OCB Scientific Steering Committee

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scientific Steering Committee (OCB-SSC) was formed in February 2006. The OCB-SSC was created jointly by NSF, NASA and NOAA to provide critical leadership to the OCB community by helping to identify research priorities and promote, plan, and coordinate collaborative, multidisciplinary research opportunities in ocean biogeochemistry. SSC members serve a term of three years. Parentheses indicate term end (end of year) for each member.

Andrew Barton (Scripps Inst. Oceanography) (2018) (Early career) - marine ecosystem tipping points, microbial biodiversity, trait-based microbial ecology, climate and marine ecosystems

Mark Brzezinski (UCSB) (2016) - silicon biogeochemistry, diatoms

Kristen Buck (USF) (2016) - biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine ecosystems

Adrian Burd (UGA) (2016) - physical and biogeochemical process modeling, benthic macrophytes, marine food web dynamics

Matthew Church (U Montana) (2017) (Chair) - microbial oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, ocean time-series

Scott Doney (WHOI) (ex officio) - marine biogeochemical modeling, ocean acidification

Bethany Jenkins (URI) (2019) (Vice-Chair) - marine microbial genetics and implications for biogeochemical processes in marine ecosystems

Lauren Juranek (OSU) (2018) - dissolved gases, isotope biogeochemistry, marine biological pump, and marine carbon cycle

Michael Lomas (Bigelow) (2017) - biogeochemistry, phytoplankton physiology, marine food webs

Nicole Lovenduski (U Colorado, Boulder) (2017) - modeling and observation of ocean biogeochemistry; polar climate change and its impact on the oceans; global carbon cycle dynamics; global climate modeling

Jeremy Mathis (U. Alaska, Fairbanks/NOAA/PMEL) (2016) - marine chemistry, biogeochemical processes, ecosystem dynamics, carbon and nitrogen cycling

Dennis McGillicuddy (WHOI) (2018) - physical-biological interactions in the open ocean and coastal margins, mesoscale dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, zooplankton population dynamics

Susanne Neuer (Arizona State Univ.) (2016) - role of phytoplankton in mediating carbon flux, plankton ecology, and trophic dynamics in both marine and freshwater systems

Anton Post (URI) (2018) - biology of algae and its ecology, evolution and genomics

Michael Roman (UMD/HPL) (2016) - zooplankton ecology, hypoxia in coastal systems

David Siegel (UCSB) (ex officio) - coupling of physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical processes on micro to ocean basin scales

Deborah Steinberg (VIMS) (2017) - zooplankton ecology and physiology, coastal and deep-sea food webs, and carbon and nutrient cycling

Angelicque White (OSU) (2017) - bio-optics, phytoplankton physiology, nitrogen fixation, phosphorus cycling, elemental stoichiometry


View OCB SSC Charge and Terms of Reference

View history of OCB SSC membership (2006-present).

View recent SSC minutes - 2015 SSC minutes 2016 SSC minutes (to view SSC minutes prior to 2015, please contact Heather Benway)