Last month, the DNERR got a new Research Coordinator, Dr. Kari St.Laurent.
Kari holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography where she studied black carbon and persistent organic pollutants in the subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Before that, she received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Environmental Chemistry from Roger Williams University where she did research on oyster restoration, bay scallop diets, and estuarine hypoxia.
After completing her Ph.D., Kari worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science on a project investigating climate variability and extreme change in Chesapeake Bay and its implications to environmental issues, such as submerged aquatic vegetation dieback events.
Kari is originally from the Boston-area and is an avid hockey fan, runner, and loves hanging out with her cat Sahara. She is looking forward to applying her decade’s worth of experience in environmental and oceanic research to on-going and new projects in Delaware.
Please help us welcome Kari as she joins the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve family!