Rudolf Jaffe

Rudolf Jaffe

Office: OE 148,
Phone: (305) 348-2456
Fax: (305) 348-4096

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Research Interests

Dr. Jaffé's expertise is in the area of environmental organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry. He is particularly interested in the application of molecular marker analysis in biogeochemical cycling of carbon by determining the origin, fate and transport of organic matter in tropical and subtropical aquatic environments. This research has been focused on both present-day environments as well as paleo-reconstructions in estuarine, lacustrine and wetland ecosystems. In addition, his group is heavily involved in studying the environmental dynamics of natural dissolved organic matter (DOM), in a variety of aquatic environments ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics. These studies include the molecular characterization of DOM and DON components using a suite of state-of-the-art analytical techniques, photo- and bio-reactivity determinations, trace metal interactions and address issues concerning climate change, land-use and anthropogenically impacted biogeochemical cycles.