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Jessica Frankle

Staff Chemist and Lab Manager

Ocean Acidification Research Program

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Jess joined Mote after completing her Master’s degree focusing on the element radium and fluid residence times in hydrothermal systems (i.e., deep-sea hot-springs). Her previous research has larger implications for microbial organisms living in and around these systems as well as fluid flow through different hydrothermal subsurfaces. At Mote, Jess manages the Sarasota campus Ocean Acidification lab and its interns, researches the local coastal carbon buffer system and red tide (a harmful algal bloom) mitigation, and participates in coastal monitoring expeditions of Sarasota Bay with the Chemical and Physical Ecology Department.


M.S. in Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2021
B.S. in Marine Science and Minor in Music, University of South Carolina, 2018

Additional Publications

Hall ER, Heil CA, Frankle JD, Klass S, Devillier V, Lovko V, Toyoda JH, Pierce R. Mitigation of Kerenia brevis Cells and Brevetoxins Using Curcumin, a Natural Supplement. Water. 2024; 16(10):1458.
Hall, E.R., Yates, K.K., Hubbard, K.A., Garrett, M.J., and Frankle, J.D. (2024). Nutrient and carbonate chemistry patterns associated with Karenia brevis blooms in three West Florida Shelf estuaries 2020-2023. Frontiers in Marine Science 11, 1331285.

Piper, M., Frankle, J., Owens, S., Stubbins, B., Tully, L., and Ryker, K. (2024). A review of the inquiry and utility of mineral and rock labs for use in introductory geology courses. Journal of Geoscience Education.

Moore, WS, Frankle, JD, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Früh-Green, GL, and Lang, SQ. (2022). Activities of 223Ra and 226Ra in fluids from the Lost City Hydrothermal Field require short fluid residence times. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 16 (12), e2021JC017886.