Meet the coastal Ocean sensor share Team!
We are a group of scientists who are eager to help make coastal science accessible to all!
Dr. Robinson w. Fulweiler
Professor, Boston Univerisity
Robinson (Wally) is an ecosystems ecologist and biogeochemist, whose research is focused on answering fundamental questions about energy flow and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica), carbon, and oxygen in a variety of environments. She is especially interested in how anthropogenic changes affect the ecology and elemental cycling of ecosystems on a variety of scales (i.e., local nutrient loading; regional/global climate change).
Dr. Peter R. Girguis
Professor, Harvard University
Adjunct Research Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Adjunct Oceanographer, Applied Ocean Engineering and Physics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Peter's research resides at the crossroads of microbial ecology, physiology, and biogeochemistry, and as such is highly interdisciplinary. Due to the limitations of existing in situ measurement and incubation technologies, he and his lab have develop novel instruments and samplers that enable them to better study microbial-geochemical relationships. This includes high-pressure systems to mimic natural environments, in situ geochemical sensors, in situ microbial fuel cells as experimental apparatus and power sources, and novel in situ preservation technologies.
Dr. Zara L. Mirmalek
Senior Research Scientist, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute/NASA Ames Research Center
Zara is a social scientist whose research focuses on culture, work, and human-technology relationships. She is interested in knowledge production in and of extreme environments, where not only natural but also societal and institutional features shape human access. Her research includes ethnographic fieldwork among multi-disciplinary workgroups working with remotely-operated robots on Mars (NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers mission), with tethered robots in the deep ocean, with autonomous robots in an ocean front, and for NASA analog projects (BASALT, SUBSEA).
Dr. Amanda M. Vieillard
Postdoctoral research associate, Boston University
Amanda is a marine biogeochemist whose research centers on how human activities alter coastal marine ecosystems. She takes a bottom up approach, examining the impact of anthropogenic stressors on the cycling of carbon and other nutrients in an environment, examining the potential consequences for primary producers and further up the food web. Amanda is also passionate about outreach, science communication, and making science more accessible to all.