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Christian Lopes

Master's Student, Biological Sciences


Email: clope130@fiu.edu

RFA: Fate & Transport

Research: Coastal Carbon Cycling

Adviser: Jim Fourqurean

Joined CREST CAChE in Spring 2017

I'm fascinated by the opportunity to manage ecosystems holistically, improving the synergistic functioning between ecosystems while satisfying economic, environmental and social obligations. My current research is aimed at modeling the effects of eutrophication and thermal stress on ecosystem carbon metabolism. I am using a dominant seagrass in our region to inform on how organic and inorganic carbon flow through near shore systems. This work has potential to inform resource managers on CO2 mitigation strategies, under the pressures of a changing environment.

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