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GEOTRACES

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the team to study the cycling of radium and/or barium isotopes in the Southern Ocean as part of GEOTRACES GP17. The initial appointment would be for 18 months with the possibility of renewal for a further 18 months. Review of applications will begin on February…

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NIRIVANA at AGU Fall Meeting 2021

AGU 2021

Be sure to check out the following NIRVANA presentations at AGU 2021: Barium in seawater: An isotopic perspective (OS25E-1044), Tuesday, 14 December, 16:00 – 18:00 in Poster Hall D-F The role of P-rich precursors in barite formation in the ocean (OS25E-1046), Tuesday, 14 December, 16:00 – 18:00 in Poster Hall, D-F Putting productivity proxies to…

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Welcome Peter!

Peter Crockford

We’re pleased to welcome Peter Crockford, WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar, to the NIRVANA Labs! Peter will be researching modern and ancient biogeochemical cycles alongside Ann Dunlea, Tristan Horner, and Scott Wankel.

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Paper in press: Studying sinking in the subarctic Pacific

Study led my Muntsa Roca-Martí published in Elem. Sci. Anth. examining the composition, modification, and export of particulate bioelements (C, N, P, Si) at Ocean Station Papa. This comprehensive characterization of marine particles was conducted as part of the first EXPORTS field campaign in the northeast Pacific, and the paper is part of a special…

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Welcome Öykü!

We’re pleased to welcome Öykü Mete, 2021 Summer Student Fellow, to the NIRVANA Labs! Öykü will be identifying factors that influence marine barium distributions using data from GEOTRACES.

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Paper in press: A perspective on the progress of GEOTRACES

Review of  recent developments in the study of trace elements and their isotopes in the ocean published today. This study rounds out a Virtual Special Issue of Chemical Geology entitled: Cycles of trace elements and isotopes in the ocean – GEOTRACES and beyond…, and is authored by the Guest Editors: Tim Conway, Tristan Horner, Yves Plancherel, and…

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Paper in press: More than mud

Study led by Ann Dunlea and Logan Tegler published in Chemical Geology. This study investigates how pelagic clays can record the iron isotope composition of seawater and explores what these records reveal about iron cycling in the South Pacific over the last 95 million years. Full citation: Dunlea, A. G., Tegler, L. A., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B.,…

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Paper in press: Barium isotopes

Barium Isotopes, published today by Cambridge University Press as part of the series Geochemical Tracers in Earth System Science. Led by Tristan Horner and Peter Crockford, the book reviews the latest and greatest developments in barium isotope geochemistry. Full citation: Horner, T. J., & Crockford, P. W. (2021). Barium Isotopes: Drivers, Dependencies, and Distributions through…

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Paper in press: Groundwater goes global

Study led by Kim Mayfield published in Nat. Commun. illustrating the impact of groundwater inputs on marine isotope budgets (including for barium!). Full citation: Mayfield, K. K., Eisenhauer, A., Ramos, D. P. S., Higgins, J. A., Horner, T. J., Auro, M., Magna, T., Moosdorf, N., Charette, M. A., Gonneea, M. E., Brady, C. E., Komar,…

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