C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E


Kenneth Mopper


 June 2014


Address:                         Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA  23529

Phone:                             (757) 683-4094;    FAX (757) 683-4628

E-mail:                             kmopper@odu.edu

Home page:                  www://fs.wp.odu.edu/kmopper 

Citizenship:                    U.S.



MIT-WHOI                      Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography, 1973; Dissertation:  Aspects of the

Biogeochemistry of Carbohydrates in Aquatic Environments

                                         Committee members:  E.T. Degens (Chair), J.M. Edmond,

R.B. Gagosian, G.R. Harvey, and P.C. Mangelsdorf


MIT                                  M.S. in Chemistry, 1971; E.T. Degens (Chair); A New Micro-Analytical

System for Reducing Sugars – Applications to Sediment and Seawater


 Queens College, C.U.N.Y.    B.A. in Chemistry, 1968



2001 – present                  Professor, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University


2001 – present                  Adjunct appointment in the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University


1990 – 2000                     Professor, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University


1988 – 1990                     Professor, Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami


1983 – 1988                     Associate Professor, Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,


1980 – 1983                     Assistant Professor, Marine Chemistry, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware


1977 – 1980                     Guest Investigator, Department of Analytical and Marine Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Chair: Professor David Dyrssen)


1975 – 1977                     Staff Research Scientist, Geolog.-Paleontolog. Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany (Chair & supervisor: Professor E.T. Degens)


1973 – 1975                     Postdoctoral Fellow (under Professor O. Samuelson), Department of Engineering Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden



  • Studies of the composition and origin of dissolved organic matter (DOM, humic substances) in seawater and other natural waters using advanced analytical and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Spectral and chemical characterization of light-absorbing species (i.e., chromophores) in natural waters.
  • The impact of photochemical processes on estuarine, oceanic and global carbon cycling. These processes include CO2 and CO photochemical production, photochemical flocculation, and the effects photo-degradation products on DOM microbial growth and respiration.
  • Photo-production pathways and fate of free radicals (e.g., OH radicals) and stable species (e.g., CO2, CO, formic acid, formaldehyde, H2O2, and photo-reduced trace metals).
  • The development/adaptation of analytical techniques for trace organic compounds, total and dissolved organic carbon, and photo-chemically formed species in natural waters



  • Fate of terrestrial organic matter in the oceans and its impact on global carbon cycling
  • Effects of estuarine processes (photochemical and microbial) on the nature and flux of the estuarine organic matter to the coastal waters
  • Impact of enhanced UV-B radiation during the ozone hole on photochemical processes and microbial activity in Antarctic surface waters.
  • Production of surface active polysaccharides by organisms and their role in surface microlayer and particle formation in natural waters.


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (journal articles & chapters in books; total to date 105; current h-index 49; >11,000 documented citations):

Most of these papers can be downloaded from ResearchGate


Mopper, K., D.J. Kieber and A. Stubbins (2014) Marine photochemistry: Processes and impacts. In: Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, 2nd Edition. D. A. Hansell and C. A. Carlson, (Eds.), Elsevier. In press.


Chen, H.-M., Stubbins, A., Perdue, E. M., Green, N., Helms, J. R., Mopper, K. and Hatcher ,P. G. * (2014) Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometric differentiation of dissolved organic matter isolated by coupled reverse osmosis-electrodialysis from various major oceanic water masses Marine Chemistry. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2014.06.002.


Kieber, D.J., G.W. Miller, P.J. Neale and K. Mopper (2014). Wavelength and temperature-dependent apparent quantum yields for photochemical formation of hydrogen peroxide in seawater. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. Invited contribution to a special issue “Aquatic Photochemistry”, K. McNeill, Ed.,16 (4) 777 – 791. DOI:10.1039/C4EM00036F.


Sun, L.-N., Chen, H.-M., Abdulla, H.A. and K. Mopper* (2014) Estimating OH radical photochemical formation rates in natural waters during long-term laboratory irradiation experiments. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. Invited contribution to a special issue “Aquatic Photochemistry”, K. McNeill, Ed., 16 (4), 757-763. DOI:10.1039/C3EM00587A.


