Nash Soderberg

Research Highlights

Research Interests

I am interested in the many threats that impact Florida’s coral reefs such as ocean acidification, sea surface temperature rise, and coral disease, and how we can best utilize inshore research systems to understand these threats.

Nash Soderberg

Research Associate II, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Nash Soderberg received his B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami in 2019. He works with the Coral Program as a Research Associate with the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He assists with a wide variety of activities and projects within the lab, but is mainly in charge of maintaining and running our Experimental Reef Lab. Current work includes:  Assist in research aimed at understanding issues threatening coral reefs locally and globally such as ocean acidification, sea surface temperature rise, and coral disease., Manage logistics of conducting multiple experiments with diverse goals and needs simultaneously., Utilize 3D design/modeling techniques and a working knowledge of circuitry to develop, manufacture, and improve novel experimental devices and resources., Repair, calibrate, and maintain sensitive scientific instruments., Monitor, maintain, and improve the experimental facilities of the Experimental Reef Lab (ERL)., Train and manage interns, undergraduates, and graduate students on skills necessary for conducting research in ERL., and Collect and manage data from a diverse and heavy data stream, including physiological data of corals and other marine organisms, and environmental conditions.

Current Work

Senior Research Associate, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division

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2019, B.S. Marine Science Biology, Minor in Geology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

  1. Enochs, I.C., N. Soderberg, A. Palacio, and K. Eaton. Sequential Treatment Application Robot (STAR) for high-replication marine experimentation. HardwareX, 18:e00524, 2024
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  2. Webb, A.E., A.M. Palacio-Castro, K. Cooke, K.R. Eaton, B. Chomitz, N. Soderberg, M. Chakraborty, Z. Zagon, A. Boyd, P.M. Kiel, A. Demerlis, C.T. Perry, and I.C. Enochs. Rubble persistence under ocean acidification threatened by accelerated bioerosion and lower-density coral skeletons. Global Change Biology, 30(6):e17371, 2024
    Ref. 4423
  3. Morris, J.T., I.C. Enochs, M.S. Studivan, B.D. Young, A.B. Mayfield, N. Soderberg, N. Traylor-Knowles, G. Kolodziej, and D. Manzello. Ocean acidification influences the gene expression and physiology of two Caribbean bioeroding sponges. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10:1223380, 2023
    Ref. 4311

OAR Team Members of the Year – Outreach and Education 2023

For exemplary response to the unexpected and unprecedented 2023 coral bleaching event in South Florida and their efforts to communicate the event to the American public.

2020 – CIMAS Cash-in-a-Flash Award
For selfless and exemplary dedication to AOML and CIMAS coral research during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2022 – CIMAS Cash-in-a-Flash Award
For going above and beyond to overhaul the Experimental Reef lab, including upgrading the lights, fittings, and programming systems.