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Ken Owen Buesseler
Senior Scientist
Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Telephone: (508) 289-2309
Fax: (508) 457-2193
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B.A.: Biochemistry and Cell Biology cum laude, University of California at San Diego, 1981.
Ph.D.: Marine Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, 1986.

Professional Experience
• Lab Technician, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, part-time, September 1980 to August 1981.
• M.I.T. Research Assistantship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fall 1981 to Spring 1983.
• Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Spring 1983 to Fall 1986.
• Post-Doctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, September 1986 to February 1987.
• Visiting Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, February 1987 to September 1988.
• Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, September 1988 to September 1992.
• Adjunct Associate Scientist, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc., January 1992 to January 1996.
• Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, September 1992 to March 1996.
• Associate Program Director, National Science Foundation, Ocean Sciences Division/Chemical Oceanography Program, September 1996 to
September 1998.
• Associate Scientist w/Tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, March 1996 to September 2000.
• Executive Scientist, US JGOFS Planning and Data Management Office, Dec. 1998 to October 2005.
• Department Chair, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, May 2003 to September 2007.
• Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, September 2000 to present.
• Director, Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity, January 2013 to present.

Professional Affiliations & Awards
• Member, Geochemical Society, 1982 to1993.
• Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 1987 to 1993.
• Member, American Geophysical Union, 1984 to present.
• Member, The Oceanography Society, 1989 to present.
• Chair, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Working Group 116, Sediment Trap and 234Th Methods for Carbon Export Flux Determination, 2000 to 2007.
• Fellow, Ocean Life Institute, WHOI 2001 to 2003.
• Directors Award for Collaborative Integration, US NSF, 2007.
• Paul M. Fye Chair, WHOI, 2008 to present.
• Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2009.
• Times Higher Education top cited scientist in Oceanography, 2000 to 2010.
• Foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013 to present.
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Short term “S” Fellowship (highest level fellowship for overseas researchers), 2013.
• Co-Chair, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group Radioactivity in the Ocean, 5 decades later (RiO5), with Minhan Dai of Xiamen University, China

Research Interests
• Upper-ocean biogeochemical cycles and POC export fluxes.
• Studies of scavenging and particle cycling processes using man-made and naturally occurring radionuclides.
• Geochemical studies of the Black Sea using Chernobyl radiotracers.
plutonium isotopes and the behavior of fallout Pu in seawater and groundwater.
• Use of radium isotopes and other tracers of submarine groundwater discharge.

1. Buesseler, K. O., B. Brown and E. Borchardt (1980). A Limnological Investigation of Lake Itasca. Itasca Biological Station publication #1384.

2. Buesseler, K. O., G. Benoit and E. R. Sholkovitz (1985). A pore water study of plutonium in a seasonally anoxic lake. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2, 283–292.

3. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and E. R. Sholkovitz (1985/1986). 239,240Pu and excess 210Pb inventories along the shelf and slope of the northeast U.S.A. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 76, 10–22.

4. Buesseler, K. O. (1986). Plutonium isotopes in the North Atlantic. Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography, 220 pp.

5. Kempe, S., H. Nies, V. Ittekkot, E. T. Degens, K. O. Buesseler, H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, S. J. Manganini, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1987). Comparison of Chernobyl nuclide deposition in the Black Sea and in the North Sea. In: Particle Flux in the Ocean (E. T. Degens, E. Izdar and S. Honjo, eds.), Mitt. Geol.-Palaont. Inst., Univ. Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. SCOPE UNEP Sonderband, Vol. 62, pp. 165–178.

6. Buesseler, K. O. and J. Halverson (1987). The mass spectrometric analysis of fallout 239Pu and 240Pu in marine samples. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 5(6), 425–444.

7. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, S. J. Manganini, E. T. Degens, V. Ittekkot, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1987). Chernobyl radionuclides in a Black Sea sediment trap. Nature, 329, 825–828.

8. Buesseler, K. O. and E. R. Sholkovitz (1987). The geochemistry of fallout plutonium in the North Atlantic: I. A pore water study in shelf, slope and deep-sea sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 2605–2622.

9. Buesseler, K. O. and E. R. Sholkovitz (1987). The geochemistry of fallout plutonium in the North Atlantic: II. 240Pu/239Pu ratios and their significance. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 2623–2637.

10. Buesseler, K. O. (1987). Chernobyl: Oceanographic studies in the Black Sea. Oceanus, 30(3), 23–30.

11. Anderson, R. A., R. F. Bopp, K. O. Buesseler and P. E. Biscaye (1988). Mixing of particles and organic constituents in sediments from the continental shelf and slope off Cape Cod: SEEP-I Results. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7), 925–946.

12. Livingston, H. D., K. O. Buesseler, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1988). Characteristics of Chernobyl fallout in the southern Black Sea. In: Radionuclides: A Tool for Oceanography (J. C. Guary, P. Guegueniat and R. J. Pentreath, eds.), Elsevier, Essex, U.K., pp. 204–216.

13. Buesseler, K. O., S. A. Casso, M. C. Hartman and H. D. Livingston (1990). Determination of fission-products and actinides in the Black Sea following the Chernobyl accident. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles, 138(1), 33–47.

14. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, T. Konuk and S. Kempe (1990). Scavenging and particle deposition in the southwestern Black Sea--evidence from Chernobyl radiotracers. Deep-Sea Research, 37(3), 413–430.

15. Cochran, J. K., T. McKibbin-Vaughan, M. M. Dornblaser, D. Hirschberg, H. D. Livingston and K. O. Buesseler (1990). 210Pb scavenging in the open ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 97, 332–352.

16. Druffel, E. R. M., L. L. King, R. A. Belastock and K. O. Buesseler (1990). Growth rate of a deep-sea coral using 210Pb and other isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 54(5), 1493–1500.

17. Buesseler, K. O. (1991). Do upper-ocean sediment traps provide an accurate record of particle flux? (PDF) Nature, 353, 420–423.

18. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and S. A. Casso (1991). Mixing between oxic and anoxic waters of the Black Sea as traced by Chernobyl cesium isotopes. Deep-Sea Research, 38(Suppl. 2), S725–S745.

19. Sanchez, A. L., J. Gastaud, V. Noshkin and K. Buesseler (1991). plutonium oxidation states in the southwestern Black Sea: Evidence regarding the origin of the cold intermediate layer. Deep-Sea Research, 38(Suppl. 2), S845–S854.

20. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and S. A. Casso (1991). Ruthenium-106 in the Black Sea. In: Black Sea Oceanography (E. Izdar and J.W. Murray, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 229–243.

21. Polikarpov, G. G., H. D. Livingston, L. G. Kulebakina, K. O. Buesseler, N. A. Stokozov and S. A. Casso (1992). Inflow of Chernobyl 90Sr to the Black Sea from the Dnepr River. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 34, 315–320.

22. Buesseler, K.O., J.K. Cochran, M.P. Bacon, H.D. Livingston, S.A. Casso, D. Hirschberg, M.C. Hartman and A.P. Fleer (1992). Determination of thorium isotopes in seawater by non-destructive and radiochemical procedures. Deep-Sea Research, 39(7/8), 1103–1114.

23. Buesseler, K. O., M. P. Bacon, J. K. Cochran and H. D. Livingston (1992). Carbon and nitrogen export during the JGOFS North Atlantic bloom experiment estimated from 234Th:238U disequilibria. Deep-Sea Research, 39(7/8), 1115–1137.

24. Moran, S. B. and K. O. Buesseler (1992). Short residence time of colloids in the upper ocean off Bermuda. Nature, 359, 221–223.

25. Keafer, B. A., K. O. Buesseler and D. M. Anderson (1992). Burial of living dinoflagellate cysts in estuarine and nearshore sediments. Marine Micropaleontology, 20, 147–161.

26. Buesseler, K. O. (1993). Thermal ionization mass spectrometry. In: Development and evaluation of alternative radioanalytical methods, including mass spectrometry for marine materials, Proceedings of an Advisory Group Meeting, Monaco, 6-9 June 1989, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TECDOC-683, pg. 45-52.

27. Cochran, J. K., K. O. Buesseler, M. P. Bacon and H. D. Livingston (1993). Thorium isotopes as indicators of particle dynamics in the upper watercolumn: Results from the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep-Sea Research, 40(8), 1569-1595.

28. Moran, S. B., and K. O. Buesseler (1993). Size-fractionated 234Th in continental shelf waters off New England: implications for the role of colloids in oceanic trace metal scavenging. Journal of Marine Research, 51, 893-922.

29. Polikarpov, G. G., K. O. Buesseler, S. A. Casso, L. G. Kulebakina, H. D. Livingston and N. A. Stokosov (1993). Discharge of 90Sr form 1986-1990 with the waters of Dnepr River to the Black Sea. Aquatic Resources, 20(3), 387-390 (in Russian).

30. Buesseler, K. O. and C. R. Benitez (1994). Determination of mass accumulation rates and sediment radionuclide inventories in the deep Black Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(11/12):1605-1615.

31. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, L. Ivanov, and A. Romanov (1994). Stability of the Oxic/Anoxic Interface in the Black Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(2), 283-296.

32. Buesseler, K. O., A. F. Michaels, D. A. Siegel, A. H. Knap (1994). A Three Dimensional Time-Dependent Approach to Calibrating Sediment Trap Fluxes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 8(2), 179-193.

33. Hartman, M. C. and K. O. Buesseler (1994). Adsorbers for In-Situ Collection and At-Sea Gamma Analysis of Dissolved Thorium-234 in Seawater. WHOI Technical Report, WHOI-94-15.

34. Michaels, A. F., N. R. Bates, K. O. Buesseler, C. A. Carlson, and A. H. Knap (1994). Carbon System Imbalances in the Sargasso Sea. Nature, 372, 537-540.

35. Waser, N. A., A. P Fleer, T. R. Hammar, K. O. Buesseler and M. P. Bacon (1994). Determination of Natural 32P and 33P in Rainwater, Marine Particles and Plankton by Low-Level Beta Counting. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A, 338, 560-567.

36. Buesseler, K. O., J. A. Andrews, M. C. Hartman, R. Belastock, and F. Chai (1995). Regional Estimates of the Export Flux of Particulate Organic Carbon Derived from Thorium-234 During the JGOFS EQPAC Program. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 42(2-3), 777-804.

37. Cochran, J. K., D. J. Hirschberg, H. D. Livingston, K. O. Buesseler, and R. M. Key (1995). Natural and Anthropogenic Radionuclide Distributions in the Nansen Basin, Arctic Ocean: Scavenging Rates and Circulation Timescales. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 42(6), 1495-1517.

38. Moran, S. B., J. A. Hoff, K. O. Buesseler, and R. L. Edwards (1995). High Precision 230Th and 232Th in the Norwegian Sea by Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(19), 2589-2592.

39. Murnane, R. J., J. K. Cochran, K. O. Buesseler, and M. P. Bacon (1996). Least-squares Estimates of Thorium, Particle, and Nutrient Cycling Rate Constants from the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 43(2), 239-258.

40. Buesseler, K.O. and H.D. Livingston (1996). Natural and Man-Made Radionuclides in the Black Sea. In: Radionuclides in the Oceans, Inputs and Inventories, P. Guéguéniat, P. Germain and H. Métivier, eds. Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire, Cherbourg, France, 199-217.

41. Buesseler, K., J. Bauer, R. Chen, T Eglinton, Ö. Gustafsson, W. Landing, K. Mopper, S. B. Moran, P. Santschi, R. Vernon Clark, M. Wells (1996). An Intercomparison of Cross-Flow filtration Techniques Used for Sampling Marine Colloids: Overview and Organic Carbon Results. Marine Chemistry, 55(1/2), 1-31.

42. Gustafsson, Ö., K. O. Buesseler, and P. M. Gschwend (1996). On the Integrity of Cross-Flow Filtration for Marine Organic Colloids. Marine Chemistry, 55(1/2), 93-112

43. Buesseler, K.O. and H.D. Livingston (1997). Time-series profiles of 134Cs, 137Cs and 90Sr in the Black Sea. NATO ARW on “Sensitivity of North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea to Anthropogenic and Climatic Changes” (E. Ozsoy and A. Mikaelyan, eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 239-251.

44. Gustafsson, Ö., P.M. Gschwend and K.O. Buesseler (1997). Using 234Th disequilibria to estimate the vertical removal rates of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the surface ocean. Marine Chemistry, 57, 11-23.

45. Buesseler, K. O. (1997). The Isotopic Signature of Fallout Plutonium in the North Pacific. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 36 (1), 69-83.

46. Gustafsson, Ö., P.M. Gschwend and K.O. Buesseler (1997). Settling Removal Rates of PCBs into the Northwestern Atlantic Derived from 238U-234Th Disequilibria. Env. Sci. and Tech., 31, 3544-3550.

47. Buesseler, K.O. (1998). The de-coupling of production and particulate export in the surface ocean. Global Biogoechemical Cycles, 12 (2), 297-310.

48. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. O. Buesseler (1998). New techniques for the measurement of 32P and 33P activities in rain and seawater. Analytical Chemistry, 70 (1), 64-72.

