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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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Peter Swart

305 421 4103
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SIL Miami

 

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Swart, P.K., Mackenzie, G.J., Blättler, C.L., Nakakuni, M., Eberli, G.P.,.... Young, J.R., Anoxic Events Recorded at Platform Derived Sediments from the Early Miocene of the Maldives, Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  8. Giri, S., Swart, P.K., and Pourmand, A. The role of seawater Ca2+ concentration in altering coral calcification mechanisms: A trace element and stable isotope approach, Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  9. 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, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta,
  10. Blattler, C.L., Higgins, J.A. and Swart, P.K. Advected glacial seawater preserved in the subsurface of the Maldives carbonate platform, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta,
  11. 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.
  12. Liu, X.M., Hardisty, D., Lyons, T.., and Swart, P.K. Evaluating the integrity of the cerium paleoredox tracer through analysis of a modern marine carbonate analog, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 248, 25-42.
  13. 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.
  14. C.L. Pederson, J.S. Klaus, P.K. Swart, D.F. McNeill, Deposition and early diagenesis of microbial mud in the Florida Everglades, Sedimentology
  15. Weij, R., Reijmer, J.J.H., Eberli, G.P., and Swart, P.K., The Limited link between accommodation space, sediment thickness, and inner platform facies distribution (Holocene-Pleistocene, Bahamas) , The Depositional Record.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Kunkelova, T.,.... Swart, P.K., J.J., Wright, J., Young, J.R., Kroon, D., A 2 million year record of continental weathering linked to aridity from the Maldives, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science
  19. Francois Tissot, Cindy Chen; Benjamin M Go; Magdalena Naziemiec; Garrett Healy; Andrey Bekker; P. K Swart; Nicolas Dauphas Control of eustasy and diagenesis on the 238U/235U of carbonates and evolution of the seawater (234U/238U) during the last 1.4 Myr, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 242, 233–265. 
  20. Staudigel, P. T., and Swart, P. K., A kinetic difference between 12C and 13C-bound oxygen exchange rates results in decoupled δ18O and ?47 values of equilibrating DIC solutions: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2018GC007500. 
  21. Lüdmann, T., Betzler,C., Eberli, G.P., Reolid, J., Kroon, D., Reijmer, Swart, P.K.,....Yao, Z.,  Calcareous drift fan: a new drift type in a carbonate setting, Marine Geology. 401, 98-111.
  22. Ahm, A.-S.C., Bjerrum, C.J., Blättler, C.L., Swart, P.K. and Higgins, J.A. (2018) Quantifying early marine diagenesis in shallow-water carbonate sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  23. 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, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,224, 154-170.
  24. Betzler,C., Eb... Swart, P.K., Yao, Z.,  The global climate record of the Maldives Neogene carbonate platform, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science.
  25. 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, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 222, 535-549.
 

 
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