Dr. Jordon Beckler
Assistant Research Professor and director of the Geochemistry and Geochemical Sensing Lab at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Dr. Jordon Beckler is an Assistant Research Professor and director of the Geochemistry and Geochemical Sensing Lab at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a joint faculty member of the FAU Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering.
The lab develops in situ techniques and instrumentation to monitor concentrations and fluxes of carbon, nutrients and trace metals in aquatic environments, with a particulate emphasis on sediments and other redox stratified environments, e.g. marine “blue holes”. Real-world applications are particularly abundant in South Florida and include water and sediment quality monitoring in relation to harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, and ecological restoration. He is particularly interested in the intrinsic value humans derive from having healthy sediments and seeks to advance this idea from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Finally, he is currently the director of the Harmful Algal Bloom Assessment of Lake Okeechobee (HALO) project, a multi-million dollar project that seeks to employ novel geochemical perspectives to better understand and predict these deleterious events plaguing our region.