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Amanda Knobloch

Dr. Amanda Knobloch

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


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
STEM Education: As the Education Coordinator at the PEARL, I work with students of all ages,
from K-12, undergraduate, graduate, to adults. Programs at the PEARL include interactive,
experiential field trips, outreach events, school visits, and more. My STEM Education research
focuses on increasing diversity in the geosciences, which are one of the least diverse STEM

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).