People Directory : Harriet Alexander
WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, MIT-WHOI Joint Program, 2016.
B.A. Honors, Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 2010.
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.
More generally, I am interested in open science, data visualization, the management and utilization (namely, sharing) of large data sets, and the improvment of computational tools and resources for sceintists. Along these lines, I am a instructor for Software Carpentry.