Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Work: 508 289 4847
Building: Fye 136
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Broadly, I am interested in interfacing sediment biogeochemistry and ecology with the goal of generating a comprehensive understanding of organic matter cycling in aquatic habitats. How do community structure and species diversity affect carbon pathways and storage within an ecosystem? Alternatively, what are the carbon sources that support organisms and how does organic matter quality affect carbon transfer through the food web? In addition, I am interested in understanding how multiple anthropogenic disturbances interact to affect sediment organic matter composition and biogeochemical processes. To examine these questions, I use a combination of geochemical tracers, including lipid biomarkers and stable isotopes, and observational, experimental, and modeling approaches.
Want to know more? Here are my publications
Experimental Mesocosm System
Check out my new flow through seawater mesocosm system!
Catherine Carmichael Research Assistant III
Rea Pineda, WH PEP Intern 2012 Western Washington University, 2013
Jennifer Reeve, WHOI SSF 2013. Haverford College, expected 2014
Melisa Diaz, WH PEP Intern 2013. Rochester University, expected 2014