Gregory L. Britten

Greg leads the Population and Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory at WHOI. His research is focused on quantifying the structure and dynamics of marine ecological systems. Before coming to WHOI Greg did his undergraduate and masters degrees at Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada, his PhD at the University of California, Irvine, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Lael Wakamatsu (co-supervised with Andy Fischer and Chris Bolch)

Lael is pursuing her PhD at the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies where her thesis is focused on modeling harmful algal blooms in marine aquaculture farms in eastern Tasmania and in coastal systems more broadly. Lael obtained her B.Sc. in earth system science from the University of California, Irvine.

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Supervised at MIT

  • Simona Meiler, Evaluating marine diazotroph biomass distributions using nifH gene abundance observations, 2019-2020, MIT visiting graduate student from ETH Zurich

  • Christine Padalino, Covariation of mixed layer depth and phytoplankton concentrations in the North Pacific, 2020-2022, MIT undergraduate

  • Michelle Yin, Machine learning models of chlorophyll variability in the North Pacific, 2020, MIT undergraduate

  • Morgan Mayborne, Stephanie Howe, Omozusi Guobadia, Edward Guthru, Stochastic models of COVID-19, 2020, MIT undergraduate

  • Kathryn Tso, An updated decomposition analysis of the ocean’s biological pumps, 2020, MIT undergraduate


Supervised at UCI

  • Syed Faizanul Haque, Stochastic models of marine microbial populations, 2017-2018, UCI undergraduate

  • Henry Sue, Empirical models of the ocean’s vertical organic matter flux profile, 2017–2018, UCI undergraduate

  • Megha Rudresh, Models of plankton competition in a mixing environment, 2017, UCI undergraduate

  • Lael Wakamatsu, Testing the temperature-ballast hypothesis in the Southern Ocean, 2016, UCI undergraduate