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Karen Stamieszkin

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Karen Stamieszkin

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Karen Stamieszkin

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I am interested in big, cross-disciplinary questions in biological oceanography. My current research focuses on the role of different copepods, a type of planktonic crustacean, in carbon export in the Gulf of Maine. I hope to learn about climate-copepod-climate feedback loop, if it exists. The climate is changing the marine environment in ways that affect copepods. In turn, copepods are mediating the flux of particulate organic carbon to the seafloor via metabolic processes. This is a critical part of the biological carbon pump, which directly impacts the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere! Other interests of mine include: marine trophic dynamics, climate variability and marine conservation.

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