Selected Publications

For full and up-to-date list, please see Phoebe Lam’s Google Scholar page

(* indicates student or postdoc in Lam Lab)


Pavia, F.J., Anderson, R.F., Lam, P.J., Cael, B.B., Vivancos, S.M., Fleisher, M.Q., Lu, Y., Zhang, P., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., 2019. Shallow particulate organic carbon regeneration in the South Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (20), 9753. 10.1073/pnas.1901863116.


Black, E.E., Lam, P.J., Lee, J.M., Buesseler, K.O., 2019. Insights From the 238U-234Th Method Into the Coupling of Biological Export and the Cycling of Cadmium, Cobalt, and Manganese in the Southeast Pacific Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33 (1), 15-36. 10.1029/2018GB005985.

Bourne, H.L., Bishop, J.K.B., Lam, P.J., Ohnemus, D.C., 2018. Global Spatial and Temporal Variation of Cd:P in Euphotic Zone Particulates. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32 (7), 1123-1141. 10.1029/2017GB005842.

*Lerner, P., Marchal, O., Lam, P.J., Solow, A., 2018. Effects of particle composition on thorium scavenging in the North Atlantic. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 233, 115-134.

Ohnemus , D.C., Lam, P.J., Twining, B.S., 2018. Optical observation of particles and responses to particle composition in the GEOTRACES GP16 section. Marine Chemistry 201, 124-136.


*Lee , J.-M., Heller, M.I., Lam, P.J., in press. Size distribution of particulate trace elements in the U.S. GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect (GP16). Marine Chemistry.

Lam , P.J., Lee, J.-M., Heller, M.I., Mehic, S., Xiang, Y., Bates, N.R., in press. Size-fractionated distributions of suspended particle concentration and major phase composition from the U.S. GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect (GP16). Marine Chemistry.

*Heller, M.I., Lam, P.J., Moffett, J.W., Till, C.P., Lee, J.-M., Toner, B.M., Marcus, M.A., 2017. Accumulation of Fe oxyhydroxides in the Peruvian oxygen deficient zone implies non-oxygen dependent Fe oxidation. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta. 10.1016/j.gca.2017.05.019.

*Lerner, P., Marchal, O., Lam, P.J., Buesseler, K., Charette, M., 2017. Kinetics of thorium and particle cycling along the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 125, 106-128.


Balch, W.M., Bates, N.R., Lam, P.J., Twining, B.S., Rosengard, S.Z., Bowler, B.C., Drapeau, D.T., Garley, R., Lubelczyk, L.C., Mitchell, C., Rauschenberg, S., 2016. Factors regulating the Great Calcite Belt in the Southern Ocean and its biogeochemical significance. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30 (8), 1124-1144. 10.1002/2016GB005414.

*Lerner, P., Marchal, O., Lam, P.J., Anderson, R.F., Buesseler, K., Charette, M.A., Edwards, R.L., Hayes, C.T., Huang, K.-F., Lu, Y., Robinson, L.F., Solow, A., 2016. Testing models of thorium and particle cycling in the ocean using data from station GT11-22 of the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic section. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 113, 57-79.


*Rosengard, S., P. Lam, W. Balch, M. Auro, S. Pike, D. Drapeau, and B. Bowler. 2015. Carbon export and transfer to depth across the Southern Ocean Great Calcite Belt, Biogeosciences, 12, 3953-3971, doi:10.5194/bg-12-3953-2015

Hayes, C.T., R.F. Anderson, M.Q. Fleisher, S.M. Vivancos, P.J. Lam, D.C. Ohnemus, K-F. Huang, L.R. Robinson, Y. Lu, H. Cheng, L. Edwards, S.B. Moran, 2015. Intensity of Th and Pa scavenging partitioned by particle chemistry in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Chemistry, 170, 49-60, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.01.006.

Jeandel, C., M. Rutgers van der Loeff, P.J. Lam, M. Roy-Barman, R.M. Sherrell, S. Kretschmer, C.R. German, F. Dehairs, 2015. What did we learn about oceanic particle dynamics from the GEOSECS-JGOFS era? Progress in Oceanography (special issue on particles), 133(0): 6-16. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.018

Lam, P.J. and O. Marchal. 2015. Insights into Particle Cycling from Thorium and Particle Data. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci., 7: 159-184. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015623 [invited]

Lam, P.J., Ohnemus, D.C., Auro, M.E., 2015. Size fractionated major particle composition and mass from the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Transect. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 116(0): 303-320. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.11.020

Lam, P.J., B.S. Twining, C. Jeandel, A.N. Roychoudhury, J.A. Resing, W. Geibert, P.H. Santschi, R.F. Anderson, 2015. Methods for analyzing the concentration and speciation of major and trace elements in marine particles. Progress in Oceanography (special issue on particles), 133(0): 32-42. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.005

McDonnell, A.M.P, P.J. Lam, C.H. Lamborg, K.O. Buesseler, R. Sanders, J.S. Riley, C. Marsay, H. Smith, E.C. Sargent, R.S. Lampitt, J.K.B. Bishop, 2015. The oceanographic toolbox for the collection of sinking and suspended marine particles. Progress in Oceanography (special issue on particles), 133(0): 17-31. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.007

*Ohnemus, D.C. and P.J. Lam. 2015. Cycling of Lithogenic Marine Particulates in the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Transect. Deep-Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 116(0): 283-302. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.11.019

Twining, B.S., Rauschenberg, S., Morton, P., Ohnemus, D.C., Lam, P.J. 2015. Comparison of particulate trace element concentrations in the North Atlantic Ocean as determined with discrete bottle sampling and in situ pumping. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 116(0): 273-282. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.11.005


Lamborg, C. H., C.R. Hammerschmidt, K.L. Bowman, G.J. Swarr, K.M. Munson, D.C. Ohnemus, P.J. Lam, L.-E. Heimburger, M.J.A Rijkenberg, M.A. Saito. 2014. A global ocean inventory of anthropogenic mercury based on water column measurements, Nature, 512, 65-68, 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13563

*Ohnemus, D.C., P.J. Lam, R.M. Sherrell, P.L. Morton, S.M. Rauschenberg, B.S. Twining. 2014. Piranha: a chemical method for dissolution of polyethersulfone filters and laboratory inter-comparison of marine particulate digests. Limnology and Oceanography, Methods 12, 530-547. doi: 10.4319/lom.2014.12.530.


