Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has received a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship in the field of ocean sciences from the New York City-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Fellows receive a two-year $70,000 grant to pursue any lines of inquiry that interest them and that further their research.
Resplandy is a biogeochemical oceanographer who studies how climate and ocean physics influence marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, and how these changes can in turn impact ocean regions and the global climate system. She designs and develops numerical models and statistical tools for interpreting field and satellite observations related to changes in ocean oxygenation and acidification, the carbon cycle, and biological activity, among other factors. Resplandy joined the PEI faculty in 2017.
Resplandy is one of 10 Princeton faculty members to receive a 2019 Sloan Fellowship, which were awarded to 126 biologists, chemists, computer scientists, economists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, ocean scientists and physicists chosen from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Princeton earned the most fellowships of any single-campus institution, with at least one winner from each field.