Julie Simpson

Lecturer, D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health


Julie Simpson is co-instructor of D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health. She is a coastal aquatic ecologist with the MIT Sea Grant College Program in the Marine Advisory Services group. Her primary interests are in the effects of climate change on salt marshes and other coastal habitats, the ecology and physiology of fresh- and saltwater plants and algae, water quality regulation, and the transport and fate of terrestrially-derived pollutants (nutrients, metals, and emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products) to the coastal ocean. She holds a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a BS in Biology and Marine Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook.