A team of students led by Zackary Johnson (Associate Professor Nicholas School of the Environment and Biology) and supported by other faculty in NSOE, Statistics, Biology and Engineering, will perform analyses of a 10+ year oceanographic time‐series dataset sampled near the Duke Marine Laboratory. With >1000 observations and >400 fields, the team will first mature the MATLAB based data wrangler and analysis scripts. Using this enhanced tool, the team will then focus on clustering, classification and forecasting towards the interpretation of variability and trends of key variables measured by the Pivers Island Coastal Observatory. The long term goal of this project is to understand the proximal drivers of variability in coastal marine ecosystems as well as longer term changes associated with climate change.
Project Lead: Zackary Johnson