Kristen Sharpe

Master's Student

Email: [[knsharpe]]
Phone: (804) 684-7110
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S213
Department: Biological Sciences
Advisor: {{http://www.vims.edu/about/directory/faculty/steinberg_dk.php, Dr. Deborah Steinberg}}

Research Interests

Within the zooplankton ecology lab at VIMS, I am studying seasonal and diel changes in zooplankton surface communities in the York River (a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay) as well as the Sargasso Sea off Bermuda. I am particularly interested in quantifying the role that zooplankton play in the global carbon cycle through the production of fecal pellets.

 

Publications

Sharpe, K.N. (2020). Zoop Soup (and Poop!). Virginia Scientists & Educators Alliance (VA SEA), a collaboration of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (NERR Science Collaborative, NOAA) and the Marine Advisory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, April 23, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/zoopsoup

Sharpe, K.N., Nuss, S.M. (2019). Assessing Resiliency in the Face of Sea-Level Rise. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 33(2), 9-15. https://www.current-journal.com/articles/abstract/31/

Sharpe, K.N. (2019). Prismatic Little Plankton. Virginia Scientists & Educators Alliance (VA SEA), a collaboration of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (NERR Science Collaborative, NOAA) and the Marine Advisory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, April 18, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/prismaticplankton

Nuss, S. M., Sharpe, K. N., Brill, C. H., Lawrence, L. A., & Cackowski, C. (2018). Building Capacity for Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. In Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education: A Resource for Practitioners and Researchers.

Brill, C. H., Lawrence, L. A., Cackowski, C., Nuss, S. M., & Sharpe, K. N. (2018). Out of the Tower and into the Classroom: Marine Science Graduate Students as K-12 Classroom Contributors. In Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education: A Resource for Practitioners and Researchers.

Educational Background
  • BS, Biological Applications of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry & Syracuse University, 2013
Prior VIMS Work Experience

From February 2014 - August 2018, I served as the Marine Education Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR). Over that time, I interacted with tens of thousands of people while implementing marine and estuarine science-based educational programs and trainings for students of all ages, teachers, environmental professionals, and members of the general public.

For more information about CBNERR's Education events, visit the Education webpage.