Publications

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Publications in Preparation (Graduate students/Post Docs underlined)

Louchouarn, P., L-J. Kuo, F. Marcantonio, J. Brandenberger, and E. Crecelius. (2009 - In Preparation). Sources and chronology of combustion-derived pollutant inputs to a basin of the Puget Sound during the 20th century: Inferences from Pb isotopes and PAH profiles. Environmental Science & Technology.

Kuo, L-J., P. Louchouarn, J.M. Brandenberger, B.E. Herbert, E..A. Crecelius, and T.L. Wade. (2009 - In preparation). Historical inputs of hydrocarbons fossil fuel and biomass combustion to deep basins of Puget Sound. Environmental Science & Technology.

Kuo, L-J., B.E. Herbert and P. Louchouarn. (2009 - In preparation). Solvent extractable lignin-derived monomers in plant charcoals: tracers of biomass combustion inputs to soils, aquatic systems, and aerosols. Organic Geochemistry.

Seward, S.M., P. Louchouarn, R. Brinkmeyer, G. Cornelissen, K. Yeager, and P. Santschi. (2009 - In preparation). Black carbon and amorphous organic carbon distribution in sediments of the Houston Ship Channel: Implications for PAH and dioxin speciation and bioavailability. Environmental Pollution

 Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brandenberger, J.M., P. Louchouarn, and E. Crecelius. (2009 - In Review). Natural and post urbanization signatures of hypoxia in two basins of Puget Sound-I: Historical reconstruction of redox sensitive and trace metal signatures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Louchouarn, P., J. Brandenberger, and E. Crecelius. (2009 - In Review). Natural and post urbanization signatures of hypoxia in two basins of Puget Sound-II: Historical reconstruction of sources and inputs of organic matter. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Louchouarn P., R. Amon, S. Duan, C. Pondell, S.M. Seward, and N. White (2009 - In Review). Analysis of lignin-derived phenols in standard reference materials and dissolved organic matter by gas chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Marine Chemistry.

Ishikawa, T., A. Barnston, K.A. Kastens, and P. Louchouarn. (2009 - In Review). Understanding, evaluation, and use of climate forecasts by prospective policy makers: An empirical study with mixed approaches. GSA-Special Publication on Qualitative Research in Geoscience Education.

Louchouarn, P., L-J. Kuo, T.L. Wade, and M. Schantz. (2009 - In Press). Determination of levoglucosan and its isomers in size fractions of aerosol standard reference materials. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 43

Walker, S.A., R.M.W. Amon, C. Stedmon, S. Duan, P. Louchouarn. (2009 - In Press). The use of PARAFAC modeling to trace river water in the Canadian Archipelago. JGR-Biogeosciences.

Schloesser, R.W., J.R. Rooker, P. Louchouarn, J.D. Neilson, and D.H. Secor. (2009). Inter-decadal variation in ambient oceanic del13C and del18O recorded in fish otoliths. Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 54(5), 1665-1668.

Sanchez-Garcia, L., J. Ramon de-Andres, A. Martin-Rubi, and P. Louchouarn. (2009). Diagenetic state and source characterization of marine sediments from the inner continental shelf of the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Spain), constrained by terrigenous biomarkers. Organic Geochemistry. Vol. 40(2), 184-194.

Kuo, L-J, P. Louchouarn, and B.E. Herbert. (2008). Fate of CuO-derived lignin oxidation products during plant combustion: Application to the evaluation of char inputs to soil organic matter. Organic Geochemistry. Vol. 39, 1522-1536.

Brandenberger, J., E. Crecelius, and P. Louchouarn. (2008). Historical inputs and natural recovery rates of heavy metals and organic biomarkers in Puget Sound during the 20th century. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 42, 6786-6790.

Kuo, L-J, B.E. Herbert, and P. Louchouarn. (2008). Can levoglucosan be used to characterize and quantify char/charcoal black carbon in environmental media? Organic Geochemistry. Vol. 39, 1466-1478.

Hammes, K., M.W.I. Schmidt, L.A. Currie, W.P. Ball, T.H. Nguyen, P. Louchouarn, and co-authors. (2007). Comparison of quantification methods to measure fire-derived (black/elemental) carbon in soils and sediments using reference materials from soil, water, sediment and the atmosphere. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1029/2006GB002914.

Louchouarn P., S.N. Chillrud, S. Houel, B. Yan, D. Chaky, C. Rumpel, C. Largeau, G. Bardoux, D. Walsh, and R.F. Bopp. (2007). Elemental and molecular evidence of soot- and char-derived black carbon inputs to New York City s atmosphere during the 20th Century. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 41, 82-87.

