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*Bell, DW, Pellechia, P, Chambers, LR , Longo, AF,  McCabe, KM, Ingall, ED, Benitez-Nelson, CR (2017)  Isolation and molecular characterization of dissolved organic 1 phosphorus using electrodialysis-reverse osmosis and solution 31P-NMR. Limnology & Oceanography Methods,  doi:10.1002/lom3.10171.

Schnetzer, A, Lampe, R, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Marchetti, A, Osburn, C, Tatters, A (2017) Marine snow formation by the toxin producing diatom, Pseudo-nitzschia australis, Harmful Algae, 61, 23–30.

Chambers, LR, Ingall, ED, Saad, EM, Longo, AF, Takeuchi, M, Tang, T, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Haley, SH, Dyhrman, ST, Brandes, J, Stubbins, A (2016) Enhanced Dissolved Organic Matter Recovery from Saltwater Samples with Coupled Electrodialysis and Solid Phase Extraction, Aquatic Geochemistry, doi:10.1007/s10498-016-9306-2.

Buesseler, KO, Dai, M, Aoyama, M, BenitezNelson, CR, Charmasson, S, Higley, K, Maderich, V, Masque, P, Morris, PJ, Oughton, D, Smith, J. (2017) Fukushima Daiichi‐derived radionuclides in the Ocean: transport, fate, and impacts, Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 9, 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733.

Osborne, E, Thunell, R, Marshall, BJ, Holm, JA, Tappa, EJ, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Cai, WJ, and Chen, B (2016) Calcification of the planktonic foraminifera Globigerina bulloides and carbonate ion concentration: Results from the Santa Barbara Basin. Paleoceanography, 31, doi:10.1002/2016PA002933.

*Piper, M, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Frey, K, Mills, MM, Pal, S (2016) Dissolved and Particulate Phosphorus Distributions and Elemental Stoichiometry throughout the Chukchi Sea, Deep-Sea Research II, 130, 76-87,

Saad, E, Longo, AF, Chambers, LR, Huang, R, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Dyhrman, ST, Diaz, JM, Ingall, ED, Tang, Y. (2016) Understanding marine dissolved organic matter production: Compositional insights from axenic cultures of Thalassiosira pseudonana, Limnology & Oceanography, doi:10.1002/lno.10367.

Siegel, D, Buesseler, K, Behrenfeld, M, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Boss, E, Brzezinski, M, Burd, A, Carlson, C, D’Asaro, E, Doney, S, Perry, MJ, Stanley, R, Steinberg, D (2016) Prediction of the Export and Fate of Global Ocean Net Primary Production: The EXPORTS Science Plan, Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00022.. 

Stukel, MR, Kahru, M, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Décima, M, Goericke, R, Landry, MLR, Ohman, M (2015) Using Lagrangian-based process studies to test satellite algorithms of vertical carbon flux in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research- Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC011264.

Stukel, MR, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Decima, M., Taylor, AG, Buchwald, C, Landry, MR (2015) The biological pump in the Costa Rica Dome: An open ocean upwelling system with high new production and low export. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv097.

Reidhaar, PE, Lane, CS, Benitez-Nelson, CR, Gamble, DW (2015) Spatial and Temporal Variations in Pyrodinium bahamense Cyst Concentrations in the Sediments of Bioluminescent Mangrove Lagoon, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Estuaries and Coasts, DOI 10.1007/s12237-015-0032-6.

*Puigcorbé, V., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Masqué, P., Verdeny, E., White, A.E., Popp, B.N., Prahl, F.G., Lam, P.J. (2015) Small particles drive summertime carbon and nutrient export in the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 1309–1332, doi:10.1002/2015GB005134.

Benitez-Nelson, CR (2015) Ocean chemistry. The missing link in oceanic phosphorus cycling? Science, 348, 759-760.

Mills, M.M., Brown, Z.W., Lowry, K.E., van Dijken, G.L., Becker, S., *Pal, S., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Downer, M.M., Strong, A.L., Swift, J.H., Pickart, R.S. (2015) Impacts of low phytoplankton NO3-:PO43- utilization ratios over the Chukchi Shelf, Arctic Ocean,Deep-Sea Research II, in press

**McParland, E., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Taylor, G.T., **Rollings, A., and Lorenzoni, L (2015)  Cycling of suspended particulate phosphorus in the redoxcline of the Cariaco Basin.  Marine Chemistry, in press.

Pinckney, J.L., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Thunell, R.C., Muller-Karger, F. Troccoli, L., and Varela, R. (2015) Changes in phytoplankton community structure in the Cariaco Basin from 1995 to 2011 in response to changes in physical forcing.  Deep-Sea Research, 101, 27-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.03.004 

Arrigo, KR, and 22 authors (including C.R.Benitez-Nelson) (2014) Phytoplankton blooms beneath the sea ice in the Chukchi sea. Deep-Sea research II, 105, 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.03.018.

Madden, L., Bedward, J.C., Wiebe, E.N., Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2014) Lessons Learned in Summer Camp: A Case Study of the Learning Paths of Three Campers. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 16(3).

Longo, A.F., Ingall, E.D., Diaz, J.M., Oakes, M., King, L.E., Mihalopoulos, K., Violaki, K., Avila, A., Nenes, A., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Brandes, J., McNulty, I. and Vine, D.J. (2014) European Aerosols Deliver Substantial Phosphorus to the Mediterranean Sea, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(11), 4043–4049, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060555.

Bograd, S.J., Pozo Buil, M., Di Lorenzo, E, Castro, C.G., Schroeder, I.D., Goericke, R., Anderson, C.A., Benitez-Nelson, C.R. and Whitney, F.A. (2014) Changes in Source Waters to the Southern California Bight, Deep-Sea Research II,

Bellinger, B., Van Mooy, B.A.S., Cotner, J.B., Fredricks, H.F., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Thompson, J., Cotter, A., Knuth, M., Godwin, C. (2014) Physiological modifications by seston in response to physicochemical gradients within Lake Superior, Limnology and Oceanography, 59(3), 1011-1026 | DOI: 10.4319/lo.2014.59.3.1011.

Scranton, M.I., Taylor, G.T., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Muller-Karger, F.M., Fanning, K., Lorenzoni, L., Montes, E., Vaerla, R. and Y. Astor (2014) Interannual and subdecadal variability in the nutrient geochemistry of the Cariaco Basin, Oceanography Magazine, 27(1):148–159,

Lorenzoni, L., Taylor, G.T., Thunell, R.C., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Hansell, D.A., Montes, E., Masserini, R., Fanning, K., Variela, R Astor, Y., Guzman, L., and Muller-Karger, F.M. (2013) Spatial and seasonal variability in dissolved organic matter in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118, 1–12, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20075.

Rigaud, S., Puigcorbé, V., Camara-Mor, P., Casacuberta, N., Roca-Martí, M., Garcia-Orellana, J., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Masque, P., Church, T. (2013) An assessment of the methods, calculation and uncertainties in the determination of 210Po and 210Pb activities in seawater, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 11:561-571, DOI: 10.4319/lom.2013.11.561.

Stukel, M., M. D. Ohman, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, M. Landry (2013) Contributions of mesozooplankton to vertical carbon export in a coastal upwelling system. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491:47-65, doi:10.3354/meps10453.

Humphries, M., A. and C. R Benitez-Nelson (2013). Recent trends in sediment and nutrient accumulation rates in coastal, freshwater Lake Sibaya, South Africa, Marine and Freshwater Research,

Montes, E., Altabet, M., Muller-Karger, F., Scranton, M.I., Thunell, R., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Lorenzoni, L., Astor, Y. (2013)Biogenic nitrogen gas production at the oxic-anoxic interface in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Biogeosciences, 10, 267–279, 2013.

White, A., Foster; R.A., Benitez-Nelson, C. R., Masque, P, Verdeny, E., Popp, Arthur, K.E., B. N., Prahl, F. G. (2012) Nitrogen Fixation in the Gulf of California and the Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Progress in Oceanography,

Kanakidou, M., Duce, R., Prospero, J., Baker, A.R., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Dentener, F.J., Hunter, K.A., Kubilay, N., Liss, P.S., Mahowald, N., Okin, G., Sarin, M. Surapipith, V., Tegen, I., Tsigaridis, K., Uematsu, M., van Aardenne, J., Zamora,L.M., Zhu, Y. (2012) Atmospheric Organic Material and the Nutrients Nitrogen and Phosphorus it Carries to the Ocean, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB3026, doi:10.1029/2011GB004277..

Maiti, K., Buesseler, K.O., Pike, S.M, Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Cai, P, Chen, W., Cochran, K., Dai, M., Dehairs, F., Gasser, B., Kelly, R.P., Masque, P., Miller, L., Miquel, J.C., Moran, S.B., Morris, P.J., Peine, F., Planchon, F, Renfro, A.A., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Santschi, P., Turnewitsch, R., Waples, J.T., Xu, C. (2012) Intercalibration studies of short lived Thorium-234 in the water column and marine particles. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 10, 631-644, DOI: 10.4319/lom.2012.10.631.

Arrigo, KR, and 31 authors (including C.R.Benitez-Nelson) (2012) Massive phytoplankton blooms under Arctic sea ice. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1215065

Diaz, J.M., E.D. Ingall, S.D. Snow, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, M. Taillefert, J.A. Brandes (2012) Inorganic polyphosphate cycling as a mechanism for the enhanced regeneration of phosphorus in the hypoxic water column of Effingham Inlet, British Columbia, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB2040, doi:10.1029/2011GB004226.

Lorenzoni, L., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Thunell, R.C, Hollander, D., Varela, R., Astor, Y., Audemard, F., Muller-Karger, F.M. (2012)Potential role of event-driven sediment transport on sediment accumulation in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela. Marine Geology, 307-310, 105–110

Dyhrman, S.T., B.D. Jenkins, T.A. Rynearson3, M.A. Saito, M. L. Mercier, H. Alexander, L. P. Whitney, A. Drzewianowski, V. V. Bulygin, E. M. Bertrand, Z. Wu, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, A. Heithoff (2012) The transcriptome and proteome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana reveal a diverse phosphorus stress response, PLoS ONE, 7(3), e33768.

*Sekula-Wood, E., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., **Bennett. M.A., Thunell, R.C. (2012) Magnitude and composition of sinking particulate phosphorus fluxes in Santa Barbara Basin, California. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB2023, doi:10.1029/2011GB004180.

*Izquierdo, Benítez-Nelson, C.R., Masqué,, P., R., Castillo, S., Alastuey, A., Avila, A. (2012) Atmospheric phosphorus deposition to the northwest Mediterranean: Wet and dry deposition modes and the potential role of African events in marine biological production. Atmospheric Environment, 49, 361-370.

Stukel, M., M. Landry, M.D. Ohman, R. Goericke, T. Samo, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, (2012) Do inverse ecosystem models accurately reconstruct plankton food web flows? A comparison of two solution methods using field data from the California Current Ecosystem. Journal of Marine Systems, 91, 20-33. 

Bargu, S., M. W. Silver, M. D. Ohman, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, D.L. Garrison (2012) The mystery behind Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”. Nature Geoscience, 5, 2-3.

*Sekula-Wood, E. Benitez-Nelson, C.R. Morton, S. Anderson, C.R. and Thunell, R.C. (2011) Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid fluxes in Santa Barbara Basin (CA) from 1993 to 2008. Harmful Algae, 10, 567-575, doi:10.1016/j.hal.2011.04.009.

