Mark Marvin-DiPasquale


A native of Rochester NY, Dr. Marvin-DiPasquale is Project Chief of the USGS-Earth Systems Processes Divison (ESPD) effort "“Biogeochemical Cycling at Regional Scales”. He completed a B.S. in Chemistry at SUNY StonyBrook in 1987, and a Ph.D. in 1995 from University of Maryland, Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science Program, with a focus on the microbial ecology of Chesapeake Bay sediments. He began a career at USGS (Menlo Park, CA) as a ‘National Research Council’ post-doc in 1995, and became a Project Chief in 2004. During much of his USGS tenure, his research focus has been on mercury cycling in various ecosystems, including: the San Francisco Bay watershed and associated mining areas throughout CA; FL Everglades;  Carson River, NV (mercury Superfund site); coastal Louisiana; Pategonia region of Argentina; Puget Sound, WA; USGS-NAWQA and USGS-WEBB Study Units in OR, FL, WI, SC,  NY, CO, GA, PR, and VT.



  • State University of N.Y., Stony Brook, NY. 1985‑87. B.S., Chemistry.
  • University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD. 1987-95. Ph.D., Marine and Estuarine Environmental Sciences. Research Focus: Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Professional Experience

  • National Research Council Associate, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1995-1998.
  • Research Term Appointment, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1998-2001.
  • Microbial Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 2001-2004.
  • Project Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 2004-present.

Research Interests:  microbial ecology, estuarine and freshwater ecology, trace metal biogoechemisty

Professional Society Memberships (past & current)

 Amer. Chem. Soc.; Amer. Geophysical Union; Amer. Soc. Limnology and Oceanography; Amer. Soc. Microbiology; Californian Estuarine Research Soc.; Estuarine Research Federation




Arias, M.R., Alpers, C.N., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Fuller, C.C., Agee, J.L., Sneed, Michelle, Morita, A.Y., and Salas, A.J., 2017, Geochemistry of mercury and other constituents in subsurface sediment—Analyses from 2011 and 2012 coring campaigns, Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1061, 150 p. [get publication]

Boyd, E.S., Yu, R.Q., Barkay, T., Hamilton, T.L., Baxter, B.K., Naftz, D.L., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2017, Effect of salinity on mercury methylating benthic microbes and their activities in Great Salt Lake, Utah: Sci Total Environ. v.581–582, p.495-506 [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Naftz, D.L., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Anderson, Mark, Boyd, E.S., Aiken, G.R., Conaway, C.H., Ogorek, J.M., Poulin, B.A., Fuller, C.C., Antweiler, R.C., and Stricker, C.A., 2017, Data for Biogeochemical and Physical Processes Controlling Mercury Methylation and Bioaccumulation in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah and Arizona, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release. [get publication]

Morway, E.D., Thodal, C.E., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2017, Long-term trends of surface-water mercury and methylmercury concentrations downstream of historic mining within the Carson River watershed: Environmental Pollution. v.229, p.1006-1018 [get publication]

Tanner, K. C., et al. (2017). "Alternate Wetting and Drying Decreases Methylmercury in Flooded Rice (Oryza sativa) Systems." Soil Science Society of America Journal. Early release. Doi: 10.2136/sssaj2017.05.0158.  [get publication]


Alpers, C.N., Yee, J.L., Ackerman, J.T., Orlando, J.L., Slotton, D.G., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., 2016, Prediction of fish and sediment mercury in streams using landscape variables and historical mining: Science of The Total Environment. v.571, p.364-379 [get publication]

Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., Singer, M.B., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Tsui, M.T.K., 2016, Isotopic Composition of Inorganic Mercury and Methylmercury Downstream of a Historical Gold Mining Region: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 50, no. 4, p. 1691-1702.  [get publication]

Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., Singer, M.B., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Tsui, M.T.K., 2016, Methylmercury degradation and exposure pathways in streams and wetlands impacted by historical mining: Science of The Total Environment, v. 568. p. 1192–1203. [get publication]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Wiener, J.G., Eckley, C.S., Willacker, J.J., Evers, D.C., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Obrist, D., Fleck, J.A., Aiken, G.R., Lepak, J.M., Jackson, A.K., Webster, J.P., Stewart, A.R., Davis, J.A., Alpers, C.N., and Ackerman, J.T., 2016, Mercury in western North America: A synthesis of environmental contamination, fluxes, bioaccumulation, and risk to fish and wildlife: Science of The Total Environment, v. 568. p. 1213–1226 [get publication]

