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Aron Stubbins

134 MU
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, Newcastle University, 2002

Research & Scholarship Interests

aquatic environmental chemistry; carbon cycle; freshwater, coastal and ocean biogeochemistry; feedbacks between natural biogeochemical cycles and climate change; aquatic microplastics
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Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • A. Stubbins, P.J. Mann, L. Powers, T.B. Bittar, T. Dittmar, C. McIntyre, T.I. Eglinton, N. Zimov, R.G.M. Spencer, Low Photolability of Yedoma Permafrost Dissolved Organic Carbon, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122(1), 2017, 200-211
  • A. Stubbins, L.M. Silva, T. Dittmar, J.T. Van Stan, Molecular and Optical Properties of Tree-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in Throughfall and Stemflow from Live Oaks and Eastern Red Cedar, Frontiers in Earth Science, 5, 2017
  • A. Stubbins, A Carbon for Every Nitrogen, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(39), 2016, 10736-10738
  • M.A. Moran, E.B. Kujawinski, A. Stubbins, R. Fatland, et. al., Deciphering Ocean Carbon in a Changing World, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(12), 2016, 3143-3151
  • R. Jaffé, Y. Ding, J. Niggemann, A.V. Vähätalo, A. Stubbins, R.G.M. Spencer, J. Campbell, T. Dittmar, Global Charcoal Mobilization from Soils via Dissolution and Riverine Transport to the Oceans, Science, 340(6130), 2013, 345-347

Related News

March 29, 2018

COS/CEE Associate Professor Aron Stubbins is studying how carbon moves off the land, such as in frozen permafrost, and into rivers, where it eventually gets converted into carbon dioxide—a greenhouse gas that’s causing global warming.

January 8, 2018

Aron Stubbins joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in January 2018 as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.