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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Alison O'Connor

Master's Student

Email : [[aeoconnor]]
Phone : (804) 684-7481
Office : CBH S314
Department : Physical Sciences, Chemical Oceanography

Education
B.A. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Advisor
Dr. Aaron Beck
Research Interests
I am interested in studying the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals in groundwater as it flows into the coastal ocean. As groundwater flows into the sea as submarine groundwater discharge, freshwater and seawater recirculate through the sediments along the coast. This mixing affects biogeochemical cycles and metal budgets into the coastal ocean.