Former Marine Biogeochemistry Group Members
Nina Buzby – Summer intern 2018
Nina joined the lab in 2018 as part of the MBARI Summer Internship Program following her graduation from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies (Magna cum laude). Nina’s project involved investigating the utility of various algorithms for estimating coastal carbonate chemistry, with an emphasis on understanding how organic alkalinity may bias the interpretation of total alkalinity measurements near shore. She participated in research cruises, conducted laboratory analyses, and honed her MATLAB programming skills along the way. The project resulted in a wealth of new information about the tools available for ocean acidification and carbon cycle research along the west coast, as well as the development of a new algorithm that Nina then applied to regional underwater glider data. After the internship, Nina joined the Clean Water group at the San Francisco Estuary Institute to continue studying the chemistry of local waters.