Teige O'Brien

Biogeochemical Laboratory Analyst

4840 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Teige recently joined the Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) as a Biogeochemistry Laboratory Analyst working alongside Dr. Casey Godwin, Kelly McCabe, and Connor Gluck on nutrient analyses supporting CIGLR’s Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) monitoring program. As an undergraduate researcher at the University of Michigan, Teige tested ideas on the spatial and temporal trends of hydrogen peroxide and the dissolved fractions of chromophoric and fluorescent organic material (CDOM/FDOM) in Western Lake Erie. The ultimate goal of this research was to understand the interannual differences between these water quality parameters and their potential influences on HABs. Teige aims to apply his experience in analytical chemistry supporting water quality monitoring programs that work to preserve the Great Lakes.

    • B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 2023
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
    • Limnology
    • Photochemistry and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    • Reactive Oxygen Species in Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Water Quality Monitoring
    • Nutrient Biogeochemical Cycling

O’Brien, T., Clippinger, K. and Cory, R. Investigating the Interannual Trends and Controls on Hydrogen Peroxide in the Western Lake Erie Basin. (2023) 19th Annual Michigan Geophysical Union. Poster Presentation Abstract. p. 42 (DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7302/7054)