Email: john.kessler@rochester.edu

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EXPERIENCE

  • 2019-Present, Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2012-2019, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2008-2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • 2005-2008, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 2000-2005, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth Systems Science, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • 1998-2000, Research Chemist, Atmospheric Chemistry Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

EDUCATION

  • 2005-2008, Postdoctoral Research, Department of Geoscience, Princeton University
  • 2005, Ph.D., Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
  • 2003, M.S., Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
  • 1998, B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics, Gettysburg College

AWARDS

  • 2017-2018: Professor of the Year in the Natural Sciences, awarded by the Student Association
  • 2015: The Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2014: National Academy of Sciences: U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Sciences
  • 2012: Sloan Research Fellow: Ocean Sciences
  • 2011: Discover Magazine: Top 100 Stories of 2011
  • 2001: Distinguished Scholar Award: Microbean Analysis Society

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1097-6800

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Joung, D.-J., Ruppel, C. D., Southon, J., & Kessler, J. D. (2022). Elevated levels of radiocarbon in methane dissolved in seawater reveal likely local contamination from nuclear powered vessels. Science of The Total Environment, 806(2), 150456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150456
  • Garcia‐Tigreros, F., Leonte, M., Ruppel, C. D., Ruiz‐Angulo, A., Joung, D. J., Young, B., & Kessler, J. D. (2021). Estimating the impact of seep methane oxidation on ocean pH and dissolved inorganic radiocarbon along the U.S. Mid‐Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2019JG005621. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005621
  • Joung, D.-J., Leonte, M., Valentine, D. L., Sparrow, K., Weber, T., & Kessler, J. D. (2020). Radiocarbon in marine methane reveals patchy impact of seeps on surface waters. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089516. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089516

  • Wang, B., I. Jun, S. A. Socolofsky, S. F. DiMarco, J. D. Kessler (2020). Dynamics of gas bubbles from a submarine hydrocarbon seep within the hydrate stability zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089256. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089256

  • Leonte, M., Ruppel, C. D., Ruiz-Angulo, A., and J. D. Kessler (2020). Surface methane concentrations along the Mid‐Atlantic Bight driven by aerobic subsurface production rather than seafloor gas seeps. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 125, e2019JC015989. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015989

  • Chan, E.W., A.M. Shiller, D.J. Joung, E.C. Arrington, D.L. Valentine, M.C. Redmond, J.A. Breier, S.A. Socolofsky, and J.D. Kessler (2019). Investigations of Aerobic Methane Oxidation in Two Marine Seep Environments: Part 1-Chemical Kinetics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, 8852-8868. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015594

  • Chan, E.W., A.M. Shiller, D.J. Joung, E.C. Arrington, D.L. Valentine, M.C. Redmond, J.A. Breier, S.A. Socolofsky, and J.D. Kessler (2019). Investigations of Aerobic Methane Oxidation in Two Marine Seep Environments: Part 2-Isotopic Kinetics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, 8392-8399. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015603

  • Joung, D.-J., M. Leonte, and J. D. Kessler (2019). Methane sources in the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior as revealed by natural radiocarbon measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 5436–5444. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082531

  • Leonte, M.,  B. Wang,  S. A. Socolofsky,  S. Mau,  J. A. Breier, and  J. D. Kessler (2018). Using Carbon Isotope Fractionation to Constrain the Extent of Methane Dissolution Into the Water Column Surrounding a Natural Hydrocarbon Gas Seep in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, 4459-4475. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GC007705

  • Garcia-Tigreros, F. and J. D. Kessler (2018). Limited acute influence of aerobic methane oxidation on ocean carbon dioxide and pH in Hudson canyon, northern U.S. Atlantic margin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(7), 2135-2144. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004384

  • Sparrow, K. J., J. D. Kessler, J. R. Southon, F. Garcia-Tigreros, K. M. Schreiner, C. D. Ruppel, J. B. Miller, S. J. Lehman, and X. Xu (2018). Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf. Science Advances, 4(1), eaao4842. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aao4842

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