Lindsey Fields

Lindsey Fields is a coastal ecologist, interested in biogeochemistry, coastal and shelf ecology, and the assessment of climate-induced effects and anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem dynamics. She conducted her graduate work at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography under the direction of the late Dr. Scott Nixon, and finished her degree while co-advised by Dr. Wally Fulweiler (Boston University) and Dr. Candace Oviatt.  Her research focused on benthic-pelagic coupling as a function of changing organic inputs in coastal ecosystems.  Lindsey joined the Joye Research Group in June 2013, when she embarked on a research cruise and began researching the biogeochemistry of seafloor brine seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.


2013, Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI

2008, B.A., Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA

Research Interests

  • Coastal and shelf ecology
  • Biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen in marine environments
  • Effects of anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems