Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Elizabeth B. Kujawinski
Elizabeth B. Kujawinski's photoElizabeth B. Kujawinski
Associate Scientist w/ Tenure
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 3493
Building: Fye 112B

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 04
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research: Bio-Analytical Chemical Oceanography
Microbial metabolism and dissolved organic matter (marine metabolomics); Microbes and DOM in the cryosphere; Structural characterization of marine organic matter; Impact of predation on dissolved organic matter; Photochemical alteration of chromophoric compounds; The application of ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry to chemical oceanography and development of new data analysis algorithms

Current Personnel

Crystal Breier (lab technician)

David Griffith (JP Student) 

Winn Johnson (JP student)

Melissa Kido Soule (FT-MS manager)

Krista Longnecker (Research Specialist)


Past Personnel (now at...)

Erin Banning (postdoc - MBL)

Katie Barott (postdoc - Scripps Institute)

Maya Bhatia (postdoc - Univ. of British Columbia)

Angela Boysen (educator - Smithsonian Institute)

Andreia Da Costa (grad student - Univ. of Washington)

Karin Lemkau (postdoc - WHOI)

Louisa Morrison (HS chemistry teacher; Nashville TN)

Huixiang Xie (Univ. of Quebec)

We are looking for a postdoc and a graduate student to start in 2013! Please apply online for the postdoc position (applications due 18 Jan 2013) and to the MIT/WHOI Joint Program for the student position.

 MIT - S.B. Chemistry, 1994
 MIT/WHOI Joint Program - Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, 2000
 The Ohio State University - Postdoc in analytical chemistry, 2000-2001

Recent publications

Kujawinski, E. B., K. Longnecker+, K. A. Barott+, and M. C. Kido Soule+. Submitted (Oct 2012). Protozoan grazing simultaneously influences bacterial diversity and dissolved organic matter composition in seawater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

Bhatia, M. P.+, E. B. Kujawinski, S. B. Das, P. Henderson, C. Breier, and M. A. Charette. Submitted (Sept 2012). Iron export from the Greenland ice sheet. Nature Geoscience.

Longnecker, K.+, M. C. Kido Soule+ and E. B. Kujawinski. Submitted (Sept 2012).  Internal and external metabolites of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Limnology & Oceanography.

Bhatia, M. P.+, S. B. Das, L. Xu, M. A. Charette, J. L. Wadham, and E. B. Kujawinski. Submitted (May 2012; 1st revisions underway Sept 2012). Organic carbon export from the Greenland ice sheet. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Banning, E. C.+, E. B. Kujawinski, and K. L. Casciotti. Submitted (Dec 2011; 1st revisions underway Mar 2012). Predatory marine flavobacteria colonize biofilms and affect nutrient regeneration. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.

Longnecker, K.+ and E. B. Kujawinski. 2012. Using stable isotope probing to characterize differences between free-living and sediment-associated microorganisms in the subsurface. Geomicrobiology Journal. (online May 21)

Minor, E. C., C. J. Steinbring, K. Longnecker+, and E. B. Kujawinski.2012. Characterization of dissolved organic matter in Lake Superior and its watershed using ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry. Organic Geochemistry 43: 1-11.

Ryerson, T. B., R. Camilli, J. D. Kessler, E. B. Kujawinski, C. M. Reddy, D. L. Valentine, E. L. Atlas, D. R. Blake, J. A. de Gouw, S. Meinardi, D. D. Parrish, J. Peischl, J. S. Seewald and C. Warneke. 2012. Chemical composition measurements quantify Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbons in the marine environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. (online Jan 9)

Bhatia, M. P.+, S. B. Das, E. B. Kujawinski, P. Henderson, A. Burke, and M. A. Charette. 2011. Seasonal evolution of water source contributions to the subglacial outflow from a land-terminating Greenland ice sheet outlet glacier: Insights from a new isotope-mixing model. Journal of Glaciology. 57: 929-941.

Longnecker, K.+ and E. B. Kujawinski. 2011. Composition of dissolved organic matter in groundwater. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 75: 2752-2761.

Kujawinski, E. B., M. C. Kido Soule+, D. L. Valentine, A. K. Boysen+, K. Longnecker+, and M. C. Redmond. 2011. Fate of dispersants associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Science & Technology. 45: 1298-1306.

Kujawinski, E. B. 2011. The impact of microbial metabolism on marine dissolved organic matter. Annual Reviews of Marine Science 3: 567-599.


We are looking for new graduate students and summer students to join our group! We have openings for individuals with interests in marine DOM characterization, microbial metabolism and the Arctic carbon cycle. See application information for WHOI Summer Student Fellowship ProgramWHOI Minority Fellowship ProgramMIT/WHOI Joint Program, and / or WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar Program.  Guest student positions are available for qualified undergraduates.  Please contact Liz for more information.

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