Sonya Dyhrman

Sonya Dyhrman is an oceanographer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Her research on microbes and the role they play in producing oxygen, capturing carbon dioxide, and fueling the marine food web has been recognized with numerous awards. The Simons Foundation recently named her a SCOPE Investigator. She was a Sir Allan Sewell Fellow of Australia’s Griffith University. She served on the scientific steering committee for the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program. Outside her research, Dyhrma developed stakeholder monitoring programs to track toxic marine species and ocean science literacy activities for the virtual world “Whyville,” exposing more than 1.5 million children to the process of scientific discovery. [+]