Helms, J.R., J.-D. Mao, A. Stubbins, K. Schmidt-Rohr, R.G.M. Spencer, P.J. Hernes and K. Mopper* (2014). Loss of optical and molecular indicators of terrigenous dissolved organic matter during long-term photobleaching. Aquatic Sciences 76, 353–373. DOI:10.1007/s00027-014-0340-0.


Minor, E.C., E. James, V. Nelson, R. Lusk, J.A. Austin and K. Mopper* (2013).  A preliminary examination of an in situ dual dye approach to measuring light fluxes in lotic systems. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods. 11, 631-642.


Helms, J.R., J.-D. Mao, K. Schmidt-Rohr and K. Mopper* (2013). Photochemical flocculation of terrestrial dissolved organic matter and iron. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 121, 398-413. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703713004055


Widner, B., M.R. Mulholland and K. Mopper* (2013). Chromatographic Determination of Nanomolar Cyanate Concentrations in Sea and Estuarine Waters by Precolumn Fluorescence Derivatization.  Anal. Chem., 85, 6661−6666


Helms, J.R., A. Stubbins, E. M. Perdue, N.W. Green, H.-M. Chen, and K. Mopper* (2013). Photochemical bleaching of oceanic dissolved organic matter and its effect on absorption spectral slope and fluorescence. Mar. Chem. 155, 81–91


White, E.M., D.J. Kieber, J. Sherrard, W.L. Miller and K. Mopper (2010). Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide photoproduction quantum yields in the Delaware Estuary.  Mar. Chem. 118, 11-21


Stubbins, A., R. G. M. Spencer, H.-M. Chen, P.G. Hatcher, K. Mopper, P. J. Hernes, V. L. Mwamba, A. M. Mangangu, J. N. Wabakanghanzi  and J. Six (2010).  Illuminating the darkness: Molecular signatures of Congo River dissolved organic matter and its photochemical alteration as revealed by ultrahigh precision mass spectrometry. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55, 1467-1477.


Spencer, R.G.M., A. Stubbins, P. J. Hernes, A. Baker, K. Mopper, A.K. Aufdenkampe, R. Y. Dyda, V. L. Mwamba, A. M. Mangangu, J. N. Wabakanghanzi and J. Six (2009).  Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter and dissolved lignin phenols from the Congo River. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, G03010, doi:10.1029/2009JG000968.


Dalzell, B. J. E. C. Minor and K. Mopper (2009).  Photodegradation of estuarine dissolved organic matter:  a multi-method assessment of DOM transformations. Organic Geochemistry 40, 243-257.


Tedetti, M., F. Joux, B. Charrière, K. Mopper. and R. Sempéré (2009) Contrasting effects of solar radiation and nitrates on the bioavailability of DOM to marine bacteria. J. Photochem. Photobiol.: A. Chemistry 201, 243-247.


White, E.M., D,J. Kieber and K. Mopper (2008).  Semi-automated method for determination of photochemically produced carbon dioxide in seawater. Limnol. Oceanogr. – Methods 6, 441-453.


Helms, J.R., A. Stubbins, J.D. Ritchie, E.C. Minor, D.J. Kieber and K. Mopper* (2008). Absorbance spectral slopes and slope ratios as indicators of molecular weight and sources of chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53: 955-969.


Stubbins, A., V. Hubbard, G. Uher ,C.S. Law, R.C. Upstill-Goddard, G.R. Aiken and K. Mopper* (2008).  Relating carbon monoxide photoproduction to dissolved organic matter functionality. Environ. Sci Technol. 42; 3271–3276.


Minor, E.C., B. Dalzell, A. Stubbins, and K. Mopper (2007).  Evaluating the photoalteration of estuarine dissolved organic matter using direct temperature-resolved mass spectrometry and UV-visible spectroscopy. Aquatic Sciences 69: 440-455.

Mopper, K., Stubbins, A., Ritchie, J.D., Bialk, H.M., and Hatcher, P.G. (2007). Advanced instrumental approaches for characterization of marine dissolved organic matter: Extraction techniques, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Chemical Reviews 107: 419-442. (Invited contribution to an issue dedicated to Chemical Oceanography; G.W. Luther and E.A. Boyle, editors).


