Claire G. Griffin


My research explores the response of aquatic and estuarine ecosystems to climate change and human activities, with a focus on organic matter dynamics.  I am a postdoctoral associate at the University of Virginia in the department of Environmental Sciences. I’ve previously been at the University of Minnesota (Ecology), University of Texas at Austin (Marine Science) and Clark University (Geography).  My work has explored carbon cycling in Arctic rivers, nitrogen fluxes in Texas rivers, and organic matter in Midwestern lakes.   I use a combination of laboratory and remote sensing methods to ask questions about the role of surface waters in the transport and processing of organic matter from land to sea.  I've conducted field work in Texas, the Midwestern United States, Siberia, Alaska, and Canada.  See Research for more details of my work, and to download pdf of my CV and publications. 

I also am deeply invested in education, outreach, and improving equity and diversity within the sciences.



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