Linn is a lecturer at the Department of Botany at Otago and her research focuses on marine phytoplankton eco-physiology. She mainly concentrates on trace metal bioavailability and climate change related stressors such as ocean acidification and ocean warming and how they affect phytoplankton productivity and community composition.
She is further especially interested in the importance of volcanic eruptions for the marine trace metal budget and its impact on marine phytoplankton. Being the base of the marine food web, any changes in phytoplankton composition and productivity can have significant implications for higher trophic levels.
Linn is also Director of the Ocean Acidification Research Theme
She is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.
Coastal People: Southern Skies