Louchouarn, P., T. Naehr, J. Silliman, and S. Houel. (2006). Elemental, stable isotopic (del13C), and molecular signatures of organic matter in late Pleistocene to Holocene sediments from the Peruvian margin (ODP Site 1229). In Jorgensen, B.B., D'Hondt, S.L., and Miller, D.J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 201. p. 1-21. http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/201_SR/113/113.htm

Houel S., P. Louchouarn, M. Lucotte, R. Canuel and B. Ghaleb. (2006). Translocation of soil organic matter following reservoir impoundment in boreal systems: Implications for in-situ productivity. Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 51(3). p: 1497-1513.

Benner, R., Louchouarn P., and Amon. R, (2005- Accepted with minor revisions). Terrigenous dissolved organic matter in the Arctic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Ishikawa, T., Barnston A., Kastens K.A., Louchouarn P., and Ropelewski C. (2005 - In Press). Testing the efficacy of climate forecast maps as a means of communicating with policy makers. Cartography and Geographic Information Science.

Brandenberger J., Louchouarn P., Herbert B.E., and Tissot P. (2004). Geochemical and hydrodynamic controls on arsenic and other trace metal cycling in a seasonally stratified US sub-tropical reservoir. Applied Geochemistry. Vol. 19. p. 1601-1623.

Farella, N., Lucotte M., Louchouarn P., and Roulet M. (2001). Deforestation at the origin of modified terrigenous organic matter inputs to the Rio Tapajos, Brazilian Amazon. Organic Geochemistry. Vol. 32, p. 1443-1458.

Louchouarn, P., Opsahl S. and Benner R. (2000). Isolation and quantification of dissolved lignin from natural waters using solid-phase extraction (SPE) and GC/MS Selected Ion Monitoring (SIM). Analytical Chemistry. Vol. 13, p. 2780-2787.

Louchouarn, P., Bonner J., Page C., Tissot P. and McDonald T. (2000). Quantitative determination of oil films/slicks from water surfaces using a modified solid-phase extraction (SPE) sampling method.  Proceedings of the 23rd AMOP Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Vol. 1. p. 59-68.

Tissot P., Fuller C., Louchouarn P., Bonner J., Dellamea S., and Bujnoch D. (2000). Quantitative Method for Surface Oil Measurement and Recovery Based on a New Type of Low Impact Skimmer. 23rd AMOP Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Vol. 1. p. 353-366.

Page C., Bonner J., Louchouarn P., Tissot P., Fuller C.,  and McDonald T. (2000). Materials Balance on an Oil Washed from a Sandy Substrate using Shoreline Cleaners. 23rd AMOP Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Vol. 2. p. 697-708.

Fuller C., Bonner J., Dellamea S., Ussery S., Page C., Tissot, P., Louchouarn P., and McDonald T. (2000). Comparative Ecological Effects of Sandy Shoreline Cleaners. 23rd AMOP Meeting, June 2000, Vancouver, Canada. Vol. 2. p. 795-804.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M. and Farella N. (1999). Historical and geographical variations of sources and transport of terrigenous organic matter within a large-scale coastal environment. Organic Geochemistry. Vol. 30, p: 675-699.

Klap, V.A., Louchouarn P., Boon J.J., Hemminga M.A. and van Soelen J. (1999). Lignin decomposition dynamics for six salt marsh halophytes as determined by cupric oxide oxidation and pyrolysis mass spectrometry. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol. 44(6), p: 1458-1476.

Louchouarn, P. and Lucotte M. (1998). A historical reconstruction of organic and inorganic contamination events in the Saguenay/St-Lawrence system from preintrustrial times to the present. The Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 213, p: 139-150.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M., Canuel R., Richard L-P., and Gagne J-P. (1997). Sources and early diagenesis of lignin and bulk organic matter in recent sediments from the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord, Canada. Marine Chemistry. Vol. 58, p: 3-26.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M., Duchemin E., and de Vernal A. (1997). Early diagenetic processes in recent sediments of the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Phosphorus, Carbon, and Iron burial rates. Special Issue on phosphorus cycling and sedimentation. Marine Geology. Vol. 139, p: 181-200.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M., and Silverberg N. (1996). Source variations and reactivity of terrigenous organic biomarkers in settling particulate matter and sediments from the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Proceedings from the "4th International symposium on the geochemistry of the earth's surface", July 22-28, 1996. Ilkley, England. p: 307-312.

