Ocean Acidification Postdoctoral Scholar
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Work: 508 289 3466
Building: Clark 439a
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar supported throught WHOI's Ocean Life Institute. I am working with Matt Charette, Bill Martin, and Dan McCorkle to address biogeochemical processes in the coastal ocean. Specifically, I am intersted in benthic carbon and nutrient cycling, metabolism, and the affects of ocean acidifcation in benthic sediments, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. A major tool that I use to investigate these processes is the aquatic eddy covariance technique. The technique derives from terrestrial systems, where there is currently over 500 "Eddy Flux" towers around the world that continuosly measure the exchange of carbon dioxide, heat, and mositure between the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. I use these same basic principles in aquatic environments to examine the flux of oxygen across the sediment-water interface to investigate metabolism and carbon cycling. Recently, I have adapted the technique to measure fluxes of pH or hydrogen ions to investigate ocean acidification and carbonate chemistry in seawater.
B.S. Biochemistry, Albright College M.S. Environmental Science, University of Virginia Ph.D. Environmental Science - Ecology, University of Virginia