- B.S. - 2015 - Oregon State University
Kyle received his B.S. in Bioresource Research with a minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 2015. As an undergraduate research fellow in the Geomicrobiology Lab at OSU, he developed osmotically driven water sampling systems (osmosamplers) to collect and store continuous fluid samples for extended periods. Analysis of the fluid record stored in these samplers produces data with high temporal resolution. After graduation, he worked as an applications engineer for the Sexton Corporation, where he designed and built custom underwater scientific and photographic equipment. He joined the Burkepile Lab in 2015 and is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
Kyle's Ph.D. research is focusing on the role of streams in impacting nearshore nutrient dynamics in Mo'orea French Polynesia and how stream-derived nutrients impact the community dynamics of nearshore coral reefs.