Seitzinger, Sybil P.
Guest Research Professor
Phone: 732-932-6555, ext. 342
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1982
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Institute of Marine Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Dissolved organic nitrogen and carbon - chemical characterization, inputs, and bioavailability in aquatic ecosystems; denitrification in rivers, estuaries and continental shelves; and global modeling of N, P and C transport by world rivers to coastal ecosystems.
Marine biogeochemistry, nutrient dynamics, land/atmosphere/ocean interactions, and chemical oceanography.
Memberships and Professional Service
Co-Chair to the Committee on Energy, Population and Environment for the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, 2005-2006; Elected President of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2004-2010; Director, Rutgers/NOAA CMER Program, 1994-present; Distinguished Patrick Scholar; Assistant/Associate Curator, and Senior Scientist, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1982-1984.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Special Lecturer, International Conference in Support of European Water Policies – Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystems, 2002; Keynote speaker, Symposium on Nutrient Over-Enrichment in Coastal Waters: Global Patterns of Cause and Effect, 2000.
Academic Interests and Plans
The research in my group centers around nutrient biogeochemistry in coastal marine ecosystems. The primary focus is on nitrogen (N), including sources, effects and fates. The spatial scales we study range from measurements at molecular scales to models at global scales, with the impact of human activities being a component of many of our programs. My current research activities include: 1) dissolved organic nitrogen and carbon - chemical characterization, inputs, and bioavailability in aquatic ecosystems; 2) denitrification in rivers, estuaries and continental shelves; and 3) global modeling of N, P and C transport by world rivers to coastal ecosystems.