Specialties: Climate Change
As a biological oceanographer at Stanford University, Kevin Arrigo's principal interest has been in the role marine microalgae play in biogeochemical cycling, with particular emphasis on the scales of temporal and spatial variability of microalgal biomass and productivity. This knowledge is essential to understanding how anthropogenic and atmospheric forcing controls the biogenic flux of CO2 into the oceans, and ultimately, to the sediments.
Kevin has been recognized many times for his professional achievements, including being honored as a 2009 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Earth Sciences. He is a current member of the Board of Governors for Ocean Leadership (alternate), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Oceans Working Group, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), Understanding Change Panel (UCP), and Review Editor for Aquatic Biology.
Kevin received his B.S. in Natural Resources University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Southern California.
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