Phytoplankton Composition and Productivity

Part of my dissertation involves work with both the Northeast US Shelf Long-term Ecological Research project and the NASA EXPORTS project. Within these projects, I have been examining temporal patterns of size-fractionated primary production and phytoplankton community composition.

Diatom Composition in Narragansett Bay

Diatoms come in many different sizes and play various roles in aquatic ecosystems. This project uses metabarcoding to investigate the environmental drivers of diatom composition.