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Fred Sayles

Scientist Emeritus

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2561

Fax: +1 508 457 2193


WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 08

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Amherst College, 1962, Geology
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1966, Geology
Ph.D. University of Manchester, U.K., 1968, Geochemistry

Research Interests

Chemical reactivity of fluvial sediments with seawater; diagenesis of marine sediments; benthic metabolism and stoichiometry; modeling and characterization of the sources, behavior, and fate of radioactive materials in the marine environment; advective processes in marine sediments; influence of chemical exchange across the water-sediment interface upon biogeochemical cycles.