7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Kathleen Ruttenberg

Professor

Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-9371 
Fax: (808) 956-9225

E-mail: kcr@soest.hawaii.edu

 

 

 

Education

  • B.A., Chemistry (with specialization in Earth Sciences) and Anthropology. (Double-Major), University of California San Diego, Revelle College.
  • Ph.D, Geology. Yale

Research Interests

  • 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.