Josh Kohut
Josh Kohut
Coastal ocean dynamics; observing systems

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Physical processes in the coastal ocean are highly variable in space and time and play a critical role in coupled biological and chemical processes. From events lasting several hours to days on through inter-annual and decadal scales, the variability in the fluid itself structures marine ecological systems. His approach is to apply ocean observing technologies that now sample across these important time and space scales to better understand the physical ocean that structures marine ecosystems. Consequently, this new knowledge has relevancy to broader stakeholder communities with interests in the coastal ocean. Working through partnerships across these stakeholder groups, Josh’s research is collaborative and supports both science and application. Through these partnerships he is able to frame relevant scientific hypotheses and efficiently translate the output to better management and monitoring.