JENNIFER C. LATIMER

Assistant Professor of Geology

Ph.D.,  Indiana University, 2004

Phone: 812-237-2254

E-mail: Jen.Latimer@indstate.edu

Office: Science 159G

 

 

 

 

Course Instruction:  GEOL160: Introduction to Earth and Sky, GEOL361: Oceanography,GEOL455/555: Environmental Geology, GEOL 481/581: Geochemistry, GEOL488/588: Research Methods, GEOL490/590: Seminar in Medical Geology, GEOL602: Geology for Teachers, GEOL661: Seminar in Biogeochemistry, GEOL661: Seminar in Environmental Geochemistry

Research Interests biogeochemistry, sediment geochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental geology, medical geology

Research Profile:  My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of nutrients and metals in the environment.  In particular, I study the relationships between phosphorus geochemistry and metal fluxes in the world’s ocean to try to understand the interactions between nutrient burial, detrital fluxes, paleoproductivity, and past climate change.  I am also interested in early diagenesis in marine sediments, especially marine sediments with high biogenic opal content and fluvial sediments impacted by acid mine drainage.  In addition, I am especially interested in the impacts of acid mine drainage on soil, sediment, and water chemistry and the relationships between heavy metals in the environment and human health.  Student projects have focused on Southern Ocean and Bering Sea biogeochemistry on glacial/interglacial time scales and longer Neogene time scales, phosphorus burial and diagenesis during ocean anoxic events, the distribution of heavy metals in surface soils and lake sediments in Indiana, and metal speciation in fluvial sediments.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Filippelli, G.M., Latimer, J.C., Murray, R.W., Flores, J.A., 2007.  Productivity records from the Southern Ocean and the equatorial Pacific Ocean: Testing the Glacial Shelf-Nutrient Hypothesis, Deep-Sea Research II, 54:2443-2452,   Editor's Choice, Science, November 2007.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G,M., 2007.  Sedimentary Iron Records from the Cape Basin, Deep-Sea Research II, 54: 2422-2431.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., Hendy, I.L., Newkirk, D.R., 2006.  Opal-associated phosphorus: Implications for the marine P cycle, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70: 3843-3854.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., Hendy, I.L., Gleason, J.D., Blum, J.D., 2006.  Terrigenous provenance in the southeastern Atlantic Ocean, Geology, 34: 545-548.

Rea, D.K., Lyle, M.W., Liberty, L.M., Hovan, S.A., Bolyn, M.P., Gleason, J.D., Hendy, I.L., Latimer, J.C., Murphy, B.M., Owen, R.M., Paul, C.F., Rea, T.H.C., Stancin, A.M., Thomas, D.J., 2006.  Broad region of no sediment in the Southwest Pacific Basin, Geology, 34: 873-876.

Filippelli, G.M., Laidlaw, M., Latimer, J., Raftis, R., 2005.  Lead poisoning and medical geology: an unfinished story. GSA Today, 15: 4-11.

Huerta-Diaz, M.A., Tova-Sanchez, A., Filippelli, G., Latimer, J., Sanudo-Wilhelmy, S.A., 2005.  A combined CDB-MAGIC method for the determination of phosphorus associated with sedimentary iron oxyhydroxides.  Applied Geochemistry, 20: 2108-2115.

Filippelli, G.M., Sierro, F.J., Flores, J.A., Vazquez, A., Utrilla, R., Perez-Folgado, M., Latimer, J.C., 2003.  A sediment-nutrient-oxygen feedback responsible for productivity variations in late Miocene sapropel sequences of the western Mediterranean.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 190: 335-348.

Latimer, J.C. and Filippelli, G.M, 2002.  Eocene to Miocene terrigenous inputs and paleoproductivity:  Geochemical evidence from ODP Leg 177, Site 1090. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 182: 151-164.

Latimer, J.C. and Filippelli, G.M., 2001. Terrigenous input and paleoproductivity in the Southern Ocean.  Paleoceanography, 16(6): 627-643.  Editor's Choice, Science, 295, January 11, 2002.  Science News, 161, January 5, 2002.  News Notes, Geotimes, March 2002. 