Minor, E.C., J. Pothen, B. Dalzell, H. Abdulla and K. Mopper (2006). Effects of salinity changes on the photodegradation and UV-visible absorbance of terrestrial dissolved organic matter. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51: 2181-2186.


Stubbins, A., Uher, G., Law, C.S., Mopper, K., Robinson, C., and Upstill-Goddard, R.C. (2006). Open ocean carbon monoxide photoproduction. Deep-Sea Research II 53: 1695-1705.


Simjouw, J.P., E. C. Minor, and K. Mopper (2005). Isolation and characterization of estuarine dissolved organic matter:   Comparison of ultrafiltration and C18 solid-phase extraction techniques.  Mar. Chem. 96: 219-235.


Miller, G.W., Morgan, C.A., Kieber, D.J., King, D.W., Snow, J.A., Heikes, B.G., Mopper, K., and Kiddle, J.J. (2005). Hydrogen peroxide method intercomparison study in seawater. Mar. Chem.  (Special issue honoring Professor Dana Kester) 97: 4-13.


Anesio, A.M., W. Granéli, G. Aiken, D.J. Kieber, and K. Mopper* (2005).  Effect of humic substance photodegradation on bacterial growth and respiration in lake water. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 6267-6275.


Weishaar, J.L., Aiken, G.R., Bergamaschi, B.A., Fram, M.S., Fugii, R., and Mopper, K. (2003). Evaluation of specific ultraviolet absorbance as an indicator of the chemical composition and reactivity of dissolved organic carbon. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37 (20): 4702-4708.


Mopper, K. and D.J. Kieber (2002) Photochemistry and the cycling of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen and phosphorus. In: Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter. Chapter 9. D. A. Hansell and C. A. Carlson, (Eds.), Academic Press, pp. 455-489.


Qian, J.G., K. Mopper and D.J. Kieber (2001). Photochemical production of the OH radical in Antarctic waters. Deep-Sea Res. I 48: 741-759.


Mopper, K. and J.G. Qian (2000). Water analysis: Organic carbon determinations. In: Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. Robert A. Meyers (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 3532-3541.


Jankowski, J.J., D.J. Kieber, K. Mopper, and P.J. Neale (2000). Development and intercalibration of ultraviolet solar actinometers.  Photochem. Photobiol. 71: 431-440.


Mopper, K. and D.J. Kieber (2000). Marine photochemistry and its impact on carbon cycling. In: Effects of UV Radiation on Marine Ecosystems. Chapter 4, S. Demers, S. de Mora and M. Vernet (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, England


Chen, X. and K. Mopper (2000).  Determination of the tropospheric hydroxyl radical by liquid phase scrubbing and HPLC: Preliminary results. J. Atm. Chem. 36: 81-105.

Yocis, B.H., D.J. Kieber, and K. Mopper (2000). Photochemical production of hydrogen peroxide in Antarctic waters. Deep-Sea Res. I 47: 1077-1099.


Jankowski, J.J., D.J. Kieber, and K. Mopper (1999). Nitrate and nitrite ultraviolet actinometers.  Photochem. Photobiol. 70: 319-328.


Zhou, J., K. Mopper, and U. Passow (1998).  The role of surface-active carbohydrates in the formation of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) by bubble adsorption. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43: 1860-1871.


Mopper, K. and J.G. Qian (1998). Organic carbon, analysis methods for aqueous samples. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. Robert A. Meyers (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 3207-3212.


Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1997).  Photochemical production of low molecular weight carbonyl compounds in seawater and surface microlayer and their air-sea exchange.  Mar. Chem. 56: 201-214.


Kieber, D.J., B.H. Yocis, and K. Mopper (1997).  Free floating drifter for photochemical studies in the water column. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42: 1829-1833.


Mopper, K, Z. Feng, S.B. Bentjen, and R.F. Chen (1996).  Effects of cross-flow filtration on the absorption and fluorescence properties of seawater.  Mar. Chem. 55: 53-74.


