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In Fall 2020, I began a PhD at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in the Buck Trace Metal Biogeochemistry lab. My research focuses on the interactions between trace metal aerosols and the surface ocean, primarily in the oligotrophic gyre of the North Pacific.
Research interests include ocean color remote sensing, CubeSats, phytoplankton ecology, ocean optics, submesoscale processes, biogeochemical cycles, coral reef ecology, statistical modeling, Earth System Models and big data analysis.
My research addresses how unicellular eukaryotes (also known as protists) respond to changes in their chemical environment and the resulting implications for biogeochemical nutrient cycling in the ocean. Photosynthetic protists, in particular, play a key role in ocean biogeochemistry by converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into organic carbon, transferring energy to higher trophic levels and exporting organics to the deep ocean. Their growth is…
I am a biological oceanographer interested the how the ocean environment influences zooplankton populations (animals in the water column between ~50 microns and 10 cm in size). Encompassing a diverse community of animals with different body plans, from crustaceans to gelatinous organisms and the early life stages of fishes, zooplankton form a critical link between the ocean’s primary production and economically important fish species. The…
I am a biogeochemist interested in marine particles and especially how rare, but important! trace elements cycle through them. From a chemical perspective, marine particles are a complex mixture of living and non-living phases like organisms, bio-minerals, crust-derived rock minerals in dust and sediments, and larger aggregates, all constantly interacting with each other. Particles are important sources and repositories of…

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