Ariella Chelsky, PhD
Clean Water Program
Ariella Chelsky is an environmental scientist in the Clean Water program at SFEI. Ariella has a BSc in marine biology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She received her PhD in marine ecology and biogeochemistry from Griffith University in Australia, where she studied how large pulses of organic matter impact nutrient cycling and oxygen demand in coastal lagoons and fjords. Prior to joining SFEI Ariella was a postdoc at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium where she studied the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on salt marsh biogeochemistry and plant ecology.