Fei Da

Ph.D. Student

Email: fda@vims.edu
Phone: (804) 684-7754
Office: Andrews Hall 210
Department: Biological Sciences
Advisor: {{http://www.vims.edu/education/college/summer_intern/faculty_mentors/friedrich_mam.php, Marjy Friedrichs}}
Co-advisor: {{https://www.vims.edu/people/stlaurent_p/index.php, Pierre St-Laurent}}
Lab Website: {{https://www.vims.edu/research/units/labgroups/biocom/index.php, BioCOM}}

  • M.S., Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 2018
  • B.S., Oceanography, Nanjing University, 2015
  • Other Educational Experience: 
    Estuarine & Coastal Fluid Dynamics Summer School, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, WA, summer 2019. Report title: Tides, mixing, and exchange in the San Juan Channel, WA
Research Interest

I am interested in using observational data and numerical models to study how physical and biogeochemical processes affect hypoxia and acidification in coastal and estuarine systems. Specifically, my work involves (1) the impact of different sources of nutrients on Chesapeake hypoxia, (2) the impact of local human activities and global climate change on Chesapeake Bay carbonate system from diurnal to decadal time scales, and (3) translating the research into usable and actionable information for stakeholders via outreach activities.

Teaching Experience
  • Fall 2021: Instructor of record, Ocean and Coastal Acidification, William & Mary.
Peer-Reviewed Publications

Da, F., Friedrichs, M.A.M., St-Laurent, P., Shadwick, E.H., Najjar, R.G., and Hinson, K. (2021). Mechanisms driving decadal change in the carbonate system of a coastal plain estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,126(6), e2021JC017239. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JC017239 

Da, F., Friedrichs, M.A.M. and St-Laurent, P. (2018). Impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition and coastal nitrogen fluxes on oxygen concentrations in Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123 (7), 5004-5025. http://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014009 

Other Publications

Hinson, K., Friedrichs, M.A.M., St-Laurent, P., Da, F., and Najjar, R.G. (2020). Extent and causes of Chesapeake Bay warming. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12916 

Herrmann, M., Najjar, R.G., Da, F., Goldberger, S., Friedman, J.R., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Menendez, A., Shadwick, E.H., Stets, E.G. and St-Laurent, P. (2020). Challenges in quantifying air‐water carbon dioxide flux using estuarine water quality data: Case study for Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015610. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015610 

Friedman, J.R., Shadwick, E.H., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Najjar, R.G., DeMeo, O.A., Da, F. and Smith, J. (2020). Seasonal variability of the CO2 system in a large coastal plain estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125 (1). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015609

Shadwick, E.H., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Najjar, R.G., DeMeo, O.A., Friedman, J.R., Da, F. and Reay, W.G. (2019). High-frequency CO2-system variability over the winter-to-spring transition in a coastal plain estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124 (11), 7626-7642. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015246

Signorini, S.R., Mannino, A., Friedrichs, M.A.M., St-Laurent, P., Wilkin, J., Tabatabai, A., Najjar, R.G., Hofmann, E.E., Da, F., Tian, H., and Yao, Y. (2019). Estuarine dissolved organic carbon flux from space: with application to Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124 (6), 3755-3778. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014646

Irby, I.D., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Da, F. and Hinson, K.E. (2018). The competing impacts of climate change and nutrient reductions on dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay. Biogeosciences, 15, 2649-2668. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2649-2018