49. Dai, M., K. O. Buesseler, P. Ripple, J. Andrews, R. Belastock, O. Gustafsson and S. B. Moran (1998). Evaluation of two cross-flow ultrafiltration membranes for their ability to isolate marine organic colloids. Marine Chemistry, 62, 117-136.

50. Gustafsson, Ö., K. O. Buesseler, W. Rockwell Geyer, S. Bradley Moran and P. M. Gschwend (1998). On the Relative Significance of Horizontal and Vertical Transport of Chemicals in the Coastal Ocean: Application of a Two-Dimensional Th-234 Cycling Model. Cont. Shelf Res. 18, 805-829.

51. Buesseler, K. O., L. Ball, J. Andrews, C. Benitez-Nelson, R. Belastock, F. Chai and Y. Chao (1998). Upper Ocean Export of Particulate Organic Carbon in the Arabian Sea derived from Thorium-234. Deep-Sea Research Part II, Arabian Sea Volume, 45 (10-11), 2461-2487.

52. Lee, C., D. W. Murray, R. T. Barber, K. O. Buesseler, J. Dymond, J. I. Hedges, S. Honjo, S. J. Manganini, J. Marra, C. Moser, M. L. Peterson, W. L. Prell and S. G. Wakeham (1998). Particulate organic carbon fluxes: Results from the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study. Deep-Sea Research Part II, Arabian Sea Volume, 45 (10-11), 2489-2501.

53. Stokozov, N.A. and K.O. Buesseler (1999). Mixing Model for the NW Black Sea Using Sr-90 and Salinity as Tracers. J. Environ. Radioactivity, 43 (2), 173-186.

54. Stanev, E., K. O. Buesseler, J. V. Staneva, and H. D. Livingston (1999). The fate of Chernobyl 90Sr in the Black Sea: validation of numerical simulations against observed data. J. Environ. Radioactivity, 43 (2), 187-204.

55. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. Buesseler. (1999). Temporal variability of inorganic and organic phosphorus in the coastal ocean. Nature, 398, 502-505.

56. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. Buesseler. (1999). 32P, 33P, 7Be and 210Pb as Tracers of Aerosol Residence Times and
Statosphere/Troposphere Exchange. J. Geophys. Res., 104 (D9), 11,745-11,754.

57. Staneva, J., K.O. Buesseler, E. Stanev, and H.D. Livingston (1999). Application of radiotracers to study Black Sea circulation: Validation of numerical simultions against observed weapon testing and Chernobyl 137Cs tracers. J. Geophys. Res. 104 (C5), 11,099-11,114.

58. Bidigare, R.R., Hanson, K.L., Buesseler, K.O., Wakeham, S.G., Freeman, K.H., Pancost, R.D., Millero, F.J., Steinberg, P., Popp, B.N., Latasa, M., Landry, M.R. and E.A. Laws (1999). Iron-stimulated changes in 13C fractionation and export by equatorial Pacific phytoplankton. Paleoceanography, vol. 14, No. 5, 589-595.

59. Buesseler, K.O., Steinberg, D.K., Michaels, A.F., Johnson, R.J., Andrews, J.E., Valdes, J.R., and J.F. Price (2000). A comparison of the quantity and quality of material caught in a neutrally buoyant versus surface-tethered sediment trap. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part I, 47, 277-294.

60. Benitez-Nelson, C., Buesseler, K., and G. Crossin. (2000). Upper ocean carbon export, horizontal transport, and vertical eddy diffusivity in the southwestern Gulf of Maine. (PDF) Cont. Shelf. Res., 20, 707-736.

61. Buesseler, K.O. and M. Charette (2000). Commentary on: How accurate are the 234Th based particulate residence times in the ocean? (PDF) by G. Kim, N. Hussain, and T. Church. Geophys. Res. Letts., 27 (13), 1939-1940.

62. Boyd, P. W., A. Watson, C. S. Law, E. Abraham, T. Trull, R. Murdoch, D. C. E. Bakker, A. R. Bowie, K. Buesseler, H. Chang, M. Charette, P. Croot, K. Downing, R. Frew, M. Gall, M. Hadfield, J. Hall, M. Harvey, G. Jameson, J. Laroche, M. Liddicoat, R. Ling, M.T. Maldonado, R.M. Mckay, S. Nodder, S. Pickmere, R. Pridmore, S. Rintoul, K. Safi, P. Sutton, R. Strzepek, K. Tanneberger, S. Turner, A. Waite & J. Zeldis (2000). A mesoscale phytoplankton bloom in the polar Southern Ocean stimulated by iron fertilisation. (PDF) Nature, 407, 695-702.

63. Charette, M. A. and K. O. Buesseler (2000). Does iron fertilization lead to rapid carbon export in the Southern Ocean? (PDF) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 1, Paper 2000GC000069.

64. Cochran, J. K, K. O. Buesseler, M. P. Bacon, H. W. Wang, D. J. Hirschberg, L. Ball, J. Andrews, G. Crossin and A. Fleer (2000). Short-lived thorium isotopes (234Th, 228Th) as indicators of POC export and particle cycling in the Ross Sea, Southern Ocean. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 47 (15-16), 3451-3490.

65. Dai, M.H., K.O. Buesseler, J.M. Kelley, J. E. Andrews, S. Pike and J.F. Wacker (2001). Size Fractionated plutonium Isotopes in a Coastal Environment. (PDF) J. Environ. Radioactivity, 53 (1), 9-25.

66. Nodder, S. D., Charette, M. A., Waite, A. M., Trull, T. W., Boyd, P. W., Zeldis, J., and K. O. Buesseler (2001) Particle transformations and export flux during an in situ iron-stimulated algal bloom in the Southern Ocean (PDF). Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (12), 2409-2412.

67. Buesseler, K. O., C. Benitez-Nelson, Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Andrews, J., Ball, L., Crossin, G., and M. Charette (2001). An intercomparison of small- and large-volume techniques for thorium-234 in seawater. (PDF) Marine Chemistry, 74, 15-28.

68. Charette, M. A., K. O. Buesseler and J. E. Andrews (2001). Utility of radium isotopes for evaluating the input and transport of groundwater-derived nitrogen to a Cape Cod estuary. Limnology and Oceanography, 46(2), 465-470.

69. Buesseler, K.O., L. Ball, J. Andrews, J. K. Cochran, D. J. Hirschberg, M. P. Bacon, A. Fleer and M. Brzezinski (2001). Upper ocean export of particulate organic carbon and biogenic silica in the Southern Ocean along 170°W. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 48, 4275-4297.

