Joanna C. Carey, Ph.D.
Toolik Lake, N. Slope, Alaska
I am a biogeochemist focused on answering fundamental questions regarding ecosystem processes in the context of global change. I examine how human activities are altering carbon, nitrogen, and silicon cycling along the land-ocean continuum (forests, rivers, salt marshes, and estuaries). My work is motivated by the fact that human activities are altering the Earth at an unprecedented rate, and yet, so many fundamental biogeochemical processes remain poorly understood.
In January 2016 I commenced a National Science Foundation Earth Science (EAR) Postdoctoral Fellowship to study silica cycling in the rapidly changing Alaskan Arctic at the Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. My mentors for this project are Jim Tang (MBL) and Robert Spencer (Florida State University).
Recently I accepted a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Babson College, in Wellseley MA, which will commence in January 2017!
Previous Postdoctoral Training:
USGS Powell Center Fellow (May 2014-Dec 2015), jointly affiliated with MBL (PI: Jim Tang), USGS (PI: Kevin Kroeger), and Boston University (PI: Pamela Templer). Focus: experimental warming and soil respiration rates
EPA ORISE Fellow (March 2013-April 2014), mentored by Dr. Suzanne Avyazian. Focus: influence of oysters on denitrification rates in estuarine sediments
Ph.D. Earth Science, Boston University (2013)
Certificate in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry
Advisor: Dr. Robinson W. Fulweiler
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow (2010-2013)
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve Fellow (2010-2013)
Acadia National Park Research Fellow (2010)
MESc. School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University (2007). Advisor: Dr. Shimon Anisfeld
B.S. Environmental Policy and Planning, Virginia Tech (2005)
Minors: French and English