Coastal Ocean Institute Fellows


Institute Fellows are selected based on their scientific leadership, their interest and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research, and their ability and willingness to communicate the importance of the Institute's research to the public and policy makers in government.

Current Fellow: Dan McCorkle

Fellow Term: 10/1/11 - 9/30/14
Daniel McCorkle is a tenured associate scientist in the department of Geology and Geophysics. His research addresses aspects of the marine carbon cycle including ocean acidification and marine biomineralization, sediment geochemistry, ocean paleochemistry and land-sea groundwater interactions. He is using his fellowship to strengthen two parts of his ocean acidification research – laboratory studies of the impact of elevated pCO2 on a range of organisms, and field studies of the carbonate chemistry of estuaries and the coastal ocean.

Current Fellow: Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink

Fellow Term: 9/1/10 - 8/31/13
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink is a senior scientist in the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. The delivery of land-derived material to the coastal ocean is important to oceanography. Understanding processes and deciphering how they respond to changing environmental conditions is a prerequisite for reconstructing past and predicting future changes. With colleagues in the expanding global network of river observatories, Bernhard's research focuses on the interaction of rainwater with the geology of watersheds.

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