70. Benitez-Nelson, C., K. O. Buesseler, Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Andrews, J., Ball, L., Crossin, G., and M. Charette (2001). Testing a new small-volume technique for determining thorium-234 in seawater. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 248 (3), 795-799.

71. Benitez-Nelson, C., K. O. Buesseler, D. Karl and J. Andrews (2001). A time-series study of particular matter export in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre based upon 234Th:238U disequilibrium. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part I, 48, 2595-2611.

72. Nelson, D.M., R.F. Anderson, R.T. Barber, M.A. Brzezinski, K.O. Buesseler, Z. Chase, R.W. Collier, M.-L. Dickson, R.François, M. Hiscock, S. Honjo, J. Marra, W.R. Martin, R.N. Sambrotto, F.L. Sayles and D.E. Sigmon (2002). Vertical budgets for organic carbon and biogenic silica in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean, 1996-1998. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 49 (9-10), 1,645-1,673.

73. Dai, M. H., J. M. Kelley and K. O. Buesseler (2002). Sources and migration of plutonium in groundwater at the Savannah River Site. (PDF) Environmental Science and Technology. 36, 3690-3699.

74. Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M, K.O. Buesseler, U. Bathmann, I. Hense and J. Andrews (2002). Comparison of carbon and opal export rates between summer and spring bloom periods in the region of the Antarctic Polar Front, SE Atlantic. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 49 (18), 3849-3870.

75. Buesseler, K. O., Dai, M. and M. Hassellöv (2003). Commentary on: “Trace Metal Levels in Uncontaminated Groundwater of a Coastal Watershed: Importance of Colloidal Forms” by Sañudo-Wilhelmy et al.” (PDF) Environmental Science and Technology. 37(30), 657-658.

76. Buesseler, K.O., Barber, R.T., Dickson, M-L, Hiscock, M.R., Moore, J.K., and R. Sambrotto (2003). The effect of marginal ice-edge dynamics on production and export in the Southern Ocean along 170ºW. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II. 50(3-4), 579 - 603.

77. Buesseler, K.O., Boyd, P.W. (2003). Will Ocean Fertilization Work? Science, 300, 67-68.

78. Sweeney, E. N., McGillicuddy, D.J., and K.O. Buesseler (2003). Biogeochemical Impacts due to Mesoscale Eddy Activity in the Sargasso Sea as Measured at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) Site. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part I, 50, 3017-3039.

79. Charette, M.A. and K.O. Buesseler (2004). Submarine groundwater discharge of nutrients and copper in an urban subestuary of Chesapeake Bay (Elizabeth River) (PDF). Limnology and Oceanography, 49(2), 376-385.

80. Buesseler, K.O., J.E. Andrews, S.M. Pike and M.A. Charette (2004). The effects of iron fertilization on carbon sequestration in the Southern Ocean. Science, 304: 414-417.

81. Coale, K.H., K.S. Johnson, F.P. Chavez, K.O. Buesseler, R.T. Barber, M.A. Brzezinski, W.P. Cochlan, F.J. Millero, P.G. Falkowski, J.E. Bauer, R.H. Wanninkhof, R.M. Kudela, M.A. Altabet, B.E. Hales, T. Takahashi, M.R. Landry, R.R. Bidigare, X. Wang, Z. Chase, P.G. Strutton, G.E. Friederich, M.Y. Gorbunov, V.P. Lance, A.K. Hilting, M.R. Hiscock, M. Demarest, W.T. Hiscock, K.F. Sullivan, S.J. Tanner, R. M. Gordon, C.L. Hunter, V.A. Elrod, S.E. Fitwater, J.L. Jones, S. Tozzi, M. Koblizek, A.E. Roberts, J. Herndon, J. Brewster, N. Ladizinsky, G. Smith, D. Cooper, D. Timothy, S.L. Brown, K.E. Selph, C.C. Sheridan, B.S. Twining and Z.I. Johnson (2004). Southern Ocean Iron Enrichment Experiment (SOFeX): Carbon cycling in high- and low-Si waters. Science, 304: 408-414.

82. Savoye, N., K.O. Buesseler, D. Cardinal and F. Dehairs (2004). 234Th deficit and excess in the Southern Ocean during spring 2001: particle export and mineralization. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L12301, doi: 10.1029/2004GL019744.

83. Stanley, R.H.R., K.O. Buesseler, S.J. Manganini, D.K. Steinberg and J.R. Valdes (2004). A Comparison of Major and Minor Elemental Fluxes collected using Neutrally Buoyant and Surface-Tethered Traps (PDF). Deep-Sea Research Part I, 51, 1387-1395.

84. Buesseler, K.O., J.E. Andrews, S. Pike, M.A. Charette, L.E. Goldson, M.A. Brzezinski and V.P. Lance (2005). Particle export during the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX). (PDF) Limnology and Oceanography, 50: 311-327.

85. Dai, M., K. O. Buesseler, S. M. Pike (2005). Plutonium in groundwater at the 100K-Area of the U.S. DOE Hanford Site. (PDF) Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 76: 167-189.

86. Pike, S.M., K.O. Buesseler, J. Andrews and N. Savoye (2005). Quantification of 234Th recovery in small volume sea water samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. (PDF) Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 263(2): 355-360.

87. Povinec, P.P., A. Aarkrog, K.O. Buesseler, R. Delfanti, K. Hirose, G.H. Hong, T. Ito, H.D. Livingston, H. Nies, B.E. Noshkin, S. Shima and O. Togawa (2005). 90Sr, 137Cs and 239,240Pu surface water time series in the Pacific and Indian Oceans - WOMARS results. (PDF) Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 81: 63-87.

88. de Baar, H., P. Boyd, K. Coale, A. Tsuda, D. Bakker, Y. Bozec, M. Brzezinski, K. Buesseler, M. Boye, P. Croot, F. Gervais, M. Gorbunov, P. Harrison, W. Hiscock, P. Laan, C. Lancelot, M. Levasseur, A. Marchetti, J. Nishioka, Y. Nojiri, T. van Oijen, U. Riebesell, S. Takeda, K. Timmermans, M. Veldhuis and others (2005). Synthesis of iron fertilization experiments: From the Iron Age in the Age of Enlightenment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110: C09S16, doi:10.1029/2004JC002601.

89. Ball, L.A., J.E. Andrews and K.O. Buesseler (2005). Thorium fluxes and carbon export from the Ross Sea: A preliminary report. Antarctic Journal of the United States, 33: 262-260.

