Education & Certifications


  • PhD, Stanford University, Earth System Science (2020)
  • BSc, University of Chicago, Geophysical Science (2012)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Polar biological oceanography

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • Light Is the Primary Driver of Early Season Phytoplankton Production Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS Joy-Warren, H. L., van Dijken, G. L., Alderkamp, A., Leventer, A., Lewis, K. M., Selz, V., Lowry, K. E., van de Poll, W., Arrigo, K. R. 2019
  • Effects of iron and light availability on phytoplankton photosynthetic properties in the Ross Sea MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Alderkamp, A., van Dijken, G. L., Lowry, K. E., Lewis, K. M., Joy-Warren, H. L., van de Poll, W., Laan, P., Gerringa, L., Delmont, T. O., Jenkins, B. D., Arrigo, K. R. 2019; 621: 33–50

    View details for DOI 10.3354/meps13000

    View details for Web of Science ID 000485734200003

  • Ice algal communities in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in spring and early summer: Composition, distribution, and coupling with phytoplankton assemblages LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY Selz, V., Laney, S., Arnsten, A. E., Lewis, K. M., Lowry, K. E., Joy-Warren, H. L., Mills, M. M., van Dijken, G. L., Arrigo, K. R. 2018; 63 (3): 1109–33

    View details for DOI 10.1002/lno.10757

    View details for Web of Science ID 000432019600005

  • Distribution of Phaeocystis antarctica-dominated sea ice algal communities and their potential to seed phytoplankton across the western Antarctic Peninsula in spring MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Selz, V., Lowry, K. E., Lewis, K. M., Joy-Warren, H. L., van de Poll, W., Nirmel, S., Tong, A., Arrigo, K. R. 2018; 586: 91–112

    View details for DOI 10.3354/meps12367

    View details for Web of Science ID 000422850500007

  • Under-Ice Phytoplankton Blooms Inhibited by Spring Convective Mixing in Refreezing Leads JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS Lowry, K. E., Pickart, R. S., Selz, V., Mills, M. M., Pacini, A., Lewis, K. M., Joy-Warren, H. L., Nobre, C., van Dijken, G. L., Grondin, P., Ferland, J., Arrigo, K. R. 2018; 123 (1): 90–109
  • Early Spring Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Western Antarctic Peninsula JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS Arrigo, K. R., van Dijken, G. L., Alderkamp, A., Erickson, Z. K., Lewis, K. M., Lowry, K. E., Joy-Warren, H. L., Middag, R., Nash-Arrigo, J. E., Selz, V., van de Poll, W. 2017; 122 (12): 9350–69