Peter K. Swart

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Lewis G. Weeks, Professor of Marine Geosciences

Head of the RSMAS Stable Isotope Laboratory

Biography

 

B.Sc. University of Sheffield, Natural Environmental Sciences, 1976

Ph.D. Geochemistry, Kings College, University of London, 1980.

Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Cambridge, 1980-1983.

 

Research Interests

 

Stable Isotope Geochemistry Stable Isotope Laboratory; Carbonate Diagenesis; Sedimentology and Petrology Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory ; Cosmochemistry.

 

 

Courses Taught

  • Geochemistry, MGG 513
  • Diagenesis of Carbonate Sediments, MGG 671
  • Stable Isotopes in Biological and Geological Sciences, MGG 650
  • Techniques in Ecosystem and Policy ECS 301
  • Introductory Oceanography MSC 101

 

 

Research Projects

 

  • The Climate Dynamics of the Atlantic
  • Sclerosponges/Corals
  • Carbonate Diagenesis
  • Nitrogen Dynamics in the Marine Environment
  • Clumped Isotopes
  • Glocal Carbon Cycle through Time

 

 

Top Cited Publications

 

Thorrold, S., LatKoczy, C., Swart, P.K., and Jones, C. 2002. Natal homing in marine fish population, Science, 291:297-299.

Swart, P.K., 1982. The carbon and oxygen isotope composition of scleractinian corals: a review. Earth Sci. Rev., 19:  51-80.

Swart, P.K., Burns, S.J., and Leder, J.J., 1992. Fractionation of stable isotopes of O and C in CO2 during the reaction of calcite with phosphoric acid as a function of temperature and technique, Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section), 86:89-96.

Swart, P.K., M.M. Grady and C.T. Pillinger, R.S. Lewis and E. Anders, 1983. Interstellar carbon in meteorites. Science, 220:  406-410.

 

Selected Recent Publications

 

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In Press

 

Swart, P.K., Oehlert, A., Mackenzie, GJ, Eberli, GP, and  Reijmer, JJG, The fertilization of the Bahamas by Saharan dust: A trigger for carbonate precipitation? Geology


Mackenzie, GJ, Schaffner, F., Swart, P.K. The Stable Isotopic Composition of Carbonate (C & O) and the Organic Matrix (C & N) in Waterbird Eggshells from South Florida: Insights into Feeding Ecology, Timing of Egg Formation, and Geographic Range, Hydrobiologia


Swart, P.K., Evans, S., Capo. T., and Altabet, M.A, The fractionation of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes in macroalgae during the assimilation of nitrate, Biogeosciences


Harris, P.M., Purkis, S.J., Ellis, J., Swart, P.K. and Reijmer, J.J.G., Mapping water-depth and depositional facies on Great Bahama Bank, Sedimentology

 

Oehlert, A.M. and Swart, P.K., Interpreting carbonate and organic carbon isotope covariance in the sedimentary record, Nature Communications

 

2013

 

Arienzo, M. M., P. K. Swart, and H. B. Vonhof. Measurement of δ18O and δ2H values of fluid inclusion water in speleothems using cavity ring-down spectroscopy compared with isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 27:1-9.


Swart, P. K., W. T. Anderson, M. A. Altabet, C. Drayer, and S. Bellmund. Sources of dissolved inorganic nitrogen in a coastal lagoon adjacent to a major metropolitan area, Miami Florida (USA). Applied Geochemistry 38:134-146.


Klaus, J.S., Murray, S., Swart, P.K. and McNeill, D.F. Resource partitioning and paleoecology of Neogene free-living corals as determined from skeletal stable isotope composition. Bulletin of Marine Science, 89, 937-954.

 

Okazaki, R.R., Swart, P.K. and Langdon, C. (2013) Stress-tolerant corals of Florida Bay are vulnerable to ocean acidification. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1015-3


Swart, P.K. Coral Canaries of the sea, Trees of the Ocean Nature Education Knowledge 4(3):5

 

2012

 

Mateo, I, Durbin, E. G., Bengtson, D.A., Kingsley, R., Swart, P.K. and Durant, D. 2012. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Otolith Chemistry for Tautog (Tautoga onitis) along the US Northeast Coast, Northeastern Naturalist, 19:201-216.2012

 

Oehlert, A. Devlin, Q., Mackenzie, G.J., Lamb-Wozniak, K., Swart, P.K., The Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Organic Material in Platform Derived Sediments: Implications for Reconstructing the Global Carbon Cycle, Sedimentology, 59, 319-335.

 

Swart, P.K. Coral Canaries of the sea, Trees of the Ocean (Nature Education)

 

Swart, P.K. and Kennedy, M.J. Does the Global Stratigraphic Reproducibility of d13C in Neoproterozoic Carbonates Require a Marine Origin?  A Plio-Pleistocene Comparison, Geology, 40: 87-90.

 

Lamb-Wozniak, K., Swart, P.K. and Altabet, M.  2012. Nitrogen  and Carbon Isotopic Systematics of the Florida Reef Tract, Bull Mar Sci , 1: 119-146.

2011

Giebel, B.M., Swart, P.K., and Riemer, D.D., New Insights to the Use of Ethanol in Automotive Fuels: A Stable Isotopic Tracer for Fossil- and Bio-Fuel Combustion Inputs to the Atmosphere: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 45, p. 6661-6669.

Oikawa, P.Y., Giebel, B., Sternberg, L.S.L., Li, L., Timko, M.P., Swart, P.K., Riemer, D.D., Mak, J.E., Lerdau, M.T. 2011. Leaf and root pectin methylesterase activity and 13C/12C stable isotopic ratio measurements of methanol emissions give insight into methanol production in Lycopersicon esculentum, New Phytologist,

Helmle, K., Dodge, R.E., Swart, P.K., Eakin, M, and Gledhill, D.  2011. Growth rates of Florida corals from 1937 to 1996 and their relationship to climate change Nature Communications, 2, 215.

2010  

Giebel, B. M., P. K. Swart, and D. D. Riemer. d13C stable isotope analysis of atmospheric oxygenated volatile organic compounds by gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 82: 6797-6806.

Matteo, I, Durbin, E.G., Appeldorn, R., Adams, A., Juanes, F., Kingsley, R., Swart, P.K., The role of mangroves as nurseries for French grunt Haemulon flavolineatum and schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus assessed by otolith elemental fingerprints, Marine Ecology Progress Series,  doi: 10.3354/meps08445.

Matteo, I, Durbin, E.G., Bengston, D.A., Kingsley, R., Swart, P.K., Durant, D., Spatial and temporal variation in otolith chemistry of  tautog (Tautoga onitis), Fisheries Bulletin, 108; 155-161.

Swart, P.K., Greer, L., Rosenheim, B.E., Moses, C., Winter, A., Helmle, K., and Dodge, R.E. 13C Suess effect in scleractinian corals mirror changes in the anthropogenic CO2 inventory of the surface oceans, Geophysical Res. Letts.



Contact

Prof. Peter Swart

Lewis G. Weeks Professor
RSMAS/MGS University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Telephone: 305 421-4103

pswart@rsmas.miami.edu



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Last Revised: June10th, 2014