90. Buesseler, K.O., C.R. Benitez-Nelson, S.B. Moran, A. Burd, M. Charette, J. K. Cochran, L. Coppola, N.S. Fisher, S.W. Fowler, W.D. Gardner, L.D. Guo, O. Gustafsson, C. Lamborg, P. Masque, J.C. Miquel, U. Passow, P.H. Santschi, N. Savoye, G. Stewart and T. Trull (2006). An assessment of particulate organic carbon to thorium-234 ratios in the ocean and their impact on the application of 234Th as a POC flux proxy. Marine Chemistry, 100: 213-233.

91. Rutgers van der Loeff, M., M.M. Sarin, M. Baskaran, C. Benitez-Nelson, K.O. Buesseler, M. Charette, M. Dai, Ö. Gustafsson, P. Masque, P.J. Morris, K. Orlandini, A. Rodriguez y Baena, N. Savoye, S. Schmidt, R. Turnewitsch, I. Vöge and J.T. Waples (2006). A review of present techniques and methodological advances in analyzing 234Th in aquatic systems. Marine Chemistry, 100: 190-212.

92. Savoye, N., C. Benitez-Nelson, A.B. Burd, J.K. Cochran, M. Charette, K.O. Buesseler, G.A. Jackson, M. Roy-Barman, S. Schmidt and M. Elskens (2006). 234Th sorption and export models in the water column: a review. Marine Chemistry, 100: 234-249.

93. Glover, D.M., C.L. Chandler, S.C. Doney, K.O. Buesseler, G. Heimerdinger, J.K.B. Bishop and G.R. Flierl (2006). The U.S. JGOFS data management experience. Deep-Sea Research II, 53(5-7): 793-802.

94. Boyd, P.W., T. Jickells, C.S. Law, S. Blain, E.A. Boyle, K.O. Buesseler, K.H. Coale, J.J. Cullen, H.J.W. de Baar, M. Follows, M. Harvey, C. Lancelot, M. Levasseur, N.P.J. Owens, R. Pollard, R.B. Rivkin, J. Sarmiento, V. Schoemann, V. Smetacek, S. Takeda, A. Tsuda, S. Turner and A.J. Watson (2007). A synthesis of mesoscale iron-enrichment experiments 1993-2005: key findings and implications for ocean biogeochemistry. Science, 315: 612-617.

95. Hassellöv, M., K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike and M. Dai (2007). Application of cross-flow filtration for the determination of colloidal abundances in suboxic ferrous-rich ground waters. Science of the Total Environment, 372(2-3): 636-644.

96. Buesseler, K.O., C.H. Lamborg, P.W. Boyd, P.J. Lam, T.W. Trull, R.R. Bidigare, J.K.B. Bishop, K.L. Casciotti, F. Dehairs, M. Elskens, M. Honda, D.M. Karl, D. Siegel, M.W. Silver, D.K. Steinberg, J. Valdes, B. Van Mooy and S. Wilson (2007). Revisiting Carbon Flux Through the Ocean's Twilight Zone. Science, 316: 567-570, DOI: 10.1126/science.1137959.

97. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.J., L.A. Anderson, N.R. Bates, T. Bibby, K.O. Buesseler, C. Carlson, C.S. Davis, C. Ewart, P.G. Falkowski, S.A. Goldthwait, D.A. Hansell, W.J. Jenkins, R. Johnson, V.K. Kosnyrev, J.R. Ledwell, Q.P. Li, D.A. Siegel, and D.K. Steinberg (2007). Eddy-Wind Interactions Stimulate Extraordinary Mid-Ocean Plankton Blooms. Science, 316: 1021-1026, DOI: 10.1126/science.1136256.

98. Buesseler, K.O., A.N. Antia, M. Chen, S.W. Fowler, W.D. Gardner, Ö. Gustaffson, K. Harada, A.F. Michaels, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, M. Sarin, D.K. Steinberg and T. Trull (2007). An assessment of the use of sediment traps for estimating upper ocean particle fluxes. Journal of Marine Research, 65(3): 345-416.

99. Siegel, D.A., E. Fields and K.O. Buesseler (2008). A bottom-up view of the biological pump: Modeling statistical funnels above ocean sediment traps. Deep-Sea Research I, 55(1): 108-127.

100. Andrews, J.E., C. Hartin, and K.O. Buesseler (2008). Beryllium-7 analyses in seawater by low background gamma spectroscopy. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 277(1): 253-259.

101. Steinberg, D.K., B.A.S. Van Mooy, K.O. Buesseler, P.W. Boyd, T. Kobari and D.M. Karl (2008). Bacterial vs. zooplankton control of sinking particle flux in the ocean's twilight zone. Limnol. Oceanogr., 53(4): 1327-1338.

102. Buesseler, K.O., C. Lamborg, P. Cai, R. Escoube, R. Johnson, S. Pike, P. Masque, D. McGillicuddy and E. Verdeny (2008). Particle fluxes associated with mesoscale eddies in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Research II, 55: 1426-1444.

103. Buesseler, K.O. and and R.S. Lampitt (2008). Introduction to Understanding the Ocean's Biological Pump: results from VERTIGO. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1519-1521.

104. Buesseler, K.O., T.W. Trull, D.K. Steinberg, M.W. Silver, D.A. Siegel, S.-I. Saitoh, C.H. Lamborg, P.J. Lam, D.M. Karl, N.Z. Jiao, M.C. Honda, M.Elskens, F. Dehairs, S.L. Brown, P.W. Boyd, J.K.B. Bishop and R.R. Bidigare (2008b). VERTIGO (VERtical Transport In the Global Ocean): a study of particle sources and flux attenuation in the North PacificDeep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1522-1539.

105. Lamborg, C. et al. (2008). The flux of bio- and lithogenic material associated with sinking particles in the mesopelagic “Twilight Zone” of the northwest and north central Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1540-1563.

106. Lamborg, C.H., K.O. Buesseler, and P.J. Lam (2008). Sinking fluxes of minor and trace elements in the North Pacific Ocean measured during the VERTIGO program. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1564-1577.

107. Elskens, M., N. Brion, K.O. Buesseler, B.A.S. Van Mooy, P. Boyd, F. Dehairs. N. Savoyes and W. Baeyens (2008). Primary, new and export production in the NW Pacific Subarctic Gyre during the VERTIGO K2 experiments. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1594-1604.

108. Wilson, S.E., D.K. Steinberg, and K.O. Buesseler (2008). Changes in fecal pellet characteristics with depth as indicators of zooplankton repackaging of particles in the mesopelagic zone. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1636-1647.

109. Dehairs, F., S. Jacquet, N. Savoye, B.A.S. Van Mooy, K.O. Buesseler, J.K.B. Bishop, C.H. Lamborg, M. Elskens, W. Baeyens, P.W. Boyd, K.L. Casciotti and C. Monnin (2008). Barium in twilight zone suspended matter as a potential proxy for particulate organic carbon mineralization: Results for the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1673-1683.

