Sheron Luk

Sheron Luk Graduate Student sheronyl@mit.edu 508 289 3532 WHOI Campus
Education
B.A. in Environmental Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. in Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University
Bio and Interests
I began my journey towards a PhD in Chemical Oceanography at the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in the Fall of 2016. I'm interested in seeking interdisciplinary solutions to the adverse impacts a changing climate will have on coastal ecosystems and communities. Focusing on our very own Buzzards Bay, I conducted research with Dr. Scott Doney to understand the influences of coastal water quality on the economic value of recreational shellfishing. Currently, I study biogeochemical cycling in salt marshes with Dr. Amanda Spivak to understand processes that are critical to pond formation and overall marsh sustainability. My focus on coastal biogeochemistry stems from the fact that coastal ecosystems are a direct interface between the ocean and human populations, providing a wealth of ecosystem services to our communities.