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James Moffett

Professor of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-5626
Office: AHF 204

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Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, University of Miami, 1986
B.S. Chemistry, University of Otago, 1981

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution, 12/1986-12/1988  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Speciation and redox chemistry of trace elements in natural waters, with emphasis on transport processes and catalytic processes. Metal -phytoplankton interactions; characterization of biologically produced chelators Effects of protozoans on chemical fate Bacterially mediated metal precipitation reactions


Journal Article

Naqvi, S. W., Moffett, J. W., Gaum, M. (2010). The Arabian Sea as a high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll region during the late Southwest Monsoon. BIOGEOSCIENCES. Vol. 7, pp. 2091-2100.
Wisniewski Jakuba, R., Moffett, J. W., Dyhrman, S. (2008). Evidence for the linked biogeochemical cycling of of zinc, cobalt, and phosphorus in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 22 (4), pp. GB4012.
Ward, B. B., Tuit, C., Moffett, J. W., Jayakumar, A., Rich, J. J., Naqvi, S. W. (2008). Control of Denitrification in Oxygen Minimum Zones of the Ocean. Deep Sea Research. Vol. 55 (12), pp. 1672-1683.
Wisniewski Jakuba, R., Moffett, J. W., Saito, M. A. (2008). Use of a modified, high-sensitivity, anodic stripping voltammetry method for determination of zinc. Analytica Chimica Acta. Vol. 614, pp. 143-152.
Webb, E. A., Rachel, J., Moffett, J. W., Dyhrman, S. T. (2007). Molecular Assessment of Phosphorus and Iron Physiology in Trichodesmium Populations from the Western Central and Western South Atlantic. Limnology and Oceanography/ASLO. Vol. 52(5), pp. 2221–2232.
Moffett, J. W. (2007). Reduced iron associated with secondary nitrite maxima in the Arabian Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I/ Elsevier. Vol. 54, pp. 1341-1349.
Moffett, J. W. (2007). Cu Complexation by organic ligands in the sub arctic NW Pacific and Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I/ Elsevier. Vol. 54, pp. 586-595.

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Marine Chemistry, 2010-2011   
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