Fish and Wildlife Technician

Eric MuhlbachName
Eric Muhlbach

Position
Fish and Wildlife Technician

Section
Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms – Nutrient Laboratory

Education
B.A. Marine Biology, University of Rhode Island

Research Interests
Harmful Algal Blooms, optics, machine learning, predator-prey interactions

Current Activity
I work with field and lab operations to collect and process water samples analyzed for a variety of inorganic nutrients important in phytoplankton dynamics, as well as and HAB formation and maintenance. I also aid in the development of techniques to identify and enumerate picoplankton using flow cytometry.

CV
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