Steven Lohrenz


SMAST / Administration




SMAST EAST (836 South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford) 106


1978 University of Oregon B.A.
1985 Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ph.D

Research interests

  • Biological distributions and productivity
  • Cycling of carbon and nutrients in coastal and ocean waters using ship-based measurements and optical and remotely sensed observations
  • Characterization of land-ocean interactions using coupled ecosystem models to assess impacts of climate and land use change
  • Optical assessment of air-sea carbon fluxes in river-dominated margins
  • Optical detection and assessment of harmful algal blooms

Research activities

  • PI, β€œAn Integrated Terrestrial-Coastal Ocean Observation and Modeling Framework for Carbon Management Decision Support" (collaborative project with Auburn University, University of Delaware, and North Carolina State University) NASA, $1.2M over three years ($228K to UMass Dartmouth)
  • PI, β€œResearch and Education in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystem Science,” NOAA (subaward through the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), $360K over three years

Select publications

Fichot, C. G., S. E. Lohrenz, and R. Benner (2014).
Pulsed, cross-shelf export of terrigenous dissolved organic carbon to the Gulf of Mexico
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Xue, Z., R. He, K. Fennel, W.-J. Cai, S. Lohrenz, and C. Hopkinson (2013).
Modeling ocean circulation and biogeochemical variability in the Gulf of Mexico
Biogeosciences, 10(11), 7219-7234.

Lohrenz, S. E., W.-J. Cai, S. Chakraborty, K. Gundersen, and M. C. Murrell (2013).
Nutrient and carbon dynamics in a large river-dominated coastal ecosystem: the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River system
Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change, 448-472.

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