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Peter Sedwick

Peter Sedwick


PROFESSOR
Ocean & Earth Sciences

Contact Information


Education/Credentials



  • Expertise

    Oceanography
    chemical, biogeochemical, marine geochemistry, trace elements, Antarctica
  • Research Interests

    Chemical Oceanography, Marine Biogeochemistry, Antarctic Science
  • 2018: Distinguished Research Award, Old Dominion University College of Sciences
  • 2017: Research paper of the year award, 2017 (with co-authors of Resing et al., 2015), NOAA-Office of Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research
  • 2017: Visiting Scholarship, University of Tasmania
  • 1999: Australian Academy of Science Bede Morris Commonwealth Fellowship
  • 1993: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship
  • 1983: Arthur Lyman Dean Research Prize, University of Hawaii
  • 1983: O.C. Magistad Award, Hawaii Section of the American Chemical Society
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Resing, J.; Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: Are Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Vents an Important but Overlooked Source of Stabilized Dissolved Iron into the Ocean?" $242,855. Federal. 2018 - 2021
    Sedwick, P.; Schmidt, M.; Chappell, P. D.; Cutter, G. A. "Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of a High Resolution Plasma Source Mass Spectrometer and Sample Introduction System for Multidisciplinary Geosciences Research and Education" $644,466. Federal. 2016 - 2019
    Sedwick, P. "Impact of Convective Processes and Sea Ice Formation on the Distribution of Iron in the Ross Sea: Closing the Seasonal Cycle" $394,174. Federal. 2015 - 2018
    Resing, J.; Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: US GEOTRACES Pacific Section – Shipboard Al, Mn and Fe" $172,982. September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017
    Najjar, R.; Mulholland, M. R.; Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: Impacts of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on the Biogeochemistry of Oligotrophic Coastal Waters" $432,513. March 15, 2013 - February 28, 2017
    Sedwick, P.; Dinniman, M.; Klinck, J.; Hofmann, E. "Impact of Mesoscale Processes on Iron Supply and Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Ross Sea" $704,035. July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014
    Sedwick, P.; Cutter, G. A. "A New Approach to Quantifying the Release of Bioactive Trace Elements from Coal Combustion Products to Natural Waters" $298,924. May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2013
    Sedwick, P. "US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Section: Dissolved Iron and Iron(II)" $350,000. March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013
    Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: Quantifying the Effects of Iron and Light on the Growth of Diatoms from the Ross Sea, Antarctica" $280,429. June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2012
    Ussher, S.; Sedwick, P.; Knap, A. "Solubility of Aerosol Iron in Open-ocean Seawater" . 2009 - 2011
    Peters, A.; Sedwick, P.; Knap, A. "Operation of a Community Marine-Atmospheric Sampling Facility At Tudor Hill, Bermuda" $225,694. September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2011
    Sedwick, P.; Johnson, R. "Collaborative Research: Impact of Atmospheric Deposition on the Distribution and Speciation of Trace Elements in the Upper Ocean - Focus on Iron in the Sargasso Sea" $427,354. February 1, 2006 - January 31, 2010
    Sedwick, P.; Keene, W. "Collaborative Research: The Processing and Radiative Properties of Aerosols over Western North Atlantic Ocean at Bermuda" $237,930. April 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009
    Sedwick, P.; DiTullio, G. "Collaborative Research: Interactive Effects of Iron, Light and CO2 on Phytoplankton Community Dynamics in the Ross Sea" $377,179. February 1, 2005 - January 31, 2009
    Sedwick, P. "Operation of a Marine Atmospheric Sampling Facility at Tudor Hill, Bermuda" $129,249. September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2008
    DiTullio, G.; Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: Iron and Light Effects on Phaeocystis antarctica Isolates from the Ross Sea" $140,054. July 01, 2003 - December 31, 2006
    Domack, E.; Sedwick, P. "Collaborative Research: Constraining the Temporal Resolution and Geochronology of Holocene Sediment Records from the Antarctic Continental Shelf" $93,341. May 15, 2003 - December 31, 2005
    Sedwick, P.; Johnson, K. "Collaborative Research: Sampling and Analysis of Iron, an International Collaboration" $26,686. October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2005
    Sedwick, P.; Knap, A. "Upgrade and Operation of a Marine Atmospheric Sampling Facility at Tudor Hill, Bermuda" $181,903. September 1, 2002 - August 31, 2005
    Sedwick, P. "Atmospheric Iron Inputs to the Sargasso Sea: Temporal Variability and Impact on Iron Distribution in the Upper Ocean" $288,552. October 1, 2002 - September 30, 2003
    Knap, A.; Sedwick, P. "Bermuda Contribution to a North Atlantic Aerobiology Study" $30,147. October 1, 2002 - September 30, 2003
    Sedwick, P. "Trace Metals in Recent Antarctic Snow, logistics support for laboratory phase of project and field sampling" . 1996 - 1998