University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 287-7491
Fax: (617) 287-7474
Robert Chen Principal Investigator University of Massachusetts Boston
Primary COSEE Affiliation:OCEAN
Interaction with COSEE Network:
Co-Principal Investigator, COSEE New England and Principal Investigator COSEE China Planning Workshop
Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:
Professor of organic geochemistry, leader of numerous Education and Outreach collaborations with public schools districts
Huang, W. and Chen, R.F., 2009. Sources and transformations of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Neponset River Watershed. J. Geophys. Research-Biogeosciences, 114, doi: 10.1029/2009JG000976.
Chen, R.F., 2008. Ocean education and outreach for fame and fortune-A case study. Current-The Journal of Marine Education, 24: 36-40.
Drouin, P, Welty, D.J., Repeta, D., Engle-Belknap, C.A., Cramer, C., Frashure, K., and Chen, R.F., 2006. Seeing the Carbon Cycle. Science Scope, January, 14-18.
Chant, R.J., Glenn, S.M., Hunter, E., Kohut, J., Chen, R.F., Houghton, R.W., Bosch, J., and Schofield, O., 2007. Bulge formation of a buoyant river outflow. Journal of Geophysical Research 113.
Chen, R.F. and Bada, J.L., 1992. The fluorescence of dissolved organic matter in seawater. Marine Chemistry, 37: 191-221.
Gardner, G.B., Chen, R.F., and Berry, A., 2005. High-resolution measurements of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) fluorescence in the Neponset River Estuary, Boston Harbor, MA. Marine Chemistry, 96: 137-154.
Chen, R.F. and Gardner, G.B., 2004. High resolution measurements of CDOM in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plume regions. Mar. Chem., 89: 103-125.
Callahan, J., Dai, M., Chen, R.F., Li, X., Lu, Z., and Huang, W., 2004. Dissolved organic matter in the Pearl River Estuary, China. Marine Chemistry, 89: 211-224.
Vlahos, P., Chen, R.F., and Repeta, D.J., 2002. Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Deep-Sea Research II, 49: 4369-4385.
Aluwihare, L.I., Repeta, D.J., and Chen, R.F., 1997. A major biopolymeric component to dissolved organic carbon in seawater. Nature, 387: 166-169.