Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Jason M. Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow (Institutional)
Biological Oceanography Group

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-1826
Fax: (831) 775-1620
email: jsmith

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests:

Microbial biogeochemistry and oceanography of nitrogen and carbon in coastal oceans, stable isotopes as tracers of microbial and phytoplankton activity and interactions, fate of nitrogen in the coastal environment, development of new analytical techniques in oceanography.


Ph.D. 2013, Stanford University, Earth System Science
M.S. 2006, University of Florida, Environmental Science
B.S. 2003, University of Florida, Microbiology and Cell Science

Most Recent Publications:

Smith, J.M., K.L. Casciotti, F.P. Chavez and C.A. Francis. 2014. Differential contribution of archaeal ammonia oxidizer ecotypes to nitrification in coastal surface waters. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.11
Smith, J.M., A.C. Mosier and C.A. Francis. 2014. Spatiotemporal relationships between the abundance, distribution and potential activities of ammonia-oxidizing and denitrifying microorganisms in intertidal sediments. Microb. Ecol. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0450-1

Manuscripts Under Review/Revision:

Smith, J.M., F.P. Chavez and C.A. Francis. 201X. Ammonium uptake by phytoplankton regulates nitrification in the sunlit ocean. Under revision. PLoS ONE
Orsi, W.D., J.M. Smith, H.M. Wilcox, J.E. Swalwell, P.Carini, A.Z. Worden and A.E. Santoro. 201X. Ecophysiology of uncultivated marine euryarchaea is linked to particulate organic matter.Under review.
Damashek, J., J.M. Smith, A.C. Mosier and C.A. Francis. 201X. Benthic Ammonia Oxidizers Differ in Community Structure and Biogeochemical Potential Across a Riverine Delta. Under review.
Sudek, S., R.C. Everroad, A. Gehman, J.M.Smith, F.P. Chavez and A.Z. Worden. 201X. Cyanobacterial distributions along a physico-chemical gradient in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Under review.
Smith, J.M., F.P. Chavez, J.T. Pennington and C.A. Francis. 201X. Nitrification as a tracer of particle flux and remineralization in the twilight zone of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Under review.

Last updated: Jul. 25, 2014