Graduate Student Researcher
Stanford Earth, Earth System Science
Casciotti Marine Biogeochemistry Lab
My current work is investigating how phytoplankton and bacterial/archaeal processes respond to environmental conditions to shape the primary nitrite maximum. I hope to gain insight into potential vertical partitioning of microbial processes across the light and nitrate gradients found in the upper ocean. To understand this system, I am using 15N tracer experiments, natural abundance isotope systematics and lab culture work.
I am generally interested in nitrogen cycling, algal physiology and ecology, and what drives primary production patterns within an ecosystem. Past work has focused on the nitrogen metabolism of microbial cells and communities, and the connection to larger-scale N-cycling through an ecosystem.
Recent cruises to the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean: RV Falkor June 2018, RV Sally Ride March 2018, RV Sikuliaq 2016/2017, RV Ronald Brown 2016