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Ocean and Earth Science Research Areas

Biological

Alexander Bochdansky

Alexander Bochdansky

Plankton; deep-sea microbial ecology

Dreux Chappell

Dreux Chappell

Molecular microbial ecology; trace metal bio geochemistry

Fred Dobbs

Fred Dobbs

Marine microbial ecology; invasion biology; microplastics; Vibrio bacteria

Victoria Hill

Victoria Hill

Arctic phytoplankton ecology


Margie Mulholland

Margie Mulholland

Cycling of N, C, and organic matter; harmful and other algal blooms

Shannon Wells

Shannon Wells

Invertebrate physiology and crustacean reproduction

Dick Zimmerman

Dick Zimmerman

(Bio-Optics Research Group)--Ocean optics, ocean acidification, and blue carbon



Chemical

David Burdige

David Burdige

Biogeochemistry of marine estuarine sediments, focusing on carbon, nitrogen and trace metal (e.g., Fe, Mn and Cu) cycling

Greg Cutter

Greg Cutter

GEOTRACES, fluxes of trace elements across ocean interfaces and internal biogeochemical processes (Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans)

H. Rodger Harvey

H. Rodger Harvey

Organic geochemistry, linking geochemistry and proteomics, climate change in polar oceans, particularly Arctic Ocean.

Pete Sedwick

Pete Sedwick

Antarctic marine science, atmospheric deposition to the ocean, and submarine hydrothermal activity, with a focus on bioactive trace metals (e.g., Fe)



Geological

Jennifer Georgen

Jennifer Georgen

Fluid Flow in Marine Geophysics

Rip Hale

Rip Hale

Sediment dynamics, delta processes

Nora Noffke

Nora Noffke

Biofilms, Bioturbation, & Marine Debris

Matthew Schmidt

Matthew Schmidt

Paleoclimatology & Carbonate Geochemistry


Rich Whittecar

Rich Whittecar

Wetland Hydrogeology & Landscape Evolution



Physical

John Klinck

John Klinck

Hydrography & circulation in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coasts

Eileen Hofmann

Eileen Hofmann

Physical-biological interactions & models of marine ecosystems

Larry Atkinson

Larry Atkinson

Ocean observing systems, surface currents radar & sea level rise

Tal Ezer

Tal Ezer

Climate change, sea level rise & numerical models of ocean processes


Sophie Clayton

Sophie Clayton

Physical-biological interactions, biogeochemical modeling and (sub)mesoscale dynamics

Hans-Peter Plag

Hans-Peter Plag

Sustainability, global climate change & solid earth geophysics





Current Research & Research Locations

OEAS Day trip

Day trip on the ODU research vessel Fay Slover with Alexander Bochdansky.

OEAS Sophie Clayton research Testing

OCEARCH - Gulf Stream Cruise with Sophie Clayton.

OEAS Antarctic CRUISE

Graduate student Casey O'Hare in Antarctica.


OEAS Ops

Ice operations around Antarctica on the R/V Palmer.

OEAS seagrass

Seagrass sampling in Florida With Dick Zimmerman.

OEAS Wave

Sampling in the Atlantic.


These are the locations that ODU OES faculty, staff and students have conducted research.



M.S. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations

Highlighting recent research from graduate students and their faculty mentors from the last five years.


Centers & Institutes

Additional Research

We also have vessels available for research purposes

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