Farella, N, Lucotte M., Louchouarn P., Roulet M., Canuel R., and Tran S. (1996). Use of lignin-derived phenols as tracers of soil erosion in Amazonian Rivers. Proceedings from the "4th International symposium on the geochemistry of the earth's surface", July 22-28, 1996. Ilkley, England. p: 406-408.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M., Mucci A., and Pichet P. (1993). Geochemistry of mercury in two hydroelectric reservoirs of Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol. 50 (2), p: 269-281.

Lucotte M., Hillaire-Marcel C., and Louchouarn P. (1989). First order organic carbon budget in the St Lawrence Lower Estuary From 13C data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Vol. 32, p: 297-312.

Non Peer-Reviewed

Brandenberger, J., G.A. Gill, E. Crecelius, P. Louchouarn, and L-J. Kuo (2009). Study of Atmospheric Deposition of Air Toxics to the Waters of Puget Sound: Year One Data Report. Department of Ecology, State of Washington Olympia, Washington.

Brandenberger, J., E. Crecelius, P. Louchouarn et al. (2008). Reconstructing trends in hypoxia using multiple paleoecological indicators recorded in sediment cores from Puget Sound, WA. NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Research Grant Number:  NA05NOS4781203.

Louchouarn, P. (2001). Of Excellence and Trends in the Ivory Tower. Fronteras, Version 01.310a. Texas A&M University System, College Station and Corpus Christi, Texas. (11 October 2001).

Louchouarn, P. (1997). La lignine et le Saguenay: Sommes nous sortis du bois. Profils Saguenay (INRS Publication). Vol. 2(2). p: 5-6.

Presentations

Seward, S.M., P. Louchouarn, R. Brinkmeyer, G. Cornelissen, K. Yeager, and P. Santschi. (2009). Black carbon and amorphous organic carbon distribution in sediments of the Houston Ship Channel: Implications for PAH and dioxin speciation and bioavailability. Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation, 20th Biennial Conference, Nov. 1-5, 2009.

Amon, R.M.W., S.A. Walker, P. Louchouarn, S. Duan, A. Rinehart, R. Benner, K. Kaiser, C. Stedmon, B. Newton, P. Schlosser. (2009). The use of river water tracers to improve our understanding of surface ventilation in the Arctic Ocean. Gordon Conference, Polar Marine Science. Beyond IPY: Crossing Boundaries. March 15-20, 2009.

Louchouarn, P., L-J. Kuo, F. Marcantonio, J. Brandenberger, and E. Crecelius. (2008). Using sediment records to reconstruct historical inputs of combustion-derived contaminants to urban airsheds/watersheds: A case study from the Puget Sound System. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, 2008.

Kuo, L.-J., P. Louchouarn, and B.E. Herbert. (2008). Understanding the impact of charcoal inputs to soils and sediments on conventional geochemical makers. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, 2008.

Brandenberger, J., E. Crecelius, and P. Louchouarn. (2008). Relationship between Pacific Decadal Oscillation and paleo-tracers of hypoxia in sediment cores from Puget Sound, WA. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, 2008.

Rinehart, A.J. R.M.W. Amon,  P. Louchouarn, S. Duan, B.J. Peterson, J.W. McClelland, and R.M. Holmes. (2008). Dissolved organic matter discharge from the six largest Arctic Rivers: chemical composition and seasonal variability. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, 2008.

P. Louchouarn, (2008). How authentic can scientific inquiry be in the classroom, and does it matter? A case study addressing graduate professional programs in environmental sciences. GSA Meeting, Oct. 5-9, 2008.

P. Louchouarn, L.-J. Kuo, and B.E. Herbert. (2008). Potential impacts of charcoal on paleoreconstructions of organic matter inputs to aquatic systems. ASLO/AGU Ocean Meeting, March 2-7, 2008.

Brandenberger, J.M., E. Crecelius, Louchouarn, P., S. Cooper, E. Leopold, and K. McDougall (2008). Natural sources of nutrient enrichment: Relationships between large-scale climate drivers and trends in hypoxia recorded in sediment cores from Puget Sound, WA. ASLO/AGU Ocean Meeting, March 4-7, 2008.

Cooper, S., J.M. Brandenberger, E. Crecelius, Louchouarn, P., E. Leopold, and K. McDougall (2008). Reconstructing trends in hypoxia using multiple paleoecological indicators recorded in sediment cores from Puget Sound, WA. ASLO/AGU Ocean Meeting, March 4-7, 2008.

Cooper, S.H. J.M. Brandenberger, E.A. Crecelius and P. Louchouarn. (2007). Puget Sound and Hood Canal: Past 300 Years. Estuarine Research Federation, November 4-8, 2007.

