Lisa Herbert is a marine biogeochemist interested in elemental cycling between the ocean and sediments. She is particularly motivated to understand how certain trace metals are processed in sediments and may ultimately impact rates of photosynthesis and carbon fixation in the surface ocean, linking sediment biogeochemistry to broader global cycles and climate. To investigate these connections, she combines analysis of modern sediment geochemistry and water column dynamics with a particular focus on high latitude oceans. The resulting understanding of modern systems informs interpretation of sediment core archives to reconstruct past ocean conditions and clarify the links between trace metal cycling and global climate. Lisa completed her doctoral research at Stony Brook University, and is now an EOAS Fellow at Rutgers University, working with Robert Sherrell and Yair Rosenthal.
Post Doctoral Researcher | Marine Biogeochemistry