I conduct research in coastal margin ecosystems with a focus on the movement and cycling of dissolved inorganic carbon in temperate mudflats and arctic fjord systems. I am interested in benthic biogeochemical processes from an organismal perspective (e.g., macroinfauna and seagrass).
My areas of interest relate to studying the role of benthic photosynthesizers and bioturbators on carbonate chemistry variability at the sediment-water interface, or the solute fluxes in porewater to better understand how organisms modify geochemical benthic habitats. This also includes the potential for examining the flow of macronutrients and trace metals in response to restoration and development projects in coastal regions that have unforeseen negative impacts on ecosystem function and human well-being.
My past research projects have focused on assessing the drivers of acidification through space and time in nearshore systems using autonomous sensors and time-series analysis. Currently, I am examining the response of arctic kelp community metabolism and resilience to future climate change.