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John Kessler

University of Rochester

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

227 Hutchison Hall
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY  14627  

john.kessler@rochester.edu

Project List:

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2017

Shiller, A. M., Chan, E. W., Joung, D. J., Redmond, M. C., & Kessler, J. D. (2017). Light rare earth element depletion during Deepwater Horizon blowout methanotrophy. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 10389.

2016

Socolofsky, S. A., Lavery, A., Kessler, J., Wang, B., Breier, J. A., Leonte, M., et al. (2016). “Fate and transport of gas bubbles from Sleeping Dragon seep in the northern Gulf of Mexico,” in New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: the E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2015 Field Season, Oceanography 29(1), supplement, 88 pp., Bell, K. L. C., Brennan, M. L., Flanders, J., Raineault, N. A., and Wagner, K., eds. Oceanog, 29(01), 26–27.

2014

Du, M., Yvon-Lewis, S., Garcia-Tigreros, F., Valentine, D. L., Mendes, S. D., & Kessler, J. D. (2014). High Resolution Measurements of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Surface Waters over a Natural Seep Reveal Dynamics of Dissolved Phase Air-Sea Flux. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48(17), 10165–10173.

2012

Du, M., & Kessler, J. (2012). Assessment of the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Bulk Hydrocarbon Respiration Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(19), 10499–10507.

Conference Presentations - 12

2016

Chan, E., Kessler, J., Redmond, M., Shiller, A., Arrington, E., Valentine, D. L., et al. (2016). High Resolution Analytical Techniques for the Analysis of Methane Oxidation in Mesocosm Experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Chan, E., Kessler, J., Shiller, A., Redmond, M., Arrington, E., & Valentine, D. L. (2016). Investigating the Chemical and Isotopic Kinetics of Aerobic Methane Oxidation in Two Different Novel Environments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Leonte, M., Kessler, J. D., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). Investigating the emission, dissolution, and oxidation of CH4 within and around a seep bubble plume in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans. LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Wang, B., Jun, I., Hutschenreuter, K., Kessler, J., Lavery, A., Breier, J. A., et al. (2016). Behavior of gas seep bubbles below the hydrate stability zone. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Wang, B., Jun, I., Hutschenreuter, K., Kessler, J., Lavery, A., Breier, J. A., et al. (2016). Behavior of gas seep bubbles below the hydrate stability zone. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans. LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.

2015

Chan, E., & Kessler, J. (2015). A Comprehensive Analysis of Methane Oxidation Events in Mesocosm Experiments. In Goldschmidt 2015. Prague, Czech Republic : 08/16/15-06/21/15.

2014

Du, M., Yvon-Lewis, S., Valentine, D., Mendes, S. D., & Kessler, J. (2014). High resolution flux measurements of methane and carbon dioxide reveal the influence of the depth of release on emission rates to the atmosphere. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Du, M., Yvon-Lewis, S., Valentine, D., Mendes, S. D., & Kessler, J. (2014). High resolution measurements of methane concentrations and air-sea fluxes reveal the influenceof methane seepage on greenhouse gas dynamics in a massive natural seep field near Coal Oil Point, California. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Kessler, J. D., Mau, S., & Sylva, S. (2014). Quantifying hydrocarbon emission and biodegradation rates with measurements of natural stable isotopes and current velocity. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Lee, Y., North, E., Thessen, A., McGinnis, S., Adams, E., He, R., et al. (2014). Integrating Models and Observations to Estimate Subsurface Degradation Rates and Oil Transport. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Chan, E., & Kessler, J. (2013). Theoretical and Experimental Reevaluation of Stable Isotope Kinetics during Microbial Growth Stages. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA, December 9 - 13, 2013, 2013.
Kessler, J. (2013). Assessing hydrocarbon degradation and release rates with natural stable isotope measurements. In International Symposium on Deep-water Oil Spills. Qingdao, China, October 28 - 29, 2013.