Claire G. Griffin


My research focuses on how watersheds and human activity impact organic matter and nutrients in lakes, rivers, and estuaries.  I am a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.  I completed my Ph.D in 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute.  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 rivers and lakes in the transport and processing of organic matter through watersheds.  I've conducted field work in Texas, the Midwestern United States, Siberia, Alaska, and Canada.  My work crosses fields of biogeochemistry, geography, and marine science.  See Research for more details of my work, and to download pdf of my CV and publications. 

I also am invested in education, outreach, and improving equity and diversity within the sciences. My teaching philosophy and experience can be found here.



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