Old Dominion University L. Brynn Davis (Pecher)  
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L. Brynn Davis (Pecher)

Research Associate

M.S., Old Dominion University (December 2016)
B.S., Old Dominion Unversity (May 2014)

Brynn received a B.S. in Ocean and Earth Sciences from Old Dominion University in May 2014. She was introduced to CCPO during her undergraduate career and began a research internship with Dr. Eileen E. Hofmann, creating long-term distributions of Antarctic krill, crystal krill, and Antarctic silverfish in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica.

Brynn began her Master's degree program at CCPO in the fall of 2014 and completed her degree under the advisement of Dr. Hofmann in December 2016. Her thesis research focused on identifying correlations among distributions of Antarctic krill, crystal krill, and Antarctic silverfish and environmental conditions in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica.

After graduation, she worked part-time as a Park Ranger for the Elizabeth River Project, conducting environmental education field trips for local elementary schools at a restored wetland and nature park. In August 2017, Brynn returned to CCPO to work as a Research Associate with Dr. Eileen Hofmann, Dr. John Klinck, and Dr. Margaret Mulholland to study environmental controls on the bloom cycle of harmful algal blooms produced by the toxic dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides in the local Lafayette River.

While Brynn's current focus is on modeling the harmful algal blooms of Cochlodinium polykrikoides, her research interests also include the biological and physical dynamics of the Antarctic food web — specifically focused on krill, salps, and Antarctic silverfish, as well as the development of Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) in the Antarctic.



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