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David L. Valentine

Professor, Microbial Geochemistry

University of California, Santa Barbara


Contact Information

Department of Geological Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Research Interests

The geomicrobiology, geochemistry, and anaerobic microbial ecology of anoxic marine sediments.  Specific research interests include methane hydrates, organic carbon cycling in anoxic sediments, hydrogen biogeochemistry, and anaerobic microbial ecology.


Current Project

Weathering of Aromatic Compounds in the Coastal Marine Environment: Quantifying Rates of Microbial Metabolism


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Curriculum Vitae

David L. Valentine