interactive Visualization Systems West Coast Fledermaus Software Suite Training Workshop
California State University Monterey Bay
March 2002 Introduction to ArcView GIS
USGS Pacific Science Center at the University of California Santa Cruz
June 1998 Hyperspectral Imaging and Data Analysis using ENVI
Center for the Study of Earth Science from Space (CSES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder
EMPLOYMENT
1998-present Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (Santa Cruz, CA)

Research and monitoring of Pacific Coral Reefs, including Hawai‘i, American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, and other U.S. protectorates. Duties include computer analysis of data, remote sensing for benthic habitat mapping, computer graphics for presentations, writing and editing manuscripts, and web page creation. Fieldwork includes planning and implementing survey campaigns in the islands. (2) Act as co-editor and publishing liaison for California Seafloor Mapping Project, a multi-agency project to create comprehensive high-resolution seafloor maps within California’s State Waters. (3) Member of our Center’s Data Management Team, which was tasked with the creation and implementation of a system for collecting, archiving, and discoverability/retrievability of field data; reviewing FGDC-compliant metadata and training others in its creation. (4) Coordination and tracking of an ~$3M co-operative research agreement between the USGS and the University of California Santa Cruz
1997-1999 Graduate Research Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz

Team member for a hyperspectral imaging project focusing on using plant stress as a bio-indicator for geothermal activity. Duties included computer analysis of hyperspectral imagery and analysis of spectral reflectance data. Fieldwork included collection of data using a GER portable spectroradiometer, planning and implementing airborne data collection campaign, and extensive groundtruthing.
1997-1998 Student Teaching Assistant Coordinator, University of California Santa Cruz

Duties in the Ocean Science Department included supervising, training and acting as a liaison for departmental teaching assistants.
fall 1997 Contractor, U.S. Geological Survey (Menlo Park, CA)

Assisted in the Micropaleontology Lab picking foraminifera samples, preparing slides and identifying organisms.
1996-1997 Teaching Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz

Duties in the Ocean Science Department include teaching lab sections, grading exams and papers, and tutoring students.  Classes assisted include:  The Oceans; Earth:  A Habitable Planet; and, The Fossil Record.
summer 1996 Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (St. Petersburg, Florida)

As a summer intern, placed through the National Association of Geology Teachers, was involved in coastal and offshore studies along the Gulf of Mexico coastline and up the East Coast to S. Carolina.  Duties included digitizing seismic data and core samples, computer graphics, and lab analysis of sediment samples.  Fieldwork included collection of seismic and sonar data offshore of SC, and collection and processing of sediment and water samples from Florida Bay.
AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED
2003 Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence - Print Category, issued by the U.S. Geological Survey

Seaspace Scholarship Winner, June 1998, issued by the Seaspace Scholarship Committee, Houston Underwater Club

Marilyn C. Davis Memorial Award Winner, May 1997, issued by the University of California Santa Cruz ReEntry Services Program

Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Science Grant Winner, May 1997, issued by the American Museum of Natural History

R.T. Hill Award for Outstanding Senior, May 1996, issued by the Baylor University Department of Geology

Outstanding Senior Woman Award, May 1996, issued by the Mortar Board Society, Baylor University

First Place Student Poster Session, March 1996, Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Meeting (award shared with co-author)

Seaspace Scholarship Winner, June 1995, issued by the Seaspace Scholarship Committee, Houston Underwater Club

Dean's List, Fall 1994, Baylor University

Top 100 Freshman Award, 1993, issued by the Mortar Board Society, Baylor University

Dean's List, Spring 1980, North Harris County College
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 1993-1996

American Geophysical Union; member since 2007

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association; member since 2000

Baylor Geological Society, Baylor University; 1992-1996

Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Baylor University; 1993-1996

Geological Society of America; member since 1994

Golden Key National Honor Society, Baylor University; member since 1995

Pacon International; member since 2000

Phi Beta Kappa, Baylor University; inducted May 1996

Sigma Gamma Epsilom National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences, Zeta Pi Chapter, Baylor University; Secretary/Treasurer 1995-1996, Treasurer 1994-1995; member 1993-1996
PUBLICATIONS

