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Ernie Matson

Professor of Biology

BSc Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University
MSc Microbiology, University of Connecticut
PhD Oceanography, University of Connecticut

Research Interests

Biogeochemistry and microbiology. Flux of nutrients, energy, and microorganisms among fresh, brackish and marine waters.

Recent Publications

Matson, E.A. 2011. Invited Paper: Red tides, algal skirts, and upside-down redox profiles driven by groundwater discharge into the coral lagoons of Guam, USA. International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Melbourne, AU.

Matson, E.A. 2010. Diversity of aquifer discharge mechanisms to a tidally-flushed coastal lagoon of Guam: Hydro- and Biogeochemistry. Abstr. Ann. Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr.,Santa Fe, NM.

Matson, E.A. 2009. Stable C and N isotope chemistry of corals transplanted within an estuarine commercial harbor, Apra, Guam, USA. Abstr. Ann. Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr., Nice, France

Matson, E.A. 2006. Guam's Subterranean Watersheds: Seasonal Nutrient Flux from Four Distinct Subbasins Abstr. Ocean Sciences Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr., Honolulu, HI.

Ngirchechol, M.K. and E.A. Matson 2006. Nutrient Flux Across Guam’s Reef Flats. Abstr. Ann. Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr., Vancouver, B.C

Matson, E.A. 2005. An Internal Island Effect: Subaquifer Enrichment of Seawater Flowing Through a Tropical Carbonate Island, (Guam, USA). Abstr. Ann. Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr., Santiago de Compostelo, Spain.

Matson, E.A. and A.S.E. Quenga. 2005. A Nitrogen Budget, Including the Occurrence and Activity of N fixers in N-rich and N-poor habitats of Guam, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 37: 271-285.

Matson, E.A. 2004. Terrestrial nutrients on Micronesian Reefs. Abstr. Ann. Mtg. Amer. Soc. Limnol. Oceanogr. Honolulu.

Matson, E.A. 2004. Invited Paper: Stable C, N, and S Isotope Use in Marine Communities of the Mariana Islands. First General Assembly, European Geosciences Union, Nice, France.M.V. Lalas and E.A.

Matson. 1996 Escherichia coli and enterococci in a coastal lagoon of Guam: which indicator to use? Proc. Eighth Int. Coral Reef Congr. Panama City.

Slappy, S.L. and E.A. Matson. 1996. Nutrient flux (N, Si, P) from polluted ground¬waters of Guam. Proc. Eighth Int. Coral Reef Congr. Panama City.

Matson E.A. 1996. Monitoring of Human Fecal Contamination of Fish and Clams in Malakal, Palau. Parsons/ES Environmental Services and Republic of Palau Capital Improvement Program.

Matson, E.A. 1995. Proposed Monitoring Strategies for Inland and Coastal Waters of Babeldaob. Republic of Palau Environmental Quality Protection Board

Matson, E. A. 1993a. Nutrient flux through soils and aquifers to the coastal zone of Guam (Mariana Islands). Limnol. Oceanogr. 38: 361-371.

Matson, E. A. 1993b. Fecal pollution in Guam’s coastal waters and sediments. Micronesica 26: 155-175.

Matson, E.A. 1991a. Water chemistry and hydrology of the "Blood of Sanvitores": a Micronesian red tide. Micronesica 24: 95-108

Matson, E.A. 1991b. Nutrient chemistry of the coastal waters of Guam. Micronesica 24: 109-135.

Matson, E.A. and M.M. Brinson. 1990. Stable carbon isotopes and the C/N ratio in Pamlico and Neuse Estuaries, North Carolina. Limnol. Oceanogr. 35: 1290-1300

Matson, E. A. 1989. Biogeochemistry of Mariana Islands Coastal Sediments: terrestrial influence on d13C, ash, CaCO3, Al, Fe, Si, and P. Coral Reefs, 7: 153-160

Matson, E.A. and J.D. Buck. 1987. Community electron transport by procaryotes in a euryoxic estuarine sediment. Mar. Ecol Prog. Ser. 41: 71-78

Matson, E.A. and M.M. Brinson. 1985. Sulfate enrichments in the estuarine waters of North Carolina. Estuaries 8: 279-89

Waslenchuk, D.G., E.A. Matson, R.N. Zajac, F.C. Dobbs, and J. Tramontano. 1983. Geochemistry of burrow waters vented by a bioturbating shrimp in Bermudian sediments. Mar. Biol. 72: 2-1-25.


Dr. Ernest A. Matson
Professor of Biology
Marine Laboratory
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Marine Lab., Room ML106
Tel: 1 671 735 2790
Fax: 1 671 734 1299/4582

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