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Jacob Rudolph

Graduate Student


I am a Ph.D. student in Dr. Chris Osburn’s Biogeochemistry Lab studying aquatic organic geochemistry. When not studying or doing research, I enjoy playing disc golf, hiking, seeing live music, and floating down rivers by boat or tube.

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B.S. Geology Appalachian State University 2015

M.S. Marine Science North Carolina State University 2018

Area(s) of Expertise

My research interests include: organic geochemistry, geophysics, riverine dynamics, carbon cycling and ecosystem modeling. Currently, the focus of my research is on the effects of extreme weather events on coastal carbon cycling by using geochemical (stable carbon isotopes, optical chemistry, lignin analysis) and geospatial techniques. My Masters work consisted of examining how floodwater pulses from Hurricane Matthew affect transport and flux of terrestrial organic matter into North Carolina coastal waters.