Adina Paytan, a research scientist in the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
ASLO Fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to ASLO and the aquatic sciences. The 2016 ASLO Fellows will be honored at the ASLO Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, in February 2017.
Paytan studies chemical and biological processes in the oceans, how they have changed over time, and how they are affected by human activities. Her research addresses a wide range of questions involving the global systems that affect ocean productivity, seawater chemistry, nutrient cycles, and water pollution. An over-arching goal of her lab's research is to link changes observed in the Earth and ocean systems to global changes in climate and tectonics, with an emphasis on human impacts.
Paytan is also dedicated to science education and outreach. She devotes time to develop and implement programs that enhance the process of learning science, expose students at all levels to the excitement of doing science, and introduce the relevance of science to real-world problems and current issues.