Contact InformationInstitute of Marine Science
335A Irving II
P.O. Box 757220
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
Phone: (907) 474-1524
Fax: (907) 474-7204
Ana M. Aguilar-Islas Assistant Professor
- Marine Chemistry
- Trace metal marine biogeochemistry
- Analytical methods for determination of trace metals in seawater
- Ph.D. 2007 University of California Santa Cruz (Ocean Sciences)
Office HoursMW 11:30-1:00
My research encompasses the marine biogeochemistry of trace metals with particular emphasis on high latitude regions. A combination of field and laboratory studies are used to understand how different physical, chemical and biological processes regulate trace metal speciation and distribution in the open ocean and coastal regions, and how these in turn affect the ecosystem. I am also interested in the cycling of trace metals in sea ice.
ClassesMSL 111 -- The Oceans
MSL 213 -- Introduction to Marine Sciences Lab
MSL 660 –- Chemical Oceanography
MSL 463/663 -- Chemical Coastal Processes
- UAF Environmental Chemistry Program
- UAF International Arctic Research Center
Current Research Projects
- Distribution and Abundance of Select Trace Metals in Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Ice (CMI)
- US GEOTRACES GEOTRACES Pacific section: Collection and analysis of atmospheric deposition (NSF)
- Distribution of trace metals in the Arctic Ocean (JAMSTEC/IARC)
- Iron size classes in the Gulf of Alaska: Effects on productivity and community structure (NPRB)
International GEOTRACES Program
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
- Bruland Lab
- In-Situ Iron Studies consortium
- NPRB Gulf of Alaska Project
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Morton, P.L., W.M. Landing, S.C. Hsu, A. Milne, A.M. Aguilar-Islas, A.R. Baker, A. R. Bowie, C.S. Buck, Y. Gao, S. Gichuki, M. Hasings, M. Hatta, A.M. Johansen, R. Losno, C.Mead, M.D. Patey, G. Swarr, A. Vandermark, L.M. Zamora. 2013. Methods for the sampling and analysis of marine aerosols: Results from the 2008 GEOTRACES aerosol intercalibration study. Limnology and Oceanography Methods. 11: 62-78, doi: 10.4319/lom.2013.11.62.
Aguilar-Islas, A. M., R. Rember, S. Nishino, T. Kikuchi, M. Itoh. 2012. Partitioning and lateral transport of iron in the Canada Basin. Polar Science, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2012.11.001.
Sedwick, P.N., C.M. Marsay, B.M. Sohst, A.M. Aguilar-Islas, M.C. Lohan, M.C. Long, K.R. Arrigo, R.B. Dunbar, M.A. Saito, W.O. Smith, G. R. DiTullio, 2011. Early season depletion of dissolved iron in the Ross Sea polynya: Implications for iron dynamics on the Antarctic continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006553
Hurst, M. P., A.M. Aguilar-Islas, K.W. Bruland, 2010. Iron in the southeastern Bering Sea: Elevated leachable particulate Fe in shelf bottom waters as an important source for surface waters. Continental Shelf Research, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2010.01.001
Aguilar-Islas, A. M., J. Wu, R. Rember, A. M. Johansen, and L. M. Shank,. 2010. Dissolution of aerosol-derived iron in seawater: Leach solution chemistry, aerosol type, and colloidal iron fraction. Marine Chemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2009.01.011.
Wu , J., A. Aguilar-Islas, R. Rember, T. Weingartner, S. Danielson,and T. Whitledge. 2009. Size-fractionated iron distribution on the northern Gulf of Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, doi: 10.1029/2009GL038304.
Bruland, K.W., M.C. Lohan, A.M. Aguilar-Islas, G.J. Smith, B. Sohst, and A. Baptista. 2008 Factors influencing the chemistry and formation of the Columbia River Plume: Nitrate, silicic acid, dissolved Fe, and dissolved Mn. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 113, C00B02, doi:10.1029/2007JC004702.
Aguilar-Islas A.M., R. Rember, C. Mordy, and J. Wu. 2008. Sea ice-derived dissolved iron and its potential influence on the spring algal bloom in the Bering Sea Geophysical Research Letters, 35, doi:10.1029/2008GL035736.
Aguilar-Islas, A.M., M.P. Hurst, K.N. Buck, G.J. Smith, B. Sohst, M.C. Lohan, and K.W. Bruland. 2007. Micro- and macronutrients in the southeastern Bering Sea: Insight into iron- replete and iron-depleted regimes. Progress in Oceanography 73: 99-126.
Johnson, K.S., E. Boyle, K. Bruland, K. Coale, C. Measures, J. Moffett, A. Aguilar-Islas, et al. 13 March 2007. Developing standards for dissolved iron in seawater. EOS, 88(11): 131-132.
Aguilar-Islas, A.M. and K.W. Bruland. 2006. Dissolved manganese and silicic acid in the Columbia River plume: A major source to the California Current and coastal waters off Washington and Oregon. Marine Chemistry 101: 233-247.
Lohan, M.C., A.M. Aguilar-Islas and K.W. Bruland. 2006. Direct determination of iron in acidified (pH 1.7) seawater samples by flow injection catalytic spectrophotometric detection: Application and intercomparison. Limnology & Oceanography Methods 4: 164-171
Aguilar-Islas, A.M., J.A. Resing, and K.W. Bruland. 2006. Catalytically enhanced spectrophotometric detection of dissolved manganese in seawater by flow injection analysis with a commercially available resin for on-line pre-concentration. Limnology & Oceanography Methods 4: 105-113
Lohan, M.C., A.M. Aguilar-Islas, R.P. Franks, and K.W. Bruland. 2005. Determination of iron and copper in seawater at pH 1.7 with a new commercially available chelating resin, NTA Superflow. Analytica Chimica Acta 530: 121-129.