Dutkiewicz, Stephanie

Stephanie Dutkiewicz
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science





Focus Areas

Earth Systems, Natural Ecosystems


Research Interests:
Dr. Dutkiewicz works on elucidating the role of biological activity on the distribution of carbon within the oceans. Her current research aims to improve the representation of air-sea interactions and biogeochemical cycling in the MIT ocean general circulation model (GCM). She is involved in collaborative projects with the MIT Climate Modeling Initiative and The Darwin Project, among others. Her research centers on the cycling of carbon by both the "solubility pump" and "biological pump" in the 3D ocean models. She models the movement of the surface water through sinking and advection that redistributes the carbon concentrations in the ocean, and where biological activity fluxes carbon from the surface waters to the deep ocean.

Publication Examples:
Dutkiewicz, S., B.A. Ward, F.M. Monteiro, and M.J. Follows , 2012: Interconnection of nitrogen fixers and iron in the Pacific Ocean: Theory and numerical simulations, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1012

Dutkiewicz, S., M.J. Follows and J. Bragg, 2009: Modeling the Coupling of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23(GB4017): 1-15

Plattner, G.-K, R. Knutti, F. Joos, T.F. Stocker, W. von Bloh, V. Brovkin, D. Cameron, E. Driesschaert, S. Dutkiewicz, E. Eby, N Edwards, T. Fichefet, J. Hargreaves, C. Jones, M. Loutre, H. Matthews, A. Mouchet, S. Müller, S. Nawrath A. Price, A. Sokolov, 2008: Long-term climate commitments projected with climate-carbon cycle models, Journal of Climate, 21(12): 2721-2751

Dutkiewicz, S., M.J. Follows, P. Heimbach and J. Marshall, 2006: Controls on ocean productivity and air-sea carbon flux: An adjoint model sensitivity study, Geophysical Research Letters, 33: L02603

Follows, M.J., S. Dutkiewicz, S. Grant and S.W. Chisholm, 2007: Emergent biogeography of microbial communities in a model ocean, Science, 315: 1843-1846

Friis, K., R.G. Najjar, M.J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz, A. Kortzinger, and K.M. Johnson, 2007: Dissolution of calcium carbonate: Observations and model results in the North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 4: 205-213

Verdy, A., S. Dutkiewicz, M.J. Follows, J. Marshall and A. Czaja, 2007: Carbon dioxide and oxygen fluxes in the Southern Ocean: Mechanisms for interannual variability, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB2020

Dutkiewicz, S., A. Sokolov, J. Scott and P. Stone, 2005: A Three-Dimensional Ocean-Seaice-Carbon Cycle Model and its Coupling to a Two-Dimensional Atmospheric Model: Uses in Climate Change Studies, Joint Program Report 122, May, 47 pages

Sokolov, A.P., C.A. Schlosser, S. Dutkiewicz, S. Paltsev, D.W. Kicklighter, H.D. Jacoby, R.G. Prinn, C.E. Forest, J.M. Reilly, C. Wang, B. Felzer, M.C. Sarofim, J. Scott, P.H. Stone, J.M. Melillo and J. Cohen, 2005: The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation, Joint Program Report 124, 2005, 40 pages

Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1997
B.S., Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1991

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Bardon, L.R., B.A. Ward, S. Dutkiewicz and B.B. Cael (2021). Geophysical Research Letters, 48(22) (doi: 10.1029/2021GL093455)
Journal Article
Anderson, S.I., A. D. Barton, S. Clayton, S. Dutkiewicz & T. A. Rynearson (2021). Nature Communications, 12(6413) (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26651-8)
Journal Article
Wu, P., S. Dutkiewicz, E. Monier and Y. Zhang (2021). Environmental Science and Technology, 10.1021/acs.est.1c04083
Journal Article
Henson, S.A., S.R. Allen, B.B. Cael and S. Dutkiewicz (2021). Nature Communications, 12 (5372) (doi: doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25699-w)
Journal Article
Cael, B.B., S. Dutkiewicz and S. Henson (2021). Science Advances, 7(44) (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf8593)

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University of Rhode Island | 
Nov 18, 2021
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Joint Program News | 
Oct 07, 2021
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Oct 16, 2020
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Oct 01, 2020
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Jun 08, 2020
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Feb 18, 2020
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Oct 23, 2019
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May 29, 2019
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May 24, 2019