Richard Rosas

Richard Rosas

Graduate Student

  Eller O&M 313


    • Carbonate chemistry
    • Remote sensors
    • Seafloor mapping

    My research primarily involves investigating ocean acidification since the large-scale production of anthropogenic CO2 on high resolution temporal timescales. My methods involve utilizing remote sensors and chemical isotopes in corals at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.


B.S. Marine Science, University of Delaware, 2018


Fall 2020-Present, Louisiana/Texas Sea Grant Program (LATXSGP) Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship

2018, National Science Foundation (NSF) Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to Doctorate (BTD) Fellow

2018, National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholar

2018, Susanne and Steve Leininger Scholarship






Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Niall Slowey



Slowey, N., Rosas, R., Hickerson, E., Schmahl G., Walpert, J., DuFore, C., and Perry, R. 2019, poster, Installing Sensors at the Coral Reef of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to Study Ocean Acidification and other environmental Processes, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Rosas, R., and Slowey, N. (Texas A&M University, College of Geosciences) 2019, poster, High Resolution Study of a Coral Reef’s Carbonate Chemistry System in the Gulf of Mexico: Hypothesis and Methods, TAMUS LSAMP Symposium, College Station, TX.

Rosas, R., J. Testa (University of Maryland, Center of Environmental Science) 2017, poster, Quantifying Net Transport and Transformation of Carbon, Oxygen, and Nutrients in the Delaware Bay Estuary, CERF, Providence, RI.


Research Cruises:

Fall 2019

Geologic Survey of the South Atlantic Argentina Margin - Texas A&M University

Chief Scientists: Dr. Niall Slowey, Dr. James Wright

Conducted a coring cruise paired with a multichannel seismic, multibeam and sub-bottom profiler survey.  These efforts are to understand water circulation during the Pre-Pleistocene and portions of the Cenozoic


Spring 2019

Geologic Survey of Coastal Ecuador, Salinas and Guayas Estuary - Texas A&M University

PI: Dr. Niall Slowey

Used multibeam and side-scan sonar to map portions of the Ecuadorian coast for the purpose of future harbor construction. Partnered with personnel from INOCAR and the Ecuadorian Navy.


Spring 2017

Undergraduate Field Research, R/V Atlantis University of Delaware                                                        

Chief Scientist: Dr. George Luther

Worked under Dr. Luther and Dr. Timothy Shaw to collect trace metal samples and evidence of oxygen radicals during a hydrothermal vent cruise utilizing DSV Alvin.

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