Lima, I.D., P.J. Lam, and S.C. Doney. 2013. Dynamics of particulate organic carbon flux in a global ocean model. Biogeosciences, 11 (4), 1177-1198. doi:10.5194/bg-11-1177-2014.

Marcus, M.A. and P.J. Lam. 2013. Visualising Fe speciation diversity in ocean particulate samples by micro-XANES, Environmental Chemistry, 11 (1): 10-17, doi: 10.1071/EN13075.

Lam, P.J., L.F. Robinson, J. Blusztajn, C. Li, M.S. Cook, J.F. McManus, L.D. Keigwin. 2013. Transient stratification as the cause of the North Pacific productivity spike during deglaciation. Nature Geoscience 6, 622-626. doi:10.1038/ngeo1873.


Bishop, J.K.B., P.J. Lam, T.J. Wood. 2012. Getting good particles: accurate sampling of particles by large volume in-situ filtration. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 10, 681-710. doi:10.4319/lom.2012.10.681.

Marchal, O. and P.J. Lam. 2012. What can paired measurements of Th isotope activity and particle concentration tell us about particle cycling in the ocean? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 90, 126-148. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.05.009.

Lam, P. J., D. C. Ohnemus*, and M.A. Marcus. 2012. The speciation of marine particulate iron adjacent to active and passive continental margins, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 80, 108-124, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.11.044.


Lam, P. J., S.C. Doney, and J. K. B. Bishop. 2011. The dynamic ocean biological pump: insights from a global compilation of Particulate Organic Carbon, CaCO3, and opal concentration profiles from the mesopelagic. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25(3): GB3009, doi:10.1029/2010GB003868.

Jacquet, S.H.M, Lam, P. J., T. Trull, and F. Dehairs. 2011. Carbon export production in the Subantarctic Zone and Polar Front Zone south of Tasmania. Deep Sea Research II, 58(21-22): 2222-2234, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.05.035.


Bowie, A.R, D. Lannuzel, T.A. Remenyi, T. Wagener, P.J. Lam, P.W. Boyd, C. Guieu, A. T. Townsend, and T. W. Trull. 2009. Different processes drive biogeochemical iron budgets in the subantarctic and polar Southern Ocean during summer. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB4034, doi:10.1029/2009GB003500.


Lamborg, C.H. K.O. Buesseler and P.J. Lam. 2008. Sinking fluxes of minor and trace elements in the North Pacific Ocean measured during the VERTIGO program, Deep Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1564-1577, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.04.012.

Buesseler, K.O., T.W. Trull, D.K. Steinberg, M.W. Silver, D. Siegel, S.-I. Saitoh, C.H. Lamborg, P.J. Lam, D.M. Karl, N.Z. Jiao, M.C. Honda, M. Elskens, F. Dehairs, S.L. Brown, P.W. Boyd, J.K.B. Bishop, R.R. Bidigare. 2008. VERTIGO (VERtical Transport In the Global Ocean): a study of particle sources and flux attenuation in the North Pacific. Deep Sea Research II, 55(14-15): 1522-1539, doi:10.1016/j.dssr2.2008.04.024.

Lam, P. J. and J. K. B. Bishop. 2008. The continental margin is a key source of iron to the HNLC North Pacific Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L07608, doi:10.1029/2008GL033294.


Buesseler, K.O., C.H. Lamborg, P.W. Boyd, P.J. Lam, T.W. Trull, R.R. Bidigare, J.K.B. Bishop, K. L. Casciotti, F. Dehairs, M. Elskens, M. Honda, D.M. Karl, D. Siegel, M.W. Silver, D.K. Steinberg, J. Valdes, B. Van Mooy and S. Wilson. 2007. Revisiting Carbon Flux through the Ocean’s Twilight Zone. Science, 316: 567-570, DOI: 10.1126/science.1137959.

Lam, P.J. and J.K.B. Bishop. 2007. High Biomass Low Export Regimes in the Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Research II: The Role of Marine Organic Carbon and Calcite Fluxes in Driving Climate Change, Past and Future, 54: 601-638, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.01.013.


Lam, P.J., J.K.B. Bishop, C.C. Henning, M.A. Marcus, G.A. Waychunas, I.Y. Fung. 2006. Wintertime phytoplankton bloom in the Subarctic Pacific supported by continental margin iron. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20(1), GB1006, DOI: 10.1029/2005GB002557.


Lam, P.J., P.D. Tortell, and F.M.M. Morel. 2001. Differential effects of iron additions on organic and inorganic carbon production by phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography, 46(5): 1199-1202, DOI: 10.4319/lo.2001.46.5.1199


Rosenthal, Y., P. Lam, E.A. Boyle, and J. Thomson. 1995. Authigenic cadmium enrichments in suboxic sediments: Precipitation and postdepositional mobility. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 132: 99-111, doi:10.1016/0012-821X(95)00056-I