Alum | Oceanography
I am broadly interested in the use of coral carbonates to unlock the history of Earth's oceans and the global climate system on decadal to millennial scales. I also study the effects of ocean acidification, elevated sea-surface temperature, periodic climate variability (e.g. ENSO, PDO, NAO) and other environmental stressors on the skeletal biomineralization of corals and the elemental biogeochemical cycling in reef ecosystems. In addition to my thesis research, I was a student in UW's Program on Ocean Change. My cohort's capstone project focused on constructing and facilitating the development of local climate change knowledge networks on at-risk islands in the Tropical Pacific.
Dr. Bolden graduated with a PhD in Oceanography in 2020, and currently works as an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech.