Rebecca Shipe

Rebecca Shipe


Rebecca is an oceanographer with academic interests in biogeochemistry, ecology and physiology. She is interested in the relationships between phytoplankton and their environment, and how these factors affect the contributions of phytoplankton to global matter budgets. She has conducted studies of natural ocean processes as well as how those processes are affected by anthropogenic inputs, such as sewage or stormwater, into the coastal oceans. In particular, her recent work has focused on harmful algal blooms. She has taught large introductory courses in ecology, evolution and genetics, graduate seminars on marine ecology and intensive research-based research projects for environmental science students. Rebecca enjoys getting students excited about and involved in the process of science and hope that they leave understanding how a scientist approaches and evaluates evidence.

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