Marine Research Associate

Matt GarrettName
Matt Garrett

Marine Research Associate

Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms

B.S. Marine Science, Eckerd College
M.S. student, University of South Florida

Research Interests
Biological Oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, vertical migratory behavior, harmful algae

Current Activity
I oversee the Harmful Algal Bloom Research subsection’s nutrient autoanalyzer laboratory. We analyze samples for a variety of inorganic nutrients that are critical to phytoplankton dynamics, HAB formation and HAB maintenance. I also help coordinate and conduct focused field efforts during HAB event response and routine sampling.

As an M.S. student at USF, I am designing and implementing a series of experiments focused on the vertical migration behavior of Karenia brevis. My experiments will assess how K. brevis’ migratory behavior changes with physical and chemical conditions.

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