Recent Publications (linked publications available as pdf files)


Sambrotto, R. N. (2010). "Biogeochemistry: Ocean biomes blended." Nature 467: 538–539.

Sambrotto, R. N., C. Mordy, et al. (2008). "Physical forcing and nutrient conditions associated with patterns of Chl a and phytoplankton productivity in the southeastern Bering Sea during summer." Deep Sea Research II 55(16-17): 1745-1760.

2005. Sambrotto, R., and L.H. Burckle, Biogenic particles from Antarctic ice samples and their use in paleo-environmental analyses, in Life in Ancient Ice , edited by S. Rogers, and J. Costello, Princeton Univ. Press, New York, NY. (LDEO# 6451).

2003. Gildor, H., Sobel, A., Cain, M. and Sambrotto, R. A role for ocean biota in tropical intraseasonal atmospheric variability. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(9): 1-4. (LDEO# 6448).

2003. Brzezinski, M.A., M.-L. Dickson, D.M. Nelson, and R.N. Sambrotto, Ratios of Si, C and N uptake by microplankton in the Southern Ocean, Deep-Sea Research II, 50 (3-4), 619-633. (LDEO# 6452)

2003. Sambrotto, R., A. Matsuda, R. Vaillancourt, C. Langdon, M. Brown, C. Measures, S. Jacobs, and H. Wells, Summer plankton production and nutrient consumption patterns in the Mertz glacier region of East Antarctica, Deep-Sea Research II, 50 (8-9), 1393-1414. (LDEO# 6378).

2003. Vaillancourt, R.D., R.N. Sambrotto, S. Green, and A. Matsuda, Plant Biomass and Photosynthetic Competency in Relation to Physical Structure in the Summer Mertz Glacier Region, East Antarctica, Deep-Sea Research II, 50 (8-9), 1415-1440.

2003. Buesseler, K.O., R.T. Barber, M.-L. Dickson, M.R. Hiscock, J.K. Moore, and R.N. Sambrotto, The effect of marginal ice-edge dynamics on production and export in the Southern Ocean along 170˚W, Deep-Sea Research II, 50 (3-4), 579-603. (LDEO# 6338).

2002. 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, Vertical budgets for organic carbon and biogenic silica in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean, 1996-1998, Deep-Sea Research Part II, 49 (9-10), 1,645-1,674.

2002. Reynaud-Vaganay, S., C. Ferrier-Pagès, R. Sambrotto, A. Juillet-Leclerc, J. Jaubert, and J.P. Gattuso, Effect of feeding on the carbon and oxygen isotopic composition in the tissues and skeleton of the zooxanthellate coral Stylophora pistillata, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 238 , 81-89.

2002. Sharp, J.H., K.R. Rinker, K.B. Savidge, J. Abell, D. Benaim, D. Bronk, D.J. Burdige, G. Cauwet, W. Chen, M.D. Doval, D.A. Hansell, C.S. Hopkinson, G. Kattner, N. Kaumeyer, K.J. McGlathery, J. Merriam, N. Morley, K. Nagel, H. Ogawa, C. Pollard, P. Ramimboult, R. Sambrotto, S.P. Seitzinger, G. Spyres, F. Tirendi, T.W. Walsh, and C.S. Wong, A Preliminary Methods Comparison for Measurement of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Seawater, Marine Chemistry, 78 , 171-184. (LDEO# 6453).

2001. Sambrotto, R.N. Nitrogen production in the northern Arabian Sea during the Spring Intermonsoon and Southwest Monsoon seasons . Deep-Sea Research II. 48(6-7): 1173-1198 (LDEO# 6021).

2001. Dickson, M.-L., J. Orchardo, R.T. Barber, J. Marra, J.J. MacCarthy, and R.N. Sambrotto. Production and respiration rates in the Arabian Sea during the 1995 Northeast and Southwest monsoons. Deep-Sea Research II. 48(6-7): 1199-1230 (LDEO# 6015).

2000. Sambrotto, R.N. and B.J. Mace.   Coupling of biological and physical regimes across the Antarctic Polar Front as reflected by nitrogen production and recycling.   Deep-Sea Research II. 47:15-16; 3339-3368. (LDEO# 6020)

2000. Sambrotto, R.N. and D. Chayes.   The use of nuclear powered submarines for oceanographic research in ice covered regions.   In: Proceedings of N’Ocean 2000 International Workshop on Utilization of Nuclear Power in Oceans .   Feb. 21-24. 2000, Ship Research Institute, Japan Ministry of Transport. 6-38-1, Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0004, Japan. (LDEO# 6054)

1999. Sambrotto, R.N.   Colour Renewal from Space. Nature. 397:301-302. (LDEO publ.# 6135).

1994. Sambrotto, R. N. and C. Langdon.   Water column nitrogen and oxygen in relation to dissolved inorganic carbon on Georges Bank during April. Continental Shelf Research. 14(6):765-790. (LDEO# 5089).

