Graduate Students



Jamee Adams

Nutrient cycling

Phosphorus biogeochemistry



Dante Capone

Zooplankton ecology, Carbon cycling, Wildfires





Grace Cawley

Zooplankton Ecology

Trophic Interactions & Carbon Export






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







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




Tammy Russel

Seabird Ecology, Climate Change Ecology and Ocean plastic pollution




Sarah Schwenck

Microbial ecology

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






Anya Stajner

Zooplankton and Global Change Ecology






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