Current research projects

Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring and Drilling area (COMIDA): The Hanna Shoal Ecosystem Study
Contaminant tracers in sediments and biota are being analyzed to provide baseline data in the Chukchi Sea.
Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Ocean Energy and Mineral Management
Date: September, 2011 – December, 2016


Collaborative Research: Linking geochemistry and proteomics to reveal the impact of bacteria on protein cycling in the ocean
Marine proteins are being studied to determine how they are preserved in the geological record, and their role in the global nitrogen and carbon cycles.
Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation (Chemical Oceanography)
Date: October, 2012 – September, 2015


Development of Biochemical Measures of Age in the Alaskan Red King Crab: Validation, Refinement and Initial Assessment
The versatility of lipids provides a means to determine both age and trophic interactions.
Sponsoring Organization: North Pacific Research Board
Date: September, 2012 – August, 2015


Climate Change in the Polar Oceans
Molecular biomarkers are being used to understand the sources and fate of organic carbon in the Polar Oceans.
Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation (Arctic Natural Sciences Program)
Date: July, 2002 – Present