Kelly McCabeBiogeochemistry Laboratory Analyst
Kelly joins the CIGLR team as a Biogeochemistry Research Analyst. Kelly’s research supports the CIGLR Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia monitoring programs in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. She began research as an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina where she studied oceanic phosphorus cycling. Later she interned at NOAA PMEL as a Hollings Scholar aiding with the evaluation of a new carbon dioxide sensor designed for autonomous vehicles. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she transitioned to studying the role of dissolved organic matter as both a nutrient source for biological production and substrate fueling coastal hypoxia. This research grew into a Master’s thesis specifically aimed at understanding the influence of stormwater management on organic matter cycling and coastal water dissolved oxygen impairment.
M.S., Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2020
B.S., Chemistry and Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2016
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
- Nutrient biogeochemical cycling
- Anthropogenic influences to watersheds
- Coastal processes