National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Darren Pilcher

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate
Staff Affiliation: 
NRC
PMEL Division: 
Ocean Environment
PMEL Project: 
Arctic

Darren's research uses computational models to better understand the physical and biogeochemical mechanisms of aquatic carbon cycling at both global and regional spatial scales.  Current projects include simulating the impact of glacial runoff on ocean carbon uptake in the Gulf of Alaska and using downscaled Earth System Model output to produce regional-scale projections of ocean acidification in the Bering Sea.  He is also interested in understanding the role of the Laurentian Great Lakes within the regional carbon cycle.  His work towards this goal includes resolving the seasonal carbon cycle in Lake Michigan and looking at how this cycle may have changed due to invasive Dreissena mussels.   

Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
B.S., Chemistry, Beloit College, 2010