Cohen Lab

Lab Members

Anne L. Cohen

Associate Scientist with Tenure
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2958
Fax: +1 508 457 2183
acohen@whoi.edu

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Kathryn A. Rose

Research Associate II
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: + 508 289 3862
karose@whoi.edu

Kathryn holds a masters degree in Geology from the University of California, Davis. Kathryn manages the lab, operates a range of instruments including SIMS and SIRA MS, assists with laboratory manipulation experiments and coral reef fieldwork.

George P. Lohmann

Scientist Emeritus
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2840
glohmann@whoi.edu

 Dr. Lohmann leads our Field and Scuba Diving Program.
http://www.whoi.edu/profile/glohmann/

Kathryn Fagan Shamberger

Postdoctoral Investigator
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2722
kshamberger@whoi.edu

Kathryn graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in Chemical Oceanography. Kathryn's research focuses on coral reefs; she is investigating the impact of anthropogenic ocean acidification on coral reef organisms as well as natural processes that alter reef water chemistry.

Hannah Barkley

Graduate Student, WHOI-MIT Joint Program in Oceanography
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 3328
hbarkley@whoi.edu

Hannah graduated from Princeton with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Hannah's graduate research focuses on developing and applying tools for effective coral reef conservation under climate change, particularly ocean acidification and warming.


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Elizabeth Drenkard

Graduate Student, WHOI-MIT Joint Program in Oceanography
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 3831
edrenkard@whoi.edu

Liz graduated from Cornell with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Her thesis research combines laboratory experiments and fieldwork with global climate modeling, to investigate combined impacts of ocean acidification, warming and changing nutrient conditions on coral reefs.

 

Alice Alpert

Graduate Student, WHOI-MIT Joint Program in Oceanography
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 3328
aalpert@whoi.edu

Alice graduated from Brown University with a degree in Geological Sciences. Alice’s research focuses on what the chemistry of coral skeletons can tell us about the ocean in the past. Specifically, she is interested in El Nino in the Pacific Ocean and how it might be changing due to climate change. Alice uses geochemical analyses as a tool to reconstruct past climate with the ultimate goal to understand physical processes in the climate system.

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Thomas DeCarlo

Graduate Student, WHOI-MIT Joint Program in Oceanography
Geology & Geophysics
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2596
tdecarlo@whoi.edu

Thomas graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Marine Science. As a summer student fellow in our lab, Thomas conducted an independent research project to develop trace element geochemistry of coral skeletons as a tool for past ocean temperature reconstructions. Thomas is currently using coral skeletal architecture and geochemistry to study causes and mechanisms of coral stress, with the goal of quantifying coral resilience to ocean acidification of rising sea surface temperatures.

Hanny Rivera

Graduate Student, WHOI-MIT Joint Program in Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
hrivera@mit.edu

Hanny graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.  Hanny is interested in understanding climate change impacts on coral reef ecosystems. In particular she hopes to understand how corals may be able tolerate environmental stress associated with climate change, such as ocean acidification and warming.

Angela H. Helbling

MSc in Geology from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
PhD in mineralogy from the Universität Heidelberg, Germany
ahelbling@whoi.edu

Angela’s background is igneous geochemistry and mineralogy. She joined the lab to develop high precision X-Ray diffraction techniques to characterize and quantify the mineralogy (calcite, aragonite, high Mg calcite) and chemical composition (mol% Mg) in skeletons of corals, gorgonians, hydrozoands and coralline algae. Angela is also an expert in electron micro-probe (EMPA) and the secondary-ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) analyses.

Last updated: June 13, 2014