Ruttenberg, Kathleen

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. 1990 — Geology, Yale University
  • B.A. 1982 — Chemistry (with specialization in Earth Sciences) and Anthropology. (Double-Major), University of California San Diego, Revelle College.

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.