Biogeochemistry and Nutrients, High Latitude Environments, Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
Current role in the field of ocean sciences: Faculty
Area(s) of expertise within ocean sciences: My current research focuses on carbon biogeochemistry and ocean acidification in Arctic regions, and especially along the Alaskan coast. My main interest is in understanding how acidification processes interact with natural biogeochemical cycles, and how to detect geochemical and biological impacts of OA. I conduct my research across a variety of platforms, including ship-based measurements, moorings, and mobile autonomous platforms like gliders and drones. I also broadly participate in the Arctic research community, including the North American Carbon Program (NACP), the Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, and the Pacific Arctic Group (PAG).
Interest in becoming a mentor: I often find that engaging with a broader section of the Ocean Sciences Community with which I am most unfamiliar gives me a lot of energy, and generates a great deal of creative thinking. Large meetings like Ocean Sciences are great for this purpose– many, many diverse sessions allow us to think about aspects of oceanography we interact with less often. However, another way of encountering new ideas is to engage younger faculty and graduate students. We’re often as new to each other as each of us is to the community. On top of that, this mentoring program is an opportunity for my own professional development. I am a new faculty member who is beginning to explore opportunities to build my own team, and development of mentoring skills will be integral to that process. Along these same lines, I am also planning to serve on several student committees in the upcoming academic year.
Languages spoken, in addition to English: N/A
Highest Degree Earned: Doctorate
Career Stage: Early