7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
James Cowen

Research Professor

Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7124/67816
Fax: (808) 956-9225

E-mail: jcowen@iniki.soest.hawaii.edu

 

 

Education

  • BA 1973 - Environmental Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA 1976 - Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D 1983 - Biology (Oceanography), Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

Ten Selected Publications

  • Bertram, M.A., J.P. Cowen, R.E. Thomson, and R.A. Feely (In Press) Compositional variability in the ascending and descending fluxes from a hydrothermal plume. J. Geophys. Res.
     
  • Wakeham, S.G., J.P. Cowen, B.J. Burd, and R.E. Thomson (In Press) Lipid-rich
    ascending particles from the hydrothermal plume at Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.
     
  • Cowen, J.P., M. Bertram, S. Wakeham, R.E. Thomson, J.W. Lavelle, E.T. Baker,
    and R.A. Feely (2001). Ascending particle flux from a hydrothermal plume:
    biogeochemical linkages with the upper water column. Deep Sea Research I 48(4):1093-1120.
     
  • Johnson, H.P., M. Hutnak, R.P. Dziak, C. Fox, I. Urcuyo, J. Cowen, J. Nabelek, and C. Fisher,  . (2000). Earthquake-induced changes in a hydrothermal system on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge.  Nature 407: 174-177.
     
  • Bertram, M.A. and J.P. Cowen (2000) Diagenesis of ferromanganese crusts: chemical and biological alteration of artificial substrates on Cross Seamount.  SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication No. 65: Marine Authigenesis: From Global to Microbial, C.R. Glenn, L. Prévôt-Lucas and J. Lucas, eds.
     
  • DeCarlo, E.H., X. Wen, and J.P. Cowen (2000) Rare earth element fractionation in hydrogenetic Fe-Mn crusts: the influence of carbonate complexation and phospatization on Sm/Yb ratios. SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication No. 65: Marine Authigenesis: From Global to Microbial, C.R. Glenn, L. Prévôt-Lucas and J. Lucas, eds.
     
  • Cowen, J.P., R. Shackelford, D. McGee, E.T. Baker, P. Lam, E.J. Olson (1999)
    Microbial biomass in the hydrothermal plumes associated with the 1998 Axial
    Volcano eruption. Geophys. Res. Letters. 26: 3637-3641.
     
  • Feely, R.A., E.T. Baker, G.T. Lebon, J.F. Gendron, J.A. Resing, and J.P. Cowen (1999) Evidence for sulfur enrichment in hydrothermal particles at Axial Volcano. Geophys. Res. Letters 26: 3649-3653.

  • Baker, E.T., C.G. Fox, and J.P. Cowen (1999) In situ observations of the onset of
    hydrothermal discharge during the 1998 submarine eruption of Axial Volcano, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geophys. Res. Letters 26: 3445-3449
     
  • McLaughlin-West, E.A., E.J. Olson, M.D. Lilley, J.A. Resing, J.E. Lupton, E. T. Baker, and J.P. Cowen (1999) Variations in hydrothermal methane and hydrogen concentrations following the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano. Geophys. Res. Letters. 26:3453-3457.