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									                                   CURRICULUM VITAE

Professor                                                  Tel.:     (508) 564 0161
Department of Biologoical Sciences
Marine and Environmental Biology Section
University of Southern California
One Big Fisherman Cove
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B.Sc. (Hons.): Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (1981).
Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, University of Miami (1986). Thesis title: "The Photochemistry
     of Copper Complexes in Seawater".
Professional Experience:
Teaching Assistant (Chemistry Laboratory), University of Otago (1980).
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, University of Miami (1981 - 1986).
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole
   Oceanographic Institution (1986 - December 1987).
Postdoctoral Investigator, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole
   Oceanographic Institution (December 1987 - December 1988).
Assistant Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole
   Oceanographic Institution (December 1988 - January 1993).
Associate Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole
   Oceanographic Institution (January 1993 to December 1996).
Associate Scientist w/Tenure, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole
   Oceanographic Institution (December 1996 to December 2001).
Senior Scientist (December 2001 to December 2006).
Professor, University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences, January 2007 to

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Award (1986).
University of Miami Smith Prize (1987).
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1989.)
Mary Sears Chair in Oceanography, WHOI (2004)

Professional Affiliations:
American Geophysical Union (1982 - Present)

Research Interests:
Photochemistry of natural waters
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Speciation and redox chemistry of trace elements in natural waters, with emphasis on transport
   processes and catalytic processes.
Metal -phytoplankton interactions; characterization of biologically produced chelators
Effects of protozoans on chemical fate
Bacterially mediated metal precipitation reactions
Synergistic Activities
Participant in international programs for reference standarads and trace metal measurements.
Oceanographic infrastructure development in developing countries –esp. Chile and India.
Coordinator of MOU between WHOI and U. Concepcion, Chile.
Junior High School Science Fair Judge
Work with industry groups to develop novel regulatory strategies for copper discharges
Sponsor through MATE program of participation of underrepresented groups on UNOLS cruises

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Moffett, J.W. and R.G. Zika (1983). The oxidation kinetics of Cu(I) in seawater; implications for
  its existence in the marine environment. Marine Chem., 13, 239–251.
Moffett, J.W., R.G. Zika and R.G. Petasne (1985). Evaluation of bathocuproine for the
  spectrophotometric determination of copper(I) in copper redox studies with applications in
  studies of natural waters. Anal. Chim. Acta., 175, 171–179.
Zika, R.G., J.W. Moffett, W.J. Cooper, R.G. Petasne and E.S. Saltzman (1985). Spatial and
   temporal variations of hydrogen peroxide in Gulf of Mexico waters. Geochim. Cosmochim.
   Acta., 49, 1173–1184.
Moffett, J.W. and R.G. Zika (1987). The photochemistry of copper complexes in seawater. In:
  Photochemistry of Environmental Aquatic Systems (R.G. Zika and W.J. Cooper, Eds.). ACS
  Symposium Series, Washington, DC, pp. 116–130.
Moffett, J.W. and R.G. Zika (1987). The reaction kinetics of hydrogen peroxide with copper and
  iron in seawater. Environ. Sci. Tech., 21, 804–810.
Moffett, J.W. and R.G. Zika (1987). Solvent extraction of Cu(II) acetylacetonate in studies of
  copper speciation in seawater. Marine Chem., 21, 301–313.
Moffett, J.W. and R.G. Zika (1988). Measurement of Cu(I) in surface waters of the subtropical
  Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 52, 1849–1857.
Moffett, J.W. (1990). Microbially mediated Cerium oxidation rates in seawater. Nature, 345,
Moffett, J.W., R.G. Zika and L. Brand (1990). Distribution and potential sources and sinks of
  copper chelators in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res., 37, 27–36.
Moffett, J.W. and O.C. Zafiriou (1990). An investigation of hydrogen peroxide chemistry in
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  seawater by isotope ratio mass spectrometry using O2 and H2 O2. Limnol.Oceanogr., 35(6),
Zafiriou, O.C., N.V. Blough, E. Micinski, B. Dister, D. Kieber and J. Moffett (1990). Molecular
   probe systems for reactive transients in natural waters. Marine Chem., 30, 45–70.
Moffett, J.W. and O.C. Zafiriou (1993). The photochemical decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
  in surface waters of the eastern Caribbean and Orinoco River. J. Geophys. Res., 98(C2),
Moffett, J.W. (1994). A radiotracer study of cerium and manganese uptake onto suspended
  particles in Chesapeake Bay. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 58(2), 695-703.
Moffett, J.W. (1994) The relationship between cerium and manganese oxidation in the marine
  environment. Limnol. Oceanogr., 39(6), 1309-1318.
Moffett, J.W. (1995). Temporal and spatial variability of strong copper complexing ligands in the
  Sargasso Sea. Deep Sea Res., 42(8) 1273-1295.
Moffett, J.W. (1995). The importance of microbial Mn oxidation in the upper ocean: a
  comparison of the Sargasso Sea and Equatorial Pacific. Deep Sea Res. I, 44(8), 1277-1291.

