Curriculum Vitae for Beth N. Orcutt

Current Affiliations:


Senior Research Scientist

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

60 Bigelow Drive

PO Box 380

East Boothbay, ME, 04544, USA

phone: +1-(202)-747-3255, ext, 312

email: borcutt [at] bigelow.org

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Marine Biology & Biological Oceanography

Department of Biological Science

University of Southern California

3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF 107

Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA

Research Interests:


Geomicrobiology and microbial biogeochemistry of marine sediments, ocean crust and the deep subsurface; determining fundamental links between microbial diversity, activity and environmental variables

Education:


Ph.D., Marine Sciences; University of Georgia, May 2007; Dissertation advisor: Dr. Samantha Joye

B.S.; Interdisciplinary Studies (Marine Geochemistry emphasis with Geology minor), Summa Cum Laude, University of Georgia, May 2002

2008 ECORD Summer school on the Deep Biosphere, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Sept. 2008

2003 International Geobiology Course, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Southern California, Summer 2003

Professional Experience:


Senior Research Scientist: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA (since April 2012)

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California (since Dec. 2009)

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; lab of Prof. Dr. Bo Barker Jørgensen (Sept. 2009 - Mar. 2012)

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; lab of Dr. Katrina Edwards (April 2007-Sept. 2009)

Graduate Research Assistant: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; lab of Dr. Samantha Joye (May 2002-April 2007)

Guest Scientist: Habitat Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany; lab of Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (recurring visits from Sept. 2002-May 2006)

Guest Scientist: Organic Geochemistry Group, Research Center Ocean Margins, Bremen, Germany; lab of Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (recurring visits from May 2004-May 2006)

Teaching Assistant: Biology of the Marine Environment, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (Spring, 2005)

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (June 2000-May 2002)

Professional Affiliations and Service:


U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling (USAC), member (since Sept. 2012)

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), Activity Theme Team Leader (since Jun. 2012)

Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network, steering committee member (since 2009)

Field Experience (28 cruises/ 437 days at sea...and counting):


Northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Pelican cruise PE 14-14, 03/6/2014-03/13/2014; chief scientist <cruise blog site>

Dorado Outcrop, R/V Atlantis cruise AT26-09 with ROV Jason and AUV Sentry, 112/7/2013-12/23/2013

Northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Pelican cruise PE 14-09, 10/10/2013-10/14/2013; chief scientist <cruise blog site>

Juan de Fuca Ridge flank, R/V Atlantis cruise AT26-03 with Jason ROV, 07/13/2013-07/26/2013

Northern Gulf of Mexico, E/V Nautilus cruise NA027, 06/17/2013-06/20/2013 <cruise video>

Northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Pelican cruise PE 13-21, 03/06/2013 - 03/10/2013 <cruise blog site>

Northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Falkor with ROV Global Explorer MK-3 (Schmidt Ocean Institute), 11/06/2012-11/19/2012 <cruise website>

“North Pond” Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank, R/V Maria S. Merian with ROV Jason II 04/11/2012-05/09/2012 <cruise website>

“North Pond” Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank, D/V JOIDES Resolution IODP Expedition 336, 09/17/2011-11/16/2011 <cruise website>

Juan de Fuca Ridge flank, R/V Atlantis cruise AT18-07 with ROV Jason II (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 06/2011-07/2011 <cruise website>

Aarhus Bay, R/V Tyra (Aarhus University), 11/2010; 5/5/11; 5/10/11, 8/31/11, 11/21/11

Juan de Fuca Ridge flank, D/V JOIDES Resolution IODP Expedition 327, 07/2010-09/2010 <cruise website>

Aarhus Bay, Susannah A, 05/05/2010-05/06/2010

Loihi Seamount, R/V Kilo Moana (University of Hawaii) cruise KM09-23 with ROV DSL/Jason (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 10/2009 <cruise website>

