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  • Komada, T., D.J. Burdige, H. Li, C. Magen, J. Chanton and A.K. Cada. 2016. Organic matter cycling across the sulfate-methane transition zone of the Santa Barbara Basin, California Borderland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 176: 259–278.

  • Diner, R., I. Benner, U. Passow, T. Komada, E. Carpenter and J. Stillman. 2015. Negative effects of ocean acidification on calcification vary within the coccolithophore genus Calcidiscus. .

  • Burdige, D.J. and T. Komada. 2015. Sediment Pore Waters. In Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, edited by D. Hansell and C. Carlson. Academic Press.

  • Benner, I., R. Diner, S. Lefebvre, D. Li, T. Komada, E. Carpenter and J. Stillman. 2013. Emiliania huxleyi increases calcification but not expression of calcification-related genes in long-term exposure to elevated temperature and pCO2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 368: 20130049.

  • Burdige, D. and T. Komada. 2013. Using ammonium pore water profiles to assess stoichiometry of deep remineralization processes in methanogenic continental margin sediments. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14: 1626-1643.

  • Komada, T., D.J. Burdige, S. Crispo, E.R. Druffel, S. Griffin, L. Johnson and D. Le. 2013. Dissolved organic carbon dynamics in anaerobic sediments of the Santa Monica Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 110: 253–273.

  • Lefebvre, S., I. Benner, J. Stillman, A. Parker, M. Drake, P. Rossignol, K. Okimura, T. Komada and E. Carpenter. 2012. Nitrogen source and pCO2 synergistically affect carbon allocation, growth and morphology of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi. .

  • Komada, T., J.A. Polly and L. Johnson. 2012. Transformations of carbon in anoxic marine sediments: Implications from D14C and d13C signatures. Limnology and Oceanography 57: 567–581.

  • Burdige, D. and T. Komada. 2011. Anaerobic oxidation of methane and the stoichiometry of remineralization processes in continental margin sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 1781-1796.

  • Johnson, L. and T. Komada. 2011. Determination of radiocarbon in marine sediment porewater dissolved organic carbon by thermal sulfate reduction. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 9: 485-498.

  • Komada, T., M.R. Anderson and C.L. Dorfmeier. 2008. Carbonate removal from coastal sediments for the determination of organic carbon and its isotopic signatures, δ13C and Δ14C: comparison of fumigation and direct acidification by hydrochloric acid. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 6: 254-262.

  • Hwang, J., E.R. Druffel and T. Komada. 2005. Transport of organic carbon from the California coast to the slope region: A study of Δ14C and δ13C signatures of organic compound classes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19.

  • Komada, T., E.R. Druffel and J. Hwang. 2005. Sedimentary rocks as sources of ancient organic carbon to the ocean: An investigation through Δ14C and δ13C signatures of organic compound classes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19.

  • Komada, T., E.R. Druffel and S.E. Trumbore. 2004. Oceanic export of relict carbon by small mountainous rivers. Geophysical Research Letters 31.

  • Druffel, E.R., S.M. Griffin, J. Hwang, T. Komada, S.R. Beaupre, K.C. Druffel-Rodriguez, G.M. Santos and J. Southon. 2004. Variability of monthly radiocarbon during the 1760's in corals from the Galapagos Islands. Radiocarbon 46: 627-631.

  • Komada, T., C.E. Reimers and G.W. Luther. 2004. Factors affecting dissolved organic matter dynamics in suboxic to anoxic coastal sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 4099-4111.

  • Komada, T., O.M. Schofield and C.E. Reimers. 2002. Fluorescence characteristics of organic matter released from coastal sediments during resuspension. Marine Chemistry 79: 81-97.

  • Komada, T. and C.E. Reimers. 2001. Resuspension-induced partitioning of organic carbon between solid and solution phases from a river-ocean transition. Marine Chemistry 76: 155-174.

  • Komada, T., C.E. Reimers and S.E. Boehme. 1998. Dissolved inorganic carbon profiles and fluxes determined using pH and PCO2 microelectrodes. Limnology and Oceanography 43: 769-781.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – Ph.D., Rutgers University (Chemical Oceanography)

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  • Stabilization of Organic Carbon in Salt Marsh Sediments: A Physical Protection Perspective

  • Collaborative Research: Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) transformations in deep sub-surface sediments and its role as a source of

  • Study of the effect of substrate age on anaerobic degradation of organic matter in marine sediments

  • Collaborative Research: Tracing the transformations of organic carbon in marine sediments using natural C isotopes

  • Acquisition of Elemental Analysis Instrumentation for the Romberg Tiburon Center

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