Clifton Buck

A photo of Dr. Buck in jacket and tie.

Clifton Stryker Buck, PhD (he/him)
Associate Professor
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, Ga. 31411
Office: (912) 598-2418
Fax: (912) 598-2310

Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University 2008
B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science, Lehigh University 2001


Research Interests:

My research is on marine biogeochemistry with a focus on trace element cycling in coastal and marine environments. I am interested in the pathways by which trace elements enter these systems and how physical, chemical, and biological cycling affects their distribution. Trace elements are important because they are often required by plants and animals to perform biological processes. Other trace elements can serve as tracers of natural and anthropogenic physical and chemical processes. These elements are often redox sensitive and can react with particles as well as dissolved organic matter. Past research has focused on atmospheric transport and deposition of mineral aerosols. I have also explored riverine mercury fluxes and cycling within estuaries.

Buck Trace Element Geochemistry Lab Page

Semester@Skidaway Field Study Program

Graduate Program Coordinator: UGA Department of Marine Sciences

Associate Editor – Limnology and Oceanography: Methods

Associate Editor – Frontiers of Marine Science

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute Affiliate