Meet Alexis Bahl - Oceanographer
A. Bahl is a Ph.D. candidate in the Earth, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation, “An improved understanding of Salpa thompsoni diel vertical migration and its influence on Southern Ocean ecosystem structure and function” examines the behavior of one of the most abundant zooplankton species in the Southern Ocean with an effort to interpret its importance on fisheries management and biogeochemical processes. Her motivation to address policy with science is supported by her active role in the Integrating Climate and Ecosystems Dynamics (ICED) in the Southern Ocean and the United Nations Southern Ocean Task Force working groups where she organizes workshops, leads report drafting, and manages research projects for policy stakeholder use. Previously, she worked at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins University where she conducted research on ocean mixing uncertainty in earth system model climate projections. Alexis also served as the Coordinator of the National Geographic Society’s Perpetual Planet program. She has an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.Sc in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago.