Andrew Margolin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

MITACS – Tula Foundation Scholar
Pelagic Ecosystems Lab


Ph.D., Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Miami, 2017
B.A., Chemistry magna cum laude, University of Colorado, 2012

Research Interests

My goal is to apply my biogeochemical approach to understand how the coastal productivity, fisheries, and water quality that we depend on will be affected by climate change and our mitigation pathways. In addition to my research, I am interested in communicating environmental science to a broad audience using multimedia.


I am a marine biogeochemist with a Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Miami. My dissertation focused on understanding biogeochemical processes (e.g., nutrient delivery from rivers, degradation of organic material, and circulation pathways) in marginal seas (i.e., the Black Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean). After completing my Ph.D. in 2017, I had a one-year appointment at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science where I investigated how changes in the carbonate chemistry of sea ice affect ice algae in the Arctic Ocean.

As a postdoctoral researcher at UBC, I am investigating how the physical and chemical properties of water influence salmon fisheries in coastal British Columbia, utilizing historical and new measurements to characterize the system.

Contact Information

214.08, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia


Social media
Twitter: @arctic_andy

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