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Alexis Fischer

Alexis Fischer

Joint Program Student


Biological Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2276


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 32

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program (expected graduation Fall 2016)

B.A., Biology, Wellesley College, May 2010

Research Interests

Phytoplankton physiological ecology; red tides and other bloom phenomena; dinoflagellate resting cysts; circannual rhythms; dinoflagellate transcriptomics

Research Statement

Thesis:  Alexandrium fundyense cysts in the Nauset Marsh System: Factors controlling germination and bloom initiation in a changing climate