Ocean Acidification

Jessica Frankle

Jessica Frankle

Laboratory Manager and Staff Chemist

Jess joined Mote in 2021 after completing her Master's degree investigating the element radium, serpentinite rock, hydrothermal systems (i.e., deep-sea hot-springs), and residence time. At Mote, Jess wears a lot of hats. She manages the Sarasota campus Ocean Acidification chemistry lab, OASYS (Ocean Acidification Experimental System), and its team and interns. Jess is lucky enough to research a lot of different topics across a multitude of lab and field-based projects including, but not limited to: the local coastal carbon chemistry system, harmful algal bloom mitigation, blue holes, in situ sensors and nitrogen levels, and monthly water quality monitoring expeditions of Sarasota Bay and Myakka Creek.


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


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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2024.1331285

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10899995.2024.2305981

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. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JC017886