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Ciara Chambers, M.S. Graduate Student

My Research

Ciara ChambersI am broadly interested in the field of wetland ecology and biogeochemistry. Gaining field research experience in a variety of coastal settings across southern Louisiana has allowed me to grow as a young scientist and to think more critically about how these ecosystems function holistically. Coastal Louisiana has lost a significant portion of its coastal wetlands over the past century, and river diversions have been proposed as a primary means to restore these deteriorating marshes. For my Master's research, I am working with Alex Kolker and Brian Roberts of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) to examine the interactions between biogeochemical processes and sediment dynamics in the Wax Lake Delta (WLD). This research project intends to identify the seasonal and environmental conditions that promote both land-building potential and ecological stability the WLD, as it serves as a natural example of a system created by a river diversion.

My Life at Tulane

I'm incredibly appreciative for the opportunity to work amongst a friendly group of passionate scientists and graduate students at both Tulane and LUMCON. I enjoy living in the vibrant and welcoming city of New Orleans. With the diverse mosaic of people, music, and culture in this city, there is always something new to explore and learn. In my free time, I practice playing guitar and ukulele and have also recently been active in the city's ultimate frisbee league.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu