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Faculty Profiles

Ashley Bulseco-McKim

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Math & Science


Dr. Bulseco is an adjunct professor in the Math & Science Division, and has taught/is teaching Case Studies in Ecosystem Management (NST 2020) and Oceanography (NST 1060). As a microbial ecologist and biogeochemist, her research focuses on the response of coastal and estuarine systems to human-driven disturbances, such as nutrient runoff and sea level rise. Dr. Bulseco earned her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from Northeastern University (2018), her M.S. in Marine Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts Boston (2015), and her B.S. in Marine Science (2012) from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She is currently a post-doctoral scientist working at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, where she is researching microbial food web connectivity.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Northeastern University
  • MS, UMass Boston
  • BS, University of Hawaii

Academic Interest / Expertise

Microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, salt marshes, soils, carbon, nitrogen, climate change, eutrophication, oceanography, food web ecology, analytical chemistry.