Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Micah I Jaffe '19

Geology ScB
Research Mentor Tim Herbert


Micah's research investigates how growing conditions, such as salinity, acidity, temperature, and nutrient concentration affect the production of alkenones in haptophytes. More specifically, he is conducting experiments to test the hypothesis that growth rate and nutrient variation changes the ratio of certain alkenones, allowing detection of such changes.