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Matthew Brown: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

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Dr. Matthew Brown
Assistant Professor


First Year Advisor
Natural Sciences

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Author of numerous journal articles published in oceanographic research journals particularly focused on the marine chemistry and trace metal cycling
  • Peer reviewer for journals including Marine Chemistry, Journal of Geophysical Research, Environmental Science and Technology, and Limnology and Oceanography Methods
  • Participant on several major oceanographic research cruises with expeditions crossing ocean basins visiting Bermuda, Tahiti, New Zealand, Iceland, Antarctica, Chile, and Japan totaling nearly 300 days at sea
  • Postdoctoral research associate at UC Santa Cruz
  • Faculty Advisor, Surf Club

Professional Profile:

Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences at UC Santa Cruz in 2009. This followed a M.Sc. degree in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 2003 and a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University in 1998.  Dr. Brown also served as an oceanographic research technician associated with the CLIVAR oceanographic program for two years while at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Brown has published extensively on the cycling of trace metals in estuarine and open ocean systems.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses Tought:

  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Oceanography
  • Global Climate Change
  • All associated laboratory courses

Previously taught at:

  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • UC Santa Cruz