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Arthur Spivack
116 Horn
401 874 6200

Educational Background

Ph.D., Oceanography
B.S., Chemistry
MIT and WHOI
MIT
1986
1980

Areas of Specialization

Research

My primary research areas are environmental and marine geochemistry. In general, I develop new chemical and isotopic techniques and use these to study a range of basic and applied earth science problems. These include studies of: microbial biogeochemistry, turbulence and dispersion, marine hydrothermal systems, ground-water contamination, sediment pore fluids, ocean paleo-chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry.

Teaching

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in general oceanography, astrobiology, biogeochemistry, solution geochemistry.

Outreach

I work with middle school teachers developing classroom laboratory exercises.

Students

Heather Schrum
Guizhi Wang
Peiru Zheng
Heather Groundwater
Christopher Volpe
Nikos Siratiotis
Joan Phillips
H. Jesse Smith
Max Kloster
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
M.O.
M.S.
Ph.D.
M.S.
M.S.
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
Candidate
2006
2006
2005
1997
1998
1999
1995
1999

Publications:

D'Hondt, S., B. B. Jorgensen, et al. (2004).

Stewart, M. A. and A. J. Spivack (2004).

Spivack, A. J., M. Kastner, et al. (2002).

Smith, D. C., A. J. Spivack, et al. (2000).

Volpe, C., M. Wahlen, and A. J. Spivack (1998). Chlorine isotopic composition of marine aerosols: Implications for the release of reactive chlorine and HCl cycling rates. Geophysical Research Letters 25(20): 3831-3834.

Presentations:

Hinrichs, Spivack et al. (2005) Biological Formation of Ethane and Propane in the Deep Marine Subsurface, NASA Astrobiology Meeting

Kastner, M., A. J. Spivack, et al. (2000) Fluid Composition, Origin, and Flow in the Nankai Trough Subduction Zone, AGU Fall meeting.

Spivack, A. J., d. C. Smith, et al. (2000) Hydrogen Concentrations in Deep Sea Sediments: Implications for the Deep Biosphere, AGU Fall meeting.

Soffientino, Spivack et al. (2005) Activity of the enzyme Hydrogenase as a proxy for hydrogen metabolism in deeply buried sediments and as a diagnostic test for life, NASA Astrobiology Meeting

Wang, Spivack et al. Co-occurrence of Methanogenesis, Sulfate Reduction, and Iron Reduction in Deep-Sea Sediments, NASA Astrobiology Meeting


History

Member for
6 years 24 weeks