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William Savidge

Dr. William Savidge
Assistant Professor
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, Georgia 31411
Telephone: (912) 598-3348
Fax: (912) 598-2310

Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, North Carolina State University, 2001
M.S., Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University, 1986
B.S., Zoology, Duke University, 1981       

Local Pages:
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 Research Interests and Projects 

Interactions between infaunal populations and communities and geochemical processes in marine sediments
Ecophysiology of Spartina alterniflora
Ecological applications of stable isotopes

Current Projects:
  • Partitioning of organic inputs among organic and mineral phases during early diagenesis.  American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.
  • Collaborative Research: Interactions Among Deposit-Feeding, Organic Matter Diagenesis and Animal Nutrition. NSF Chemical Oceanography (with Tamara Pease, UT-Brownsville).
  • Benthic Observatory and Technology Testbed on the Mid Shelf – Understanding Processes.  NSF OTIC.  (with D Savidge, J Nelson, R Jahnke, A Gargett [ODU], G Voulgaris [SC], T Short [SRI]).
  • Effects of canal discharge on oxygen cycles on marsh platforms and its potential consequences for nekton use of marsh habitat.   NOAA Coastal Incentive Grant. (with J Blanton).
  • Funds in support of geochemistry symposium.  Geochemical Society
  • Symposium: Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns, Chemical Oceanography in a Changing World.  NSF Chemical Oceanography (with Jay Brandes)
  • MRI: Acquisition of an Isotope-Ratio Mass Spectrometer Facility for East Georgia.  NSF MRI (with Jay Brandes, S Wakeham, M Frischer)
  • FSML: Acquisition of Controlled Environmental Spaces for Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. NSF FSML.  (with J Sanders).
 Selected Publications 
Savidge, D. K., and W. B. Savidge. 2014. Seasonal export of South Atlantic Bight and Mid-Atlantic Bight shelf waters at Cape Hatteras. Continental Shelf Research 74:50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.12.008
Savidge, W. B., A. Gargett, R. A. Jahnke, J. R. Nelson, D. K. Savidge, R. T. Short, and G. Voulgaris. 2008. Forcing and dynamics of seafloor-water column exchange on a broad continental shelf. Oceanography 21: 179-184.
Savidge, W. B., R. A. Jahnke, J. R. Nelson, D. K. Savidge, G. Voulgaris, R. T. Short, and A. Gargett. 2007. Development of a coastal ocean benthic observatory to study sediment-water exchange processes. In Chemical Pollution and Environmental Changes, ed. S. Tanabe, H Takeoka, T. Isobe and Y. Nishibe. Tokyo: Universal Academy Press, 383-392.
Savidge, W.B. and N.E. Blair. 2005. Intramolecular carbon isotopic composition of monosodium glutamate:biochemical pathways and product source identification.J. Agric. Food Chem. 53: 197-201.
Savidge, W. B., and N. E. Blair. 2004. Patterns of intramolecular isotopic heterogeneity within the amino acids of autotrophs and heterotrophs. Oecologia 139:178-189.
Savidge, W. B., and N. E. Blair. 2004. Seasonal and within-plant gradients in the intramolecular carbon isotopic composition of amino acids of Spartina alterniflora. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 308:149-165.
Sharp, J. H., A. Y. Beauregard, D. Burdige, G. Cauwet, S. Curless, R. Lauck, K. Nagel, H. Ogawa, A. E. Parker, O. Primm, M. Pujo-Pay, W. B. Savidge, S. Seitzinger, G. Spyres, and R. Styles. 2004. A direct instrument comparison for measurement of total dissolved nitrogen in seawater. Marine Chemistry 84:181-193.

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