Fichot, C.G., Downing, B.D., Bergamaschi, B.A., Windham-Myers, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Thompson, D.R., and Gierach, M.M., 2016, High-Resolution Remote Sensing of Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: Environ Sci Technol, v. 50, no. 2, p. 573-583. [get publication]

Fleck, J.A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., Lutz, M.A., Tate, M., Alpers, C.N., Hall, B.D., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Eckley, C.S., 2016, Mercury and methylmercury in aquatic sediment across western North America: Science of The Total Environment, v. 568. p. 727–738 [get publication]

Lewis, A.S., Huntington, T.G., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., and Amirbahman, A., 2016, Mercury remediation in wetland sediment using zero-valent iron and granular activated carbon: Environmental Pollution, v. 212, p. 366-373. [get publication]

Singer, M.B., Harrison, L.R., Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2016, Hydrologic indicators of hot spots and hot moments of mercury methylation potential along river corridors: Science of The Total Environment, v. 568. p. 697–711. [get publication]


Buckman, K.L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Taylor, V.F., Chalmers, A., Broadley, H.J., Agee, J., Jackson, B.P., and Chen, C.Y., 2015, Influence of a chlor-alkali superfund site on mercury bioaccumulation in periphyton and low-trophic level fauna: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 34, no. 7, p. 1649-1658.

Huntington, T.G., Lewis, A., Amirbahman, A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., and Culbertson, C.W., 2015, Assessment of the use of sorbent amendments for reduction of mercury methylation in wetland sediments at Acadia National Park, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5234, 44 p. [get publication]

Johnson, W.P., Swanson, N., Black, B., Rudd, A., Carling, G., Fernandez, D.P., Luft, J., Van Leeuwen, J., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2015, Total- and methyl-mercury concentrations and methylation rates across the freshwater to hypersaline continuum of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA: Science of The Total Environment, v. 511, p. 489-500.


Alpers, C.N., Fleck, J.A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Stricker, C.A., Stephenson, M., and Taylor, H.E., 2014, Mercury cycling in agricultural and managed wetlands, Yolo Bypass, California: Spatial and seasonal variations in water quality: Science of The Total Environment, 484, 276-287 [get publication]

Knightes, C.D., Golden, H.E., Journey, C.A., Davis, G.M., Conrads, P.A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Brigham, M.E., and Bradley, P.M., 2014, Mercury and Methylmercury Stream Concentrations in a Coastal Plain Watershed: A Multi-Scale Simulation Analysis: Environmental Pollution, v. 187, p. 182-192.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Windham-Myers, L., Agee, J.L., Kakouros, E., Kieu, L.H., Fleck, J., Alpers, C.N., and Stricker, C., 2014, Methylmercury production in sediment from agricultural and non-agricultural wetlands in the Yolo Bypass, California: Science of The Total Environment. 484, 288-299 [get publication]

Soto Cárdenas, C., Diéguez, M.C., Ribeiro Guevara, S., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Queimaliños, C.P., 2014,Incorporation of inorganic mercury (Hg2+) in pelagic food webs of ultraoligotrophic and oligotrophic lakes: The role of different plankton size fractions and species assemblages: Science of The Total Environment, v. 494-495, p. 65-73.

Windham-Myers, L., Fleck, J.A., Ackerman, J.T., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Stricker, C.A., Heim, W.A., Bachand, P.A., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Gill, G., Stephenson, M., and Alpers, C.N., 2014, Mercury cycling in agricultural and managed wetlands: a synthesis of methylmercury production, hydrologic export, and bioaccumulation from an integrated field study: Science of The Total Environment. 484, 221-231 [get publication]

Windham-Myers, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Kakouros, E., Agee, J.L., Kieu, L.H., Stricker, C.A., Fleck, J.A., and Ackerman, J.T., 2014, Mercury cycling in agricultural and managed wetlands of California, USA - Seasonal influences of vegetation on mercury methylation, storage, and transport: Science of The Total Environment. 484, 308-318[get publication]

Windham-Myers, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Stricker, C.A., Agee, J.L., Kieu, L.H., and Kakouros, E., 2014, Mercury cycling in agricultural and managed wetlands of California, USA: Experimental evidence of vegetation-driven changes in sediment biogeochemistry and methylmercury production: Science of The Total Environment. 484, 300-307[get publication]


