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Tristan McKenzie

Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Science, University of Gothenburg

I am currently a Marie Skłodowka-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. My current research integrates geochemical field and lab measurements, focusing on submarine groundwater discharge, biogeochemistry, and contaminants of emerging concern. More broadly, I am interested in understanding anthropogenic forcings on natural systems as well as applying data science and machine learning to investigate environmental problems.

I completed my PhD in Geology & Geophysics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researching the intersection of coastal hydrology, groundwater contamination, and sea-level rise using geochemical tracers. I was also actively involved with the Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute and the Hawaiʻi EPSCoR ʻIke Wai project conducting research combining deep learning, sensor development, and field-based submarine groundwater discharge data to learn more about its drivers, sources of uncertainty, and possibility of upscaling local-scale measurements.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Science , University of Gothenburg