Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Mara Freilich

Assistant Professor
Research Interests Environmental Science, Oceans Ice and Atmospheres
Pronouns she/her


Starting July 1, 2023

I study the ways that physical oceanographic processes, including fronts and eddies, affect ocean microbial ecology, carbon cycling, and nutrient distributions. My work understanding the link between biological and physical processes involves advancing knowledge of ocean physical dynamics and developing methodologies for modeling ecological processes in the context of environmental variability. In addition, I am interested in engagement with community groups to mobilize climate science for environmental justice. I use a range of methods from numerical ocean models and theory to observational work at sea (including remote sensing and microbial genomics).