Sonya Dyhrman

Associate Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
102E Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8165
Fax: 
(845) 365-8163

 

 

I am broadly interested in how marine microbes like phytoplankton interact with their geochemical environment, where I use molecular level tools to study the intersection of microbial physiology and biogeochemistry.  

 

Microbial oceanography group members are using a suite of genome-enabled approaches  to examine the distribution and activities of marine phytoplankton, and how they influence cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.  Our work often uses model cultures to understand and bound field observations made on research cruises that span the from polar to tropical systems. This research emphasis provides advanced training for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars and it is also used as a framework for the development and implementation of inquiry-based educational activities for children. 

 

 

 

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
11/1999
B.A.
Dartmouth College
06/1994
Honors & Awards: 
Marie Tharp Fellow, Columbia University Earth Institute
Ocean Life Institute Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Sir Allen Sewall Fellow, Griffith University Australian Rivers Institute