110. Trull, T.W., S. Bray, K.O. Buesseler, C. Lamborg, S. Manganini, C. Moy, and J. Valdes (2008). In-situ measurement of mesopelagic particle sinking rates and the control of carbon transfer to the ocean interior during the Vertical Flux in the Global Ocean (VERTIGO) voyages in the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1684-1695.

111. Buesseler, Ken O., Daniel I. Kaplan, Min Han Dai and Steven Pike (2009). Source-Dependent and Source-Independent Controls on Plutonium Oxidation State and Colloid Associations in Groundwater. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43 (5): 1322-1328 DOI: 10.1021/es8028318.

112. Buesseler, Ken O., and Philip W. Boyd (2009). Shedding light on processes that control particle export and flux attenuation in the twilight zone of the open ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr., 54(4): 1210-1232.

113. Buesseler, K.O., S. Pike, K. Maiti, C.H. Lamborg, D.A. Siegel and T.W. Trull (2009). Thorium-234 as a tracer of spatial, temporal and vertical variability in particle flux in the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research I, 56 (1143-1167) doi:10.101b/j.dsr.2009.04.001.

114. Pike, S.M., H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler (2009). Assessment of size-fractionated species of curium-244 via alpha spectroscopy in groundwater. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10967-009-0214-4.

115. Burd, Adrian B., Dennis A. Hansell, Deborah K. Steinberg, Thomas R. Anderson, Javier Arístegui, Federico Baltar, Steven R. Beaupré, Ken O. Buesseler, Frank DeHairs, George A. Jackson, David C. Kadko, Rolf Koppelmann, Richard S. Lampitt, Toshi Nagata, Thomas Reinthaler, Carol Robinson, Bruce H. Robison, Christian Tamburini and Tsuneo Tanaka (2010). Assessing the apparent imbalance between geochemical and biochemical indicators of meso- and bathypelagic biological activity: What the @$#! is wrong with present calculations of carbon budgets? Deep-Sea Research II , 57(16): 1429-1592.

116. Maiti, Kanchan, Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson and Ken O. Buesseler (2010). Insights into particle formation and remineralization using the short-lived radionuclide, thorium-234. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L15608, doi:10.1029/2010GL044063.

117. McDonnell, Andrew M.P., and Ken O. Buesseler (2010). Variability in the average sinking velocity of marine particles. Limnology and Oceanography, 55(5): 2085-2096.

118. Buesseler, K. O., A.M.P. McDonnell, O.M.E. Schofield, D.K. Steinberg, and H.W. Ducklow (2010). High particle export over the continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22606, doi:10.1029/2010GL045448.

119. Owens, S.A., Buesseler, K.O., and K.W.W. Sims (2011). Re-evaluating the 238 U-salinity relationship in seawater: Implications for the 238 U- 234 Th disequilibrium method. Marine Chemistry, 127: 31-39.

120. Baeyens, W., A.R. Bowie, K. Buesseler, M. Elskens, Y. Gao, C. Lamborg, M. Leermakers, T. Remenyi and H. Zhang (2011). Size-fractionated labile trace elements in the Northwest Pacific and Southern Oceans. Marine Chemistry, 126: 108-113.

121. Buesseler, K., M. Aoyama, and M. Fukasawa (2011). Impacts of the Fukushima nuclear power plants on marine radioactivity. Environmental Science & Technology, 45: 9931-9935.

122. Buesseler, K.O., S.R. Jayne, N.S. Fisher, I.I. Rypina, H. Baumann, Z. Baumann, C.F. Breier, E.M. Douglass, J. George, A.M. Macdonald, H. Miyamoto, J. Nishikawa, S.M. Pike and S. Yoshida (2012). Fukushima-derived radionuclides in the ocean and biota off Japan. PNAS, doi/10.1073/pnas.1120794109.

123. McDonnell, A.M.P, and K.O. Buesseler (2012). A new method for the estimation of sinking particle fluxes from measurements of particle size distribution, sinking velocity, and carbon density. L&O Methods, 10: 329-346.

124. Maiti, K., K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike, C. Benitez-Nelson, P. Cai, W. Chen, K. Cochran, M. Dai, F. Dehairs, B. Gasser, R.P. Kelly, P. Masque, L.A. Miller, J.C. Miquel, S.B. Moran, P.J. Morris, F. Peine, F. Planchon, A.A. Renfro, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, P.H. Santschi, R. Turnewitsch, J.T. Waples, and C. Xu (2012). Intercalibration studies of short-lived thorium-234 in the water column and marine particles. L&O Methods, 10: 631-644.

125. Pike, S.M., K.O. Buesseler, C.F. Breier, H. Dulaiova, K. Stastna, and F. Sebesta (2012). Extraction of cesium in seawater off Japan using AMP-PAN resin and quantification via gamma spectroscopy and inductively coupled mass spectrometry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry,
DOI 10.1007/s10967-012-2014-5.

126. Tumey, S.J., T.P. Guilderson, T.A. Brown, T. Broek, K.O. Buesseler (2012). Input of I-129 into the Western Pacific Ocean Resulting from the Fukushima Nuclear Event. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 296: 957-962, DOI 10.1007/s10967-012-2217-9.

127. Owens, S.A., K.O. Buesseler, C.H. Lamborg, J. Valdes, M.W. Lomas, R.J. Johnson, D.K. Steinberg and D.A Siegel (2013). A new time-series of particle export from neutrally buoyant sediment traps at the Bermuda Atlantic time-series study site. Deep-Sea Research I, 72: 34-47.

128. Charette, M.A., C.F. Breier, P.B. Henderson, S.M. Pike, I.I. Rypina, S.R. Jayne and K.O. Buesseler (2013). Radium-based estimates of cesium isotope transport and total direct ocean discharges from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Biogeosciences, 10: 2159-2167, doi:10.5194/bg-10-2159-2013.

129. Maiti, K., M.A. Charette, K.O. Buesseler and M. Kahru (2013). An inverse relationship between production and export in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 40: 1-5, doi:10.1002/grl.50219.

130. Casacuberta, N., P. Masqué, J. Garcia-Orellana, R. García-Tenorio and K.O. Buesseler (2013). 90Sr and 89Sr in seawater off Japan as a consequence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident. Biogeosciences,10, 3649-3659, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-3649-2013.

131. Rypina, I.I., S.R. Jayne, S. Yoshida, A.M. Macdonald, E. Douglass and K. Buesseler (2013). Short-term dispersal of Fukushima-derived radionuclides off Japan: Modeling efforts and model-data intercomparison. Biogeosciences, 10, 4973-4990, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4973-2013.