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., D’Antonio, N.L., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2016, Benthic habitat map of U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Fagaʻalu Bay Priority Study Area, Tutuila, American Samoa: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1077, 32 p., with dataset.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Hartwell, S.R., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Watt, J.T., Davenport, C.W., Kvitek, R.G., Erdey, M.D., Krigsman, L.M., and Maier, K.L. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Monterey, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1110, 44 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Dartnell, P., Maier, K.L., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Cochrane, G.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Kvitek, R.G., Sliter, R.W., Greene, H.G., Davenport, C.W., Endris, C.A., and Krigsman, L.M. (P. Dartnell and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series—Monterey Canyon and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1072, 48 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Maier, K.L., Endris, C.A., Davenport, C.W., Watt, J.T., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., and Krigsman, L.M. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Aptos, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1025, 43 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Erdey, M.D., Golden, N.E., Greene, H.G., Dieter, B.E., Hartwell, S.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Endris, C.A., Watt, J.T., Davenport, C.W., Sliter, R.W., Maier, K.L., and Krigsman, L.M. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2016,California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Santa Cruz, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1024, 40 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Watt, J.T., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Sliter, R.W., Krigsman, L.M., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Watt, J.T., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Point Reyes, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1114, 39 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Watt, J.T., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Sliter, R.W., Krigsman, L.M., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Watt, J.T., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1041, 36 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Cochrane, G.R., Watt, J.T., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Krigsman, L.M., Sliter, R.W., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Tomales Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1088, 38 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Erdey, M.D., Greene, H.G., Cochrane, G.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Sliter, R.W., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Fort Ross, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1211, 37 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Erdey, M.D., Greene, H.G., Cochrane, G.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Sliter, R.W., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Salt Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1098, 37 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Erdey, M.D., Greene, H.G., Cochrane, G.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Sliter, R.W., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Bodega Head, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1140, 39 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Krigsman, L.M., Dieter, B.E., Conrad, J.E., Greene, H.G., Seitz, G.G., Endris, C.A., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Erdey, M.D., Gutierrez, C.I., Yoklavich, M.M., East, A.E., and Hart, P.E. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Refugio Beach, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Map 3319, 42 p., 11 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Dartnell, P., Maier, K.L., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Cochrane, G.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Kvitek, R.G., Sliter, R.W., Greene, H.G., Davenport, C., Endris, C.A., and Krigsman, L.M. (Dartnell, P., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Monterey Canyon and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, 85 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Watt, J.T., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Endris, C.A., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Davenport, C.W., Krigsman, L.M., Ritchie, A.C., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., and Maier, K.L. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Pigeon Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1232, 40 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Endris, C.A., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Kvitek, R.G., Watt, J.T., Ross, S.L., and Bruns, T.R. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of San Francisco, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1068, 39 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Endris, C.A., Watt, J.T., Ross, S.L., Kvitek, R.G., Phillips, E.L., Bruns, T.R., and Chin, J.L. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Bolinas, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1135, 36 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Endris, C.A., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Davenport, C.W., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Ritchie, A.C., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., and Maier, K.L. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Scott Creek, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1191, 40 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Dieter, B.E., Conrad, J.E., Lorenson, R.D., Krigsman, L.M., Greene, H.G., Endris, C.A., Seitz, G.G., D.P., F., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Erdey, M.D., Gutierrez, C.I., Leifer, I., Yoklavich, M.M., Draut, A.E., Hart, P.E., Hostettler, F.D., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., Rosenbauer, R.J., and Fong, G. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Coal Oil Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3302, 57 p.

