Welcome to the Aquatic Eddy Covariance Lab at the University of Virginia

We are part of the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Virginia. Our lab studies oxygen dynamics, whole-system metabolism, blue carbon flows, and exchange of greenhouse gases for underwater ecosystems using the aquatic eddy covariance technique and other state-of-the-art approaches .  Our work environments are many and include restored seagrass meadows on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (VCR LTER), coral reefs in the Florida Keys, the deep ocean off the coast of Japan, and sea ice sheets in Greenland. Recently we have added several lakes, rivers and streams to our sites.  Here you can learn more about our research, new findings and publications, and future goals.