EXPORTS is a NASA large-scale field campaign that will provide critical information for quantifying the export and fate of upper ocean net primary production (NPP) from satellite observations. The goal of EXPORTS is to develop a predictive understanding of the export and fate of global ocean net primary production (NPP) and its implications for the Earth’s carbon cycle in present and future climates.
My research interests are shaped by an interdisciplinary blend of marine microbial ecology, microbiology and ocean biogeochemistry.
My research as a PhD student focused on the production and fate of organic carbon in the context of nitrate supply for the California Current System. My current research, as a participant in NASA's EXPORTS program, involves the quantification of organic matter removal rates by microbes in order to provide a constraint on one of the (many!) potential fates of carbon produced in the surface ocean.