Jessie Turner

Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Lab Facility: Heidi Dierssen

Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary (Marine Science)
M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks (Oceanography)
B.A., Bowdoin College (Earth & Oceanographic Science)

Dr. Turner is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Coastal Ocean Laboratory for Optics and Remote Sensing at the University of Connecticut ( Her current research focuses on remote sensing of phytoplankton types in the West Antarctic Peninsula region of the Southern Ocean to assess different species’ carbon uptake. Broadly, she is interested in water clarity, particles, and light in aquatic ecosystems at local, regional, and global scales. She has investigated how large particles export carbon in the Gulf of Alaska, how farmed oysters filter particles, how shoreline armoring impacts clarity in estuaries, and how clarity varies over decadal time scales in estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay using observations, numerical modeling, and satellites.


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