Juan de Fuca Ridge and ridge flank, R/V Atlantis cruise AT15-51 with Alvin submersible (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 08/2009-09/2009

Loihi Seamount, R/V Thompson (University of Washington) cruise TN-225 with ROV Jason II (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 09/2008-10/2008 <cruise website>

Juan de Fuca Ridge and ridge flank, R/V Atlantis cruises AT15-34/35 with Alvin submersible (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 07/2008-08/2008

Juan de Fuca Ridge flank, R/V Atlantis cruise AT15-23 with Alvin submersible (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 09/2007-10/2007

Western Gulf of Mexico, R/V Seward Johnson I (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute), 11/2004-12/2004.

San Pedro Basin, R/V SeaWatch (University of Southern California), 06/30/2004.

Monterey Canyon cold seeps, R/V Point Lobos with ROV Ventana (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute), 06/28/2004

Northern and southern Gulf of Mexico cold seeps, R/F SONNE cruise SO-174 (Reedereigemeinschaft Forschungsschiffahrt GmbH, Germany), 10/2003-11/2003. 

North Sea cold seeps, R/V Heincke (Reedereigemeinschaft Forschungsschiffahrt GmbH, Germany), 10/2002

Northern Gulf of Mexico cold seeps, R/V Seward Johnson II with Johnson SeaLink submersible (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute), 07/2002

Northern Gulf of Mexico cold seeps, R/V Seward Johnson I with Johnson SeaLink submersible (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute), 07/2001

Mono Lake, California, summers 1999, 2000

Invited or featured oral presentations:


Goldschmidt 2013 conference, 08/30/2013, Florence, Italy: “Oxygen and carbon cycling in basaltic crust” (invited)

Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) 2013 conference, 2/19/2013, New Orleans, LA: “Primary production in young and oxic oceanic crust” (invited)

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations Networked Speaker Series, invited presentation, 3/8/2012, Los Angeles, CA: “The Dynamics of Life Across the Sediment-Basement Interface” [youtube video]

American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 conference, 12/2011, San Francisco, CA: abstract T34B-03 ‘Ridge-flank crustal microbiology investigated with long term borehole observatories’ (Invited)

American Geophysical Union Fall 2010 conference, 12/2010, San Francisco, CA: abstract H11M-06 ‘Microbial borehole observatories deployed within the oceanic crust: Design considerations and initial results from long-term colonization experiments’ (Invited)

Goldschmidt 2010 conference, 06/2010, Knoxville, TN; “Geomicrobiology of Mid-Ocean Ridge Systems: Connections Among Subseafloor, Plume, and Low-temperature Alteration Environments” session, abstract ‘Life in Young Ocean Crust: Insights from Subsurface Microbial Observatories’

American Geophysical Union Fall 2009 conference, 12/2009, San Francisco, CA; ‘Buried Alive: The Dark, Deep Biosphere of Intraterrestrial Life” session, abstract B21D-01 ‘Subsurface microbial observatories deployed in young ocean crust’

7th International Symposium for Subsurface Microbiology, 11/2008, Shizuoka, Japan; ‘Subseafloor microbial life and biosphere’ session, abstract S7-07 ‘Life in the crust of the ocean: exploring microbial activity and diversity on (and in) basalts’ (Invited)

Astrobiology Science Conference, 04/2008, San Jose, CA; ‘Life in Extreme Environments” session, abstract 39-08-O ‘Life in the Crust of the Ocean: Exceptional Microbial Diversity Supported by Lithotrophic Alteration Reactions of Ocean Crust Basalts’ (Invited)

Professional Service, Education and Outreach:


Education and outreach with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Ocean Leadership and C-DEBI

  1.     Lead developer of the ‘Adopt A Microbe’ project, used during three scientific expeditions;

  2.     Participant in numerous ship-to-shore videoconferences with students across the USA and in France

  3.     Lead hands-on microbiology classes with education and outreach team on IODP Expedition 327

  4.     Consulting on the development of ‘deep biosphere’ microbiology-based content for use in middle-to-high schools

  5.     Shipboard coordinator for Classroom Connection project in 2012


Conference organizing:

