Steven Colbert

2016-2017

Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Southern California

M.S. Geological Sciences, University of Southern California

B.S. Chemistry, B.A. Mathematics, Indiana University

Academic Background

When two parcels of water mix, they exchange nutrients, oxygen, and pollutants. How fast mixing occurs can be measured by using the decay rate of naturally-occurring radioisotopes as an internal clock.

- Vertical mixing and carbon dioxide dynamics in a groundwater estuary, west Hawai'i.


- Benthic metabolism of coral reefs in west Hawai'i.


- Modeling the intereactions between marine aggregates, bacteria, and viruses at Noumea, New Caledonia.


- Evaluating rates of seawater circulation through the seafloor at Huntington Beach, CA.

Current Projects