A city effort to clean up polluted Newtown Creek by aerating the water to boost oxygen levels is having an unintended effect: it is releasing sewage bacteria and other particles into the air above the site, researchers say in a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers found bacteria types in the air consistent with the sewage and oil pollution in the creek. The study is one of the first to establish a link between water pollution and air-quality, raising new questions about the health risks posed by dirty water.
This page contains information on the research activities in R. Sambrotto's Lab. at Lamont-Doherty. Its covers the people involved and the analytical work we do on the biogeochemistry of oceans and estuaries. It includes the analytical capabilities available to outside users as well as information and protocols for people working in the lab.
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Nigel D'Souza||Postdoctoral Research Scientist||I am interested in studying the impacts of natural and anthropogenic events on microbial communities in aquatic ecosystems – and eventually, the consequences of changes in microbial communities on other organisms and processes. My work at LDEO involves studying the impacts of oil and natural gas inputs on the microbial and planktonic community in the Gulf of Mexico, focusing on changes in community composition, activity, and fate of the organisms.|
|Joaquim Goes||Lamont Research Professor||a) Marine phytoplankton physiology and productivity b) Climate change and its impact on ocean biota and biogeochemical processes c) Development of ocean color and other remote sensing algorithms and methods for studying ocean carbon cycling and air-sea CO2 fluxes. d) Development of novel methods for investigating the formation and fate of dissolved organic carbon in sea water. Impacts of climate change on phytoplankton productivity and biodiversity|
|Andrew Juhl||Lamont Associate Research Professor||Plankton ecology, Phytoplankton growth and physiology, Zooplankton grazing, Harmful algae, Dinoflagellate blooms, Physical/biological interactions, Nutrient/microbial pollution of coastal waters, Sea-ice algae|
|O. Roger Anderson||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist||Physiological Ecology of Eukaryotic Microbes in aquatic and terrestrial environments|
|Raymond N. Sambrotto||Lamont Associate Research Professor|
|Veronica P. Lance||Adjunct Associate Research Scientist||Biological Oceanography and Ocean Biogeochemistry|
September 10, 2012
July 13, 2012
With their vast resources and raw materials, the world’s oceans are one of the cornerstones of the quality of human life. According to World Bank figures, 350 million jobs are estimated to be linked to the oceans globally, and 1 billion people in developing countries depend on fish for their primary source of protein.
October 03, 2011
After less than a month in operation, a new NASA satellite has produced the first map showing how saltiness varies across the surface of the world’s oceans. Until now, salt measurements came only from ships, moorings and buoys floating at sea; NASA says its Aquarius satellite will capture in three years as much data as those earlier methods did in 125 years.
September 15, 2009
The world’s oceans are growing more acidic as carbon emissions from the modern world are absorbed by the sea. A new film, “A Sea Change,” explores what this changing chemistry means for fish and the one billion people who rely on them for food. This first-ever documentary about ocean acidification is told through the eyes of a retired history teacher who reads about the problem in a piece in The New Yorker and is inspired to find out more. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington and Norway to talk with oceanographers, climatologists and others.