Krysten Rutherford

Krysten Rutherford
MSc. Candidate
Department of Oceanography
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS, B3H 4J1

Room 2612 LSC
Phone +1 (902) 494 3655
Fax +1 (902) 494 3877

My Research Interests

I am interested in studying how climate change is affecting the Earth system and, more specifically, how we can model and hopefully predict these changes to better understand what challenges will be faced in the future. I completed my BSc. at Queen's University (Kingston, ON, CA) in Engineering Chemistry, which gave me a broad theoretical and analytical background in chemistry. For both Research Assistant positions and my Honour's Thesis, I performed research on High Arctic rivers, characterizing DOM through fluorescence to get a clearer picture of carbon activity in this environment. I am hoping to now apply my chemical and mathematical background, coupled with my experience in environmental research, to use ocean models to better understand changes in ocean chemistry. Specifically, my current research goals are to understand the carbon cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean through the use of numerical modelling.

Other Interests

I have a wide range of hobbies and interests, ranging from fine art and painting to outdoor adventures. I love doing anything that involves being active and in nature. Running, hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking - you name it! I just recently ran my first half marathon and am hoping to one day try a marathon. I have recently become very interested in photography, and dabble with other art forms from time to time. However, my number one creative outlet is through cooking. I love concocting new recipes and spend most of my spare time in the kitchen.