I am a microbial ecologist studying biogeochemistry and microorganisms in the northern and southern regions of the globe. I also believe strongly in the importance of effective science communication.
My current projects focus on the connections between microbial communities and the cycling of dissolved organic matter in boreal aquatic environments, nitrogen cycling in the oligotrophic North Pacific, and on microbial communities in alpine lakes.
My interests include: Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in aquatic ecosystems. Carbon cycling in subglacial, marine, and terrestrial aquatic environments. Life in icy, dark, and energy-limited environments. Connectivity between the cryosphere and climate. Communicating science to the public. The interface between science and policy.