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Matthew D. McCarthy
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Phone
    831-459-1533, 831-459-4718
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A451
  • Mail Stop Ocean Sciences
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Oceanography
  • Courses OCEA 1 The Oceans, OCEA 80B Our Changing Planet, OCEA 124/224 Aquatic Organic Geochemistry, EART 213 Biogeochemical Cycles, EART 254 The Climate System

Research Interests

Organic geochemistry, marine organic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles. Particularly use of amino acids and other nitrogen-containing biomarkers to study open ocean and hydrothermal sea floor ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., University of California, San Diego, Chemistry/Biochemistry (1987)

Marine Chemist; International ATomic Energy Agency, Monaco. 

Ph.D., University of Washington, Oceanography [Organic Geochemistry] (1998)

Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellow, Paris.  1998-1999

Carnegie Institution Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington DC 1999-2000

University of Hawaii SOEST Young Investigtor 1999-2001

Honors, Awards and Grants

Carnegie Institution of Washington Fellow, 1998
State of Hawaii (School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology) Young Investigator Award, 1999
Chateaubriand Fellow, France Department of State, Science and Technology Mission, 1998

Selected Publications


Matthew McCarthy, Google Scholar profile: