Students

James Allen

Graduate Student

5843 Ellison Hall
Optical oceanography and the development of bio-optical algorithms to retrieve the global phytoplankton and particle size distributions.

Eleanor Arrington

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Microbial metabolisms relevant to oil biogeochemistry.

Nicholas Baetge

Graduate Student

3150 MBL
Microbial oceanography, focused on linking marine bacterioplankton to the cycling the elements through their consumption of dissolved organic matter.

Aaron Bagnell

Graduate Student

5839 Ellison Hall
Machine learning approaches to instrumental and sampling biases in the global oceans.

Dylan Catlett

Graduate Student

5838 Ellison Hall
Biological oceanography, coastal phytoplankton diversity from genomics, pigment, optical perspectives.

Jacqueline Comstock

Graduate Student

3125 MBL
My research focuses on linkages between dissolved organic carbon utilization and microbial community structure surrounding coral reefs.

Kyle Emery

Graduate Student

My research focus is on how organic matter subsidies structure communities and regulate ecosystem functions on sandy beaches.

Chance English

Graduate Student

145 MBL
Graduate student researcher investigating DOM/bacterioplankton dynamics in the open and coastal ocean.

Veronika Kivenson

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Environmental metagenomics, organic waste / DDT in marine sediment.

Sasha Kramer

Graduate Student

5841 Ellison Hall
Phytoplankton community structure in the surface ocean using in-water measurements and satellite remote sensing.

Tanika Ladd

Graduate Student

1108 MBL
Biological oceanography, with focuses on anthropogenic influences on the physiology and community composition of marine phytoplankton.

Sarah Laperriere

Graduate Student

2018 MBL
Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry.

Zhe Li

Graduate Student

4710 Ellison Hall
Polar climate change, ocean heat content, ocean-atmosphere interaction.

Na Liu

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Interactions between microbes and the environment.

Connor Love

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
I am studying oceanography, organism physiology and ecology across systems such as the open ocean and coral reefs.

Katrina Malakhoff

Graduate Student

1206 MSRB
Sea urchin ecology, focusing on the impact of fishing and marine reserves on dominant urchin species in the Santa Barbara Chanel.

Mary McElroy

Graduate Student

1208 MSRB
I develop molecular tools for marine conservation and management and use them to study human impacts on marine biodiversity.

Kristen Michaud

Graduate Student

1204 MSRB
Marine community ecology, invasion ecology, larval transport.

Karly Miller

Graduate Student

1208 MSRB
I study changes in marine socio-ecological systems that result from conservation and development initiatives. My current research focuses on the impacts of rural coastal tourism development on small-scale fisheries.

Kyle Neumann

Graduate Student

Michael Nowicki

Graduate Student

5837 Ellison Hall
Carbon export and biological pump modeling.

Qianhui Qin

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Carbon Climate, Marine Organisms Genomics.

Elisa Romanelli

Graduate Student

5844 Ellison Hall
I am interested in the functioning and efficiency of the ocean’s biological carbon pump.

Rachel Spratt

Graduate Student

1019 Noble Annex
My research involves creating a simple box model of ocean circulation in order to better constrain spatial gradients in the delta O 18 of seawater during past time periods.

Julia Sweet

Graduate Student

Jonathan Tarn

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Jon loves looking at how microbes are adapted to low energy lifestyles and talking in the third person.

Alec Vallota-Eastman

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Accelerated evolution, biofuels, cyanobacteria, protein engineering, and synthetic biology.

Christie Yorke

Graduate Student

1204 MSRB
I study how kelp detritus may contribute to reef food webs with a focus on kelp-derived POM and urchin mediated pathways.