Ackerman, J.T., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Slotton, D., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Agee, J.L., and Ayers, S., 2013, The South Bay Mercury Project: Using Biosentinels to Monitor Effects of Wetland Restoration for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Report prepared for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project and Resources Legacy Fund, 227 p [get publication]

Amirbahman, Aria, Kent, D.B., Curtis, G.P., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., 2013, Kinetics of homogeneous and surface-catalyzed mercury(II) reduction by iron(II):  Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, no. 13, p. 7402-7213. [get publication]

Arcagni, M., Campbell, L., Arribére, M.A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Rizzo, A., and Ribeiro Guevara, S., 2013, Differential mercury transfer in the aquatic food web of a double basined lake associated with selenium and habitat: Science of The Total Environment, v. 454-455, p. 170-180.

Chalmers, A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Degnan, J.R., Coles, J., Agee, J.L., and Luce, D., 2013, Characterization of mercury contamination in the Androscoggin River, Coos County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1076, 56 p. [get publication]

Diéguez, M.C., Queimaliños, C.P., Ribeiro Guevara, S., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Soto Cárdenas, C., and Arribére, M.A., 2013, Influence of dissolved organic matter on mercury accumulation by planktonic organisms: An experimental study using oligotrophic water from Patagonian lakes: Journal of Environmental Sciences, v. 25, no. 10, p. 1980-1991.

Windham-Myers, L., Ward, K., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J.L., Kieu, L.H., and Kakouros, E., 2013, Biogeochemical Implications of Episodic Impoundment in a Restored Tidal Marsh of San Francisco Bay, California: Restoration Ecology, v. 21, no. 1, p. 124-132. [get publication]


Bradley, P.M., Journey, C.A., Lowery, M.A., Brigham, M.E., Burns, D.A., Button, D.T., Chapelle, F.H., Lutz, M.A., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., and Riva-Murray, K., 2012, Shallow Groundwater Mercury Supply in a Coastal Plain Stream: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 46, p. 7503−7511.

Davis, J.A., Looker, R.E., Yee, D., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Grenier, J.L., Austin, C.M., McKee, L.J., Greenfield, B.K., Brodberg, R., and Blum, J.D., 2012, Reducing methylmercury accumulation in the food webs of San Francisco Bay and its local watersheds: Environmental Research, v. 119, p. 3-26.

Huffman, R L, Wagner, R J, Toft, J, Cordell, J, DeWild, J F, Dinicola, R S, Aiken, G R, Krabbenhoft, D P, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, Stewart, A R, Moran, P W, and Paulson, A J, 2012, Mercury species and other selected constituent concentrations in water, sediment, and biota of Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap County, Washington, 2007-10: U.S. Geological Survey, v. DS - 658. [get publication]

Slowey, A.J., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2012, How to overcome inter-electrode variability and instability to quantify dissolved oxygen, Fe(II), Mn(II), and S(-II) in undisturbed soils and sediments using voltammetry: Geochemical Transactions, v. 13:6, p. 1-21.


Bradley, Paul M, Burns, Douglas A, Murray, Karen Riva-, Brigham, Mark E, Button, Daniel T, Chasar, Lia C, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Lowery, Mark A, and Journey, Celeste A, 2011, Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Dissolved Methylmercury in Two Stream Basins in the Eastern United States: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 45, iss. 6, p. 2048-2055. [get publication]

Degnan, James R, Teeple, Andrew P, Johnston, Craig M, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C, and Luce, Darryl, 2011, Geophysical bed sediment characterization of the Androscoggin River from the former Chlor-Alkali Facility Superfund Site, Berlin, New Hampshire, to the state border with Maine, August 2009: U.S. Geological Survey, p. i-27. [get publication]

Fleck, J. A., Alpers, C. N., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Hothem, R. L., Wright, S. A., Ellett, K., Beaulieu, E., Agee, J., Kakouros, E., Kieu, L., Eberl, D., Blum, A., May, J. T. (2011). The effects of sediment and mercury mobilization in the south yuba river and humbug creek confluence area, Nevada County, California; concentrations, speciation, and environmental fate; part 1, field characterization. Open-File Report - U.S.Geological Survey, , 104. [get publication]

Gehrke, Gretchen E, Blum, Joel D, and Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, 2011, Sources of mercury to San Francisco Bay surface sediment as revealed by mercury stable isotopes: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, iss. 3, p. 691-705. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J.L., Kakouros, E., Kieu, L.H., Fleck, J.A., and Alpers, C.N., 2011, The effects of sediment and mercury mobilization in the South Yuba River and Humbug Creek confluence area, Nevada County, California: Concentrations, speciation and environmental fate—Part 2: Laboratory Experiments: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010−1325B, 53 p. [get publication]

Windham-Myers, L., K. Ward,M. Marvin-DiPasquale, J.L. Agee, L.H.Kieu, and E.Kakouros. 2011. Biogeochemical Implications of Episodic Impoundment in a Restored Tidal Marsh of San Francisco Bay, California. Restoration Ecology. [get publication]


Grenier, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Drury, D., Hunt, J., Robinson, A., Bezalel, S., Melwani, A., Agee, J., Kakouros, E., Kieu, L., Windham-Myers, L., and Collins, J.. 2010. South Baylands Mercury Project. Cooperator Report prepared for the California State Coastal Conservancy by San Francisco Estuary Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, and Santa Clara Valley Water District, February 10, 2010, 97 p. [get publication]

Windham-Myers, L, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, Fleck, J, Alpers, C N, Ackerman, J, Eagles-Smith, C, Stricker, C, Stephenson, M, Feliz, D, Gill, G, Bachand, P, Brice, A, and Kulakow, R, 2010, Methylmercury cycling, bioaccumulation, and export from agricultural and non-agricultural wetlands in the Yolo Bypass: Cooperator Final Report prepared for the State Water Resources Control Board, Prepared by U.S: Geological Survey, Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, Battelle Marine Sciences, Bachand and Associates, Yolo Foundation; September 30, 2010, 266 p. [get publication]

Windham-Myers, L., G. Aiken, J. Bales, B. Bekins, J. E Cloern, C. A Eagles-Smith, R. P Eganhouse, E. Kakouros, D. P. Krabbenhoft, J. R Lacy, L. G Larsen, L. Lucas, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, N. B Rybicki, A. Slowey, R. Stewart, C. Swarzenski, J. K Thompson, M. P Waldrop. Conceptual Model Framework for a Long-Term Science Plan Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Submitted July 9, 2010

Windham-Myers, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C. , Erikson, L., Agee, J.L., Kieu, L.H., Kakouros, E., Ward, K., 2010, Biogeochemical processes in an urban, restored wetland of San Francisco Bay, California, 2007–2009; Methods and Data for Plant, Sediment and Water Parameters: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1299, 28 p. [get publication]


Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Alpers, Charles, and Fleck, Jacob, 2009, Mercury, Methylmercury, and Other Constituents in Sediment and Water from Seasonal and Permanent Wetlands in the Cache Creek Settling Basin and Yolo Bypass, Yolo County, California, 2005-06: U.S. Geological Survey. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Lutz, Michelle A, Brigham, Mark E, Krabbenhoft, David P, Aiken, George R, Orem, William H, and Hall, Britt D, 2009, Mercury Cycling in Stream Ecosystems. 2. Benthic Methylmercury Production and Bed Sediment−Pore Water Partitioning: Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 43, iss. 8, p. 2726-2732. [get publication]

Ribeiro Guevara, Sergio, Catán, Soledad Pérez, and Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, 2009, Benthic methylmercury production in lacustrine ecosystems of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina: Chemosphere, v. 77, iss. 4, p. 471-477. [get publication]

Windham-Myers, L. , Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J.L. , Cox, M.H. and Kakouros, E. 2009. Monitoring of Vegetation Characteristics for Methylmercury Production in Reference Marshes for Salt Pond Restoration in South San Francisco Bay. Final Report, The San Francisco Foundation, 18 p.

Windham-Myers, L., M. Marvin-DiPasquale, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.L. Agee, M.H. Cox, P. Heredia-Middleton, C. Coates, and E. Kakouros. 2009. Experimental removal of wetland emergent vegetation leads to decreased methylmercury production in surface sediments. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, G00C05, doi:10.1029/2008JG000815 [get publication]


Alpers, C, Eagles-Smith, C, Foe, C, Klasing, S, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, Slotton, D, and Winham-Myers, L, 2008, Mercury conceptual model. Sacramento (CA): Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation: Plan, v. 58.

