Gerianne Turlouw is a first year Ph.D. student in Eric de Carlo’s lab at the University of Hawaii Oceanography Department. Her research focuses on ocean acidification and calcium carbonate dissolution rates. She received an M.S. in chemistry from the VU University Amsterdam, where she worked on stable isotope method development. These methods are used to determine bird and butterfly migration patterns, as well as identifying the geographic origin of human remains in forensics.
Before moving to Hawaii, Gerianne carried out conservation work at New Heaven Reef Conservation, Koh Tao Island, Thailand. On Koh Tao Island she studied the effect of seawater electrolysis and mineral accretion on coral growth rates. She is looking forward to her first cruise experience and happy to be helping other scientists with sample collection.