De’Marcus Robinson is enthusiastic about the ocean and the science that surround us! He is a PhD candidate at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) studying oceanography, and is curious about how deoxygenation, or the loss of oxygen in the Santa Barbara Basin effects various biogeochemical and microbial interactions. His passion for ocean science came from taking various marine science internships while he was an environmental science major at Florida A&M University.
Outside academia, De’Marcus pursues science communication through his non-profit organization BehindTheSTEAHM, along with participating with science fairs like Explore Your Universe at UCLA and talking to students in K-12 about marine science.
Out on preprint! “Iron ore Nothing: Benthic iron fluxes from the oxygen-deficient Santa Barbara Basin
enhance phytoplankton productivity in surface waters
2023 John A. Knauss Fellowship
A Summer of Fieldwork (aka “I know what you did last summer…”) | Tina Treude, Professor for Marine Geomicrobiology (ucla.edu)
Blogs Coming soon!