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Dr. Ann P. McNichol

Senior Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics

Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3394
Building: Clark 244B

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #22
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

The study and use of carbon isotope techniques to quantify biogeochemical processes; the study of the fate of organic matter, natural and anthropogenic, in the oceans and atmosphere; development of techniques for analysis of oceanographic samples by AMS.

Selected Publications

McNichol A.P. and Aluwihare L. (2007) The power of radiocarbon in biogeochemical studies of the marine carbon cycle: Insights from studies of dissolved and particulate organic carbon (DOC and POC). Chemical Reviews 107, 443-466.

Wakeham S. and A.P. McNichol (2014) Transfer of lipids through marine water columns to sediments—Insights from stable and radiocarbon isotopes. Biogeosciences 11. 6895-6914. doi:10.5194/bg-11-6895-2014

Gospodinova K., A.P. McNichol, A. Gagnon, S. Shah (2016) Rapid extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater and groundwater samples for radiocarbon dating. Limol. Ocean Methods 14, 24-30, doi:10.1002/lom3.10066.

Bao, R., A.P. McNichol, C.P. McIntyre, L. Xu, T.I. Eglinton (2018) Dimensions of radiocarbon variability within sedimentary organic matter. Radiocarbon 60, p. 775-790. DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2018.22

Bao, R., A.P. McNichol, J.D. Hemingway, M.C. Lardie Gaylord and T.I. Eglinton (2018) Influence of different acid treatments on the radiocarbon content spectrum of sedimentary organic matter determined by RPO/Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Radiocarbon doi: 10.1017/RDC.2018.125

Druffel, E. R. M., Griffin, S., Wang, N., Garcia, N. G., McNichol, A. P., Key, R. M., & Walker, B. D. (2019). Dissolved Organic Radiocarbon in the Central Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(10), 5396–5403.

Graduate Students

Hadley McIntosh, University of Maryland

Sarah Rosengard, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Rui Bao, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Kalina Gospodinova, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Haiwei Shen, GSO/URI

Ann Pearson, MIT/WHOI Joint Program


Post-Doctoral Supervision

Angela Dickens (2006-2007) currently policy analyst at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Sunita Shah Walter (2010-2013) currently assistant professor at University of Delaware

Guillaume Soulet (2013-2015) currently at IFREMER, Brest, France

Prosper Zigah (2014-2016)

Laurel Childress (2016-2017) currently at IODP, Texas A&M

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Ph.D.: Chemical Oceanography, Joint Program in Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole, MA, 1986.

B.S.: Chemistry, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1978