Lihini Aluwihare, Ph.D.

B.A. Chemistry and Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College (1993)
Ph.D. Chemical Oceaongraphy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/WHOI (1999)

Research Interests:
Chemical composition of dissolved organic matter, isotope geochemistry of dissolved organic matter to study residence time and cycling, marine microbial ecology in relation to organic C and N cycling, organic and analytical chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, and global carbon and nitrogen cycle

Selected Publications:

Aluwihare, L. I
and Meador, T. B. Chemical Composition of Marine Dissolved Organic Nitrogen. In: Nitrogen in the Marine Environment. Eds. Capone, D. G., Bronk, D. A., Mulholland, M., and Carpenter, E. Kluwer Press. Accepted

Ingalls, A. E; Shah, S. R; Hansman, R. L; Aluwihare, L. I. etc “Quantifying archaeal community autotrophy in the mesopelagic ocean using natural radiocarbon.” PNAS 103(17) 2006, pp.6442-6447.

Repeta, D. J. and Aluwihare, L. I. High molecular weight dissolved organic carbon cycling as determined by natural abundance radiocarbon measurements of neutral sugars. Limnology and Oceanography 51(2), 2006, pp.10451053.

Contact Information:
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