  1.     Session Co-organizer: American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 conference, San Francisco, CA; “Novel Microbial Processes in the Deep Biosphere” session

  2.     Session Co-organizer: 2010 Ocean Sciences Conference, Portland, OR; “Hydrogeology, geochemistry, and microbial ecology at hydrothermal and subseafloor observatories” session

  3.     Session Co-organizer: American Geophysical Union Fall 2008 conference, San Francisco, CA; “Life in the Deep Biosphere: A Decade of Peeking at the Unseen Majority” session

  4.     Session Co-organizer: Astrobiology Science Conference, April 2008, Santa Clara, CA; “Life in Extreme Environments” session

  5.     Symposium Co-organizer: 5th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium, April 2008

  6.     Session Co-organizer: American Geophysical Union Fall 2007 conference, San Francisco, CA; “Geomicrobiology and Environmental Biogeochemistry of Iron and Manganese” session


Educational Video appearances and direction: see my Videos webpage


Mentions in the popular press:

  1.     On the northern Gulf of Mexico ECOGIG project to study the fate of hydrocarbons after the Deepwater Horizon:

  2.     Nov 2012 RV Falkor cruise overview

  3.     Nov 5, 2012: “Scientists get free use of research vessel to study BP oil spill” interview on WLOX 13 in South Mississippi

  4.     Nov 9, 2012: “Scientists to use Falkor for Gulf Coast Expedition” article on BP Settlements website

  5.     On the MIMOSA project to study microbes and methane at the seafloor, partially funded by the Deep Carbon Observatory:   

  6.      October 4, 2011: Article “Laboratorium in en maelkekasse” in TV 2 Østjylland (in Danish)

  7.     October 4, 2011: Article “Havbundsobservatorium installeret i Aarhus Bugt” on videnskab.dk (in Danish)

  8.     October 4, 2011: Article “Havbundsobservatorium installeret in Aarhus Bugt” in Aarhus Stiftstidende (in Danish)

  9.     October 2, 2011: Article “Ur-mikrober skal tvinges til at tale” in Politiken (in Danish)

  10.      On life in the deep subsurface:

  11.     October 26, 2012: Article “Marine Scientist Explores Hidden Terrain” in Maine Insights

  12.     February 11, 2012: Article “Deep Life: Teeming masses of organisms live beneath the seafloor” on ScienceNews

  13.     January 9, 2012: Press release “Scientists look to microbes to unlock Earth’s deep secrets” on NSF website

  14.     June 1, 2011: Article “Bakterier opdaget 280 meter under bunden af Stillehavet” on videnskab.dk (in Danish)

  15.     May 5, 2011: Article “Mystery Microbes Discovered Beneath Seafloor” on LiveScience website <link>

  16.     September 13, 2010: Article “Århus med i forsøg på 3190 meters dybde” on TV 2 Østjylland (in Danish)

  17.     September 7, 2010: Press release “Subseafloor observatories installed to run dynamic experiments” on NSF website

  18.     June 10, 2009: Article “Geomicrobiology: Low Life” in Nature journal

Publications (published or in press) - Researcher ID online publication index & Google Scholar Citations

37. Orcutt, BN, LaRowe D, Lloyd KG, Mills H, Orsi W, Reese BK, Sauvage J, Huber JA, Amend J. 2014. IODP Deep Biosphere Research workshop report - a synthesis of recent investigations, and discussion of new research questions and drilling targets. Scientific Drilling 2. In press

36. Orcutt B, Cooper S, Haddad A, Joseph C, Schroeder S. 2013. The "Adopt-A-Microbe" Project: A multi-disciplinary science curriculum for middle school students. Current: The Journal of Marine Education 28(3): 14-15

