My research is focused on understanding how marine phytoplankton interact with physical forcings across time and space scales. In particular, I am interested in studying the way that biophysical interactions on small space and short time scales (those relevant to phytoplankton) impact basin-wide variability in phytoplankton abundance. In the Coastal Oceanography and Autonomous Systems (COAST) Lab, we use an autonomous underwater vehicle to study these biophysical interactions at high resolution in order to understand the importance of their scalar variability to the whole ocean.
Carberry, L., Roesler, C., & Drapeau, S. (2019). Correcting in situ chlorophyll fluorescence time series observations for nonphotochemical quenching and tidal variability reveals nonconservative phytoplankton variability in coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 17(8), 462-473.