Having taught and conducted research in geology, oceanography, microbial ecology, and engineering, Mark produces a variety of multimedia resources for the BioInteractive website. His particular areas of focus include data-rich interactive media and apps, and anything earth-science-related.
Mark earned a PhD in oceanography from Oregon State University. He was a National Science Foundation fellow and conducted research on using microbial fuel cells to harvest energy from marine sediments. Following his graduate program, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, working on microbial ecosystems at hydrothermal vents. Prior to focusing on scientific research and education, Mark was a consulting groundwater geologist for a water-resource consulting firm for five years.