Welcome to Aquatic Geochemistry at the University of Michigan! We study the chemistry of naturally occurring organic matter in freshwaters, from soil waters to streams and lakes. Currently we work on carbon cycling in arctic, temperate, and tropical soils and freshwaters, focusing on the role of sunlight, bacteria and iron in the conversion of organic matter to carbon dioxide. Our facilities include instrumentation for the analysis of organic carbon in water and its pathways of oxidation, such as optical spectroscopy (UV-Visible absorbance and fluorescence), DOC and DIC analysis, mass spectrometry, and more.

Rose Cory in the Alaskan Arctic, photo credit: Thomas Nash.


Rose M. Cory

Professor Aquatic Geochemistry Earth & Environmental Sciences (more…)

Emma Rieb

PhD Candidate Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (more…)

Nathan La Framboise

Masters Student Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (more…)