Dr. Rainer Amon

Dr. Rainer Amon
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 351
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: amonr@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4719
Fax: (409) 740-4429
Website: www.tamug.edu/amon/


Ph.D., Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 1995
M.S., Zoology/Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Austria, 1990
B.S., Biology, University of Vienna, Austria, 1986


Organic biogeochemistry; Microbial ecology; Arctic Oceanography.

Research Interests:

Biogeochemistry of organic matter in large river.  Dissolved organic matter in the Arctic Ocean. The role of sea ice formation for the distribution of dissolved materials in the Arctic Ocean. Water quality issues in the urban watershed of Houston.  The use of autonomous underwater vehicle (Slocum Glider), paired with in situ sensors for coupled physical and biogeochemical studies in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Courses Taught:

MARS 440: Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
OCNG 420: Introduction to Biological Oceanography
MARS 489: Modern Oceanographic Observashional & Analysis methods
MARS 481: Marine Sciences Seminar
MARS 489/OCNG 685: Special topics in Marine Science/Oceanography

Selected Publications (2009 to present)

Fichot, C. G., K. Kaiser, S. B. Hooker, R. M. W. Amon, M. Babin, S. Bélanger, S. A. Walker, and Ronald Benner (2013). Pan-Arctic distributions of continental runoff in the Arctic Ocean. Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1053 doi:10.1038/srep01053.

Granskog, M. A., C. A. Stedmon, P. A. Dodd, R. M. W. Amon, A. K. Pavlov, L. de Steur, and E. Hansen (2012), Characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Arctic outflow in the Fram Strait: Assessing the changes and fate of terrigenous CDOM in the Arctic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C12021, doi:10.1029/2012JC008075.

Amon RMW, A.J. Rinehart, S. Duan, P. Louchouarn, P. Raymond, R.M. Holmes, J.W. McClelland, BJ Peterson, G. Guggenberger, A. Prokushkin, C. Stedmon, S.A. Walker. (2012). Dissolved organic matter sources in large Arctic rivers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 94: 217-237: doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.07.015.

Prokushkin, A.S., O.S. Pokrovsky, L.S. Shirokova, M.A. Korets, J. Viers, S.G. Prokushkin, R.M.W.Amon, G. Guggenberger and W.H. McDowell(2011). Sources and the flux pattern of dissolved carbon in rivers of the Yenisey basin draining the Central Siberian Plateau. Environ. Res. Lett. 6(2011) 045212 (14pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045212.

Stedmon C.A, R.M.W. Amon, A.J. Rhinehart, S.A., Walker (2011). The supply and characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Arctic Ocean. (2011). Marine Chemistry 124: 108–118

Xu, C., Santschi, P.H., Hung,C.-C., Zhang,S., Schwehr, K.A., Roberts, K.A., Guo, L.D., Gong, G.-C., Quigg, A., Long, R., Pinckney, J., Duan, S.W., Amon, R. and Wei, C.L. (2011). Controls of Th-234 removal from the oligotrophic ocean by polyuronic acids and microbial activity. Marine Chemistry, 123, 111-126, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2010.10.005.

Duan, S.W., R. Amon, T. S. Bianchi and P. H. Santschi (2011). Temperature Control on Soluble Reactive Phosphorus in the Lower Mississippi River? Estuaries and Coasts 34 (1), 78-89.

Duan, S., T.S. Bianchi, P.S. Santschi, R.M.W. Amon. (2010). Effects of tributary inputs on nutrient export from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Freshwater Research, 61, 1029-1038.

Louchouarn P., R.M.W. Amon, S. Duan, C. Pondell, S.M. Seward, and N. White. (2010). Analysis of lignin-derived phenols in standard reference materials and dissolved organic matter by gas chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Marine Chemistry, 118, 85–97.

*Walker, S. A., R. M. W. Amon, et al. (2009). The use of PARAFAC modeling to trace terrestrial dissolved organic matter and fingerprint water masses in coastal Canadian Arctic surface waters. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, doi:10.1029/2009jg000990.

Crump, B. C., B. J. Peterson, P. A. Raymond, R. M. W. Amon, A. *Rinehart, J. W. McClelland, and R. M. Holmes. 2009. Circumpolar Synchrony in Big River Bacterioplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106(50), 21208–21212.


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