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Nathan Lanning
Nathan Lanning
Phone:
(716) 597-8719
Email:
nlann1@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 409
Address:

400 Bizzell Street

College Station, TX 77843

Degrees:

B.S. Marine Biology & B.S. Environmental Science, University of New Haven, 2018.

Awards:

2018-present, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2018-present, Louis & Elizabeth Scherck Fellowship

2018, Excellence in Marine Biology Award

2016-2018, John D. Hatfield Fellowship

2016-2018, NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Fellowship


Nathan Lanning

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Trace Metal Biogeochemistry
  • ICP-MS & XRF Instrumentation
  • Analytical chemistry
  • GEOTRACES
  • Dissolved Metal Size Fractionation

 

My research focuses on micronutrient and heavy metal contamination in the Pacific Ocean as part of a collaboration with the international GEOTRACES study. As part of the GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect research cruise, my work explores the concentration gradients, isotopic signatures, and particle size fractionation of dissolved trace metals throughout the water column. This research will attempt to further our understanding of metal presence in old Pacific water masses, hydrothermal vent plumes, and oligotrophic regions. Currently, our lab employs an ICP-MS methodology to quantify dissolved metals including Fe, Zn, Mn, Pb, Ni, Cd, Cu, Co, and Sc. This is an NSF-funded project conducted by an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

Selected Publications

  1.  Zhang J and Lanning NT. Ascorbic acid as a reductant for extraction of Fe-bound P in soil samples: a methods comparison study. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis; (2018)
  2. Marsay CM, Aguilar-Islas A, Fitzsimmons JN, Hatta M, Jensen LT, John SG, Kadko D, Landing WM, Lanning NT, Morton PL, Pasqualini A, Rauschenberg S, Sherrell RM, Shiller AM, Twining BS, Whitmore L, Zhang R, Buck CS. Dissolved and particulate trace elements in late summer Arctic melt ponds. Marine Chemistry; 204, 70-85. (2018)

 

Conference Proceedings:

6.    Lanning NT, Zhang J, Fischer C, Visser L, Smith I, Sinnickson D, Kelble C. Macronutrient distribution in Southern Florida coastal waters. Ocean Sciences Meeting: Portland, OR. (2018)
5.    Lanning NT, Zhang J, Fischer C, Visser L, Smith I, Sinnickson D, Kelble C. Macronutrient distribution in Southern Florida coastal waters. Henry Vogeli Seminar Series, University of New Haven. (2017)
4.    Lanning NT, Simjouw J, Carlile AL. Development of a method for copper quantification in ulvoid tissue. Northeast Algal Society: Mount Washington, NH. (2017)
3.    Lanning NT, Jensen LT, Sherrell RM, Fitzsimmons JN. Size partitioning of dissolved trace metals into soluble  and colloidal fractions in sea ice, snow and melt ponds of the western Arctic Ocean. ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting: Honolulu, HI. (2017)
2.    Lanning NT, Jensen LT, Sherrell RM, Fitzsimmons JN. Size partitioning of trace metal micronutrients in the western Arctic Ocean. Henry Vogeli Seminar Series, University of New Haven. (2016)
1.    Lanning NT, Simjouw J, Carlile AL. Dynamics and copper content analysis of ulvoid blooms in New Haven Harbor. Northeast Algal Society: Westfield, MA. (2016)

Additional Information

Cruise Participation & Field Work

June 2018- R/V Trident (1 day) Galveston Bay trace metal, tracers, oxygen, and sediment study.

November 2017- R/V Trident (1 day) Galveston Bay trace metal, tracers, oxygen, and sediment study.

June 2017- R/V F.G. Walton Smith (5 days) Bimonthly regional survey of nutrients, Chlorophyll A, CDOM, eDNA, as well as water column incubations

June 2016- R/V Pelican (3 days) Texas shelf hypoxia and trace metal study cruise. 

 

Advisor: Dr. Jessica Fitzsimmons

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