Buesseler, K. O., J. E. Bauer, R. F. Chen, T. I. Eglinton, O. Gustafsson, W. Landing, K. Mopper, S. B. Moran, P. H. Santschi, R. Vernon Clark and M. L. Wells (1996).  An intercomparison of cross-flow filtration techniques used for sampling marine colloids: Overview and organic carbon results Mar. Chem. 55: 1-31.


Qian, J.G. and K. Mopper (1996).  Automated high-performance, high temperature total organic carbon analyzer.  Anal. Chem. 68: 3090-3097.


Zhou, X., Y.N. Lee, L. Newman, X. Chen, and K. Mopper (1996).  Tropospheric formaldehyde concentration at the Mauna Loa Observatory during the Mauna Loa Observatory Photochemistry Experiment 2.  J. Geophys. Res. 101: 14711-14719.


Heikes, B., B. McCully, X. Zhou, Y.N. Lee, K. Mopper, X. Chen, G. Mackay, D. Karecki, H. Schiff, T. Campos, and E. Atlas (1996).  Formaldehyde methods comparison in the remote lower troposphere during the Mauna Loa Observatory Photochemistry Experiment 2.  J. Geophys. Res. 101: 14741-14755.


Mopper, K., J. Zhou, K.S. Ramana, U. Passow, H.G. Dam, and D.T. Drapeau (1995).  Role of surface active carbohydrates in the flocculation of a diatom bloom in a mesocosm.  Deep-Sea Res. II 42: 47-73.


Mopper, K and C.A. Schultz (1993).  Fluorescence as a possible tool for studying the nature and water column distribution of DOC components.  Mar. Chem. 41:  229-238.


Coble, P.G., C.A. Schultz, and K. Mopper (1993).  Fluorescence contouring analysis of DOC intercalibration experiment samples:  A comparison of techniques.  Mar. Chem. 41:  173-178.


Vairavamurthy, A., K. Mopper, and B.F. Taylor (1992).  Occurrence of particle-bound polysulfides and significance of their reaction with organic matter in marine sediments.  Geophys. Res. Lett. 19:  2043-2046.


Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1992).  Carbonyl compounds in the lower marine troposphere over the Caribbean Sea and Bahamas.  J. Geophys. Res. 98, C2:  2385-2392.


Mopper, K, C.A. Schultz, L. Chevolot, C. Germain, R. Revuelta, and R. Dawson (1992).  Determination of sugars in unconcentrated seawater and other natural waters by liquid chromatography and amperometric detection.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 26:  133-138.


Mopper, K. and K.G. Furton (1991).  Extraction and analysis of polysaccharides, chiral amino acids, and SFE-extractable lipids from marine POM.  In:  Marine particles:  Analysis and characterizationGeophysical Monograph 63.  D. C. Hurd and D. W. Spencer (Eds.), AGU Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 151-161.


Mopper, K and D.J. Kieber (1991).  Distribution and biological turnover of dissolved organic compounds in the water column of the Black Sea.  Deep-Sea Res. 38:  Suppl. 2:  S1021-S1047.


Mopper, K, X. Zhou, R.J. Kieber, D.J. Kieber, R.J. Sikorski, and R.D. Jones (1991).  Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic carbon and its impact on the oceanic carbon cycle.  Nature 353:  60-62.


Vaughan, G. and K. Mopper (1990).  Determination of nanomolar levels of formate in natural waters based on a luminescence enzymatic assay.  Anal. Chim. Acta 231:  299-303.


Vairavamurthy, A. and K. Mopper (1990).  Determination of sulfite and thiosulfate in aqueous samples by reversed phase liquid chromatography after derivatization with 2,2′-dithiobis (5-nitropyridine).  Environ. Sci. Techn. 24: 333-337.


Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1990).  Determination of photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals in seawater and freshwater.  Mar. Chem. 30: 71-88.


Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1990).  Apparent partition coefficients of 15 carbonyl compounds between air and seawater and between air and freshwater; Implications for air-sea exchange.  Environ. Sci. Techn. 24: 1864‑1869.


Kieber, R.J., X. Zhou, and K. Mopper (1990).  Formation of carbonyl compounds from UV-induced photodegradation of humic substances in natural waters:  Fate of riverine carbon in the sea.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 35:  1503-1515.


