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Mirta Teichberg
Co-Director, SES
Ph.D., Boston University

Mirta's research focuses on the response of aquatic macrophytes to abiotic and biotic stressors in their environment.

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Kenneth H. Foreman
Co-Director, SES
Ph.D., Boston University

Ken’s principal research area is the coastal zone. In recent years, he has been studying the effects of nutrient loading on benthic and water column communities and processes.

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Zoe Cardon
Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Stanford University

Zoe’s research focuses on microbial activity in soil around plant roots (the rhizosphere), including how water fluxes driven by plants affect resource availability, local conditions, and biogeochemistry in the rhizosphere.

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Maureen Conte
Senior Scientist, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, & MBL Fellow, Ecosystem Center
Ph.D., Columbia University

Maureen’s research specialty is trace level molecular and isotopic organic geochemistry. Research focus areas include deep ocean particle flux and the organic geochemistry of biogenic aerosols.


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Anne E. Giblin
Interim Director & Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Boston University

Anne’s major research focus is the cycling of elements in the environment, especially the biogeochemistry of iron, sulfur, nitrogen and phosphorus in soils and sediments.

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Kristin Gribble
Assistant Scientist, Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program

Kristin studies the adaptability of phytoplankton and zooplankton life history strategy; she applies her interests to investigate environmentally induced maternal effects, the molecular mechanisms of aging, and plankton community response to anthropogenic ecosystem change.


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Ketil Koop-Jakobsen
Assistant Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Boston University

Ketil's research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of chemical gradients in soils and sediments, and their importance for ecosystem functions and services. 


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Javier Lloret
Research Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., University of Murcia, Spain

Javier studies the effects of climate change and nutrients inputs on coastal lagoons and bays. He has worked on systems ranging from Cape Cod Bays to the Mediterranean.

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Jerry M. Melillo
Distinguished Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Yale University

Jerry is interested in how human activities are altering the biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems and especially how global changes are affecting the chemistry of the atmosphere and the overall climate system.

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Chris Neill

Christopher Neill
Senior Scientist & MBL Fellow, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Chris’ research focuses on understanding how land-use change in addition to other human activities alter the structure of ecosystems.


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Edward B. Rastetter
Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Ed synthesizes field and laboratory data using simulation models to study how plants and microbes optimize their use of resources like carbon, nitrogen, light and water, and how that optimization might influence the response of ecosystems to global change.


Loretta Roberson

Loretta Roberson

Associate Scientist, Eugene Bell Center
Ph.D., Stanford University

Loretta’s research investigates coral bleaching and growth by studying the gene activity of Caribbean coral. Her interests include anthropogenic impacts on coastal marine communities as well as the physiology, ecology, and evolution of eelgrass and coral reef communities.

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S. Emil Ruff
Assistant Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Emil is interested in ecology and ecophysiology of syntrophic microbial food webs.  His group is currently focusing on the degradation of polymeric and organic matter in soils and sediments, using multi-omics and cultivation methods.

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Joseph J. Vallino

Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joe’s research employs thermodynamics to examine how microbial metabolic networks organize and evolve to utilize energy and resources in the environment.

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