I am a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program working with Dr. Don Anderson. I am interested in phytoplankton physiological ecology, phenology, and biological sensors, and in particular in predicting how harmful algal blooms will respond to a changing climate.
As the sectors of water, food, and energy become increasingly linked in the coastal zone, the challenge of managing change becomes daunting. The pace of change in estuarine–coastal ecosystems will likely accelerate as the human population and economies continue to grow and as global climate change accelerates. Only with a continuing flow of information from observations can we measure, understand, and anticipate future changes along the world’s coastlines, and ultimately improve stewardship of the resources upon which we depend.