Associate Research Scientist
Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms
B.S. Marine Science, Eckerd College
M.Sc. Biological Oceanography, University of South Florida
Biological oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, oceanographic instrumentation, vertical migratory behavior, harmful algae
I oversee the Harmful Algal Bloom Research subsection’s field program, including coordinating and managing teams focused on efforts for our program’s routine red tide monitoring, as well as the institute’s multi-pronged response approach during HAB events. I am also currently working on new methodologies, technologies, and instrumentation in the lab and field to help support and enhance the HAB group’s ability to track and monitor red tides.
My graduate work focused on designing and implementing a series of experiments focused on the vertical migration behavior of Karenia brevis, specifically how various chemical and physical conditions of the water column can affect its natural behavior.