- Marra, John F.
John F. Marra
- Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Professor, Biology
- Biological oceanography; ocean productivity; phytoplankton; ocean optics; food from the sea; Jamaica Bay
- Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 1977
- Brooklyn College
I came to Brooklyn College in 2007, after a career at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. I have been engaged in a number of oceanographic programs over the years, from the interaction of physical oceanographic processes with biology, how ocean optical properties affect the biology (and vice-versa), and how to understand global ocean primary productivity, from in situ as well as from space-borne sensors. Since coming to Brooklyn College, I've also become interested in Brooklyn's waterways, for example, Jamaica Bay and Prospect Park Lake.
"Marra, J.F., T.D. Dickey, A.J. Plueddemann, R.A. Weller, C.S. Kinkade and M. Stramska. 2015. "Phytoplankton Bloom Phenomena in the North Atlantic Ocean and Arabian Sea." ICES Journal of Marine Science, Jan. 8. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu241. Cherrier, J., S.K.
Valentine, B. Hamill, W.H. Jeffrey and J.F. Marra. 2015. "Light-mediated release of dissolved organic carbon by phytoplankton." Journal of Marine Systems doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.02.008.
Marra, J. F., R.D. Vaillancourt, V.P. Lance and B.R. Hargreaves. 2014 "Resolving the Ocean's Euphotic Zone." Deep-Sea Research I 83: 45-50.
Marra, J. 2009. "Net and Gross: Weighing in With 14C." Aquatic Microbial Ecology 56: 123-31.
Marra, J. and Thomas S. Moore II. 2009. "Monsoons, Islands and Eddies: Their Effects on Phytoplankton in the Indian Ocean." The Biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union. 57-70.
Affiliations: Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center, Brooklyn College Science and Resilience Institute, Brooklyn College
- Brooklyn College