Joanna Carey

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Math & Science
Kriebel
# 201

Bio

Dr. Carey joined Babson in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Math & Science Division. She currently teaches Case Studies in Ecological Management (NST 2020), and Oceanography (NST 1060). Her research focuses on answering fundamental questions regarding ecosystem processes in the context of rapid global change. She examines how human activities are altering carbon, nitrogen, and silicon cycling along the land-ocean continuum (forests, rivers, salt marshes, and estuaries) in temperate and Arctic ecosystems. Dr. Carey received her Ph.D. in Earth Science from Boston University (2013), her M.S. in Environmental Science from Yale University (2007), and her B.S. in Environmental Policy & Planning from Virginia Tech (2005). Before joining Babson in 2017, Dr. Carey completed several post-doctoral fellowships, including an NSF Earth Science Fellowship and a USGS Powell Center Fellowship, both hosted at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston University
  • MS, Yale University
  • BS, Virginia Tech

Academic Interests

Biogeochemistry, climate change, land cover change, Arctic ecology, rivers, salt marshes, forests, soils, silicon, carbon

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - NSF Earth Science (EAR) Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • 2010 - EPA STAR Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2010 - NOAA NERR Graduate Research Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Watson, E., Raposa, K., Carey, J.C., Wigand, C., Warren, R. (2017). Anthropocene Survival of Southern New England’s Salt Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(3), 617–625.
  • Carey, J.C., Parker, T.C., Fetcher, N., Tang, J. (2017). Biogenic silica accumulation varies across tussock tundra plant functional type. Functional Ecology, 31(11)
  • Carey, J., Moran, S., Kelly, R., Kolker, A., Fulweiler, R. (2017). The declining role of organic matter in New England salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(3), 626–639.
  • Humphries, A.T., Ayvazian, S.G., Carey, J.C., Hancock, B.T., Grabbert, S., Cobb, D., Strobel, C.J., Fulweiler, R.W. (2016). Directly measured denitrification reveals oyster aquaculture and restored oyster reefs remove nitrogen at comparable high rates. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 74.
  • Carey, J.C., Fulweiler, R.W. (2016). Human appropriation of biogenic silicon–the increasing role of agriculture. Functional Ecology, 30(8), 1331–1339.
  • Crowther, T.W., Todd-Brown, K., Rowe, C., Wieder, W.R., Carey, J.C., Machmuller, M.B., Snoek, B., Fang, S., Zhou, G., Allison, S.D., others, (2016). Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature, 540(7631), 104–108.
  • Carey, J.C., Tang, J., Templer, P.H., Kroeger, K.D., Crowther, T.W., Burton, A.J., Dukes, J.S., Emmett, B., Frey, S.D., Heskel, M.A., others, (2016). Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(48), 13797–13802.
  • Conley, D.J., Carey, J.C. (2015). Biogeochemistry: Silica cycling over geologic time. Nature Geoscience, 8(6), 431–432.
  • Fulweiler, R.W., Maguire, T.J., Carey, J.C., Finzi, A.C. (2015). Does elevated CO2 alter silica uptake in trees? Frontiers in Plant Science, 5, 793.
  • Carey, J.C., Fulweiler, R.W. (2012). The Terrestrial Silica Pump. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e52932.
  • Vieillard, A.M., Fulweiler, R.W., Hughes, Z.J., Carey, J.C. (2011). The ebb and flood of Silica: Quantifying dissolved and biogenic silica fluxes from a temperate salt marsh. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Presentations

  • Examining the role of shrub expansion and fire in Arctic plant silica cycling.
    Carey, J., Tang, J., Fetcher, N., Rocha, A., Parker, T. Examining the role of shrub expansion and fire in Arctic plant silica cycling. American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, LA (2017)
  • Permafrost and Land Cover change may alter silica exports to Arctic coastal receiving waters.
    Carey, J., Gewirtzman, J. Permafrost and Land Cover change may alter silica exports to Arctic coastal receiving waters. Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Biennial Meeting, Providence, RI (USA) (2017)
  • Uniform responses of soil respiration to experimental warming
    Carey, J., Tang, J., Templer, P., Kroeger, K. Uniform responses of soil respiration to experimental warming Soil Ecology Society Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO (USA) (2017)
  • Biogenic silica accumulation varies across tussock tundra plant functional type.
    Carey, J., Tang, J., Parker, T., Fetcher, N. Biogenic silica accumulation varies across tussock tundra plant functional type. Arctic LTER Winter Meeting, Woods Hole, MA (USA) (2017)
  • Glass content of Arctic plants: shifting biogenic silica accumulation with shrub expansion
    Carey, J. Glass content of Arctic plants: shifting biogenic silica accumulation with shrub expansion Babson Research Day, Babson College (2017)
  • Biogenic silica accumulation shifts with tussock tundra plant functional type
    Carey, J., Tang, J., Parker, T., Fetcher, N. Biogenic silica accumulation shifts with tussock tundra plant functional type Toolik All Scientists Meeting. , Portland, OR (USA) (2017)