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Moffett, J.W. and L.E. Brand (1996). The production of strong, extracellular Cu chelators by
  marine cyanobacteria in response to Cu stress. Limnol. Oceanogr., 41(3), 288-293.
Moffett J.W., and J. Ho (1996). Oxidation of Co and Mn in seawater via a common microbially
  catalyzed pathway. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 60(18), 3415-3424.
Barbeau, K., J.W. Moffett, D.A. Caron, P.L. Croot and D.L. Erdner (1996). Role of protozoan
   grazing in relieving iron limitation of phytoplankton. Nature, 380 61-64.
Moffett, J.W., L.E. Brand, P.L. Croot and K. Barbeau (1997). Copper speciation and
  cyanobacterial distribution in harbors subject to anthropogenic Cu inputs. Limnol. Oceanogr.
  42(5), 789-799.
Ahner, B.A., F.M.M. Morel and J.W. Moffett (1997). Trace metal control of phytochelatin
  production in coastal waters. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42(3), 601-608.
Barbeau, K., and J.W. Moffett (1998). Dissolution of iron oxides by phagotrophic protists: using
   a novel method to quantify reaction rates. Environ. Sci. Technol., 32, 2969-2975.
Croot, P.L., J.W. Moffett, G.W. Luther (1999). Polarographic determination of half-wave
   potentials for copper-organic complexes in seawater. Marine Chemistry, 67, 219-232.
Bruland, K.W., E.L. Rue, J.R. Donat, S.A. Skrabal, J.W. Moffett (2000). Intercomparison of
   voltammetric techniques to determine the chemical speciation of dissolved copper in a coastal
   seawater sample. Analytica Chimica Acta 405 (1-2), 99-113.
Croot, P.L., J.W. Moffett, L.E. Brand (2000). Production of extracellular Cu chelators by
  eucaryotic phytoplankton in response to Cu stress. Limnol. Oceanogr. 45, 619-627.
Kujawinski, E.B., J.W. Farrington and J.W. Moffett (2000). Importance of passive diffusion in
  the uptake of polychlorinated biphenyls by phagotrophic protozoa. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.
  66, 1987-1993.
Barbeau, K. and J.W. Moffett (2000). Laboratory and field studies of colloidal iron oxide
  dissolution as mediated by phagotropy and photolysis. Limnol. Oceanogr., 45(4), 827-835.
Barbeau, K., E.B. Kujawinski, and J.W. Moffett (2001). Remineralization and Recycling of Iron,
   Thorium and Organic Carbon by Heterotrophic Marine Protozoa in Culture. Aquatic
   Microbial Ecology, 24(1), 69-81.
Hunter, K.A., P.W. Boyd, K.W. Bruland, J. Buffle, P. Buat-Menard, H.J.W. de Baar, R.A. Duce,
  W.J Sunda, T.D. Jickells, J.W. Moffett, E.L. Rue, L. J. Spokes, B. Sulzberger, D.R. Turner,
  T.D. Waite, A.J. Watson and M. Whitfield (2001). “Summary and Recommendations”. In:
  Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater, IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of
  Environmental Systems. Volume 7. K. Hunter and D. Turner, eds., 373-387.
Kujawinski, E.B., J.W. Moffett and J.W. Farrington (2001). Evidence for grazing-mediated
  production of dissolved surface-active material by marine protists. Marine Chemistry, 77,
Kujawinski, E.B., J.W. Farrington and J.W. Moffett (2001). Marine protozoa produce organic
  matter with an exceptionally high affinity for PCBs during grazing. Environ. Sci. Tech, 35,

