Our central focus is on the intersection of oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, addressing questions from local to global-scales. Much of our work revolves around how coastal and ocean carbon cycles and ecology respond to natural and human-driven perturbations. Some projects extending to watersheds, the atmosphere, and terrestrial biosphere.
Specific scientific topics currently under investigation include:
- Marine microbes & biogeochemistry
- Polar marine ecosystem dynamics
- Satellite ocean color & plankton
- Ocean & global carbon cycle
- Ocean acidification & climate change
- Coastal ocean water quality & biogeochemistry
- Ocean tracers & circulation
- Marine fisheries & ecology
- Carbon removal technologies
Most of our present work involves the use of computational methods-numerical models, satellite remote sensing, and data science-thus “computational biogeochemistry”, but we also have some laboratory, field and sea-going efforts.