Who We Are

We’re biological oceanographers and biogeochemists interested in the ways that biological systems interact with their chemical and physical environment in oceanic ecosystems. Much of our work focuses on the movement of nitrogen and carbon through planktonic ecosystems, and we have a strong focus on the role of nitrogen fixation in supporting planktonic production.

At sea, we use a combination of approaches derived from biological oceanography as well as stable isotope biogeochemistry to explore the ways that planktonic organisms interact with each other and with their environment in the water column. We work on research vessels and collect samples of seawater, suspended particles, and zooplankton for analysis both on the ship and ashore.