Louchouarn, P., J.M. Brandenberger, and E. Crecelius (2007). Historical reconstruction of reduced oxygen levels in deep waters of Puget Sound: biogeochemical and Physical constraints on hypoxia conditions. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 4-9, 2007.

Kuo, L.-J., B.E. Herbert, and P. Louchouarn. (2006). Molecular marker approach on characterizing and quatifying charcoal in environmental media. AGU. December 04, 2006.

Alexis, M.A., C. Rumpel, P. Louchouarn, N. Pechot, D. Rasse and A. Mariotti, (2006). Production of two biomass burning tracers during a prescribed fire: Black carbon vs levoglucosan. Soil Sciences Society of America Annual Meeting. November 12-16, 2006.

Kuo, L.-J., B.E. Herbert, and P. Louchouarn. (2006). Validating levoglucosan as an indicator for charcoal presence in environmental media: A laboratory study. Rice University Black Carbon Meeting. August 23, 2006.

Louchouarn P. (2005). Double standards in public policy? Acknowledging the burden on science in decision-making. Invited conference at Sciences Po - Chair in Sustainable Development. April 22, 2005.

Louchouarn P., and S. Houel. (2005). Soot/black carbon vs. chars in environmental media: Potential discrimination between these combustion by-products through elemental, molecular, and bulk isotopic analyses. EGU/AGU Joint Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2005.

Benner, R., Louchouarn P., and Amon. R. (2005). An Arctic source for terrigenous dissolved organic carbon in North Atlantic deep water. ASLO Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June 19-24, 2005.

Louchouarn P., Houel S., Peteet D., and Sambrotto R. (2005). Paleofire history and bulk isotopic markers: Potential biases in source reconstruction of carbon sources to wetland sediments. ASLO Aquatic Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 20-24, 2005.

Louchouarn P., Houel S., and Lucotte M. (2004). The role of pulse dynamics and watershed-scale anthropogenic impacts on estuarine cycling of terrigenous organic matter. 2004 AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, Montreal, Qc. May 17-21, 2004.

Louchouarn P., Peteet D., Pederson D., Houel S., and Filley T. (2004). The impact of long-term hydrological fluctuations on changes in vegetation and carbon fluxes in Hudson Estuary wetlands. 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 1, 2004.

Houel, S., Louchouarn P., Peteet D., and Lucotte, M. (2004). Fire and elemental black carbon analyses: A new addition to vascular plant biomarkers for reconstructions of allochthonous OM fluxes in aquatic systems. 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 1, 2004.

Ishikawa, T., Barnston A., Kastens K.A., Louchouarn P., and Ropelewski C. (2003). Testing the Efficacy of Climate Forecast Maps as a Means of Communicating with Policy Makers. 115th Annual GSA Meeting. Seattle, WA, Nov. 2-5, 2003.

Louchouarn, P., Brandenberger J., Herbert B.E., and Patterson A. (2003). Organoarsenic, the missing link? What happens when the Fe hydroxide model does not work. 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003.

Herbert, B.E., L.M. Lee, Louchouarn, P., Moore G.E., Markley C.T., Roberts M.D. (2003) Bioavailability and sources of arsenic in reactive-iron limited sediments of the coastal plain of South Texas. 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003.

Louchouarn, P., Brandenberger J., Herbert B.E., and Houel S. (2003). Organic and inorganic markers of short time-scale shifts in environmental conditions in a South Texas reservoir subsequent to its impoundment. 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27.

Heikkila, T., Louchouarn P., and Williams B. (2003). Bringing better science into resource management decisions: The implications of water quality data on water quantity management in the Southwestern U.S. Twenty-Fifth Annual APPAM Research Conference, Science and Technology Policy. Washington, DC, November 6-8.

Dolan, B. and Louchouarn P., (2003). Control of Nonindigenous Species Invasions of Coastal Waters: Application of Dissolved Lignin to the Testing of Ballast Water Exchange Efficiency. 4th NOAA Expanding Opportunity in Oceanic and Atmospheric Science. Tallahassee, FL. March 30-April 1

Lake, G.E., Herbert B.E. and Louchouarn P. (2002). Quantification of Potential Arsenic Bioavailability Using Chelating Resins in Spatially Varying Geologic Environments at the Watershed Scale. America Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6-10. Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47).

C. Smith, P.E. Tissot P.E., Louchouarn P., Beaman M., Parker R.L., Williams M., Brandenberger J., Herbert B.E., and Michaud P.R. (2002). Have Radionuclides Released from the South Texas Uranium Mines Affected Lake Corpus Christi? invited presentation to the 2002 National Sigma Xi Student Research Conference, Galveston, Texas, November 16, 2002, p. 31.

