Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory Spotlight

Oceanography Ph.D. '20
Alumni Spotlight Q & A: Where are you from, Melissa? Originally from Comerio, Puerto Rico. What did you study and who was your advisor? Oceanography, Ph.D. 2020. I studied the mechanisms and temporal variability of biogeochemical cycles on carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification at two...
Spatial and Temporal Occurrence of Preformed Nitrate Anomalies in the Subtropical Ocean
Adam's research involves the use of data from biogeochemical Argo profiling floats to determine the reoccurence, spatial extents, and seasonality of preformed nitrate anomalies in the global subtropical ocean.
Establishing Pteropods as a Biological Indicator for Ocean Acidification
Tyler's research focuses on ocean acidification in the waters off the East Coast of the United States. She's trying to establish the relationship between the temporal and spatial distribution of pteropod species to help assess the viability of pteropods for use as a biological indicator for OA. 
Examining alkalinity in coastal water and its connection to ocean acidification
Chris' research details how coastal ocean water buffers inputs of acidity. The acidification of these important ecosystems is projected to increase in the near future due to increasing atmospheric CO2 inputs.
Does enzymatic hydrolysis of organic phosphorus compounds fuel harmful cyanobacterial blooms in western Lake Erie?
John's research combines remote sensing technologies with lab experiments to determine how internal nutrient loading fuels the blooms of potentially toxic cyanobacteria in western Lake Erie. This research is important as tens of thousands of people rely on Lake Erie for drinking water.
Predicting Species Range Boundaries in the Coastal Ocean
Will’s research models the dispersal of populations of larval organisms in coastal waters. Understanding these patterns of dispersal helps us understand the role that currents play in establishing the range boundaries of species.