Ph.D. Student  Dr. Alex Hounshell    Congratulations!

Broadly, I am interested in biogeochemical cycling in coastal systems. Current projects include organic matter cycling in North Carolina estuaries and coastal lakes in China. Specifically, my research is focused on examining the quality and quantity of organic matter in these systems and whether phytoplankton and microbial assemblages can use organic nitrogen as a nutrient source for growth.

Post Doc at Virginia Tech- Dept. of Biological Sciences