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Peter K. Swart
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami Fl 33149

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305 421 4103
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Research in the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science centers on the application of stable isotopic tracers to geologic, biologic, and environmental problems. Projects range from paleo-oceanographic studies of climate change in the Holocene to modern-day analyses of pollution impacts on corals and coastal resources of Florida. Faculty, staff, and students are conducting research on a global scale including extensive research in the Florida Everglades and Florida Bay, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, and Europe. In addition to measuring the stables isotopes of H,C,N, and O we have ICP-OES, XRD, IC, and GC-MS equipment.

Recent Papers

Research in the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science centers on the application of stable isotopic tracers to geologic, biologic, and environmental problems. Projects range from paleo-oceanographic studies of climate change in the Holocene to modern-day analyses of pollution impacts on corals and coastal resources of Florida. Faculty, staff, and students are conducting research on a global scale including extensive research in the Florida Everglades and Florida Bay, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, and Europe. In addition to measuring the stables isotopes of H,C,N, and O we have ICP-OES, XRD, IC, and GC-MS equipment.

Waite, A., Klavans, J.M., Murphy, L., Clement, A., Eisenhauer, A, Liebetrau, V.,  Weger, R., and Swart, P.K. A 700- year Record of Temperature in the Skeleton of a Sclerosponge from the Bahamas: A High-Resolution Marine Based Record of the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation, Geophys. Res. Letts.

Eldrett, J.S., Viera, M., Gallagher, L., Hampton, M., Blaauw, M., P.K. Swart, Late Cretaceous to Palaeogene carbon isotope, calcareous nannofossil and foraminifera stratigraphy of the Chalk Group, Central North Sea, Marine and Petroleum Geology,

Staudigel, P. T., J. A. Higgins, and P. K. Swart. An abrupt Middle-Miocene increase in fluid flow into the Leeward Margin Great Bahama Bank, constraints from δ44Ca and Δ47 values, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 553, 116625.

Murray, S.T., Higgins, J.A., Holmden, C.E., and Swart, P.K. The Influence of Bacterial Sulfate Reduction on the D47 values of Dolomites in the Bahamas, Sedimentology

Koeshidayatullah, A., Corlett, H., Stacey, J., Swart, P.K., Boyce, A. and Hollis, C. (2020) Origin and evolution of fault-controlled hydrothermal dolomitization fronts: A new insight. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 541.

Nakakuni, M., Takehara, K., Swart, P.K.,Yamamoto, S. The contribution of prokaryotes and terrestrial plants to Maldives inter-atoll sapropels: evidence from organic biomarkers, Organic Geochemistry, 104039

Staudigel, P.T., Swart, P.K., Pourmand, A., Laguer-Díaz, C, Pestle, W. Boiled or roasted? Bivalve cooking methods of early Puerto Ricans elucidated using clumped isotopes, Advances in Science. Vol. 5, no. 11, eaaw5447, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw5447

Arienzo, M.M., Mehterian, S., Swart, P.K., Broad, K. Kakuk, B. Dripwater and calcite geochemistry variations in a monitored Bahamas cave, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Oehlert, A., and Swart, P. K. 2019, Rolling Window Regression of d13C and d18O Values in Carbonate Sediments: Implications for Source and Diagenesis: The Depositional Record, v. 5.

Swart, P.K., Murray, S.T., Staudigel, P.T, and Hodell, D.A., An update on oxygen isotopic exchange between CO2 and phosphoric acid: Implications for the measurement of clumped isotopes in carbonates, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 3730-3750

Swart, P.K., Mackenzie, G.J., Blättler, C.L., Nakakuni, M., Eberli, G.P., Betzler,C., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Wright, J., Kroon, D., Reolid, J., Slagle, A.L., Hui Mee, A.L., Reijmer, J.J., Bialik, O.M., Alonso-García, M., Guo, J.A., Haffen, J., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, Laya, J-C, Lüdmann, T., Nath, N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Su, X., Sloss, J.C.R., Yao, Z., Young, J.R., Anoxic Events Recorded at Platform Derived Sediments from the Early Miocene of the Maldives, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 521, 1-13.

Staudigel, P.T. and Swart, P.K. A diagenetic origin for isotopic variability of sediments deposited on the margin of Great Bahama Bank, insights from clumped isotopes, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 258, 97-119.

Blättler, C.L., Higgins, J.A. and Swart, P.K. Advected glacial seawater preserved in the subsurface of the Maldives carbonate platform, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta

Giri, S. and Swart, P.K. The Influence of Seawater Chemistry on Carbonate Associated Sulfate Derived from Coral Skeletons, Palaeo. Palaeo, Palaeo, 521, 72-81.


Swart, P.K., Mackenzie, G.M., Eberli, G.P., Lüdmann, T. and Betzler, C., Do drifts deposited adjacent to carbonate platforms record the signal of global C isotopic values? Sedimentology, 66, 1410-1426.

Weger, R., Eberli, G. P., Murray, S.T., and Swart, P.K., Paleothermometry and distribution of calcite beef in the Vaca Muerta formation, Neuquen Basin Argentina, AAPG Bulletin, 103 (4), 931-950.


Oehlert, A., Swart, P.K. Eberli, G.P., Evans, S., Frank, T. Geochemical Constraints on the Cause of the Largest Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion in the Phanerozoic, Sedimentology, 66, 241-261

Giri, S., Swart, P.K. and Devlin, Q. The effect of changing seawater Ca and Mg concentrations upon the distribution coefficients of Mg and Sr in the skeletons of the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis, GCA

Staudigel, P.T., Frank, T.D., Dunham, D.P., Fielding, C.R. and Swart, P.K. Cryogenic brine as a diagenetic fluid: reconstructing the cementation history of sediments in the Victoria Land Basin of Antarctica using clumped isotope geochemistry, GCA

J.A. Higgins, C. L. Blättler, E. A. Lundstrom, D. Santiago-Ramos, A. Akhtar, A.S. Curger-Ahm, O. Bialik, C. Holmden, A.V. Turchyn, and P. K. Swart, Mineralogy, early marine diagenesis, and the chemistry of shallow water carbonate sediments, GCA

Waite, A., Swart, P.K. Rosenheim, B., and A. Rosenberg, Re-evaluating Sr/Ca-derived records of post-industrial era warming from the sclerosponge Ceratoporella nicholsoni, Chemical Geology

Swart, P.K. and Oehlert, A.M.  Revised interpretations of stable C and O patterns in carbonate rocks resulting from meteoric diagenesis, Sedimentary Geology, 364, 14-23.


 

 
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