Edwards, B.E., Phillips, E.L., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Bretz, C.K., Kvitek, R.G., Hartwell, S.R., Johnson, S.Y., Cochrane, G.R., Dieter, B.E., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Golden, N.E., Watt, J.T., Chin, J.L., Erdey, M.D., Krigsman, L.M., Manson, M.W., and Endris, C.A. (Cochran, S.A., and Edwards, B.D., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Pacifica, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1260, 38 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Watt, J.T., Golden, N.E., Endris, C.A., Hartwell, S.R., Johnson, S.Y., Kvitek, R.G., Erdey, M.D., Bretz, C.K., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Dieter, B.E., and Chin, J.L. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of San Gregorio, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3306, 38 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Johnson, S.Y., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Dieter, B.E., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Watt, J.T., Endris, C.A., Kvitek, R.G., Phillips, E.L., Erdey, M.D., Chin, J.L., and Bretz, C.K. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Half Moon Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1214, 37 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and White, D.J. eds.), 2014, Benthic habitat map of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative Kaʻanapali priority study area and the State of Hawaiʻi Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, west-central Maui, Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1129, 42 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Presto, M.K., Swarzenski, P.W., Logan, J.B., Reiss, T.E., Elfers, T.C., Cochran, S.A., Torresan, M.E., and Chezar, H. eds.), 2013, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, Hawaii--measurements of waves, current, temperature, salinity, turbidity, and geochronology: November 2010-March 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1264, 102 p.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Greene, H.G., Krigsman, L.M., Endris, C.A., Seitz, G.G., Gutierrez, C.I., Sliter, R.W., Erdey, M.D., Wong, F.L., Yoklavich, M.M., Draut, A.E., and Hart, P.E. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2013, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Ventura, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3254, 42 p.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Greene, H.G., Endris, C.A., Seitz, G.G., Sliter, R.W., Erdey, M.D., Wong, F.L., Gutierrez, C.I., Krigsman, L.M., Draut, A.E., and Hart, P.E. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2013, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Carpinteria, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3261, 42 p.

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Greene, H.G., Krigsman, L.M., Kvitek, R.G., Dieter, B.E., Endris, C.A., Seitz, G.G., Sliter, R.W., Erdey, M.D., Gutierrez, C.I., Wong, F.L., Yoklavich, M.M., Draut, A.E., Hart, P.E., and Conrad, J.E. (Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2013, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Santa Barbara, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3281, 45 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3281/.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., and Tierney, P.W. eds.), 2013, Seafloor video footage and still frame-grabs from U.S. Geological Survey cruises in Hawaiian nearshore waters: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 735, 11 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/735/.

Cochran, S.A., 2013, Aerial Photography Application, in Goodman, J.A., Purkis, S.J., and Phinn, S.T., eds., Coral reef remote sensing; A guide for mapping, monitoring and management; Chapter 2: New York, Springer, p. 29–49.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., and Tierney, P.W., 2013, Seafloor video footage and still-frame grabs from U.S. Geological Survey cruises in Hawaiian nearshore waters: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 735, 11 p. and data.

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Presto, M.K., Swarzenski, P.W., Logan, J.B., Reiss, T.E., Elfers, T.C., Cochran, S.A., Torresan, M.E., and Chezar, H., 2013, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, Hawaii--measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity, and geochronology--November 2010-March 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1264, 102 pp.

Gibbs, A.E., and Cochran, S.A., 2011, Seafloor morphology and coral habitat variability in a volcanic environment; Kaloko-Honokohau National Park, Hawaii, USA, in Harris, P.T., and Baker, E.K., eds., Seafloor geomorphology as a benthic habitat; GeoHab atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats, Elsevier [Elsevier Insights e-book series], p. 409-423.

Stock, J.D., Cochran, S.A., Field, M.E., Jacobi, J., and Tribble, G., 2011, From ridge to reef; Linking erosion and changing watersheds to impacts on coral reef ecosystems in Hawai`i and the Pacific Ocean: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3049, 4 p.

Draut, A.E., Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, R.L., Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., and Logan, J.B., 2009, Supply and dispersal of seasonal flood deposits in Hanalei Bay, Kaua`i, HI, USA; Implications for land use near coral-reef ecosystems: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 121, n. 3-4, p. 574-585.

Richmond, B.M., Cochran, S.A., and Gibbs, A.E., 2009, Geologic resource evaluation of Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Hawai`i; Part I, Geology and coastal landforms: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1190, 23 p.

Richmond, B.M., Gibbs, A.E., and Cochran, S.A., 2009, Geologic resource evaluation of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Hawai`i; Geology and coastal landforms: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1191, 28 p.

Richmond, B.M., Cochran, S.A., and Gibbs, A.E., 2009, Geologic resource evaluation of Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai`i; Part I, Geology and coastal landforms: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1192, 23 p.

Gibbs, A.E., and Cochran, S.A., 2009, An integrated approach to benthic habitat mapping using remote sensing and GIS; An example from the Hawaiian Islands, in Yang, X., ed., Remote sensing and geospatial technologies for coastal ecosystem assessment and management; Springer-Verlag Press, p. 211-231.

Cochran, S.A., 2008, Benthic habitat maps of the south Moloka`i coral reef, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 77-97.

Field, M.E., Bothner, M.H., Chavez, P.S., Cochran, S.A., Jokiel, P.L., Ogston, A.S., Presto, M.K., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008, The effects of a Kona storm on the Moloka`i reef; November and December 2001, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 159-164.

Field, M.E., Calhoun, R.S., Storlazzi, C.D., Logan, J.B., and Cochran, S.A., 2008, Sediment on the Moloka`i reef, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 137-144.

Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008, The Moloka`i coral reef today, and alternatives for the future, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 167-170.

Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008, The south Moloka`i reef; Origin, history and status, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 3-10.

Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., 2008, The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5101, 180 p.

Field, M.E., Logan, J.B., Chavez, P.S. Jr., Storlazzi, C.D., and Cochran, S.A., 2008, Views of the south Molokai watershed-to-reef system, in Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., The coral reef of south Moloka`i, Hawai`i; Portrait of a sediment-threatened fringing reef, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101, p. 17-31.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and Logan, J.B., 2007, Geologic Resource Evaluation - Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site; Part II - Benthic habitat mapping: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5254, 20 p.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and Logan, J.B., 2007, Geologic Resource Evaluation - Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park; Part II - Benthic habitat mapping: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2006-5258, 22 p.

D'Iorio, M., Jupiter, S.D., Cochran, S.A., and Potts, D.C., 2007, Optimizing remote sensing and GIS tools for mapping and managing the distribution of an invasive mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) on south Molokai, Hawaii: Marine Geodesy, v. 30, no. 1-2, p. 125-144.

Draut, Amy E., Bothner, Michael H., Reynolds, Richard L., Buchan, Olivia C., Cochran, Susan A., Casso, Michael A., Baldwin, Sandra M., Goldstein, Harland, Xiao, Jiang, Field, Michael E., and Logan, Joshua B., 2007, Sedimentary properties of shallow marine cores collected in June and September 2006, Hanalei Bay, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 289. 

Field, M.E., Berg, C.J., and Cochran, S.A., eds., 2007, Science and management in the Hanalei watershed; a trans-disciplinary approach: Proceedings from the Hanalei watershed workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1219, 87 p.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., and Grossman, E.E., 2007, Benthic habitats and offshore geological resources of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2006-5256, 62 p.

Cochran-Marquez, S.A., 2005, Moloka'i benthic habitat mapping. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1070, 18 p.

Field, Michael E., Cochran, Susan A., and Evans, K.R., 2002. U.S. Coral Reefs -- Imperiled National Treasures. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 025-02. Winner of 2003 Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence.

Cochran, Susan A., Roberts, Lucile M., and Evans, K.R., 2002. Moloka'i fieldtrip guidebook: selected aspects of the geology, geography, and coral reefs of Moloka'i. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 02-158.

Field, M.E., Chavez, Jr., Pat S., Evans, K.R., and Cochran, Susan A., 2001. New mapping techniques help assess the health of Hawai'i's coral reefs. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 084-01.

Cochran, Susan A., 1999. Hyperspectral imaging techniques applied to ecosystem health in Elkhorn Slough, California. M.Sc. Thesis, University of California Santa Cruz, 91 p.

Martini, B.A., Cochran, S.A., Silver, E.A., Pickles, W.L., and Potts, D.C., 1999, Geological and geobotanical characterization of a geothermal system using hyperspectral imagery analysis, Long Valley Caldera, CA. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, v. 1, p. 337-341.

Martini, B.A., Cochran, S.A., Potts, D.C., Silver, E.A., Pickles, W.L., Carter, M.R., Priest, R.E., Wayne, B.M., and White III, W.T., 1998, Geobotanical characterization of a geothermal system using hyperspectral imagery: Long Balley Caldera, CA, USA. University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Research Report UCRL-ID-133212, 8 p.

Cochran, Susan A., 1996. Geomorphology and biotic density of Dairy Bull reef, Discovery Bay, Jamaica. B.Sc. Thesis, Baylor University.

POSTERS AND TALKS PRESENTED WITH ABSTRACTS

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., D'Antonio, N.L., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2016, A multi-platform approach to map the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Fagaʻalu Bay Watershed Partnership Initiative Priority Study Area, Tutuila, American Samoa: Proceedings, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 19-24 June 2016, p. 63.

Field, M.E., Storlazzi, C., Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., and Newbold, R., 2016, Coral reefs of the Main Hawaiian Islands—A vanishing resource?: Proceedings, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 19-24 June 2016, p. 101.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and White, D.J., 2015, Benthic habitat mapping of the USCRTF West Maui (Hawaiʻi) priority study area, in U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting, Puerto Rico, 24-30 October 2015.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., D'Antonio, N.L., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2015, Benthic habitat mapping of the USCRTF Fagaʻalu Bay priority study area, Tutuila, American Samoa, in U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting, Puerto Rico, 24-30 October 2015.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., White, D.J., 2014, Benthic habitat mapping of the USCRTF Kāʻanapali priority study area and the State of Hawaiʻi Kahekili Herbivore FMA, West Maui: Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, July 15-17, 2014.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., Hatcher, G.A., Logan, J.B., and Finlayson, D.P., 2014, What's beneath the waves? Seafloor imagery, bathymetry, and acoustic classification in the nearshore waters of the Hawaiian Islands: Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, July 15-17, 2014.

Cochran, S.A., 2008, Comparison of a benthic terrain model to benthic habitat classification maps of Moloka`i, Hawai`i, USA: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 7-11, 2008, p. 403.

Cochran, S.A., Chavez, P.S., Isbrecht, J., and Bogle, R.C., 2008, Mapping suspended sediment concentration on a fringing coral reef using airborne multispectral remote sensing and in situ sampling; Moloka`i, Hawai`i: 2008 Ocean Sciences, Orlando, FL, Proceedings, March 2-8, 2008, p. 79.

Draut, A.E., Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, R.L., Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., Storlazzi, C.D., and Berg, C.J., 2008, Implications of seasonal flood deposits for coral reef ecosystems; example from Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i, HI, USA: 2008 Ocean Sciences, Orlando, FL, Proceedings, March 2-8, 2008, p. 107.

Field, M.E., Ogston, A.O., Storlazzi, C.D., Cochran, S.A., Presto, M.K., Stock, J.D., and Logan, J.B., 2008, Chronic turbidity on the Molokai fringing coral reef; goats, sugar, and watershed change: 2008 Ocean Sciences, Orlando, FL, Proceedings, March 2-8, 2008, p. 125.

Cochran, S.A., Field, M.E., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2007, Distribution of mud in Hanalei Bay, Kaua`i; June vs. September 2006, in Field, M.E., Berg, C.J., and Cochran, S.A., eds., Science and management in the Hanalei watershed; a trans-disciplinary approach: Proceedings from the Hanalei watershed workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1219, p. 18-21.

Draut, A.E., Field, M.E., Bothner, M.H., Cochran, S.A., Casso, M.A., Baldwin, S., Reynolds, R.L., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2007, Seasonal flood deposits in Hanalei Bay, Kaua`i, HI, in Field, M.E., Berg, C.J., and Cochran, S.A., eds., Science and management in the Hanalei watershed; a trans-disciplinary approach: Proceedings from the Hanalei watershed workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1219, p. 22-27.

Gibbs, A.E., and Cochran, S.A., 2007, Seafloor habitat mapping in Hawaiian National Parks. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 17-21, 2007.

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and Logan, J.B., 2006, Benthic habitat maps for National Parks along the Kona coast, Hawaii. Eos. Trans. AGU 87(36), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, CD-rom, Abstract OS26I-02.

