Marine Sciences PhD Candidate
I study the impacts of glacial melting on high latitude coastal primary productivity and nutrient cycling using Regional Ocean Modeling Systems (ROMS), with focus on Greenland Ice Sheet melt to the Labrador Sea and West Antarctic Ice Sheet melt to the Amundsen Sea Polynya. By isolating the environmental changes due to glacial melt with simple and more complex physical and biogeochemical models, I investigate the controls on the potential biological response to these large freshwater perturbations. I am co-advised by Patricia Yager and Renato Castelao at the University of Georgia.
I also serve as the current Program Director for Athens Science Café, an organization promoting engagement between scientists and the community by hosting monthly public dialogues.
Update: I have moved my site from WordPress to Github Pages (hildeoliver.github.io)