Here’s what has been happening in the Coastal Biogeochemistry Lab!

December 2017

December rounded out a very busy year in the Coastal Biogeochemistry lab! We had a great opportunity to contribute to a short, informative video about the marine carbon cycle put together by the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochmistry program and broadcast at the Fall AGU meeting. It is always fun to highlight role of coastal oceans and wetlands in contributing to global biogeochemical cycles and supporting local communities.

We also found out that NOAA’s NERRS Science Collaborative program will support our new project evaluating the impacts of hydrologic management strategies on salt marshes! Find out more under Current Research. We can’t wait to start collecting new data for this project…. once the weather warms up a bit!

december temps 2017

November 2017

Congrats to everyone for a successful CERF meeting!

Kelsey Gosselin and Sheron Luk gave their first presentations at an international conference. Kelsey and Meagan Gonneea (USGS) gave back-to-back talks describing results from our MIT Sea Grant funded research on restoration trajectories of salt marshes following the removal of tidal restrictions. Sheron presented her findings on the effects of water quality on recreational shellfishing values.

Rowena Schenck presented the results from her SSF project on marsh ponds – and won 2nd place for best undergraduate poster!

Katelyn Rainville, who is participating in the Semester at WHOI program, attended her first CERF meeting and got to catch up with some old friends and make new ones.

Our session on “Coastal vegetated habitats as carbon sinks-sources in a changing world” was really fun and Amanda presented some new data from our NSF-supported work on carbon dynamics in marsh ponds.

The Coastal Biogeochemistry Lab at CERF 2017!

September 2017

sheron news

A lot has happened since the last update in May!

Welcome to Katelyn Rainville (Mt. Holyoke)! She is joining the lab as part of the Undergraduate Semester At WHOI (SAW) program!

Sheron Luk is joining the lab as a MIT-WHOI JP graduate student! She is in her 2nd year and already a pro at collecting cores!

We had a great summer field season – thanks to R. Schneck (Amherst College), S. McNichol (Oberlin), G. Yoo (Boston College), and T. Glover (Andover Academy)!




We are now on social media! Follow the muddiness on Instagram and Twitter @ SaltyMudology!


May 2017

Our first paper on salt marsh ponds was just accepted to JGR Biogeosciences!

March 2017

Another chapter in our research on created mangrove wetlands is published in Scientific reports!  Created mangrove wetlands store belowground carbon and surface elevation change enables them to adjust to sea-level rise by Ken W. Krauss, Nicole Cormier, Michael J. Osland, Matthew L. Kirwan, Camille L. Stagg, Janet A. Nestlerode, Marc J. Russell, Andrew S. From, Amanda C. Spivak, Darrin D. Dantin, James E. Harvey & Alejandro E. Almario.