Created: 09/25/2021 00:42Updated: 09/25/2021 00:42

Buck, Clifton S  

(912) 598-2418
Bio: My research is on marine biogeochemistry with a focus on trace element cycling in coastal and marine environments. I am interested in the pathways by which trace elements enter these systems and how physical, chemical, and biological cycling affect their distribution. Trace elements are important because they are often required by plants and animals to perform biological processes. Other trace elements can serve as tracers of natural and anthropogenic physical and chemical processes. These elements are often redox-sensitive and can react with particles as well as dissolved organic matter. Past research has focused on atmospheric transport and deposition of mineral aerosols. I have also explored riverine mercury fluxes and cycling within estuaries.

Areas of Expertise

Marine and Earth Science:
Marine Chemistry/Chemical Oceanography
Climate Science
Global biogeochemistry/carbon cycling
Mentoring and Early Career Development:
Master’s students
Ph.D. students
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
Active participation in institutional JEDI programming

Resources & Facilities

Laboratory Facilities:
Analytical equipment
Analytical equipment: Water chemistry analyzers
Computational Facilities:
Not Applicable
Field-Going Resources:
Research vessels