Rob is our resident expert on ocean acidification. He came to DEI from UMass Boston, where he designed and built a scalable ocean acidification laboratory to support his dissertation investigating the impacts of ocean acidification on biocalcification in coral reef fishes.
Rob also has also led experiments analyzing effects of ocean acidification on blue mussel shell morphometrics (size and shape evolution), as well as similar experiments with soft-shell clams, hard shell clams, American oysters and lobsters.
Originally from Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Rob is no stranger to Downeast Maine, fondly remembering summers spent in Gouldsboro. He now resides in Jonesport.
Read Dr. Holmberg’s CV here.