Robert T. Letscher

Assistant Professor
Office: Earth Sciences, 142 Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Robert Letscher, an assistant professor in the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography
Earth Sciences &
Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Oceanography

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 747: Aqueous Geochemistry
  • ESCI 752: Chemical Oceanography
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Elliott, S., Burrows, S., Cameron-Smith, P., Hoffman, F., Hunke, E., Jeffery, N., . . . Wingenter, O. (2018). Does Marine Surface Tension Have Global Biogeography? Addition for the OCEANFILMS Package. Atmosphere, 9(6), 216. doi:10.3390/atmos9060216

Lønborg, C., Álvarez–Salgado, X. A., Letscher, R. T., & Hansell, D. A. (2018). Large Stimulation of Recalcitrant Dissolved Organic Carbon Degradation by Increasing Ocean Temperatures. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00436

Letscher, R. T., & Moore, J. K. (2017). Modest net autotrophy in the oligotrophic ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31(4), 699-708. doi:10.1002/2016GB005503

Bourbonnais, A., Letscher, R. T., Bange, H. W., Échevin, V., Larkum, J., Mohn, J., . . . Altabet, M. A. (2017). N 2 O production and consumption from stable isotopic and concentration data in the Peruvian coastal upwelling system. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31(4), 678-698. doi:10.1002/2016GB005567

Letscher, R. T., Primeau, F., & Moore, J. K. (2016). Nutrient budgets in the subtropical ocean gyres dominated by lateral transport. Nature Geoscience, 9(11), 815-819. doi:10.1038/ngeo2812

Letscher, R. T., & Moore, J. K. (2015). Preferential remineralization of dissolved organic phosphorus and non-Redfield DOM dynamics in the global ocean: Impacts on marine productivity, nitrogen fixation, and carbon export. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29(3), 325-340. doi:10.1002/2014GB004904

Letscher, R. T., Moore, J. K., Teng, Y. -C., & Primeau, F. (2015). Variable C : N : P stoichiometry of dissolved organic matter cycling in the Community Earth System Model. Biogeosciences, 12(1), 209-221. doi:10.5194/bg-12-209-2015

Letscher, R. T., Hansell, D. A., Carlson, C. A., Lumpkin, R., & Knapp, A. N. (2013). Dissolved organic nitrogen in the global surface ocean: Distribution and fate. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27(1), 141-153. doi:10.1029/2012GB004449

Letscher, R. T., Hansell, D. A., Kadko, D., & Bates, N. R. (2013). Dissolved organic nitrogen dynamics in the Arctic Ocean. Marine Chemistry, 148, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2012.10.002

Letscher, R. T., Hansell, D. A., & Kadko, D. (2011). Rapid removal of terrigenous dissolved organic carbon over the Eurasian shelves of the Arctic Ocean. Marine Chemistry, 123(1-4), 78-87. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2010.10.002

Most Cited Publications