Daniel Hoer is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where his research centers on the biogeochemistry of seafloor hydrothermal vent and cold seep systems. He’s particularly interested in how mega- and micro-faunal communities modulate dissolved chemical flux. His work involves a focus on the development of new methods and technologies to facilitate addressing intractable questions.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences, and stayed on there to complete a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences. While on Falkor, he will be deploying a prototype autonomous sensor platform to conduct time-series measurements of chemical flux.