1993. Wannikhof, R., W. Asher, P. Schlosser, H. Chen, C. Langdon and R.N. Sambrotto. Gas transfer experiment on Georges Bank using two volatile, deliberate tracers, 3 He and SF 6 . Journal of Geophysical Research . 98(C11):20,327-20,348. (LDGO# 4979).

1993. Sambrotto, R. N., G. Savidge, C. Robinson, P. Boyd, T. Takahashi, D. Chipman, D. Karl, C. Langdon, J. Marra, and L. Codispoti.   Elevated consumption of carbon relative to nitrogen in the surface ocean. Nature. 363:248-250. (LDGO# 5058).

1993. Sambrotto, R. N., J. H. Martin, W. W. Broenkow, C. Carlson and S. E. Fitzwater.   Nitrate utilization in surface waters of the Iceland Basin during spring and summer of 1989. Deep-Sea Research, 40:441-457. (LDGO# 4966).

1992. Langdon, C., R.N. Sambrotto and I. Bitte.   In-situ sampler-incubator for simultaneous biological rate measurements via tracers and net chemical change. Limnology and Oceanography, 37:1823-1830. (LDGO# 4935).

1990. Sambrotto, R. N., D.A. Hinckley, R.B. Hanson and N.V. Mamaeva. Effects of hexachlorocyclohexane on nitrogen cycling in natural plankton communities. pp. 364-378. In: Nagel, P.A. (ed.). Results of the Third Joint US-USSR Bering and Chukchi Sea Expedition (BEARPAC), Summer, 1988. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. (LDGO# 5017).

1990. Sambrotto, R.N. and H. Batchelder. Bioluminescence Modeling at the ML-ML Site in the North Atlantic.   Report of a meeting held at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University for the Oceanic Biology Program of the Office of Naval Research, Jan. 10-11, 1990. 23 pp.

1990. Sambrotto, R.N. and A.V. Tsyban. Fluxes and assimilative capacity as characteristics of marine ecosystems.   pp. 15-26. In: P.F. Roscigno (ed.). Results of the Second Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bering Sea Expedition, Summer 1984. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biol. Rep. 90(13). Washington, D.C. (LDGO# 4518).

1990. Sambrotto, R.N. and T.E. Whitledge. Distributions of oxygen and dissolved inorganic nitrogen in relation to the biological productivity of the Bering Sea.   pp. 39-52. In: P.F. Roscigno (ed.). Results of the Second Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bering Sea Expedition, Summer 1984. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biol. Rep. 90(13). Washington, D.C.

1990. A.V. Tysban, R.N. Sambrotto and P.F. Roscigno. Current state of pollutants in the world ocean. pp. 1-13. In: P.F. Roscigno (ed.). Results of the Second Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bering Sea Expedition, Summer 1984. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biol. Rep. 90(13). Washington, D.C.

1990. Muller-Karger, F.E., C.R. McClain, R.N. Sambrotto and G.C. Ray. A comparison of ship and CZCS mapped distribution of phytoplankton in the southeastern Bering Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research. 95(C7):11,483-11,499. (LDGO# 4517).

1988. Whitledge, T.E., R.R. Bidigare, S.I. Zeeman, R.N. Sambrotto, P.F. Roscigno, P.R. Jensen, J.M. Brooks, C. Trees, and D.M. Veidt.   Biological measurements and related chemical features in Soviet and United States regions of the Bering Sea.   Continental Shelf Research 8(12):1299-1319.

1986. Sambrotto, R.N., H.J. Niebauer, J.J. Goering, and R.L. Iverson.   The relationship among vertical mixing, nitrate uptake, and growth during the spring phytoplankton bloom in the southeast Bering Sea middle shelf.   Continental Shelf Research. 5(1/2):161-198.

1986. Sambrotto, R.N., and C.J. Lorenzen.   Phytoplankton and Primary Production. Chap. 9; pp. 249-284. In: D.W. Hood and S.T. Zimmerman [eds.]. The Gulf of Alaska: Physical Environment and Biological Resources. Univ. of Washington Press: Seattle.

1985. Sambrotto, R.N. Patterns of phytoplankton nutrient utilization and their dependence on physical processes in the eastern Bering Sea region: Mechanisms of yearly variation. pp. 268-280. In: W.S. Wooster (ed .). El Nino North: Nino Effects in the Subarctic Pacific Ocean.   Washington State Sea Grant: Seattle.

1984. Sambrotto, R.N., J.J. Goering and C.P. McRoy.   Large yearly production of phytoplankton in the western Bering Strait. Science. 225:1147-1150.

1983. Sambrotto, R.N. and J.J. Goering. Interannual variability of phytoplankton and zooplankton production on the southeast Bering Sea shelf. pp. 161-177. In: W.S. Wooster (ed.). From Year to Year: Interannual Variability of the Environment and Fisheries of the Gulf of Alaska and the Eastern Bering Sea. Washington State Sea Grant: Seattle.