Ana Aguilar-Islas

Ana Aguilar-Islas

Associate Professor

Chemical Oceanography


College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
131 O'Neill Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775
907-474-1524
amaguilarislas@alaska.edu

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday
1:30–3:00 pm
131 O'Neill

Education

University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D. Oceanography
2007

University of California Santa Cruz
B.S. Chemistry
2002

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Selected Publications

Kandel, A., and Aguilar-Islas, A., 2021. Spatial and temporal variability of dissolved aluminum and manganese in surface waters of the northern Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 189-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2021.104952

Jensen, L.T., Lanning, N.T., Marsay, C.M., Buck, C., Aguilar-Islas, A.M., Rember, R., Landing, W.M., Sherrell, R.M., Fitzsimmons, J.N., 2021. Biogeochemical Cycling of Colloidal Trace Metals in the Arctic Cryosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126-8. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JC017394

Bolt, C., Aguilar-Islas, A., and Rember. R., 2020. Particulate trace metals in Arctic snow, sea ice, and underlying surface waters during the 2015 US Western Arctic GEOTRACES Cruise GN01. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00208

Kadko, D., A. Aguilar-Islas, C.S. Buck, J.N. Fitzsimmons, W.M. Landing, A. Shiller, C.P. Till, K.W. Bruland, E.A. Boyle, and R.F. Anderson. 2020. Sources, fluxes and residence times of trace elements measured during the U.S. GEOTRACES East Pacific Zonal Transect. Marine Chemistry 222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2020.103781

Conway, T.M., D.S. Hamilton, R.U. Shelley, A.M. Aguilar-Islas, W.M. Landing, N.M. Mahowald, and S.G. John. 2019. Tracing and constraining anthropogenic aerosol iron fluxes to the North Atlantic Ocean using iron isotopes. Nature Communications 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10457-w

Specialties

  • Marine Chemistry
  • Trace metal marine biogeochemistry
  • Analytical methods for determination of trace metals in seawater

 

Research Overview

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.

 

 

Classes

MSL F111 The Oceans
MSL 425/625 Subarctic Oceanography Field Course
MSL463/663 Chemical Coastal Processes
MSL F461/F660 Chemical Oceanography