Tom DeCarlo is a graduate student in the Joint Program in Oceanography at MIT / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Anne Cohen's lab. Tom is interested in how coral growth and bioerosion are affected by seawater properties including temperature, nutrients, and pH. In addition, Tom develops geochemical tools to use the chemistry preserved in coral skeletons to better understand how corals have responded to environmental change in the past.
Austin Hall is a Master's student in the Water Resource Engineering Program at Oregon State University. Austin's research focuses on using Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) to evaluate restoration efforts for the John Day River in Oregon and to calibrate a predictive model of the stream. On Dongsha, Austin's expertise with DTS will be critical for tracking internal waves along the reef.