Field, M.E., Ogston, A.S., Storlazzi, C.D., Cochran, S.A., and Chavez Jr., P.S., 2006, Turbidity and sedimentation on Hawaiian coral reefs: the "residence-time" factor. Eos. Trans. AGU 87(36), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, CD-rom, Abstract OS52O-02.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran S.A., Storlazzi, C.D., Grossman, E.E., and Field, M.E., 2006, Coral habitat variability in the Kona coast National Parks. Eos. Trans. AGU 87(36), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, CD-rom, Abstract OS26I-09.

Gibbs, A.E., Cochran-Marquez, S.A., Logan, J.B., Grossman, E.E., Field, M.E., and Beavers, S., 2005, Seafloor habitat mapping in the Kona Coast National Parks. The George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Philadelphia, PA, March 14-18, 2005, p. 152.

Gibbs, A., Grossman, E., Logan, J., Cochran-Marquez, S.A., Storlazzi, C., Field, M., Payton, A., and Street, J., 2004, Seafloor habitat mapping and oceanographic studies in the Kona Coast National Parks. Geological Society of America 2004 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2004. GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 124.

Cochran-Marquez, S.A., 2004 High-resolution benthic habitat map of Moloka'i, HI. 2004 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (AGU), Honolulu, HI, August 2004.

Cochran, S.A., Chavez, Jr., P.S., Field, M.E., Sides, S.C., Ayers, P., and Legoza, S., 2001, Underwater acoustic and video mapping of coral reef habitats, Moloka'i. Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology, San Francisco, CA, June 2001.

Cochran, S.A., Chavez, Jr., P.S., Field, M.E., and Sides, S.C., 2001, A multi-tasked approach to coral reef ecosystem mapping, Moloka'i, Hawai'i. Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology, San Francisco, CA, June 2001.

Cochran, S.A., 2000, Using and navigating the new website for Mamala Bay, Oahu. Ninth Pacific Congress on Science and Technology (PACON) Science Teacher's Workshop, Honolulu, HI, June 2000.

Cochran, S.A., 2000, Hyperspectral imaging techniques applied to ecosystem health monitoring in Elkhorn Slough, Central California. Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Charleston, SC, May 2000.

Cochran, S.A., 2000, Hyperspectral techniques for ecosystem monitoring in Elkhorn Slough. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium, Sanctuary Currents '00, Causes of Ecosystem Change: Natural or Human?, Santa Cruz, CA, March 2000.

Cochran, S.A., 1999, Mapping environmental stress in Elkhorn Slough, Central California using hyperspectral data: a management tool for an at-risk coastal ecosystem. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium, Sanctuary Currents '99, Climate Change and the Sanctuary, Seaside, CA, March 1999.

Cochran, S.A., Martini, B.A., Jacobs, J.R., Potts, D.C., Silver, E.A., and Pickles, W.L.,1998, Mapping environmental stress in Elkhorn Slough, Central California using hyperspectral data: a management tool for an at-risk coastal ecosystem. Fifth International Conference Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, San Diego, CA, October 1998.

Cochran, S.A. and Jacobs, J.R.,1998, Hyperspectral tools for early detection, rapid assessment and economical monitoring of anthropogenic inputs to estuarine ecosystems. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium, Sanctuary Currents '98, Human Influences on the Coastal Ocean, Santa Cruz, CA, March 1998.

Cochran, S.A. and Gaitros, A., 1996, Identification of human and natural disturbances on Jamaican fringing reefs. Geological Society of America South-Central Section Meeting, Austin, TX, March 1996.

COMPUTER AND OTHER EQUIPMENT SKILLS
Experienced with Mac's, PC's

Some experience with Sun Workstations (UNIX)

Software experience includes ArcView, ArcGIS, Fledermaus, ENVI, MSWord, Excel, and Power Point, Adobe Acrobat Suite, Go Live, Photoshop and Illustrator, PaintShop Pro, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, EndNote, Virtual PC, and some ERDAS Imagine and ERMapper

GPS navigation

Underwater still photography, underwater videography

HTML web page creation and publication

10-key by touch, scanners, copiers, and fax machines


REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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