Mike Brown

Graduate Student

71 Dudley Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Room 303E

Michael Brown Michael Brown

Research Interests

My research interests broadly include phytoplankton ecology, and my work has utilized satellite remote sensing and bio-optics. For example, my MSc thesis was focused on determining the impacts of wind-generated bubbles on remote sensing estimates of calcite in the Southern Ocean. For my PhD I will be working with Dr. Oscar Schofield. I am looking forward to getting out from behind the computer and into the field!

Short History

I grew up in NH and central NY. I obtained a BA in Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University in 2007, and an MSc in Oceanography from Dalhousie University in 2014. When not studying I really enjoy playing music.


  • 2007, BA, Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University
  • 2014, MSc, Oceanography, Dalhousie University
  • since 2014 - PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University