People

Current Members

Cara Manning

Dr. Cara Manning is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Marine Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program in Oceanography. At WHOI, she developed a new mobile method of measuring noble gases in seawater and quantified biological productivity in coastal waters using oxygen/argon and triple oxygen isotope measurements.

Following her PhD, she was an NSERC Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences where she conducted research the biogeochemistry of methane and nitrous oxide in the Canadian Arctic and groundwater geochemistry in British Columbia. She worked as an Earth Observation Scientist for Plymouth Marine Laboratory using bio-optical data from biogeochemical Argo floats to quantify the biological carbon pump before starting her position at UConn.

Alumni

The alumni list will be filled out as our group matures!

Animals

Here we acknowledge the animals who have contributed to the wellbeing and scientific achievements of the research group! 

Hiku and Hinaa (Parent: Cara)

Cara’s first foster cats of Connecticut! Cara has named them named Hiku (ice) and Hinaa (floe edge). These are Inuinnaqtun words (an Inuktut dialect with less than 600 fluent speakers).  Learn more Inuktut words at www.tusaalanga.ca!

Bonnie (Parent: Cara)

Cara’s third foster cat (and first foster kitten!) came into her life in March 2020 just as everyone had started working form home due to COVID-19. Bonnie is named after Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Provincial Health Officer who held daily press conferences on COVID in spring  2020, as both have a calming effect.  Bonnie moved to her forever home in June 2020!

Khozmo (Parent: Cara)

Cara’s second foster cat was a very sweet fellow named Khozmo who loves being up high and zooming around the apartment while chasing after crunchy treats. He got moved to another foster home while she was travelling for work and was subsequently adopted!

Welly (Parent: Cara)

Cara’s first foster cat came home with the name Welly but she called him Wally Broecker or Walter Munk. He was a very affectionate boy who has found his forever home!

Recruitment

We are actively recruiting graduate and undergraduate students to join the group. Please check out our graduate student recruitment ad for fall 2022 (the application deadline is January 10, 2022).

Postdoctoral researchers who plan to apply for external fellowships are also encouraged to contact Dr. Manning to discuss potential projects.

Learn more on the Join Us page!

Potential sources of funding include: 

NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents)
NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents)
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canadian citizens and permanent residents who completed their PhD in Canada can hold this award at a foreign institution)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canadian citizens and permanent residents who completed their PhD in Canada can hold this award at a foreign institution)