Duncan Wheeler joined the lab in summer 2019 after completing his first year as a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Duncan received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from MIT before joining SIO. While studying physics, his research included using optics to improve solar cells and exploring x-ray emissions from atoms. Duncan is working as a PhD student on a project looking at the physical dynamics that lead to oxygen drawdown in low-inflow estuaries and the biological response. After interning at the MIT Washington, D.C. office, he became interested in interdisciplinary research bridging social sciences and science and is excited to explore how the physics he is studying in estuaries affects those living nearby.