Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MSc Florida Institute of Technology
Research Areas: Biochemistry; Nutrients; Phytoplankton; Harmful algal blooms; Arabian Gulf
Iulia is currently part of the Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS) and works as a research technician in Dr. Shady Amin's lab. While her undergraduate studies focused on biological oceanography, she got her Master of Science degree in chemical oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology. Her current research revolves around analyzing the biochemistry of the Arabian/Persian Gulf and its response to climate change.
Previously, her research focused on assessing the health of the Florida Indian River Lagoon (IRL), focusing on the influencers and promoters of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Her thesis was titled "Sediment Oxygen Demand and Stoichiometry of IRL Nutrient Fluxes" and addressed sediment composition and its effect on sediment oxygen demand and nutrient fluxes, nutrient speciation, and its potential to promote seagrass growth or HABs and the potential influence of nutrient ratios on bloom composition.
Analyzing the biochemistry of the Arabian/Persian Gulf and its response to climate change.