35. Orcutt BN, Wheat CG, Rouxel O, Hulme S, Edwards KJ, Bach W. 2013. Oxygen consumption in subseafloor basaltic crust. Nature Communications 4: 2539

34. Orcutt BN, LaRowe DE, Biddle JF, Colwell FS, Glazer BT, Kiel Reese B, Kirkpatrick JB, Lapham LL, Mills HJ, Sylvan JB, Wankel SD, Wheat CG. 2013. Microbial activity in the deep marine biosphere: Progress and prospects. Frontiers in Extreme Microbiology. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00189

33. Wheat CG, Hulme SM, Fisher AT, Orcutt BN, Becker K. 2013. Seawater recharge into oceanic crust: IODP Exp 327 Site U1363 Grizzly Bare Outcrop. Geochemistry, geophysics, Geosystems DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20131

32. Haddad AG, Turner MK, Joseph C, Orcutt BN, Samuelson L, & the Shipboard parties of IODP Expedition 336 and MSM20/5. The Classroom Connection program: Bringing deep-sea research to students of all learning levels. Current: The Journal of Marine Education 28(2): 51-56.

31. Toner BT, Lesniewski RA, Marlow JL, Briscoe LJ, Santelli CM, Bach W, Orcutt BN, Edwards KJ. 2013. Mineralogy drives bacterial biogeography of inactive seafloor sulfide deposits. Geomicrobiology Journal 30(4): 313-326. DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2012.688925

30. Orcutt BN, Barco RA, Joye SB, Edwards KJ. 2012. Summary of carbon, nitrogen, and iron leaching characteristics and fluorescence properties of materials considered for subseafloor observatory assembly. In Edwards, K.J., Bach, W., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 336 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 336: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/ iodp.proc.336.108.2012

29. Edwards KJ, Wheat CG, Orcutt BN, Hulme S, Becker K, Jannasch H, Haddad A, Pettigrew T, Rhinehart W, Grigar K, Bach W, Kirkwood W, Klaus A. 2012. Design and deployment of borehole observatories and experiments during IODP Expedition 336, Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank at North Pond. In Edwards, K.J., Bach, W., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 336 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 336: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/ iodp.proc.336.109.2012

28. Wang F, ShuLin L, Orcutt BN, Xie W, Chen Y, Xiao X, Edwards KJ. 2012. Discovering the roles of subsurface microorganisms: Progress and future of deep biosphere investigations. Chinese Science Bulletin 57. doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5358-x

27. Nigro LM, Harris K, Orcutt BN, Hyde A, Clayton-Luce S, Becker K, Teske A. 2012. Microbial communities at the borehole observatory on the Costa Rica Rift Flank (Ocean Drilling Program Hole 896A). Frontiers in Microbiology 3: article 232. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00232

26. Fisher AT, Tsuji T, Petronotis K, Wheat CG, Becker K, Clark JF, Cowen J, Edwards K, Jannasch H, and the IODP Expedition 327 and Atlantis Expedition AT18-07 Shipboard Parties. 2012. IODP Expedition 327 and Atlantis Expedition AT18-07: Observatories and experiments on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Scientific Drilling 13: 4-11. doi: 10.2204/iodp.sd.13.02.2011 (pdf)

25. Mitsunobu S, Shiraishi F, Makita H, Orcutt BN, Kikuchi S, Jørgensen BB, Takahashi Y. 2012. Bacteriogenic Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides characterized by synchrotron microprobe coupled with spatially resolved phylogenetic analysis. Environmental Science and Technology. 46(6): 3304-3311, DOI: 10.1021/es203860m (pdf)

24. Expedition 336 Scientists. 2012. Mid-Atlantic Ridge microbiology: initiation of long-term coupled microbiological, geochemical, and hydrological experimentation within the seafloor at North Pond, western flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. IODP Prel. Rept., 336. doi: 10.2204/iodp.pr.336.2012. (pdf)

