Distinguished Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Office: 541-737-2426

Burt Hall

Burt Hall 294

2651 SW Orchard Avenue

2651 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Brief Research Interests: 

Benthic biogeochemistry; chemical sensor development; redox conditions in natural waters and sediments, carbonate chemistry


Research Interests

Benthic biogeochemistry; chemical sensor development; in-situ measurements of redox conditions in natural waters and sediments; carbonate chemistry.

Current Research

Benthic biogeochemical exchange dynamics on the Oregon shelf; aquatic eddy covariance methods; microbial fuel cells and energy harvesting from redox potential gradients at the seafloor.


BS, University of Virginia (Environmental Science), 1976
MS, Oregon State University (Oceanography), 1978
PhD, Oregon State University, 1982

Recent Publications

  1. Reimers, C.E., Özkan-Haller, H.T., Sanders, R.D., McCann-Grosvenor, K., Chace, P.J., Crowe, S.A. (2016) The dynamics of benthic respiration at a mid-shelf station off Oregon. Aquat. Geochem. DOI 10.1007/s10498-016-9303-5.
  2. Schrader, P.S, Reimers, C.E., Girguis, P., Delaney, J., Doolan, C., Wolf, M., and Green, D. (2016) Independent benthic microbial fuel cells powering sensors and acoustic communications with the MARS underwater observatory. J. Atm. Ocean. Tech. 33, 607-617.
  3. Reimers, C.E., Özkan-Haller, H. T., Albright, A., and Berg, P. (2016) Microelectrode velocity effects and aquatic eddy covariance measurements under waves. J. Atm. Ocean. Tech. 33, 263-282.
  4. Berg, P., Reimers, C.E., Rosman, J.H., Huettel, M., Delgard, M.L., Reidenbach, M.A. and Özkan-Haller, H.T.  (2015) Technical note: Time lag correction of aquatic eddy covariance data measured in the presence of waves. Biogeosciences 12, 6721-6735.
  5. Fuchsman, C.A., Devol, A.H., Chase, Z., Reimers, C.E. and Hales, B. (2015) Benthic fluxes on the Oregon shelf.  Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 163, 156-166.
  6. Abbott, A.N., Haley, B.A., McManus, J.E., and Reimers, C.E. (2015) The sedimentary flux of dissolved rare earth elements to the ocean. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 154, 186-200.
  7. Reimers, C.E. (2015) Applications of bioelectrochemical energy harvesting in the marine environment. Chapter in: Electrochemically active biofilms in microbial fuel cells and bioelectrochemical systems: From laboratory practice to data interpretation. Edited by H. Beyenal and J.T. Babauta, Elsevier, pp. 345-366.
  8. McCann-Grosvenor, K., Reimers, C.E., and Sanders, R.D. (2014) Dynamics of the benthic boundary layer and seafloor contributions to oxygen depletion on the Oregon inner shelf. Cont. Shelf Res. 84, 93-106.
  9. Erhardt, A.M., Reimers, C.E., Kadko, D., and Paytan, A. (2014) Records of trace metals in sediments from the Oregon shelf and slope: Investigating the occurrence of hypoxia over the past several thousand years. Chem. Geol. 382, 32-43.
  10. Reimers, C.E., Alleau, Y., Bauer, J.E., Delaney, J., Girguis, P.R., Schrader, P.S., and Stecher, H.A., III. (2013) Redox effects on the microbial degradation of refractory organic matter in marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 121, 582-598.