C. M. Smith, Tissot P.E., Beaman M., Parker R.L., Brandenberger J., Williams M., Louchouarn P., Herbert B.E., and Michaud P.R. (2002). Historical Environmental Impact of Uranium Mining Through the Gamma Ray Analysis of Livestock Pond Sediments. 2002 Annual Geological Society of America Meeting, October 27-30, 2002, Denver, CO, p.416.

Clark, J., Berkebile A., and Louchouarn P. (2002). Occurrence and Extent of Arsenic and Associated Metals in the Groundwaters Near Lake Corpus Christi, Texas. 105th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Laredo, TX. Feb 28-Mar. 2, 2002.

Roberts, M.D., Herbert B.E. and Louchouarn P. (2001). Organoarsenicals: The missing arsenic link. GSA Abstracts, Vol. 33, No. 6, October 2001.

Lake, G.E., Herbert B.E. and Louchouarn P. (2001). Quantification of arsenic bioavailability in spatially varying geologic environments at the watershed scale using chelating resins. GSA Abstracts, Vol. 33, No. 6, October 2001.

Brandenberger, J.M., Louchouarn P., Herbert B.E., Tissot P., Michaud P., Parker R., Williams M., Bonner J., and Beaman M. (2001). Behavior of Trace Metal Concentrations in Water Profiles from Lake Corpus Christi Subsequent to an Overturn Event. NOAA - Expanding Opportunities in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. April 1-3, 2001, Jackson, MS.

Parker, R., Herbert B.E., Brandenberger J. and Louchouarn P. (2001). Ground water discharge from Mid-Tertiary Rhyolitic ash-rich sediments as the source of elevated arsenic in South Texas surface waters. GSA Abstracts, Vol. 33, No. 6, October 2001.

Louchouarn, P., Benner R., Opsahl S. and Amon R. (2000). Abundance, distribution, and cycling of dissolved terrigenous organic matter (DOM) in the Arctic Ocean. ASLO Ocean Meeting, January 2000, San Antonio, USA.

Louchouarn, P., Bonner J., Page C., Tissot P. and McDonald T. (2000). Quantitative determination of oil spills from water surfaces using a modified solid-phase extraction (SPE) sampling method. 23rd AMOP Meeting, June 2000, Vancouver, Canada.

Page C., Bonner J., Louchouarn P., Tissot P., Fuller C.,  and McDonald T. (2000). Materials Balance on an Oil Washed from a Sandy Substrate using Shoreline Cleaners. 23rd AMOP Meeting, June 2000, Vancouver, Canada.

Tissot P., Fuller C., Louchouarn P., Bonner J., Dellamea S., and Bujnoch D. (2000). Quantitative Method for Surface Oil Measurement and Recovery Based on a New Type of Low Impact Skimmer. 23rd AMOP Meeting, June 2000, Vancouver, Canada.

Fuller C., Bonner J., Dellamea S., Ussery S., Page C., Tissot, P., Louchouarn P., and McDonald T. (2000). Comparative Ecological Effects of Sandy Shoreline Cleaners. 23rd AMOP Meeting, June 2000, Canada.

Louchouarn, P., Gagne J-P., Lucotte M., and Silverberg N. (1996). Variation annuelle des biomarqueurs moleculaires de la matiere organique terrigene dans l'estuaire maritime du St. Laurent. Oral communication presented at the 64th Annual ACFAS Conference, May 13-17, 1996, Montreal, Canada.

Farella, N., Lucotte M., and Louchouarn P. (1996). La degradation de la lignine dans les sols inondes des reservoirs hydroelectriques du moyen-nord quebecois. Oral communication presented at the 64th Annual ACFAS Conference, May 13-17, 1996, Montreal, Canada.

Klap, V., Hemminga M., Boon J., and Louchouarn P. (1996). Lignin in POM and DOM of a european salt marsh creek. (Is lignin such a suitable terrestrial marker in a marine environment?). Oral communication at the 212th ACS National Meeting, August 25-30, Orlando, USA.

Louchouarn, P., Lucotte M., Canuel R., Farella N., and Gagne J-P. (1995). Organic diagenesis in anoxic fjord and suboxic estuarine sediments of the St. Lawrence System: Canada. Oral communication at the 4th International Symposium on Model Estuaries, March 21-24, 1995, Nantes, France.

Louchouarn, P. and Lucotte M. (1992). Biogeochimie du mercure dans des reservoirs hydro-electriques du moyen-nord quebecois. Oral communication at the Reunion annuelle de l'AQQUA, February 27-28, 1992, Ottawa, Canada.