First Name   Raphael
Last Name   Kudela
University or Association   University of California, Santa Cruz
City, State   Santa Cruz , CA
Position Associate Professor of Ocean Sciences
Insitution of Highest Degree University of Southern California; Ph.D.
Phone   work 831.459.3290
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Pollution, Hypoxia and Harmful Algal Blooms
Other Expertise Nutrients & Trace Metals, Ocean Observing Systems, Remote Sensing
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

 Dr. Kudela is a phytoplankton ecologist who wishes to understand what controls phytoplankton growth and distribution in the ocean. More specifically, he researches how the multiple interactions of light, macro- and micronutrients and phytoplankton physiology determine the rates, processes, and patterns we observe in the marine environment. His approach is to combine a suite of 3 tools: (1) remotely sensed data from moorings and satellites in combination with biological models; (2) novel bio-optical methods assaying phytoplankton physiology; and (3) the refinement of stable and radio-tracer isotopes.

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