132. Estapa, M.L., K.O. Buesseler, E. Boss and G.P. Gerbi (2013). Autonomous, high-resolution observations of particle flux in the oligotrophic ocean. Biogeosciences, 10, 5517-5531, doi:10.5194/bg-10-5517-2013.

133. Povinec, P.P., M. Aoyama, D. Biddulph, R. Breier, K. Buesseler, C.C. Chang, R. Golser, X.L. Hou, M. Ješkovský, A.J.T. Jull, J. Kaizer, M. Nakano, H. Nies, L. Palcsu, L. Papp, M.K. Pham, P. Steier and L.Y. Zhang (2013). Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters – a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout. Biogeosciences, 10, 6377–6416, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-6377-2013.

134. Kameník, J., H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike and K. Šťastná (2013). Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident. Biogeosciences, 10, 6045-6052, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6045-2013.

135. Siegel, D.A., K.O. Buesseler, S.C. Doney, S.F. Sailley, M.J. Behrenfeld and P.W. Boyd (2014). Global assessment of ocean carbon export by combining satellite observations and food-web models, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 181-196, doi: 10.1002/2013GB004743.

136. Guilderson, T.P. S.J. Tumey, T.A. Brown, and K.O. Buesseler (2014). The 129-iodine content of subtropical Pacific waters: impact of Fukushima and other anthropogenic 129-iodine sources. Biogeosciences, 11, 4839-4852, doi:10.5194/bg-11-4839-2014.

137. Black, E.E., and K.O. Buesseler (2014). Spatial variability and the fate of cesium in coastal sediments near Fukushima, Japan. Biogeosciences, 11, 5123-5137, doi:10.5194/bg-11-5123-2014.

138. Buesseler, Ken O. (2014). Fukushima and Ocean Radioactivity. Oceanography, 27(1): 92–105,

139. Dulaquais, G., M. Boye, R. Middag, S. Owens, V. Puigcorbe, K. Buesseler, P. Masqué, H. de Baar and X. Carton (2014). Contrasting biogeochemical cycles of cobalt in the surface western Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28 (12), 1387–1412, DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004903.

140. Rypina, I.I., S.R. Jayne, S. Yoshida, A.M. Macdonald, and K. Buesseler (2014). Drifter-based estimate of the 5-year dispersal of Fukushimaderived radionuclides. JGR-Oceans, 119, 8177–8193, doi:10.1002/2014JC010306.

141. McDonnell, A.M.P., P.J. Lam, C.H. Lamborg, K.O. Buesseler, R. Sanders, J.S. Riley, C. Marsay, H.E.K. Smith, E.C. Sargent, R.S. Lampitt and J.K.B. Bishop (2015). The oceanographic toolbox for the collection of sinking and suspended marine particles.  Progress in Oceanography, 13: 17-31.

142. Owens, S.A., S. Pike and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Thorium-234 as a tracer of particle dynamics and upper ocean export in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research-II, 116: 42-59.

143. Durkin, C., M.L. Estapa, and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Observations of carbon export by small sinking particles in the upper mesopelagic. Marine Chemistry, 175: 72-81.

144. Buesseler, K.O., C.R. German, M.C. Honda, S. Otosaka, E.E. Black, H. Kawakami, S.J. Manganini, and S.M. Pike (2015). Tracking the Fate of Particle Associated Fukushima Daiichi Cesium in the Ocean off Japan. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (16): 9807-9816, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02635.

145. McDonnell, A.M.P., P.W. Boyd, K.O. Buesseler (2015). Effects of sinking velocities and microbial respiration rates on the attenuation of particulate carbon fluxes through the mesopelagic zone. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29 (2): 175-193, doi:10.1002/2014GB004935.

146. Pike, S., A.S Adekola, J. Colaresi, G. Ilie, W.F. Mueller, K.M. Yocum and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Improved Gamma-Spectroscopy of marine samples via low background Small Anode Germanium (SAGe) Well Detector. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10967.

147. Baumann, Z., N.S. Fisher, C.J. Gobler, K.O. Buesseler, J.A. George, C. F. Breier and J. Nishikawa (2015). Fukushima 137Cs at the base of planktonic food webs off Japan. Deep-Sea Research II, 106: 9-16.

148. Breier, C.A.F., S.M. Pike, F. Sebesta, K. Tradd; J.A. Breier and K.O. Buesseler (2015). New applications of KNiFC-PAN resin for broad scale monitoring of radiocesium following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear distaster. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10967-015-4421-x.

149. Schlitzer, R., and others, including K.O. Buesseler (The GEOTRACES Group) (2015). The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014. Marine Chemistry, 177(1): 1-8.

150. Maiti, K., M.A. Charette, K.O. Buesseler, K. Zhou, P. Henderson, W.S. Moore, P. Morris, and L. Kipp (2015). Determination of particulate and dissolved 228Th in seawater using a delayed coincidence counter. Marine Chemistry, 177(1): 196-202.

151. Yoshida, S., A.M. Macdonald, S.R. Jayne, I.I. Rypina and K. Buesseler (2015). Observed eastward progression of the Fukushima 134Cs signal across the North Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 7139–7147, doi:10.1002/2015GL065259.

152. Estapa, M.L., D.A. Siegel, K.O. Buesseler, R.H.R. Stanley, M.W. Lomas, and N.B. Nelson (2015). Decoupling of net community production and export production at submesoscales in the Sargasso Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29, 1266–1282, doi:10.1002/2014GB004913.

153. Castrillejo, M., N. Casacuberta, C. Breier, S. Pike, P. Masque and K. Buesseler (2016). Reassessment of 90Sr, 137Cs and 134Cs in the coast off Japan derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accidentEnvironmental Science and Technology, 50: 173−180, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03903.

154. Gill, G., L.-J. Kuo, C. Janke, J. Park, R. Jeters, G. Bonheyo, H.-B. Pan, C. Wai, T. Khangaonkar, L. Bianucci, J. Wood, M.G. Warner, S. Peterson, D. Abrecht, R. Mayes, C. Tsouris, Y. Oyola, J. Strivens, N. Schlafer, R.S. Addleman, W. Chouyyok, S. Das, J. Kim, K. Buesseler, C. Breier, and E. D'Alessandro (2016). The Uranium from Seawater Program at PNNL: Overview of Marine Testing, Adsorbent Characterization, Adsorbent Durability, Adsorbent Toxicity, and Deployment Studies. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b03649.

