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Andrew R. Margolin
About me

In the fall of 2012, I began graduate school at University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where I am pursuing my PhD in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (MAC) in the Department of Ocean Sciences (OCE) as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow.

Prior to beginning at RSMAS, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), where I received my bachelor's degree in Chemistry and earned the degree designation magna cum laude for my research studying pH in the Southern Ocean. In addition to my bachelor's degree, I received minors in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) and Geology, and also earned the Graduate Certificate in Oceanography from the ATOC Department.

The first chapter of my PhD dissertation has been published, entitled Net removal of dissolved organic carbon in the anoxic waters of the Black Sea. A co-authored paper of mine has also been published, entitled Fe-binding dissolved organic ligands in the oxic and suboxic waters of the Blacks Sea, led by Dr. Loes J.A. Gerringa (NIOZ). To expand upon my first chapter, I am collaborating with Prof. Chiara Santinelli to study the optical properties of dissolved organic matter in seawater samples from the Black Sea. At the beginning of 2016, I analyzed 111 samples at the Biophysics Institute in Pisa, Italy, thanks to support from the 2015 Mary Roche Fellowship. I am currently finishing the second chapter of my dissertation on the results from this project (#thxMaryRoche on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).


My defense is now scheduled for 9 June 2017 at 10:30, so mark your calendars to learn about Environmental Impacts on Carbon Biogeochemistry in Marginal Seas!

I recently wrote two #Arctic Andy blog posts before and after attending the Aquatic Sciences Meeting, entitled Talking about the Arctic and Black Sea in Hawaii (before) and About the Arctic and Black Sea from Miami (after), so be sure to check those out! I also update the Arctic News whenever I see relevant articles, so that is a great resource for information on Arctic sea ice extent and climate change in the Arctic.

Cloud Camera view of RSMAS dock and Key Biscayne from the Science Library and Administrative Building (SLAB).

Portrait taken by A.M. Lee on 15 March 2013. This website was designed and is maintained by Andrew R. Margolin,
under the support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (grant no. DGE-1451511). Updated 9 March 2017.