I study geochemical processes controlling mobilization and export of carbon in river systems. My research focuses on the Fraser River in southwestern Canada, an uncommonly pristine river with an exciting variety of hydrology, vegetation, and geology within its basin. I am interested in combining organic and inorganic tracers of dissolved and particulate material carried by rivers to constrain sources and transformations of both organic and mineral matter across drainage basins. In particular, I am interested in the changes rivers undergo on seasonal to millennial timescales.
"Fraser River Running Free" a video by Chris Linder
Taking the Pulse of the Fraser River Blog
Canadian Geographic: "The Health of the Fraser River" by Anne Casselman and Chris Linder
University of Washington, B.S. in oceanography, 2009
MIT/WHOI Joint Program in oceanography, PhD 2014