Peter Franks

Integrative Oceanography Division

Research Interests

  • Physical-biological coupling from microscale to mesoscale
  • Analytical and numerical models of coupled physical-biological systems
  • Phytoplankton production at fronts, internal waves, and in turbulence
  • Red tides and harmful algal blooms


  • B.S., Queens University, Canada
  • M.S., Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution