RV Oceanus, New York Bight
John Reinfelder
Department of Environmental Sciences

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

14 College Farm Road New Brunswick NJ
(848) 932-5737 (phone)
(732) 932-8644 (fax)
Raritan River estuary
Raritan River estuary


Kritee, K., Laura C. Motta, Joel D. Blum, Martin Tsui, Tamar Barkay and John R. Reinfelder (in press) Photo-microbial visible light-induced magnetic mass independent fractionation of mercury in a marine microalga. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.

Tu, Zhihong, Jingjing Wan, Chuling Guo, Cong Fan, Ting Zhang, Guining Lu, John R. Reinfelder, Zhi Dang (2017) Electrochemical oxidation of pyrite in pH2 electrolyte. Electrochimica Acta. 239: 25-35.

Salisbury, Allyson B., John R. Reinfelder, Frank J. Gallagher, Jason C. Grabosky (2017) Long term stability of trace element concentrations in a spontaneously-vegetated urban brownfield with anthropogenic soils. Soil Science. 182: 69-81.

Janssen, S.E., J.K. Schaefer, T. Barkay, and J.R. Reinfelder (2016) Fractionation of mercury stable isotopes during microbial methylmercury production by iron- and sulfate-reducing bacteria. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50: 8077-8083.

Lloyd, Nicole A. Sarah E. Janssen, John R. Reinfelder, and Tamar Barkay (2016) Co-selection of mercury and multiple antibiotic resistances in bacteria exposed to mercury in the Fundulus heteroclitus gut microbiome. Current Microbiology. 73: 834-842.

Yang, Chengfang, Guining Lu, Meiqin Chen, Chuling Guo, John R. Reinfelder, Xiaoyun Yi, Han Wang, and Zhi Dang (2016) Speciation and spatial and temporal distributions of sulfur in paddy soils affected by acid mine drainage in Dabaoshan sulfide mining area, South China. Geoderma. 281: 21-29.

Ndu, U., T. Barkay, A.T. Schartup, R.P. Mason, and J.R. Reinfelder (2016) The effect of aqueous speciation and cellular ligand binding on the biotransformation and bioavailability of methylmercury in mercury-resistant bacteria. Biodegrad. 27: 29-36.

Ndu, U., T. Barkay, R.P. Mason, A.T. Schartup, R. Al-Farawati, J. Liu, J.R. Reinfelder (2015) The use of a mercury biosensor to evaluate the bioavailability of mercury-thiol complexes and mechanisms of mercury uptake in bacteria. PLoS ONE, 10(9): e0138333.

Janssen, S., Marcus W. Johnson, Joel Blum, Tamar Barkay, and John R. Reinfelder (2015) Separation of monomethylmercury from estuarine sediments for mercury isotope analysis. Chem. Geol. 411: 19–25. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.06.017.

Kustka, A.B., A.J. Milligan, H. Zheng, A.M. New, C.M. Gates, K.D. Bidle, J.R. Reinfelder (2014) Low CO2 results in a rearrangement of carbon metabolism to support C4 photosynthetic carbon assimilation in two marine diatoms. New Phytol. 204: 507-520. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12926.

Colombo, M.J., J. Ha, J.R. Reinfelder, T. Barkay, and Nathan Yee (2014) Oxidation of Hg(0) to Hg(II) by diverse anaerobic bacteria. Chem. Geol. 363: 334-340.

Yu, R., J.R. Reinfelder, M.E. Hines, and T. Barkay (2013) Mercury methylation by the methanogen Methanospirillum hungatei. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79:6325-6330.

Schofield, O., M. Moline, B. Cahill, T. Fraser, A. Kahl, M. Oliver, J. Reinfelder, S. Glenn, R. Chant (2013) Phytoplankton productivity in a turbid buoyant coastal plume. Cont. Shelf Res.  63: S138–S148.

Columbo, M.J., J. Ha, J.R. Reinfelder, T. Barkay, and N. Yee (2013) Anaerobic oxidation of Hg(0) and methylmercury formation by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 112: 166–177.

Tarique, Q., J. Burger, J.R. Reinfelder (2013) Relative importance of burrow sediment and pore water to the accumulation of trace metals in the clam Amiantis umbonella. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 65:89-97.

Kritee, K., J.D. Blum, J.R. Reinfelder and T. Barkay (2013) Microbial stable isotope fractionation of mercury: a synthesis of present understanding and future directions. Chem. Geol. 336: 13-25.

Reinfelder, J.R. (2012) Carbon dioxide regulation of nitrogen and phosphorus in four species of marine phytoplankton. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 466:57-67.

Zhu, W. and J.R. Reinfelder (2012) The microbial community of a black shale pyrite biofilm and its implications for pyrite weathering. Geomicrobiol J. 29:186-193.

Tarique, Q., J. Burger, J.R. Reinfelder (2012) Metal concentrations in organs of the clam Amiantis umbonella and their use in monitoring metal contamination of coastal sediments. Water Air Soil. Pollut. 223: 2125-2136.

Reinfelder, J.R. (2011) Carbon concentrating mechanisms in eukaryotic marine phytoplankton. Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci. 3.

Wright D.D., T.K. Frazer, and J.R. Reinfelder (2010) The influence of river plume dynamics on trace metal accumulation in calanoid copepods. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55: 2487-2502.

Smith, L.M. and J.R. Reinfelder (2009) Mercury volatilization from salt marsh sediments. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 114, G00C09, doi:10.1029/2009JG000979.

Crespo-Medina, Melitza, Aspassia D. Chatziefthimiou, Nicolas S. Bloom, George W. Luther III, Derek D. Wright, John R. Reinfelder, Costantino Vetriani, and Tamar Barkay (2009) Adaptation of chemosynthetic microorganisms to elevated mercury concentrations in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54:41-49.

Mark A. Moline, Thomas K. Frazer, Robert Chant, Scott Glenn, Charles A. Jacoby, John R. Reinfelder, Jennifer Yost, Meng Zhou, and Oscar M.E. Schofield (2008) Biological responses in a dynamic buoyant river plume. Oceanography, 21:70-90.

Zhu, W., E. Danielle Rhine, Lily Y. Young, and John R. Reinfelder. (2008) Sulfide-driven arsenic solubilization from arsenopyrite and pyritic black shale. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 72:5243-5250.

Rhine, E.D., K.M. Onesios, M.E. Serfes, J.R. Reinfelder, and L.Y. Young (2008) Arsenic transformation and mobilization from minerals by the arsenite oxidizing strain WAO. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:1423–1429.

Cardona-Marek, T., J. Schaefer, K. Ellickson, T. Barkay, and J.R. Reinfelder (2007) Mercury speciation, reactivity, and bioavailability in a highly contaminated estuary, Berry’s Creek, New Jersey Meadowlands, U.S.A. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:8268-8274.

Wolfe-Simon, F., V. Starovoytov, J.R. Reinfelder, O. Schofield, and P.G. Falkowski (2006) Localization and role of manganese superoxide dismutase in a marine diatom. Plant Physiol. 142:1701-1709.

Finkel, Z.V., A.S. Quigg, J.A. Raven, J.R. Reinfelder, O.E. Schofield, and P.G. Falkowski (2006) Irradiance-induced changes in the elemental stoichiometry of marine phytoplankton. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:2690-2701.

Quigg, A., J.R. Reinfelder, and N.S. Fisher (2006) Copper uptake kinetics in diverse marine phytoplankton. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51: 893-899.

Goodrow, S.M., R. Miskewitz, R.I. Hires, S.J. Eisenreich, W.S. Douglas, J.R. Reinfelder (2005) Mercury emissions from cement-stabilized dredged material. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39: 8185-8190.

correction to Goodrow et al. (2005): Goodrow et al. (2006) Environ. Sci. Technol. 40: 409.

Reinfelder, J.R., A.J. Milligan, and F.M.M. Morel (2004) The role of the C4 pathway in carbon accumulation and fixation in a marine diatom. Plant Phys. 135:2106-2111.

Schaefer, J.K., J. Yagi, J.R. Reinfelder, T. Cardona, K.M. Ellickson, S. Tel-Or, and T. Barkay (2004) Role of the bacterial organomercury lyase (MerB) in controlling methylmercury accumulation in mercury-contaminated natural waters. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38: 4304 –4311.

Koelliker, Y., Totten, L.A., Gigliotti, C.L., J.H. Offenberg, J.R. Reinfelder, Y. Zhuang, S.J. Eisenreich (2004) Atmospheric Wet Deposition of Total Phosphorus in New Jersey. Water, Air, and Soil Pollut. 154: 139-150.

Quigg, A., Z.V. Finkel, A.J. Irwin, Y. Rosenthal, T-Y Ho, J.R. Reinfelder, O. Schofield, F.M.M. Morel, P.G. Falkowski (2003) The evolutionary inheritance of elemental stoichiometry in marine phytoplankton. Nature 425: 291-294.

Fan, C.-W. and J. R. Reinfelder (2003) Phenanthrene Accumulation Kinetics in Marine Diatoms. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37:3405-3412.

Chang, S.I. and J.R. Reinfelder (2002) Relative importance of dissolved versus trophic bioaccumulation of copper in marine copepods. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 231:179-186.

Morel, F.M.M., E.H. Cox, A.M.L. Kraepiel, T.W. Lane, A.J. Milligan, I. Schaperdoth, J.R. Reinfelder, and P.D. Tortell (2002) Acquisition of inorganic carbon by the marine diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii. Funct. Plant Biol. 29:301-308.

Reinfelder, J.R., A. M.L. Kraepiel and F.M.M. Morel (2000) Unicellular C4 photosynthesis in a marine diatom. Nature 407:996-999.

Chang, S.I. and J.R. Reinfelder (2000) Bioaccumulation, subcellular distribution and trophic transfer of copper in a coastal marine diatom. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34:4931-4935.

Reinfelder, J.R., R.E. Jablonka, and M. Cheney (2000) Metabolic responses to sub-acute toxicity of trace metals in a marine microalga. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 19:448-453.

Reinfelder, J.R. and S.I. Chang. (1999) Speciation and microalgal bioavailability of inorganic silver. Environ. Sci. Technol. 33:1860-1863.

Reinfelder, J.R., N.S. Fisher, W. -X. Wang, J. Nichols, S.N. Luoma (1998) Trace element trophic transfer in aquatic organisms: a critique of the kinetic model approach. Sci. Total Environ. 219:117-135.

Reinfelder, J.R., W.-X. Wang, Luoma, S.N., and N.S. Fisher (1997) Assimilation efficiencies and turnover rates of trace elements in marine bivalves: a comparison of oysters, clams, and mussels. Mar. Biol. 129:443-452.

Tortell, P.D., J.R. Reinfelder, and F.M.M. Morel (1997) Bicarbonate utilization in coastal diatom blooms. Nature 390:243-244.

Mason, R. P., J.R. Reinfelder, and F.M.M. Morel (1996) The uptake, toxicity and trophic transfer of inorganic mercury and methylmercury in a marine diatom. Environ. Sci. Technol., 30:1835-1845.

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