Phytoplankton dynamics and nutrient cycling
Research and Activities
Harmful algal blooms are a major threat to human and environmental health. My research focuses on the drivers of cyanobacteria blooms. I will do field studies of the physical/chemical river conditions as well as experimental studies designed to determine the limiting nutrient for algal bloom formation. Increased knowledge of the drivers of cyanobacteria blooms will provide information for design of bloom prevention strategies that will be globally relevant to improving water quality for drinking, recreation, fishing, and protecting aquatic life.