Graduate Students



Jamee Adams

Nutrient cycling

Phosphorus biogeochemistry


Julia Chavarry

Food Web Ecology


Christian Fender

Zooplankton ecology, particularly of gelatinous species

Estimates of carbon export to the deep and the mechanisms by which zooplankton influence it


Kiefer Forsch

Iron biogeochemistry

Iron supply and cycling in productive planktonic ecosystems


Shailja Gangrade

Biophysical Interactions

Physical and ecological drivers of plankton/fish spatial distribution


John Irving

Biogeochemical Modeling
Bottom up controls of lower trophic level biomass


Rob Lampe

Eukaryotic phytoplankton

Phytoplankton responses to altered nitrogen, iron, and pCO2.  
Diatom biodiversity


Caroline Lowcher

California Current upwelling system

Coastal processes and dynamics of upwelling systems. Observational oceanography of boundary curre


Stephanie Matthews

Zooplankton ecology

Plankton community structure and trophic interactions


Kelley McBride

Biophysical interactions

Cross-shore plankton transport influenced by nonlinear internal waves


Sarah Schwenck

Microbial ecology

Phytoplankton, bacteria, and virus interactions as well as microbial nutrient cycling


Monica Thukral

Phytoplankton Ecology & Metabolites


Ralph Riley Torres

Organic Matter Cycling

Organic matter biogeochemistry

Chemical characterization and transformations of organic nitrogen



Wiley Wolfe

Chemical sensor development

Seawater carbonate chemistry in the CCE/CalCOFI region



Natalie Yingling

Plankton ecology

Biological carbon pump