23. Kopf A, Hammerschmidt S, Saffer DM, Lauer R, Davis E, Labonte A, Meldrum R, Heesemann M, Macdonald R, Toczko S, Kido Y, Wheat G, Jannasch H, Araki E, Kitada K, Kimura T, Edwards K, Orcutt B. 2011. The SmartPlug and GeniusPlug: Simple retrievable observatory systems for NanTroSEIZE borehole monitoring. In Kopf, A., Araki, E., Toczko, S., & the Expedition 332 Scientists. Proc. IODP. Vol 332: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.332.105.2011. (pdf)

22. Orcutt BN, Bowman D, Inderbitzen K, Haddad A, Fisher AT, Peart L, and the IODP Expedition 327 Shipboard Party. 2011. The ‘Adopt-A-Microbe’ project: Web-based interactive microbiology education connected with scientific ocean drilling. Current 27(3): 40-44 (pdf)

21. Wheat CG, Jannasch HW, Kastner M, Hulme S, Cowen J, Edwards KJ, Orcutt BN, Glazer B.  2011. Fluid sampling from oceanic borehole observatories: design and methods for CORK activities (1990-2010). .In Fisher AT, Tsuji T, Petronotis K, and the Expedition 327 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 327: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.327.109.2011 (pdf)

20. Fisher AT, Wheat CG, Becker K, Cowen J, Orcutt B, Hulme S, Inderbitzen K, Haddad A, Pettigrew T, Davis EE, Jannasch H, Grigar K, Aduddel R, Meldrum R, Macdonald R, Edwards KJ. 2011. Design, deployment, and status of borehole observatory systems used for single-hole and cross-hole experiments, IODP Expedition 327, eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge.In Fisher AT, Tsuji T, Petronotis K, and the Expedition 327 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 327: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.327.107.2011. (pdf)

19. Expedition 327 Scientists. (2011) Expedition 327 summary. In Fisher AT, Tsuji T, Petronotis K, and the Expedition 327 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 327: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.327.101.2011 (pdf)

18. Orcutt, B.N., Sylvan J.B., Knab, N.J., Edwards, K.J. (2011) Microbial ecology of the dark ocean above, at and below the seafloor. Microbiolgy and Molecular Biology Reviews 75(2): 361-422. (pdf)

17. Expedition 327 Scientists. (2010). Juan de Fuca Ridge-flank hydrogeology: the hydrogeologic architecture of basaltic ocean crust: compartmentalization, anisotropy, microbiology, and crustal-scale properties on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, eastern Pacific Ocean. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Preliminary Reports, 327. doi: 10.2204/iodp.pr.327.2010.

16. Orcutt, B.N., Bach, W., Becker, B., Fisher, A.T., Hentscher, M., Toner, B.M., Wheat, C.G., Edwards, K.J. (2011) Colonization of subsurface microbial observatories deployed in young ocean crust. ISME J. 5: 692-703, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2010.157. (pdf)

15. Orcutt, B.N., Joye, S.B., Kleindienst, S., Knittel, K., Ramette, A., Reitz, A., Samarkin, V., Treude, T., Boetius, A. (2010) Impact of natural oil and higher hydrocarbons on microbial diversity, distribution and activity in Gulf of Mexico cold seep sediments. Deep-sea Research II. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.05.014 (pdf)

14. Orcutt, B., Wheat, C.G., Edwards, K.J. (2010) Subseafloor ocean crust microbial observatories: Development of FLOCS (FLow-through Osmo Colonization System) and evaluation of borehole construction materials. Geomicrobiology Journal 27(2): 143-157. (pdf)

13. Lin, Y.-S., Biddle, J.F., Lipp, J.S., Orcutt, B., Holler, T., Teske, A., Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Effect of storage conditions on archaeal and bacterial communities in subsurface marine sediments. Geomicrobiology Journal 27(3): 261-272 (pdf)