Mopper, K. and X. Zhou (1990).  Hydroxyl radical photoproduction in the sea and its potential impact on marine processes.  Science 250:  661-664.


Vairavamurthy, A. and K. Mopper (1990).  Determination of low‑molecular-weight carboxylic acids in aqueous samples by gas chromatography and nitrogen-selective detection of 2-nitrophenylhydrazides.  Anal. Chim. Acta 237:  215-221.


Vairavamurthy, A. and K. Mopper (1990).  Field method for determination of traces of thiols in natural waters. Anal. Chim. Acta 236: 363-370.


Kieber, R.J. and K. Mopper (1990).  Determination of picomolar concentrations of carbonyl compounds in natural waters, including seawater, by liquid chromatography.  Environ. Sci. Techn. 24: 1477-1481.


Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1990).  Measurement of sub-parts-per-billion levels of carbonyl compounds in marine air by a simple cartridge trapping procedure followed by liquid chromatography.  Environ. Sci. Techn. 24: 1482-1485.


Vairavamurthy, A. and K. Mopper (1989).  Mechanistic studies on organosulfur (thiol) formation in coastal marine sediments.  In: Biogenic Sulfur in the Environment, E.S. Saltzman and W.J. Cooper (Eds.), ACS Symposium Series, 393, American Chemical Society, pp. 231-242.


Kieber, D.J., J.A. McDaniel, and K. Mopper (1989).  Photochemical source of biological substrates in seawater:  Implications for carbon cycling.  Nature 341:  637-639.


Kieber, D.J., G. Vaughan, and K. Mopper (1988).  Determination of formate in natural waters by a coupled enzymatic/HPLC technique.  Anal. Chem. 60: 1654-1659


Mopper, K. and R.G. Zika (1987).  Free amino acids in marine rains: Evidence for oxidation and potential role in nitrogen cycling.  Nature 325: 246-249.


Mopper, K. and R.G. Zika (1987).  Natural photosensitizers in seawater:  Riboflavin and its breakdown products.  In: Photochemistry of Environmental Aquatic Systems, W.J. Cooper and R.G. Zika (Eds.), ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 327, American Chemical Society, pp. 174-190.


Kieber, D.J. and K. Mopper (1987).  Photochemical formation of glyoxylic and pyruvic acids in seawater.  Mar. Chem. 21: 135-149.


Vairavamurthy, A. and K. Mopper (1987).  Geochemical formation of organosulfur compounds (thiols) by addition of H2S to sedimentary organic matter.  Nature 329: 623-625.


Vastano, S.E., P.J. Milne, W.L. Stahovec, and K. Mopper (1987).   Determination of picomolar levels of flavins in natural waters by solid phase, ion pair extraction and liquid chromatography.  Anal. Chim. Acta, 201: 127-133.


Mopper, K. and R. Dawson (1986).  Determination of amino acids in sea water — Recent chromatographic developments and future directions.  Sci. Tot. Environ. (Issue dedicated to J.P. Riley) 49: 115-131.


Mopper, K. (1986).  Organic chemical dynamics of the mixed layer:  Measurement of dissolved hydrophilic organics at sea.  In: Dynamic Processes in the Chemistry of the Upper Ocean, J.D. Burton, P.G. Brewer and R. Chesselet (Eds.), pp. 137-157, Plenum.


Mopper, K. and B.F. Taylor (1986).  Biogeochemical cycling of sulfur:  Thiols in coastal marine sediments.  In: Organic Marine Geochemistry, M. Sohn (Ed.), ACS Symposium Series, 305, pp. 324-339, American Chemical  Society.


Kieber, D.J. and K. Mopper (1986).  Trace determination of alpha-keto acids in natural waters.  Anal. Chim. Acta 18: 129-140.


Mopper, K. and W.L. Stahovec (1986).  Sources and sinks of low-molecular-weight organic carbonyl compounds in seawater.  Mar. Chem. 19: 305-321.


Stahovec, W.L. and K. Mopper (1984).  Trace analysis of aldehydes by precolumn fluorogenic labeling with 1,3-cyclohexanedione and reversed-phase HPLC.  J. Chromatogr. 298: 399-406.