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Mann E. L., N. Ahlgren, J. W. Moffett and S.W. Chisholm (2001) Copper Toxicity and
  Cyanobacteria Ecology in the Sargasso Sea. Limnology and. Oceanography, 47(4), 976-988.
Moffett, J.M. (2001). “Transformations amongst different forms of iron in seawater.” In
  Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater, IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of
  Environmental Systems. Volume 7. K. Hunter and D. Turner, eds., 343-373.
Saito, M. and J.W. Moffett (2001). Complexation of cobalt by natural organic ligands in the
   Sargasso Sea as determined by a new high-sensitivity electrochemical cobalt speciation
   method suitable for open ocean work. Marine Chemistry, 75, 49-68.
Saito, M. and J.W. Moffett. (2001). Temporal and spatial variability of cobalt in the Atlantic
   Ocean. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 66(11), 1943-1953.
Twiss, M.R. and J.W. Moffett (2001). Comparison of copper speciation in coastal marine waters
  estimated using analytical voltammetry and diffusion gradient in thin-film (DGT) techniques.
  Environ. Sci. Tech., 36, 1061-1068.
Webb, E.A., J.W. Moffett and J.B. Waterbury (2001). Iron stress in open-ocean cyanobacteria
  (Synechococcus, Trichodesmium, and Crocosphaera spp.): identification of the IdiA protein.
  Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 67(12), 5444-5452.
Dickson, A., R. Bidigare, J. Hedges, K. Johnson, D. LeBlanc, C. Lee, A. McNichol, F. Millero, J.
   Moffett, W Moore, E. Peltzer, S. van den Berg (2002). Chemical Reference Materials: Setting
   the Standards for Ocean Science. National Academy Press.
Dyhrman, S.T., E.A. Webb, D.M. Anderson, J.W. Moffett, and J.B. Waterbury (2002). Cell-
   specific detection of phosphorus stress in Trichodesmium from the Western North Atlantic.
   Limnology and Oceanography Notes, 47(6), 1832-1836.
Saito, M.A., S.W. Chisholm, J.W. Moffett, and J. Waterbury (2002). Cobalt limitation and
   uptake in the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Limnology and Oceanography, 47(6),
Thompson, R., J.W. Moffett, and G. Fones (2003). Real Time Determination of Picomolar Free
   Cu(II) in Sea Water using a Fluorescence-based Fiber Optic Biosensor. Analytical Chemistry,
   75 6807-6812.

Dupont, C.L., R.K. Nelson, S. Bashir, J.W. Moffett, and B.A. Ahner (2004). Novel copper-
   binding and nitrogen-rich thiols produced and exuded by Emiliania huxleyi. Limnol.
   Oceanogr. 49(5), 2004, 1754-1762.

Saito, Mak A., Gabrielle Rocap, and James W. Moffett (2005). Production of cobalt binding
    ligands in a Synechococcus feature at the Costa Rica Upwelling Dome. Limnol. Oceanogr.
    50(1), 279-290

Saito, M.A., J.W. Moffett, and G.R. DiTullio (2004). Cobalt and nickel in the Peru Upwelling
    Region: A major flux of labile cobalt utilized as a micronutrient, Global Biogeochemical
    Cycles. Vol. 18, No. 4, GB4030

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Phosphonate utilization by the globally important marine diazotroph Trichodesmium S. T.
   Dyhrman, P. D. Chappell, S. T. Haley, J. W. Moffett, E. D. Orchard, J. B. Waterbury, E. A.
   Webb (2006) Nature 439, 68-71.

Cullen, J. Bergquist, B. and Moffett, J. 2006 Thermodynamic characterization of the
   partitioning of iron between soluble and colloidal species in the Atlantic Ocean Marine
   Chemistry 98 (2-4) 295-303

Andrade, S., Moffett, J. and Correa, J. Distribution of dissolved species and suspended
   particulate copper in an intertidal ecosystem affected by copper mine tailings in Northern
   Chile. Marine Chemistry 101 (3-4): 203-212.

Andrade S, Contreras L, Moffett JW, et al. Kinetics of copper accumulation in Lessonia
   nigrescens (Phaeophyceae) under conditions of environmental oxidative stress
   AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY 78 (4): 398-401 JUL 20 2006

Dupont CL, Moffett JW, Bidigare RR, et al. Distributions of dissolved and particulate biogenic
   thiols in the subartic Pacific Ocean DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC
   RESEARCH PAPERS 53 (12): 1961-1974.

Bowie AR, Achterberg EP, Croot PL, et al. (2006) A community-wide intercomparison exercise
  for the determination of dissolved iron in seawater. Mar. Chem. 98 (1): 81-99

Andrade, S., Medina M. H., Moffett, J.W. and Correa, J.A. (2006) Cadmium-copper
   antagonism in seaweeds inhabiting coastal areas affected by copper mine waste disposals.
   Environ. Sci. Tech. 40 (14): 4382-4387.

Moffett, J.W. and Dupont, C.L. (2007) Cu Complexation by organic ligands in the sub arctic NW
  Pacific and Bering Sea. Deep Sea Res. Part I in press

Moffett, J.W., Goepfert, T. and Naqvi, S.W.A. (2006) Reduced iron associated with secondary
  nitrite maxima in the Arabian Sea Deep Sea Part I Research in press.


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