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Amanda Knobloch

Amanda Knobloch, Ph.D.

Environmental Education Coordinator ,

Office: PEARL 209
Phone: 443-885-5930

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. Marine Science - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2012
Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary, 2019

Research and Education Interests:

As a trained marine organic biogeochemist and the Environmental Education Coordinator at the PEARL, my research interests are two-fold: coastal carbon cycling and STEM education.

Coastal Carbon Cycling: My research interests in coastal carbon cycling include: quantifying the concentrations and fluxes of particulate organic carbon (POC), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in coastal environments; identifying the sources of POC and DOC in coastal environments; and training a new generation of marine organic biogeochemists.

STEM Education: My interest in STEM Education focuses on introducing diverse audiences to marine and environmental science topics, developing and implementing inclusive and accessible marine and environmental science programming for all ages, and creating research opportunities for diverse cohorts of undergraduate students. 

Specific research interests include:

  • Coastal Carbon cycling
  • Marine organic biogeochemistry
  • STEM Education


    • Knobloch, ALJ., Reay, WG, & Canuel, EA (2021) “Carbon pools differ in source and temporal patterns in a tidal marsh creek system of the York River, VA estuary” Estuaries and Coasts 44(7): 1848-1865; doi: 10.1007/s12237-020-00878-y
    • Carmichael, RH, Jones*, AL, Patterson, H, Walton, W, Pérez-Huerta, A, Overton, E, Dailey, M, & Willett, K (2012) “Assimilation of oil-derived elements by oysters due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill” Environmental Science and Technology 46: 12787-12795; doi: 10.1021/es302369h

      *Last name changed to Knobloch from Jones in 2012

    • Knobloch, ALJ, Neale, PJ, Tzortziou, M, & Canuel, EA. Seasonal and tidal controls of the quantity and quality of dissolved organic matter at the marsh creek-estuarine interface. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (under review).