Carbon recycling at the seafloor: Understanding processes through pore-water dissolved organic matter-November 21st

Tomokodo Komada, San Francisco State University

Moss Landing Marine Labs Seminar Series - November 21st, 2019

Hosted by the Chemical Oceanography Lab

MLML Seminar Room, 4pm

Open to the public

Dr. Komada is a Professor of Chemistry at San Francisco State University. She has a Masters and PhD in Oceanography from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Chemistry from the International Christian University in Tokyo. Her research focuses on understanding the organic carbon cycle, with emphasis on the processes taking place at the land-ocean margin. She utilizes natural abundance radiocarbon (14C), in conjunction with the stable isotope 13C, to investigate the sources, cycling, and fate of various organic carbon pools in the environment. Her research topics of interest include: sediment biogeochemistry and the significance of coastal benthic processes in organic matter dynamics, composition of organic matter suspended in rivers and its fate in the ocean, and the role of organic-mineral associations in organic matter degradation and preservation.