Reliable evidences of changes in the marine environment have been reported in the Arctic Ocean during the last several decades. Recent reductions in Arctic sea-ice cover have been most pronounced in the continental shelf region of the Pacific Arctic, accompanied by increased ocean temperature, freshwater content, and Pacific Water inflow. These variations within the marine environment influence on the phytoplankton community and subsequently on the higher trophic levels.
My current main work is to investigate the impact of climate change on Arctic marine ecosystems by using ocean color and microwave satellite remote sensing techniques. I'm trying to explore a range of topics such as phytoplankton and sea ice dynamics, changes in bottom-up forcing, and physical-biological interactions. You can find more details about me and my studies from the following links and Research Overviews.