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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Title: Distinguished Professor
Associate Dean for Instruction, Community Engagement and Research
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: benitezn@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: Petigru: 803-777-0525; EWS: 803-777-0018
Office: Petigru College, Office 204
EWS, Office 408
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Lab Website
Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Research

  • Biogeochemistry & Geochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Processes
  • Oceanography
  • Society, Policy & Environment
  • Water Resources & Hydrology

Publications

Buesseler, KO, Dai, M, Aoyama, M, Benitez‐Nelson, CR, Charmasson, S, Higley, K, Maderich, V, Masque, P, Morris, PJ, Oughton, D, Smith, J. (2017) Fukushima Daiichi‐derived radionuclides in the Ocean: transport, fate, and impacts, Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 9, 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733.

*Piper, M, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Frey, K, Mills, MM, Pal, S (2016) Dissolved and Particulate Phosphorus Distributions and Elemental Stoichiometry throughout the Chukchi Sea, Deep-Sea Research II, 130, 76-87, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.009.

*Puigcorbé, V., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Masqué, P., Verdeny, E., White, A.E., Popp, B.N., Prahl, F.G., Lam, P.J. (2015) Small particles drive summertime carbon and nutrient export in the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 1309–1332, doi:10.1002/2015GB005134.

Stukel, MR, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Decima, M., Taylor, AG, Buchwald, C, Landry, MR (2015) The biological pump in the Costa Rica Dome: An open ocean upwelling system with high new production and low export. Journal of Plankton Research, first published online November 30, 2015  doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv097.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2015) Ocean chemistry. The missing link in oceanic phosphorus cycling? Science, 348, 759-760.

*McParland, E., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Taylor, G.T., Rollings, A., and Lorenzoni, L (2015) Cycling of suspended particulate phosphorus in the redoxcline of the Cariaco Basin.  Marine Chemistry, 176, 64–74, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.07.008.

Pinckney, J.L., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Thunell, R.C., Muller-Karger, F. Troccoli, L., and Varela, R. (2015) Changes in phytoplankton community structure in the 1 Cariaco Basin from 1995 to 2011 in response to changes in physical forcing.  Deep-Sea Research, 101, 27-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.03.004