Meet Julie Huber, Ph.D.

Julie Huber, Ph.D., Senior Scientist. Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Julie Huber appeared on Science for the Public's Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations program on May 16, 2023. She and her colleague, Beth Orcutt, discussed the urgent issue of How Deep-Sea Mining Threatens Fundamental Ecosystems. Drs. Huber and Orcutt explained the vital role of marine microbial ecosystems as the foundation for all other ocean life. They lead some of the most important research on this intricate marine relationship. Problematic technologies such as deep-sea mining and carbon sequestration will create serious disruptions on these ecosystems, and the impact will inevitably extend to many other lifeforms in the marine universe.