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Studying Marine Biogeochemistry in High-Latitude Systems


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Our cohesive and inclusive team strives to conduct cutting-edge research in a wide-range of topics ranging from land-ocean interaction using radioisotope tracers , to phytoplankton physiology and productivity using ship-board and remote-sensing measurements of light, to community carbon production using gas measurements.  We also couple this science to fun and engaging outreach with various groups and communities.

The ‘Burt’ lab is dedicated to promoting and practicing good ‘J.E.D.I’ in all facets of our work. Not the yoda-kind, J.E.D.I meaning Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are happy to discuss these practices, and more importantly, are always looking to improve.

We are always looking to expand our group, so if you are a highly-motivated undergraduate, graduate student, technician, or researcher, please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information about how to get involved!

News for the Burt Lab

Spring 2021 NGA-LTER

The Burt lab sent one member (Ben Lowin) on the spring Northern Gulf of Alaska (NGA) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) cruise. The Chief Scientist for this cruise was Russell Hopcroft (zooplankton), who was joined by Suzanne Strom (phytoplankton) and Ana Aguilar-Islas (trace metals) as the leaders of the cruise. The cruise started on April 20thContinue reading “Spring 2021 NGA-LTER”