Seaver Wang is a third-year PhD. student studying marine biogeochemistry in Dr. Nicolas Cassar’s research group at Duke University’s Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Seaver’s research interests focus on relating links between primary production in the oceans, the cycling of carbon and nutrients, and marine microbial community structure.

Originally from Wilton, Connecticut, Seaver earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Since beginning his graduate studies at Duke University, he has participated in research expeditions in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, deploying a variety of analytical chemistry and molecular biology techniques to measure spatial patterns of biological oxygen production in the ocean and to identify characteristic communities of marine phytoplankton and bacteria associated with hotspots of biological activity.