Alyssa Griffin | Assistant Professor
2131 Earth and Physical Sciences Building
Alyssa Griffin | Appointed Assistant Professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.
We are thrilled to congratulate and welcome Dr. Alyssa Griffin to our department as the newest member of the faculty. Dr. Alyssa Griffin is a marine biogeochemist researching carbon cycling in coastal ecosystems and working towards a more just, equitable and inclusive earth science community. Dr. Griffin is no stranger to the EPS department: she has spent the last 2 years as a UC Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow splitting her time between Davis and the Bodega Marine Lab. Dr. Griffin’s research bridges geochemistry, biomineralization, and climate change, working on questions of biomineralization and the marine carbon cycle, mineral precipitation/dissolution dynamics under conditions of changing ocean chemistry, carbon storage in ocean systems (blue carbon) and climate mitigation strategies, the interactions of sediment biogeochemistry and carbonate mineralogy, and human relationships with earth systems. Dr. Griffin’s work also includes developing climate solutions that promote sustainability and environmental justice. Dr. Griffin has an outstanding record of working to attract and support minoritized scientists and has received multiple awards for this work including a UC San Diego-wide Inclusive Excellence award, and she co-developed an initiative to increase diversity in the scientific diving program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.