Dr. Clifton Buck’s research group explores the chemistry of elements which are present in seawater at extraordinarily minute concentrations. Termed “trace elements,” they are present in the complicated milieu at concentrations of parts per trillion. Despite these tiny amounts, sea life is…
Current research projects  OCEANIC TRANSPORT OF MELTWATER IN THE LABRADOR SEA THE ROLE OF WINDS AND EDDIES ON VARIABILITY IN EASTERN BOUNDARY CURRENT SYSTEMS PARTICULATE ORGANIC CARBON EXPORT OFF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA BY NONLINEAR MESOSCALE EDDIES AND WIND FORCING Learn more about these and…
In the Di Iorio Physical and Acoustical Oceanography laboratory we specialize in research that focuses on the fundamental laws of physics in the ocean environment. We strive to understand circulation processes that range from the coastal ocean to the deep-sea environment. We seek to constantly…
What we do in the Joye Research Group Biogeochemistry is an interdisciplinary science that examines how biological processes mediate the geological and chemical dynamics of the Earth's hydrosphere and lithosphere. The integrative nature of biogeochemical research requires application of tools from…
Major research areas in my lab include: (1) Input of terrigenous organic matter into the ocean: A large focus of my research has been the investigation of the transport of terrigenous organic matter from rivers to the ocean. In particular, my group showed that organic matter composition in coastal…
Living organisms depend on the environmental conditions and shape their surroundings. The study of these interactions in aquatic environments using process-based models is the overarching theme in our research. Recurring themes include nutrient dynamics and microbial metabolism at the land-ocean…
BILL IN A NUTSHELL My research is in biogeochemistry and marine photochemistry, examining its integrated role in carbon and trace gas cycling, ocean optics, reactive oxygen species and metal redox chemistry, and the biological consequences of all this. I blend lab and field studies with satellite…
Research in the Moran Lab focuses on the role of marine bacteria in the productivity of the coastal ocean and the formation and flux of climate-relevant gases. We use molecular biology, genomic, and metagenomic approaches to investigate processes carried out by the ocean microbiome in elemental…
Modeling Vertical Particle Flux in the Oceans the oceans are by definition filled with water, particulate material plays many important roles in the biogeochemistry and ecology of the oceans. Most of the particulate organic material in the open ocean is ultimately derived from phytoplankton. These…
We study the ecology and physiology of photosynthetic organisms in the ocean. Our lab focuses on phytoplankton, the unicellular algae that are responsible for nearly all photosynthesis in the ocean, and corals, which create coral reefs. Our general goal is to understand the aspects of these…
Students in the Yager lab work on research projects ranging across the subjects of marine microbial ecology, seawater carbonate chemistry, and climate change.   Recent field work has taken place in the Amundsen Sea, Antartica; coastal Barrow, Alaska; and the Amazon River and plume.  Research…