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Kathryn Shamberger

Associate Professor of Oceanography, Texas A&M University

Dr. Shamberger is a chemical oceanographer whose research focuses on the ocean carbon cycle, its alteration by anthropogenic ocean acidification, and the impacts of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms and ecosystems, namely tropical and deep-sea coral reefs, and oyster reefs. Her research involves investigating the natural cycling of carbon dioxide in coral reef and coastal ecosystems, the sensitivity of these systems to ocean acidification and other anthropogenic stressors, and controls on marine calcification. Dr. Shamberger's research is largely field based and she has worked on reefs in the Caribbean, main Hawaiian islands, northwest Hawaiian islands, Emperor Seamount Chain, American Samoa, Palau, the Great Barrier Reef, Taiwan, and the Gulf of Mexico.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Oceanography, Texas A&M University