Mopper, K. and D. Delmas (1984).  Trace analysis of biological thiols by liquid chromatography and precolumn fluorometric labeling with o-phthalaldehyde.  Anal. Chem. 56: 2557-2560.


Mopper, K. and L. Johnson (1983).  Reversed phase liquid chromatographic analysis of Dns-sugars: Optimization of derivatization and chromatographic procedures and applications to natural samples.  J. Chromatogr. 256: 27-38.


Mopper, K., W.L. Stahovec, and L. Johnson (1983).  Trace analysis of aldehydes by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and precolumn fluorigenic labeling with 5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione.  J. Chromatogr. 256: 243-252.


Kieber, D.J. and K. Mopper (1983).  Reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatographic analysis of alpha-keto acid quinoxalinol derivatives: Optimization of technique and application to natural samples.  J.  Chromatogr. 281: 135-149.


Mopper, K. and P. Lindroth (1982).  Diel and depth variations in dissolved free amino acids and ammonium in the Baltic Sea determined by shipboard HPLC analyses.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 27: 336-347.


Jørgensen, N.O.G., P. Lindroth, and K. Mopper (1981).  Extraction and distribution of free amino acids and ammonium in sediment interstitial waters from the Limfjord, Denmark.  Oceanologica Acta 4: 465-474.


Jørgensen, N.O.G., K. Mopper, and P. Lindroth (1980).  Occurrence, origin, and assimilation of free amino acids in an estuarine environment.  Ophelia, Suppl. 1: 179-192.


Mopper, K., R. Dawson, G. Liebezeit, and V. Ittekkot (1980).  The monosaccharide spectra of natural waters.  Mar. Chem. 10: 55-66.


Mopper, K., R. Dawson, G. Liebezeit, and H.P. Hansen (1980).  Borate complex ion exchange chromatography with fluorimetric detection for determination of saccharides.  Anal. Chem. 52: 2018-2022.


Mopper, K. (1980).  Carbohydrates in the marine environnent: Recent developments.  In: La Biogeochimie de la Matiere Organique a l’Interface Eau-Sediment Marine, R. Daumas (Ed.), Colloques Internationaux du C.N.R.S. No 293: 71-80.


Hamberger, A., I. Jacobson, P. Lindroth, K. Mopper, B. Nystrom, S.O. Molin, M. Sandberg, and U. Svanberg (1980).  Neuron-glia interactions in the biosynthesis and release of transmitter amino acids.  In: Amino Acid Neurotransmitters, P. Mandel and F.V. Defendis (Eds.), Raven Press.


Degens, E.T., W. Michaelis, C. Garrasi, K. Mopper, S. Kempe, and V.A. Ittekkot (1980).  Varve chronology and early diagenetic alteration of organic substances in Holocene Black Sea sediments.  N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Mh. 1980, H.2: 65-86.


Garrasi, C., E.T. Degens, and K. Mopper (1979).  The free amino acid composition of seawater obtained without desalting and preconcentration.  Mar. Chem. 8: 71-75.


Degens, E.T. and K. Mopper (1979).  Early diagenesis of sugars and amino acids in sediments.  In: Diagenesis in Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, G. Larsen and G.V. Chilingar (Eds.), pp. 143-205, Elsevier Scientific.


Lindroth, P. and K. Mopper (1979).  High performance liquid chromatographic determination of subpicomole amounts of amino acids by precolumn fluorescence derivatization with o-phthaldialdehyde.  Anal. Chem. 51: 1667-1674.


Mopper, K. and E.T. Degens (1979).  Organic carbon in the ocean: Nature and cycling.  In: The Global Carbon Cycle, B. Bolin, E.T. Degens, S. Kempe, and P. Ketner (Eds.), pp. 293-316, John Wiley and Sons.


Mopper, K. and K. Larsson (1978).  Uronic and other organic acids in Baltic Sea and Black Sea sediments.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 42: 153-163.


Dawson, R. and K. Mopper (1978).  A note on the losses of monosaccharides, amino sugars, and amino acids from extracts during concentration procedures.  Anal. Biochem. 84: 186-190.


Dawson, R. and K. Mopper (1978).  An automatic analyzer for the specific determination of amino sugars.  Anal. Biochem. 84: 191-195.


Mopper, K. (1978). Improved chromatographic separations on anion-exchange resins.  I. Partition chromatography of sugars in ethanol.  Anal. Biochem. 85: 528-532.


Mopper, K. (1978). Improved chromatographic separations on anion-exchange resins.  II. Separation of uronic acids in acetate medium and detection with a non-corrosive reagent.  Anal. Biochem. 86: 597-601.


Mopper, K. (1978). Improved chromatographic separations on anion-exchange resins.  III. Sugars in borate medium.  Anal. Biochem. 87: 162-168.


Mopper, K. (1977).  Sugars and uronic acids in sediment and water from the Black Sea and North Sea with emphasis on analytical techniques.  Mar. Chem. 5: 585-603.


Degens, E.T. and K. Mopper (1976).  Factors controlling the distribution and early diagenesis of organic material in marine sediments.  In: Chemical Oceanography, 2nd Ed., R. Chester and J.P. Riley (Eds.), vol. 6: 59-113, Academic Press.


Mopper, K. and E.T. Degens (1975).  Diagenesis of sugars and amino acids in marine soils.  Soil Science 19: 65-72.


Hecky, R.E., K. Mopper, P. Kilham and E.T. Degens (1973).  The amino acid and sugar composition of diatom cell walls.  Mar. Biol. 19: 323-331.


Mopper, K. and E.M. Gindler (1973).  A new non-corrosive dye reagent for automatic sugar chromatography.  Anal. Biochem. 56: 440-442.


Mopper, K. and E.T. Degens (1972).  A new chromatographic sugar autoanalyzer with a sensitivity of 10-10 moles.  Anal. Biochem. 45: 147-153.


Harvey, G.R., K. Mopper, and E.T. Degens (1972).  Synthesis of carbohydrates and lipids on kaolinite.  Chem. Geol. 9: 79-87.


Mopper, K. and G.D. Garlick (1971).  Oxygen isotope fractionation between biogenic silica and ocean water.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 35: 1185-1187.


Harvey, G.R., E.T. Degens, and K. Mopper (1971).  Synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles on kaolinite from CO2 and NH3.  Naturwissenschaften 12: 624-625.




Elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).According to the AGU “A Fellow of AGU shall be a scientist who has attained acknowledged eminence in the geophysical sciences. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year by a committee of seven Fellows. The award was presented at the annual AGU Meeting in San Francisco in December 2013.


University of Oldenburg Research Sabbatical Fellowship (June-July, 2014). For joint research with Prof. Dr.Thorsten Dittmar, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Oldenburg, Germany.


ETH Zurich Research Sabbatical Fellowship (August-October, 2014). For joint research with Prof. Dr. Kristopher McNeill, Institute for Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, Zurich, Switzerland.


Chinese Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists (2015, ~4 months), for joint research with Professor Yong Ran, State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Guangzhou, PRC


San Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP) Fellowship (2002-2004, ~ 1 month/yr). For joint research with Professor Armando A. H. Vieira, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Fellowship (July-August 2001). For joint research with Professor Richard Sempéré, Laboratory for Marine Microbiology, Centre d’Oceanologie de Marseille, Campus de Luminy, Marseille, France.


Hanse Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship (January – April, 1999). For joint research with Professor Meinhard Simon, University of Oldenburg (Germany), and Professor Bo B. Jørgensen, Max Planck Institut für Marin Microbiologie (Bremen, Germany).


Lund University Guest Researcher Fellowship (April 1999). For joint research with Professor Wilhelm Granéli Department of Ecology & Limnology, Lund, Sweden.


Ray Lankester Investigatorship Award, Marine Biological Association of the U.K. (May, 1999). For joint research with Professor Fauzi Mantoura, and Drs. Cliff Law and Stuart Gibb, Plymouth Marine Laboratory.


Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Fellowship, American-Scandinavian Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sweden (1973-1974) under Professor Olof Samuelson, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).