Susan participates in all of the research and contract water quality and monitoring projects in the Chemical and Physical Ecology department, including the Red Tide project and the continuous monitoring of Sarasota Bay. Susan analyzes water samples for many nutrients using an Autoanalyzer 3 instrument, and also analyzes other aspects of water quality including color, turbidity, BOD, and conductivity. She participates in field preparations, field sampling, and sample processing. She has developed automated methods to analyze urea and biogenic silica in coastal and estuarine waters. Susan has dramatically increased the lab's capacity and ability to analyze large quantities of samples by developing and improving automated analysis methods.
M.S. in Chemistry, Michigan Technological University B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
We are tremendously thankful that Mote Aquarium will be able to reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1, during normal operating hours (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM), following our closure for preparation and response to Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, our Sharktoberfest event, which was scheduled for October 1, will be postponed. If you have purchased a ticket, please check your email for more information. Our thoughts and best wishes are with our friends, family, partners and all of those who are continuing to manage recovery efforts. Any additional updates about reopening will be provided via social media: @MoteMarineLab on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.