Carrie Harris is a biogeochemist who has worked in the Arctic and Antarctic since 2012.

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Hello and Welcome!

Carolynn (Carrie) Harris is the Vice President of the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and advises their project group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

She is also an Outreach Ambassador for the MOSAiC Expedition in the Central Arctic Ocean.

Research Interests

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Arctic & Antarctic systems
  • Climate change
  • Marine ecology
  • Oceanography


Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics (2019)
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

M.S. Marine Science (2015)
The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX

B.A. Biology, with honors (2011)
Bates College, Lewiston, ME


Harris, C., N. McTigue, J. McClelland, and K. Dunton. 2018. Do high Arctic coastal food webs rely on a terrestrial carbon subsidy? Food Webs: doi:10.1016/j.fooweb.2018.e00081

Harris, C., W. Ambrose, G. Bigelow, W. Locke, S Silverberg. 2017. Analysis of the Size, Shape, and Age of Common Limpets (Patella vulgata) from Late Norse Middens at Sandwick, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK: Evidence for Anthropogenic and Climatic Impacts. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology: 1-30. doi:10.1080/ 15564894.2017.1368743

Harris, C., J. McClelland, T. Connelly, B. Crump, and K. Dunton. 2017. Salinity and temperature regimes in Eastern Alaskan Beaufort Sea lagoons in relation to source water contributions. Estuaries and Coasts: 1-13. doi:10.1007/s12237-016-0123-z

Mohan, S., T. Connelly, C. Harris, K. Dunton, J. McClelland. 2016. Seasonal trophic linkages in Arctic marine invertebrates assessed via fatty acids and compound-specific stable isotopes. Ecosphere 7(8): doi.01429. 10.1002/ecs2.1429

Valiela, I., M. Bartholomew, A. Giblin, J. Tucker, C. Harris, P. Martinetto, M. Otter, L. Camilli, and T. Stone. 2013. Watershed deforestation and down-estuary transformations alter sources, transport, and export of suspended particles in Panamanian mangrove estuaries. Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-013-9709-5

Valiela, I., A. Giblin, C. Barth-Jensen, C. Harris, T. Stone, S. Fox, and J. Crusius. 2013. Nutrient gradients in Panamanian estuaries: effects of watershed deforestation, rainfall, upwelling, and within-estuary transformations. Marine Ecological Progress Series 482: 1-15. doi: 10.3354/meps10358

Valiela, I., L. Camilli, T. Stone, A. Giblin, J. Crusius, S. Fox, C. Barth-Jensen, R.O. Monteiro, J. Tucker, P. Martinetto, and C. Harris. 2012. Increased rainfall remarkably freshens estuarine and coastal waters on the Pacific coast of Panama: Magnitude and likely effects on upwelling and nutrient supply. Global Planetary Change 92-93: 130-137. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.05.006