12. Orcutt, B., Bailey B., Staudigel H., Tebo B., Edwards K. (2009) An interlaboratory comparison of DNA-based methods for assessing microbial diversity of seafloor basalts. Environmental Microbiology 11(7): 1728-1735. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.01899.x (pdf)

11. Joye, S.B., Samarkin, A., Orcutt, B., MacDonald, I.R., Hinrichs, K.-U., Elvert, M., Teske, A.P., Lloyd, K.G., Montoya, J.P., Meile, C.M. (2009) Metabolic variability in seafloor brines revealed by carbon and sulphur dynamics. Nature Geosciences. Doi: 10.1038/NGEO0475 (pdf)

10. Orcutt, B., Meile, C. (2008) Constraints on mechanisms and rates of anaerobic oxidation of methane by microbial consortia: Process-based modeling of ANME-2 archaea and sulfate reducing bacteria interactions. Biogeosciences 5: 1587-1599 (pdf)

9. Santelli, C., Orcutt, B., Banning, E., Bach, W., Moyer, C.L., Sogin, M., Staudigel, H., Edwards, K.J. (2008) Abundance and diversity of microbial life in the ocean crust. Nature 453: 653-656. (pdf)

8. Orcutt, B., Samarkin, V., Boetius, A., Joye, S.B. (2008) On the relationship between methane production and consumption by anaerobic methanotrophs from cold seeps of the Gulf of Mexico.  Environmental Microbiology 10(5): 1108-1117. (pdf)

7. Moran, M.A., Belas, R., Schell, M.A., Gonzalez, J.M., Sun, F., Sun, S., Binder, B.J., Edmonds, J., Ye, W., Orcutt, B., Howard, E., Meile, C., Palefsky, W., Goesmann, A., Ren, Q., Paulsen, I., Ulrich, L.E., Jouline, I.B., Thompson, L.S., Saunders, E., Buchan, A. (2007) Ecological genomics of marine Roseobacters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 4559-4569. (pdf)

6. Niemann, H., Elvert, M., Hovland, M., Orcutt, B., Judd, A., Suck, I., Gutt, J., Joye, S., Damm, E., Finster, K., Boetius, A. (2005) Methane emission and consumption at a North Sea gas seep (Tommeliten area).  Biogeosciences 2(4): 335-351. (pdf)

5. Orcutt, B., Joye, S.B., Boetius, A., Elvert, M., Samarkin, V. (2005) Molecular biogeochemistry of sulfate reduction, methanogenesis, and the anaerobic oxidation of methane at Gulf of Mexico methane seeps. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69: 4267-4281. (pdf)

4. MacDonald, I.R., Bohrmann, G., Escobar, E., Abegg, F., Blanchon, P., Blinova, V., Bruckmann, W., Drews, M., Eisenhauer, A., Han, X., Heeschen, K., Meier, F., Mortera, C., Naehr, T., Orcutt, B., Bernard, B., Brooks, J., de Farago, M. (2004) Asphalt volcanism and chemosynthetic life in the Campeche Knolls, Gulf of Mexico. Science 304: 999-1002. (pdf)

3. Orcutt, B. N., Boetius, A., Lugo, S. J., MacDonald, I. R., Samarkin, V., Joye, S. B. (2004) Life at the edge of methane ice:  methane and sulfur cycling in Gulf of Mexico gas hydrates. Chemical Geology 205: 239-251. (pdf)

2. Joye, S. B., Orcutt, B. N., Boetius, A., Montoya, J. P., Schulz, H. N., Erickson, M. J., Lugo, S. K. (2004) The anaerobic oxidation of methane and sulfate reduction in sediments from Gulf of Mexico cold seeps.  Chemical Geology 205: 219-238 (pdf)

1. Carini, S. A., Orcutt, B. N. and S. B. Joye. (2003) Interactions between methane oxidation and nitrification in coastal sediments. Geomicrobiology Journal 20: 35-374. (pdf)


updated  March 2014