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Dr. Stephanie Dutkiewicz

Principal Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science
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Research Interests:
Dr. Dutkiewicz works on elucidating the role of biological activity on the distribution of carbon within the oceans. Her current research aims to improve the representation of air-sea interactions and biogeochemical cycling in the MIT ocean general circulation model (GCM). She is involved in collaborative projects with the MIT Climate Modeling Initiative and The Darwin Project, among others. Her research centers on the cycling of carbon by both the "solubility pump" and "biological pump" in the 3D ocean models. She models the movement of the surface water through sinking and advection that redistributes the carbon concentrations in the ocean, and where biological activity fluxes carbon from the surface waters to the deep ocean.

Publication Examples:

Monteiro, F.M., Bach, L.T., Brownlee, C., Bown, P., Rickaby, R.E., Poulton, A.J., Tyrrell, T., Beaufort, L., Dutkiewicz, S., Gibbs, S. and Gutowska, M.A. (2016). Why marine phytoplankton calcify. Science advances, 2(7), e1501822, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501822

Chien, C. T., Mackey, K. R., Dutkiewicz, S., Mahowald, N. M., Prospero, J. M., & Paytan, A. (2016). Effects of African dust deposition on phytoplankton in the western tropical Atlantic Ocean off Barbados. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(5), 716-734, doi: 10.1002/2015GB005334

Hajoon Song, John Marshall, Michael J. Follows, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Gaël Forget (2016), Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic, Journal of Marine Systems, Available online 3 March 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.009

Brix, H. and Menemenlis, D. and Hill, C. and Dutkiewicz, S. and Jahn, O. and Wang, D. and Bowman, K. and Zhang, H. (2015) Using Green's Functions to initialize and adjust a global, eddying ocean biogeochemistry general circulation model Ocean Modelling, vol. 95, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.07.008

Dutkiewicz, S. and Hickman, A. E. and Jahn, O. and Gregg, W. W. and Mouw, C. B. and Follows, M. J. (2015) Capturing optically important constituents and properties in a marine biogeochemical and ecosystem model Biogeosciences, vol. 12, no. 14, pp. 4447-4481, doi: 10.5194/bg-12-4447-2015

Dutkiewicz, S. and Morris, J. J. and Follows, M. J. and Scott, J. and Levitan, O. and Dyhrman, S. T. and Berman-Frank, I. (2015) Impact of ocean acidification on the structure of future phytoplankton communities Nature Climate Change, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1002-+, doi: 10.1038/nclimate2722

Levy, M. and Jahn, O. and Dutkiewicz, S. and Follows, M. J. and d'Ovidio, F. (2015) The dynamical landscape of marine phytoplankton diversity Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, no. 111, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0481

Zhang, Y. X. and Jacob, D. J. and Dutkiewicz, S. and Amos, H. M. and Long, M. S. and Sunderland, E. M. (2015) Biogeochemical drivers of the fate of riverine mercury discharged to the global and Arctic oceans Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 854-864, doi: 10.1002/2015gb005124

Google Scholar Profile

Dutkiewicz, S., B.A. Ward, F.M. Monteiro, and M.J. Follows , 2012: Interconnection of nitrogen fixers and iron in the Pacific Ocean: Theory and numerical simulations, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1012

Dutkiewicz, S., M.J. Follows and J. Bragg, 2009: Modeling the Coupling of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23(GB4017): 1-15

Plattner, G.-K, R. Knutti, F. Joos, T.F. Stocker, W. von Bloh, V. Brovkin, D. Cameron, E. Driesschaert, S. Dutkiewicz, E. Eby, N Edwards, T. Fichefet, J. Hargreaves, C. Jones, M. Loutre, H. Matthews, A. Mouchet, S. Müller, S. Nawrath A. Price, A. Sokolov, 2008: Long-term climate commitments projected with climate-carbon cycle models, Journal of Climate, 21(12): 2721-2751

Dutkiewicz, S., M.J. Follows, P. Heimbach and J. Marshall, 2006: Controls on ocean productivity and air-sea carbon flux: An adjoint model sensitivity study, Geophysical Research Letters, 33: L02603

Follows, M.J., S. Dutkiewicz, S. Grant and S.W. Chisholm, 2007: Emergent biogeography of microbial communities in a model ocean, Science, 315: 1843-1846

Friis, K., R.G. Najjar, M.J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz, A. Kortzinger, and K.M. Johnson, 2007: Dissolution of calcium carbonate: Observations and model results in the North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 4: 205-213

Verdy, A., S. Dutkiewicz, M.J. Follows, J. Marshall and A. Czaja, 2007: Carbon dioxide and oxygen fluxes in the Southern Ocean: Mechanisms for interannual variability, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB2020

Dutkiewicz, S., A. Sokolov, J. Scott and P. Stone, 2005: A Three-Dimensional Ocean-Seaice-Carbon Cycle Model and its Coupling to a Two-Dimensional Atmospheric Model: Uses in Climate Change Studies, Joint Program Report 122, May, 47 pages

Sokolov, A.P., C.A. Schlosser, S. Dutkiewicz, S. Paltsev, D.W. Kicklighter, H.D. Jacoby, R.G. Prinn, C.E. Forest, J.M. Reilly, C. Wang, B. Felzer, M.C. Sarofim, J. Scott, P.H. Stone, J.M. Melillo and J. Cohen, 2005: The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation, Joint Program Report 124, 2005, 40 pages

Contact Information

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Ph.D., Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1997
B.S., Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1991