Stukel, M., M. Landry, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, R. Goericke (2011) Trophic Cycling and Carbon Export in the California Current Ecosystem. Limnology & Oceanography, 56(5), 1866-1878.

*Lyons, G., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., and Thunell, R.C. (2011) Phosphorus composition of sinking particles in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California, Limnology & Oceanography, 56, 1093-1105.

*Anderson, C.R., Kudela, R.M., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Sekula-Wood, E., Burrell, C., Langlois, G., Siegel, D. (2011) Detecting toxic diatom blooms from ocean color and a regional ocean model. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L04603, doi:10.1029/2010GL045858.

Silver, M.W., Bargu, S., Coale, S.L., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Garcia, A.C., Roberts, K.J., Sekula-wood, E., Bruland, K.W., Coale, K.H. (2010) Toxic diatoms and domoic acid in natural and iron enriched waters of the oceanic Pacific, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(47) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1006968107.

*Maiti, K., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, K.O Buesseler (2010) Insights into particle formation and remineralization using the short-lived radionuclide, Thorium-234. Geophysical Research letters, 37, L15608, doi:10.1029/2010GL044063, 2010

Fire, S.E., Wang, Z., Berman, M., Langlois, G.W., Morton, S.L., Sekula-Wood, E., Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2010) Trophic transfer of the harmful algal toxin domoic acid as a cause of death in a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) stranding in Southern California. Aquatic Mammals 2010, 36(4), 342-350, DOI 10.1578/AM.36.4.2010.342

Orchard, E.D., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Pellechia, P.J., Lomas, M.W., Dyhrman, S.T. (2010) Polyphosphate in Trichodesmium from the low phosphorus Sargasso Sea. Limnology & Oceanography, 55:2161-2169.

Muller-Karger, F. E., R. Varela, R. C. Thunell, M. I. Scranton, G. T. Taylor, Y. Astor, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, L. Lorenzoni, E. Tappa, M. A. Goñi, and C. Hu (2010) The CARIACO Oceanographic Time Series. In: Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins: A Global Synthesis, Editors: K.-K. Liu, L. Atkinson, R. Quinones, and L. Talaue-McManus, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 454-463.

Humphries, M., A. Kindness, W. N Ellery, J. C. Hughes, and C. R Benitez-Nelson (2010). Accumulation rate of clastic and chemical sedimentation and their role in the long-term development of the Mkuze River floodplain, South Africa, Geomorphology, 119, 88–96.

*Maiti, K., J.L. Carroll and C.R. Benitez-Nelson (2010) Sedimentation and Particle Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea, Journal of Marine Systems, 79, 185-198

Lorenzoni, L, R. C. Thunell, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, D. Hollander, N. Martinez, E. Tappa, R. Varela, Y. Astor, and F. E. Muller-Karger (2009) The importance of subsurface nepheloid layers in transport and delivery of sediments to the Eastern Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Deep-Sea Research I, 56, 2249-2262.

Dyhrman, S.T., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, E.O. Orchard, S.T. Haley, and P.J. Pellechia (2009). A microbial source of phosphonates in oligotrophic marine systems, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO639.

Ranhofer, M. L., E. Lawrenz, J.L. Pinckney, C.R. Benitez-Nelson and T. L. Richardson (2009) Cell-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase Expression by Phytoplankton from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, USA, Estuaries, 32:943–957 DOI 10.1007/s12237-009-9180-x.

Muller-Karger, F. E., R. Varela, R. C. Thunell, M. I. Scranton, G. T. Taylor, Y. Astor, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, L. Lorenzoni, E. Tappa, M. A. Goñi, and C. Hu (2009) The CARIACO Oceanographic Time Series. In: Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins: A Global Synthesis, Editors: K.-K. Liu, L. Atkinson, R. Quinones, and L. Talaue-McManus, Springer-Verlag, New York, pages 454-463, in press.

Taylor, G.T., R. C. Thunell, R. Varela, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, M. I. Scranton (2009) Hydrolytic ectoenzyme activity associated with suspended and sinking organic particles within the anoxic Cariaco Basin. Deep-Sea Research I, 56, 1266-1283.

*Maiti, K., C.R. Benitez-Nelson, M.W. Lomas., J.W. Krause (2009) New and Export Production in the Subtropical Open Ocean Before Seasonal Stratification. III. Comparison of Export Production by 234Th and Sediment Traps, Deep-Sea Research I, 56, 875-891.

*Sekula-Wood, E, A. Schnetzer, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, C. Anderson , W. Berelson , M. Brzezinski , J. Burns , D. Caron , I. Cetinic , J. Ferry, E. Fitzpatrick, B. Jones, P. Miller, S. Morton , R. Schaffner, D. Siegel , and R. Thunell (2009) Rapid downward transport of the neurotoxin domoic acid in coastal waters, Nature Geoscience, 22 March 2009 | DOI: 10.1038/NGEO472.

Mahowald, N.M., T. D. Jickells, A.R. Baker, P. Artaxo, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, G. Bergametti, T. C. Bond, Y. Chen, D. D. Cohen, B. Herut, N. Kubilay, R. Losno, C. Luo, W. Maenhaut, K.A. McGee, G. S. Okin, R. L. Siefert, S. Tsukuda (2009) Global distribution of atmospheric phosphorus sources, concentrations and deposition rates, and anthropogenic impacts, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, GB4026, doi:101029/2008GB003240.

Mahowald, N. M. , S. Engelstaedter, C. Luo , Andrea Sealy, P. Artaxo, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, S. Bonnet, Y. Chen, Patrick Y. Chuang, D.D. Cohen, F. Dulac, B. Herut, A. M. Johansen, N. Kubilay, R. Losno, W. Maenhaut, A. Paytan, J.M. Prospero, L.M. Shank, and R.L. Siefert (2009) Atmospheric iron deposition: Global distribution, variability, and human perturbations, Annual Reviews of Marine Sciences, 1, 245–78. 10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163727.

Hannides, C.C.S., M. R. Landry, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, R. M. Styles, J. P. Montoya, D. M. Karl (2009) Export stoichiometry and migrant-mediated flux of phosphorus in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, Deep-Sea Research I, 56, 73-88.

Thunell, R.C., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, F. E. Muller-Karger, L. Lorenzoni, K Fanning, M. Scranton, R. Varela, Y. Astor (2008) The Si cycle in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela: Seasonal Variability in Silicate Availability and the Si:C:N Composition of Sinking Particles. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, GB4001, doi:10.1029/2007GB003096.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R., D. J. McGillicuddy (2008) Mesoscale Physical-Biological-Biogeochemical Linkages in the Open Ocean: An Introduction to the results of the E-Flux and EDDIES Programs (Preface). Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1133-1138.

Chen, F-Z, W-J Cai, Y. Wang, Y. Rii, R. R. Bidigare, and C.R. Benitez-Nelson (2008) Biogeochemical cycling of the carbon dioxide system and net community production estimation in a cold-core cyclonic eddy in the lee of Hawaii, Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1412-1425.

Maiti, K., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, Y. Rii, and R. Bidigare (2008) The influence of a mature cyclonic eddy on particle export. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1445-1460

Noble, A.E., M. A. Saito, K. Maiti, and C. R. Benitez-Nelson (2008) Cobalt, manganese, and iron near the Hawaiian Islands: A concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and implications for the hybrid-type trace metals. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1473-1490.

Mahaffey, C., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, R. R. Bidigare, and D. Karl (2008) Nitrogen dynamics within wind-driven eddies. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1398-1411.

Verdeny, E., P. Masqué, K. Maiti, J. Garcia-Orellana, J. M. Bruach, and C. R. Benitez-Nelson (2008) Particle Export within cyclonic Hawaiian lee eddies derived from 210Pb-210Po disequilibria. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1461-1472.

Diaz, J., E. Ingall, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, D. Paterson, M. de Jonge, J. A. Brandes (2008) Marine Polyphosphate: A Key Player in Geologic Phosphorus Sequestration. Science, 320, 652-655.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R. et al. (+ 23 authors) (2007) Mesoscale eddies drive increased silica export in the subtropical Pacific Ocean. Science, 312, 1017-1021.

Chen, F-Z, W-J Cai, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, and Y. Wang (2007) Sea surface pCO2-SST relationships across a cold-core cyclonic eddy: Implications for understanding regional variability and air-sea gas exchange, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2006GL028058.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R., L. O. Madden, R. M. Styles, R. C. Thunell, and Y. Astor (2007) Inorganic and organic sinking particulate phosphorus fluxes across the oxic/anoxic water column of Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Marine Chemistry, 105, 90-100.

Thunell, R.C., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, R. Varela, Y. Astor and F. E. Muller-Karger (2007) Particulate Organic Carbon Fluxes Along Upwelling-Dominated Continental Margins: Rates and Mechanisms. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB1022 doi:10.1029/2006GB002793.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R. and Willard S. Moore (2006) Future applications of 234Th in aquatic ecosystems (Editorial). Marine Chemistry, 100, 163-165.

Waples, J., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, N. Savoye, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, M. Baskaran and Ö. Gustafsson (2006) An Introduction to the Application and Future Use of 234Th in Aquatic Systems. Marine Chemistry, 100, 166-189.

Savoye, N., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, A. B. Burd, J. K. Cochran, M. Charette, K. O. Buesseler, G. Jackson, M. Roy-Barman, S. Schmidt and M. Elskens (2006) 234Th sorption and export models in the water column: a review. Marine Chemistry, 100, 234-249.

Buesseler, K. O., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, S. B. Moran, A. Burd, M. Charette, J. K. Cochran, L. Coppola, N. S. Fisher, S. W. Fowler, W. D. Gardner, L. D. Guo, O. Gustafsson, C. Lamborg, P. Masque, J. C. Miquel, U. Passow, P. H. Santschi, N. Savoye, G. Stewart, and T. Trull (2006) An assessment of particulate organic carbon to thorium-234 ratios in the ocean and their impact on the application of 234Th as a POC flux proxy. Marine Chemistry, 100, 213-233.

Santschi, P.H. J.W. Murray, M. Baskaran, C.R. Benitez-Nelson, L. Guo, C-C. Hung, C. Lamborg, S. B. Moran, U. Passow, and M. Roy-Barman (2006) Thorium speciation in seawater. Marine Chemistry, 100, 250-268.

Rutgers van der Loeff, M., M. M. Sarin, M. Baskaran, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, K. Buesseler, M. Charette, M. Dai, Ö. Gustafsson, P. Masque, P. Morris, K. Orlandini, A. Rodriguez y Baena, N. Savoye, S. Schmidt, R. Turnewitsch, I. Vöge, and J. Waples (2006) A review of present techniques and methodological advances in analyzing 234Th in aquatic systems. Marine Chemistry, 100, 190-212.

Cade-Menun, B., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, P. Pellechia, and A. Paytan, (2005) Refining phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for marine sediment trap samples: storage conditions and extraction recovery. Marine Chemistry, 97, 293-306.

O’Neill, L.O., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, R. M. Styles, E. Tappa, and R. C. Thunell (2005) Diagenetic effects on particulate phosphorus samples collected using formalin poisoned sediment traps. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 3, 326-337.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R. and Th-group (2004) Future Applications of 234Th in Aquatic Ecosystems (FATE). EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 85, No. 45, 471.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R., L. P. O’Neill, L. Kolowith, P. Pellechia, and R. C. Thunell (2004) Phosphonates and particulate organic phosphorus cycling in an anoxic marine basin. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(5), 1593-1604.

Smoak, D., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, W. S. Moore, R. C. Thunell, Y. Astor and F. Muller-Karger (2004) Radionuclide fluxes and particle scavenging in Cariaco Basin. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 1451-1463.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R. and M. A. Charette (2004) Uncertainty versus Variability in Upper Ocean Carbon Flux Estimates. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(4), 1218-1220.

Bidigare, R. R., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, C. L. Leonard, M. P. Seki, M. L. Parsons, R. D. Vaillancourt, J. Marra and P. Quay (2003) Influence of a cyclonic eddy on photosynthesis, microheterotroph abundance and carbon export in the lee of Hawaii. Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 10.1029/2002GL016393.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R., S. M. Vink, J. H. Carrillo, and B. Huebert (2003) Volcanically influenced iron and aluminum cloud water deposition to Hawaii. Atmospheric Environment, 37, 535-544.

Sansone, F. J., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, E. H. DeCarlo, J. A. Resing, S. M. Vink, J. H. Heath, and B. J. Huebert (2002) Geochemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols Generated from Lava-Seawater Interactions. Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 10.1029/2001GL013882.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R. and D. M. Karl (2002) Phosphorus cycling in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre using cosmogenic 32P and 33P. Limnology and Oceanography, 47, 762-770.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R., K. O. Buesseler, D. M. Karl, and J. E. Andrews (2001) A time-series study of particulate matter export in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre based on 234Th:238U disequilibrium. Deep-Sea Research I, 48, 2595-2611.

Benitez-Nelson, C. R., K. O. Buesseler, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, J. E. Andrews, L. Ball, G. Crossin, and M. A. Charette (2001) Testing a new small volume technique for determining 234Th in seawater. J. Radioanal and Nuc. Chem., 248, 795-799.

Dai, M. H. and C. R. Benitez-Nelson (2001) Colloidal Organic Carbon and 234Th in the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Chem., 74, 181-196.

Buesseler, K. O., C. R. Benitez-Nelson, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, J. E. Andrews, L. Ball, G. Crossin, and M. A. Charette (2001) A comparison of methods with a new small-volume technique for thorium-234 in seawater. Mar. Chem., 74, 15-28.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2000) The Biogeochemical Cycling of Phosphorus in Marine Systems. Earth Sci. Rev., 51, 109-135.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2000) Phosphorus cycling in coastal marine ecosystems. Investigacion Y Ciencia (Scientific American-Spanish language version), 5, 36-38.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R., K. O. Buesseler and G. Crossin (2000) Upper ocean carbon export, eddy diffusivity and horizontal transport in the southwestern Gulf of Maine. Cont. Shelf Res., 20, 707-736.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. (2000) Phosphorus in the upper ocean. Ciencia al Dia Internacional, 3, 1.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. and K. O. Buesseler (1999) 32P, 33P, 7Be and 210Pb: Atmospheric fluxes and utility in tracing stratosphere/troposphere exchange. J. of Geophys. Res., 104, 11745-11754.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. and K. O. Buesseler (1999) Temporal variability of inorganic and organic phosphorus turnover rates in the coastal ocean. Nature, 398, 502-505.

Buesseler, K. O., L. Ball, J. Andrews, C. Benitez-Nelson, R. Belastock, F. Chai, and Y.Chao (1998) Upper ocean export of particulate organic carbon in the Arabian Sea derived from Thorium-234. Deep-Sea Res. II, Special Arabian Sea Issue, 45, 2461-2488.

Benitez-Nelson, C.R. and K. O. Buesseler (1998) Measurement of cosmogenic 32P and 33P activities in rainwater and seawater. Anal. Chem., 70, 64-72.

Buesseler, K. O. and C. R. Benitez (1994) Determination of mass accumulation rates and sediment inventories in the deep Black Sea.. Deep-Sea Res. II, 41, 1605-1615



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