Rob Spencer

SpencerFlorida State University

A major research focus of my research is examining how anthropogenic impacts such as climate change, land-use change, and combustion of fossil fuels are impacting the carbon cycle, particularly the movement of carbon between reservoirs. Current research primarily examines controls on the export, processing and fate of organic matter at the land-ocean interface with a specific focus on globally significant vulnerable organic carbon pools.

Commonly used techniques include spectrophotometric analyses, elemental and biochemical compositions and stable and radioisotopes to characterize organic matter sources, degradation histories and to delineate organic matter dynamics in a range of environments from soils and glaciers through rivers and estuaries and into the ocean.