Carbon system chemistry of the Chagos reef system. I deploy/recover autonomous underwater systems and data loggers used to measure the physical and chemical properties of the seawater. Our goal is to better understand the net community calcification and production rates of the reef system.
It is important for us to know how the changes in ocean chemistry will impact marine organisms and their ecosystems, so that we that we can learn how to manage them more effectively.
Coral Reef ResilienceThe Conservation Value of Coral Reef Biodiversity for the MPA surrounding the Chagos Archipelago
Design and build autonomous underwater sampling and pumping systems to support carbon system chemistry research of coral reefs, sea grass beds, kelp forests, and other aquatic environments.