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Harriet Alexander

Harriet Alexander

Joint Program Student


Biological Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3565

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 33

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Honors, Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 2010.

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the biogeochemical functioning and physiological ecology of eukaryotic phytoplankton in a changing ocean. In particular, I am interested in the maintenance of genetic diversity in these populations and the role of biodiversity in ecosystem functioning. I use a combination of culture- and field-based experiments and 'omic techniques to address these questions.