155. Siegel, David, Ken Buesseler, Mike Behrenfeld, Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Emmanuel Boss, Mark Brzezinski, Adrian Burd, Craig Carlson, Eric D’Asaro, Scott Doney, Mary Jane Perry, Rachel Stanley and Deborah Steinberg (2016). Prediction of the Export and Fate of Global Ocean Net Primary Production: The EXPORTS Science Plan. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3: 22. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00022.

156. Lerner, P., P.J. Lam, O. Marchal, R.F. Anderson, K. Buesseler, M. Charette, R.L. Edwards, C.T. Hayes, K.F. Huang, Y. Lu and L.F. Robinson (2016). Testing models of thorium and particle cycling in the ocean using data from station GT11-22 of the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Section. Deep-Sea Research I, 113: 57-79.

157. Buesseler, K., M. Dai, M. Aoyama, C. Benitez-Nelson, S. Charmasson, K. Higley, V. Maderich, P. Masqué, P.J. Morris, D. Oughton, and J.N. Smith (2017). Fukushima Daiichi–Derived Radionuclides in the Ocean: Transport, Fate, and Impacts. Annual Review of Marine Science, 9: 173-203, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733.

158. Durkin, C., B. Van Mooy, S. Dyhrman and K. Buesseler (2016). Sinking phytoplankton associated with carbon flux in the Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, doi: 10.1002/lno.10253.

159. Zhou, Kuanbo, Kanchan Maiti, Minhan Dai, Shuh-Ji Kao, and Ken Buesseler (2016). Does adsorption of dissolved organic carbon and thorium onto membrane filters affect the carbon to thorium ratios, a primary parameter in estimating export carbon flux? Marine Chemistry, 184: 1-10.

160. Lerner, P., O. Marchal, P.J. Lam, K. Buesseler and M. Charette (2017). Kinetics of thorium and particle cycling along the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect. Deep-Sea Research I, 125: 106-128.

161. Estapa, M., C. Durkin, K. Buesseler, R. Johnson and M. Feen (2017). Carbon flux from bio-optical profiling floats: calibrating transmissometers for use as optical sediment traps. Deep-Sea Research I, 120: 100-111.

162. Sanial, Virginie, Ken O. Buesseler, Matthew A. Charette, and Seiya Nagao (2017). Unexpected source of Fukushima derived radiocesium to the coastal ocean of Japan. PNAS, 11 (42): 11092-11096.

163. Smith, John, Vincent Rossi, Ken Buesseler, Jay Cullen, Jack Cornett, Richard Nelson, Alison Macdonald, Marie Robert, and Jonathan Kellogg (2017). Time series measurements of the transport of the Fukushima radioactivity plume through the northeast Pacific Ocean. Environmental Science & Technology, 51: 10494-10502, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02712.

164. Fassbender, A.F., H.I.Palevsky, T.R.Martz,  A.E.Ingalls, MarthaGledhill, S.E.Fawcett, J.A. Brandes, L.I. Aluwihare, the participants of COME ABOARD (includes K. Buesseler), and DISCO XXV (2017). Perspectives on Chemical Oceanography in the 21st century: Participants of the COME ABOARD Meeting examine aspects of the field in the context of 40 years of DISCO. Marine Chemistry, 196: 181-190,

165. Lerner, P., O. Marchal, P. Lam, K. Buesseler, M. Charette (2017). Kinetics of thorium and particle cycling along the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect. Deep-Sea Research I, 125: 106-128.

166. Vives i Battle, J., M. Aoyama, C. Bradshaw, J. Brown, K. Buesseler, N. Casacuberta Arola, M. Christl, C. Duffa, N. Impens, M. Iosjpe, P. Masqué, and J. Nishikawa (2018). Marine radioecology after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident: Are we better positioned to understand the impact of radionuclides in marine ecosystems? Science of the Total Environment, 618: 80-92.

Manuscripts Submitted, Accepted or In Press:

167. Black, Erin, Ken Buesseler, Steven Pike, and Phoebe Lam (in press-2017). 234Th as a tracer of particulate export and remineralization in the Southeastern Tropical Pacific. Marine Chemistry.

168. Buesseler, K., M.A. Charette, S. Pike, P. Henderson, and L. Kipp (in press-2017). Lingering radioactivity at the Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. Science of the Total Environment.

Non-Peer Reviewed:

Buesseler, K.O. (2016). 5 years later, Fukushima radiation continues to seep into the Pacific Ocean. PBS Newshour, March 9, 2016.

Buessler, K.O. (2014). Ocean Radioactivity. Letter to the Editor, New York Times, July 28, 2014.

Buesseler, K.O. (2014). Oceans After '11- Monitoring radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean near Fukushima. Natural History, 122 (6): 34-39.

Buesseler, K.O. (2012). Fishing for Answers off Fukushima. Science, 338: 480-482, DOI: 10.112b/science.1228250.

Buesseler, K.O. (2012). The great iron dump. Nature, 487: 305-306.

Buesseler, K.O. (March 11, 2012). What the Fukushima accident did to the ocean. CNN.

Buesseler, Ken (April 26, 2011). Japan's irradiated waters: How worried should we be? CNN Opinion on-line.

Fisher, Nicholas S., and Ken O. Buesseler (2011). Tracking Fukushima radionuclides: A research cruise in Japanese waters. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Available at: .

Buesseler, Ken O., Scott C. Doney, David M. Karl, Philip W. Boyd, Ken Caldeira, Fei Chai, Kenneth H. Coale, Hein J. W. de Baar, Paul G. Falkowski, Kenneth S. Johnson, Richard S. Lampitt, Anthony F. Michaels, S. W. A. Naqvi, Victor Smetacek, Shigenobu Takeda, Andrew J. Watson (2008). Ocean Iron Fertilization--Moving Forward in a Sea of Uncertainty. Science, 319 (5860): 162 DOI: 10.1126/science.1154305.

Dehairs, F., A. de Brauwere, M. Elskens, U. Bathmann, S. Becquevort, S. Blain, P. Boyd, K. Buesseler, E. Buitenhaus, M. Gehlen, G. Herndl, C. Klass, R. Lampitt, D. Lefevre, U. Passow, H. Plous, F. Primeau, L. Stemmann and T. Trull (2008). Controls on Organic Carbon Export and Twilight Zone Remineralization: An Overview of the EUROCEANS Workshop. Oceanography, 21(3): 92-95.

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Steinberg, D., H. Ducklow, K.O. Buesseler and M. Bowles (2003). International symposium celebrates completion of JGOFS and previews future studies in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry. EOS, 84(40), 7 October 2003, 413.

Buesseler, K.O. (2001). Ocean Biogeochemistry and the Global Carbon Cycle: An Introduction to the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study. Oceanography, 14(4): 5.

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