IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

Faculty: Kathleen Ruttenberg

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Research Fields

  • Marine and Sedimentary Chemistry

Reseach Topics

  • Biogeochemisty and cycling of phosphorus (organic and inorganic) and associated bioactive elements (C, N, S) in marine, lacustrine, and riverine systems.
  • Nutrient limitation of biological productivity in the ocean.
  • Sediment diagenesis: organic matter reactivity and mineral authigenesis.
  • Geochemistry of redox sensitive elements: the effect of redox chemistry on element cycling.
  • Use of geochemistry of modern environments to interpret the sedimentary record.

Research Themes

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Undergraduate
  • none
  • Graduate
  • GG644 Sedimentary Geochemistry, infrequently