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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Grants Received - Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Determining sediment rates in storm water ponds to improve life cycle cost assessments associated with maintenance dredging.  SC Sea Grant, PI: Smith, Co-PI: Benitez-Nelson, 3/1/2016 – 2/28/2018. $123,799

GEO-Scholar: Increasing Undergraduate Participation in the Geosciences, NSF.  PI: Benitez-Nelson, Co-PIS: White, Beasley, Geidel, and Jones; 7/01/2015- 6/31/2020; $593,571.

Collaborative Research: Isotopic insights to mercury in marine food webs and how it varies with ocean biogeochemistry, NSF PI: Popp, Co-PIs: Benitez-Nelson and others, 8/1/2014-7/31/2017, $362,164. 

Collaborative Research: The Cariaco Basin Oceanographic Time Series Program. NSF, PI: R. Thunell, co-PI: C.R. Benitez-Nelson, 3/1/2014 – 2/28/2017, $800,000.

ICESCAPES 2011-2014. NASA, 2/23/2011-2/22/2014, PI: Benitez-Nelson, $224,598.

Collaborative Research: Chemical and Biological Characterizations of Phosphonate and Polyphosphate Dynamics in Marine Phytoplankton. NSF, PI: Benitez-Nelson, Co-PIs: Dyhrman and Ingall, 5/1/11-4/31/2014, $811,997.

Persistence and fate of domoic acid in the Santa Barbara Basin. NSF, 1/01/2009-12/31/2011, $499,383, PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Spatial and temporal variability in chlorophyll, primary production and export production in the Southern Ocean. NASA ROSES, 1/01/09 - 12/31/11, $170,000 (CBN portion) PI: Mitchell, co-PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Collaborative Research: Nitrogen Fixation and its Coupling with Denitrification in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific. NSF, 10/1/07–9/30/09, $257,612 (CBN Portion), PI: Prahl, co-PIs: Popp and Benitez-Nelson.

ScienceQuest: A South Carolina Geoscience Initiative. National Science Foundation, 3/1/06–2/28/10, $153,641, PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Collaborative Research: Examining redox-sensitive phosphorus speciation and remineralization using X-ray and NMR spectroscopic method. National Science Foundation, 9/1/05–8/31/08, $241,661 (CBN Portion), PI: Ingall, co-PI: Brandes and Benitez-Nelson.

Collaborative Research: Influences of Cyclonic Eddy Activity on Planktonic Food Web Dynamics and Carbon Export in the Lee of Hawaii. National Science Foundation 9/1/04-6/30/07, $1,400,000, PI: Benitez-Nelson, co-PI: Bidigare, Dickey, Landry, Leonard.

Future applications of 234Th in Aquatic Ecosystems. National Science Foundation 4/1/04-12/31/06, $78,520, PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Phosphorus speciation in Cariaco Basin using chemical separation and 31P NMR, USC Research & Productive Scholarship Grant 4/1/03-6/30/04, $13,000, PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Radioisotopic Measurements to Determine Plankton Nutrient Sources and Carbon Export at Station ALOHA. National Science Foundation 9/1/99 - 8/30/03, $219,999, PI: Benitez-Nelson.

Elucidation of Atmospheric Nitrogen and Phosphorus Deposition Rates and Pathways to the Hawaiian Islands. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 1/1/00 - 12/31/02, $600,000. PI: Huebert, co-PI: Blomquist and Benitez-Nelson.