Alpers, C.N., Stewart, A.R., Saiki, M.K., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Topping, B.R., Rider, K.M., Gallanthine, S.K., Kester, C.A., Rye, R.O., Antweiler, R.C., and De Wild, J.F., 2008, Environmental factors affecting mercury in Camp Far West Reservoir, California, 2001–03: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5008, p 358.

Hall, B D, Aiken, G R, Krabbenhoft, D P, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, and Swarzenski, C M, 2008, Wetlands as principal zones of methylmercury production in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico region: Environmental Pollution, v. 154, iss. 1, p. 124-134. [get publication]

Lutz, Michelle A, Brigham, Mark E, and Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, 2008, Procedures for Collecting and Processing Streambed Sediment and Pore Water for Analysis of Mercury as Part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: Geological Survey (U.S.). [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C, Lutz, Michelle A, Krabbenhoft, David P, Aiken, George R, Orem, William H, Hall, Britt D, DeWild, John F, and Brigham, Mark E, 2008, Total Mercury, Methylmercury, Methylmercury Production Potential, and Ancillary Streambed-Sediment and Pore-Water Data for Selected Streams in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Florida, 2003-04: Geological Survey (U.S.), v. DS - 375. [get publication]

Schuster, P.F., Shanley, J.B., Marvin-Dipasquale, M., Reddy, M.M., Aiken, G.R., Roth, D.A., Taylor, H.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., DeWild, J.F., 2008, Mercury and organic carbon dynamics during runoff episodes from a Northeaster USA watershed, Water, Air, Soil Pollution, v. 187, p. 89-108 [get publication]

Shanley, James B, Alisa Mast, M, Campbell, Donald H, Aiken, George R, Krabbenhoft, David P, Hunt, Randall J, Walker, John F, Schuster, Paul F, Chalmers, Ann, Aulenbach, Brent T, Peters, Norman E, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Clow, David W, and Shafer, Martin M, 2008, Comparison of total mercury and methylmercury cycling at five sites using the small watershed approach: Environmental Pollution, v. 154, iss. 1, p. 143-154. [get publication]

Stewart, A.R., Saiki, M.K., Kuwabara, J.S., Alpers, C.N., Marvin DiPasquale, M., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2008, Influence of plankton mercury dynamics and trophic pathways on mercury concentrations of top preditor fish of a mining-impacted reservoir: Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci, v. 65, p. 2351-2366.

Yee, D, Collins, J, Grenier, L, Takekawa, J, Tsao-Melcer, D, Woo, I, Schwarzbach, S, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, Windham-Myers, L, Krabbenhoft, D, Olund, S, and DeWild, J, 2008, Mercury and Methylmercury Processes in North San Francisco Bay Tidal Wetland Ecosystems. CalFed ERP02D-P62 Final Report.: Submitted to California Bay-Delta Authority Ecosystem Restoration Program: SFEI Contribution #621. San Francisco Estuary Institute, v. 67. [get publication]


Alpers, C.N., C. Eagles-Smith, C.Foe, S. Klasing, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, D.G. Slotton, L. Windham-Myers. 2007. Mercury Conceptual Model — Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan (DRERIP). Submitted to the California Bay-Delta Authority Ecosystem Restoration Program. 65 p. [get publication]

Gandhi, Nilima, Bhavsar, Satyendra P, Diamond, Miriam L, Kuwabara, James S, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, and Krabbenhoft, David P, 2007, Development of a mercury speciation, fate, and biotic uptake (BIOTRANSPEC) model: Application to Lahontan Reservoir (Nevada, USA): Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 26, iss. 11, p. 2260-2273 LA - en. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M, Stewart, A R, Fisher, N S, Pickhardt, P, Mason, R P, Heyes, A, and Windham-Myers, L, 2007, Evaluation Of Mercury Transformations and Trophic Transfer in the San Francisco Bay/Delta: Identifying Critical Processes for the Ecosystem Restoration Program: Annual Report for Project # ERP-02-P40 to: the California Bay Delta Authority (CBDA, v. 39. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, and Cox, Marisa H, 2007, Legacy Mercury in Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California: Concentration, Speciation and Mobility: Geological Survey (U.S.). [get publication]

