Chemical Oceanography Group
The Chemical Oceanography Group has four faculty members.
Bernie Boudreau’s group uses mathematical models to explore an array of chemical processes in the ocean.
Carly Buchwald’s group uses the abundance stable isotopes of N and O in nitrite and nitrate to interpret nitrogen biogeochemistry in the environment. They measure the isotope systematics of relevant microbial nitrogen transformation processes and use these values to interpret natural abundance of isotopes in a wide range of environments including wastewater, lakes, estuaries, rivers and the ocean.
Helmuth Thomas’ group investigates carbon cycling and acidification in coastal and Arctic waters.
Doug Wallace’s group studies chemical oceanography and marine biogeochemistry with specific focus on the ocean carbon cycle, ocean-atmosphere exchange; ocean time-series observations, the ocean nitrogen cycle, tracer oceanography, ocean observation and especially the use of autonomous platforms and “platforms of opportunity.”