Selected Abstracts

Adamic, J.F., Latimer, J.C., 2008.  Phosphorus geochemistry and export production in the Subantarctic South Pacific Ocean, Geological Society of America, North-Central Section Meeting, Evansville, IN, Abstracts with Programs.

Aldred, A., Latimer, J.C., Brake, S., 2008.  Sedimentary Metal Speciation in Ferricretes Recovered from a Stream Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage, Geological Society of America, North-Central Section Meeting, Evansville, IN, Abstracts with Programs.

Bellamy, J., Latimer, J.C., Brake, S., Environmental conditions at Green Valley Lake, 2008. Geological Society of America, North-Central Section Meeting, Evansville, IN, Abstracts with Programs.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., 2007.  Sedimentary iron records from the Cape Basin, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, INVITED.

Filippelli, G.M., Latimer, J.C., Murray, R., Flores, J.A., 2007.  Productivity records from the Southern Ocean and the Equatorial Pacific Ocean: testing the glacial shelf-nutrient hypothesis, International Conference on Paleoceanography, Shanghai, China, INVITED

Singh, A., Latimer, J.C., 2007.  Marlin Rise: A 20 Ma record of dust inputs to the south Pacific Ocean, Geological Society of America, Joint South-Central and North-Central Section Meeting, Lawrence, KS, Abstracts with Programs.

Adamic, J.F., Latimer, J.C., 2006.  Glacial/Interglacial Export Production in the Subantarctic South Pacific, Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Abstracts with Programs.

Latimer, J.C., Singh, A.K., Stancin, A.M., Gleason, J.D., 2006.  Terrigenous provenance in the Cape Basin, Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Abstracts with Programs.

Frizzell, J., Wolf., S., Brake, S., Latimer, J., 2006.  Attenuation of trace elements by aluminum precipitates in acid mine drainage. Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Abstracts with Programs.

Flores, J.A.,  Filippelli, G.M., Sierro, F.J., Latimer, J.C., Murray, R.W., 2006.  Paleoproductividad y dinámica oceánica del sector Atlántico del océano Austral durante el Pleistoceno medio, VII SIMPOSIO ESPAÑOL DE ESTUDIOS POLARES, Granada

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., Hendy, I.L., Newkirk, D.R., 2006.  Diatom-intrinsic phosphorus: Implications for the marine P cycle, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., Hendy, I.L., Gleason, J.D., Blum, J.D., 2005, Glacial/Interglacial Terrigenous Provenance in the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Filippelli, G.M., Latimer, J.C., Flores, J.A., Murray, R.W., 2005. Southern Ocean productivity and oceanic mass balance changes on glacial timescales, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Paul, C.F., Lyle, M.W., Rea, D.W., Liberty, L.M., Hovan, S.A., Gleason, J.D., Hendy, I.L., Latimer, J.C., Owen, R.M., Thomas, D.J., Murphy, B.M., Stancin, A.M., Bolyn, M.P., 2005.  The South Pacific Bare Zone, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Filippelli, G.M., Laidlaw, M., Mielke, H., Johnson, D., Gonzales, C., Latimer, J., Raftis, R., 2005.  Developing predictive tools for optimizing health care using medical geology: an example from urban lead poisoning.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Abstracts with Programs.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., 2004.  Nutrient dynamics in the glacial Southern Ocean. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. INVITED.

Flores, J., Filippelli, G.M., Sierro, F.J., Latimer, J.C., Murray, R.W., 2004.  Exploring the Carbonate Production/Dissolution Paradox in the Mid-Bruhnes of the Southern Ocean Using Coupled Records of Biological and Chemical Dynamics.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, INVITED.

Fillippelli, G.M., Laidlaw, M, Raftis, R., Latimer, J.C., 2004.  Lead poisoning and medical geology: an unfinished story.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Abstracts with Programs.

Latimer, J.C., Filippelli, G.M., Hendy, I., Gleason, J.D., 2004.  Paleo-Fe inputs and terrigenous sedimentation in the Southern Ocean. 8th International Conference on Paleoceanography, Biarritz, France, p. 93.