Pérez Catán, Soledad, Guevara, Sergio Ribeiro, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Magnavacca, Cecilia, Cohen, Isaac Marcos, and Arribere, María, 2007, Methodological considerations regarding the use of inorganic 197Hg(II) radiotracer to assess mercury methylation potential rates in lake sediment: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, v. 65, iss. 9, p. 987-994. [get publication]

Schuster, P F, Shanley, J B, Marvin-Dipasquale, M, Reddy, M M, Aiken, G R, Roth, D A, Taylor, H E, Krabbenhoft, D P, and DeWild, J F, 2007, Mercury and Organic Carbon Dynamics During Runoff Episodes from a Northeastern USA Watershed: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 187, iss. 1-4, p. 89-108. [get publication]


Alpers, C.N., Hunerlach, M.P., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Antweiler, R.C., Lasorsa, B.K., De Wild, J.F., and Synder, N.P., 2006, Geochemical Data for Mercury, Methylmercury, and Other Constituents in Sediments from Englebright Lake, California, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey, Data Series Report 151, 107 p. [get publication]

Brocher, Thomas M, Carr, Michael D, Halsing, David L, John, David A, Langenheim, Victoria E, Mangan, Margaret T, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C, Takekawa, John Y, and Tiedeman, Claire R, 2006, USGS science in Menlo Park -- a science strategy for the U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park Science Center, 2005-2015: United States Geological Survey. [get publication]


Hunerlach, Michael P, Alpers, Charles N, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Taylor, howard E, and DeWild, John F, 2004, Geochemistry of Mercury and other trace elements in fluvial tailings upstream of Daguerre Point Dam, Yuba River, California, August 2001: United States Geological Survey. [get publication]

Snyder, Noah P, Allen, James R, Dare, Carlin, Hampton, Margaret A, Schneider, Gary, Wooley, Ryan J, Alpers, Charles N, and Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C, 2004, Sediment Grain-Size and Loss-on-Ignition Analyses from 2002 Englebright Lake Coring and Sampling Campaigns: United States Geological Survey. [get publication]

Stamenkovic, Jelena, Gustin, Mae S, Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C, Thomas, Beth A, and Agee, Jennifer L, 2004, Distribution of total and methyl mercury in sediments along Steamboat Creek (Nevada, USA): Science of The Total Environment, v. 322, iss. 1–3, p. 167-177. [get publication]

Topping, B.R., Kuwabara, J.S., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Agee, J.L., Kieu, L.H., Flanders, J.R., Parchaso, F., Hager, S.W., Lopez, C.B., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2004, Sediment remobilization of mercury in south San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5196, 27 p. + appendices. [get publication]


Kuwabara, James S, Alpers, Charles N, Marvin-Dipasquale, Mark, Topping, Brent R, Carter, James L, Stewart, A Robin, Fend, Steven V, Parchaso, Francis, Moon, Gerald E, and Krabbenhoft, David P, 2003, Sediment-water interactions affecting dissolved-mercury distributions in Camp Far West Reservoir, California: United States Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4140. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Boynton, W.R., and Capone, D.G., 2003, Benthic sulfate reduction along the Chesapeake Bay central channel. II. Temporal controls: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 260, p. 55-70.

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, Agee, Jennifer, Bouse, R, and Jaffe, Bruce, 2003, Microbial cycling of mercury in contaminated pelagic and wetland sediments of San Pablo Bay, California: Environmental Geology, v. 43, iss. 3, p. 260-267. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, and Agee, Jennifer, 2003, Microbial mercury cycling in sediments of the San Francisco Bay-Delta: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 26, iss. 6, p. 1517-1528. [get publication]


Gill, G., Stephenson, M., Coale, K., Foe, C. and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2002, Mercury in the Bay-Delta System and Watershed - Conceptual Model and Working Hypotheses of Mercury Cycling and Transport in the Bay-Delta Ecosystem and its Tributaries [get publication]

Kuwabara, J.S., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Praskins, W., Byron, E., Topping, B.R., Carter, J.L., Fend, S.V., Parchaso, F., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Gustin, M.S., 2002, Flux of Dissolved Mercury Across the Sediment-water Interface in Lahontan Reservoir, Navada: U.S. Geological Survey 02-4138. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M. and Agee, J., 2002, Direct Measurements of Microbial Mercury Cycling in Sediments of the San Francisco Bay-Delta: U.S. Geological Survey, Administrative Report To The Sacramento County Sanitation District, March 28, 2002.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2002, Environmental Controls on Methylmercury Production and Degradation in Florida Everglades Sediments, in Proceedings and Summary Report: Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments, May 8-10, 2001, West Palm Beach, FL, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development and the U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, EPA/625/R-02/005, p. B-43.

