Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change
To increase climate impacts to ocean circulation, biogeochemistry, and marine ecosystems, specifically:
- understanding and prediction modeling of ocean warming, deoxygenation, and acidification
- improving monitoring of global and regional changes in ocean biogeochemistry and circulation.
To advance research on carbon sinks in coastal marine ecosystems, specifically:
- methods for assessing how "blue carbon" and kelp ecosystems store and sequester carbon
- analyzing coastal marine ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation methods to understand how to maximize carbon sequestration and ecosystem services.