Thomas, M.A., Conaway, C.H., Steding, D.J., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Abu-Saba, K.E., and Flegal, A.R., 2002, Mercury contamination from historic mining in water and sediment, Guadalupe River and San Francisco Bay, California: Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v. 2,  p. 211-217.


Marvin-DiPasquale M., Agee, J., Oremland, R.S., and Krabbenhoft, D., 2001b, Methylmercury Formation and Degradation in Sediments of the Carson River System: U.S. Geological Survey, Administrative Report to U.S. EPA. Region IX, (San Francisco, CA), 67 p., plus 69 figures.

Marvin-DiPasquale M., Agee, J., and Oremland, R.S., 2001a, Environmental Controls on Methylmercury Production and Degradation by Bacteria in Florida Everglades Sediments: U.S. Geological Survey, Administrative Report to the South Florida Water Management District (West Palm Beach, FL), 47 p., including 18 figures.


Krabbenhoft D., Hurley, J., Aiken, G., Gilmour, C., Marvin-Dipasquale, M., Orem, W., and Harris, R., 2000, Mercury cycling in the Florida Everglades: a mechanistic field study: Verhandlungen Internat. Verein Limnologie, v. 27, p. 1657-1660.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J., Alpers, C.N., and Thomas, M., 2000b, Microbial Mercury Cycling in Sediments Associated with Historic Mining in California,  inProceedings - Assessing and Managing Mercury from Historic and Current Mining Activities, San Francisco, CA, November 28-30, 2000: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, p. 63-67.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J., McGowan, C., Oremland, R.S., Thomas, M., Krabbenhoft, D., and Gilmour, C., 2000a, Methyl-mercury degradation pathways - A comparison among three mercury-impacted ecosystems: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34, p. 4908-4916.


Krabbenhoft, D.P., Hurley, J.P., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Orem, W.H., Aiken, G.R., Schuster, P.F., Gilmour, C.C., and Harris, R., 1999, The Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) Project; a process-based investigation of mercury biogeochemistry in a complex environmental setting, in Gerould, S., and Higer, A., eds., Proceedings - South Florida restoration science forum, Boca Raton, FL, May 17-19, 1999, Geological Survey program on the South Florida ecosystem: U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 99-0181, p. 54-55. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M.,  Oren, A., Cohen, Y., and Oremland, R.S., 1999, Radiotracer studies of bacterial methanogenesis in sediments from the Dead Sea and Solar Lake (Sinai),  in Oren, A., ed., Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments, CRC Press, New York.  p. 149-160.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Oremland, R.S., 1999a, Methylmercury Degradation in the Florida Everglades, in Gerould, S., and Higer, A., eds., Proceedings - South Florida restoration science forum, Boca Raton, FL. May 17-19, 1999, Geological Survey program on the South Florida ecosystem: U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 99-0181, p. 70-71. [get publication]

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Oremland, R.S., 1999b, Microbial Mercury Cycling in Sediments of the Carson River System, in Sakrison, R., and Sturtevant, P., eds., Proceedings - AWRA's 1999 Annual Water Resources Conference - Watershed Management To Protect Declining Species, Seattle, WA, Dec. 6-9, 1999: American Water Resources Association, p. 517-520.


Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Capone, D.G., 1998, Benthic sulfate reduction along the Chesapeake Bay central channel.  I. Spatial trends and controls:  Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 168, p. 213-228.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Oremland, R.S., 1998, Bacterial methylmercury degradation in Florida Everglades peat sediment:  Environmental Science and Technology, v. 32, p. 2556-2563.


Kemp, W.M., Smith, E.M., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Boynton, W.R., 1997, Organic carbon balance and net ecosystem metabolism in Chesapeake Bay: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 150, p. 229-248.


Marvin, M.C., 1995, Controls On The Spatial And Temporal Trends Of Benthic Sulfate Reduction And Methanogenesis Along The Chesapeake Bay Central Channel, Ph.D. Dissertation, Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science Program, University of Maryland, 167p.