christof meile
Associate Professor
110G Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-6549
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Ph.D. 2003, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

M.Sc. 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Dipl. Nat.wiss. 1996, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Research Emphasis:

Reactive-Transport Modeling and Biogeochemical Cycling 
bioturbation, microbial metabolism, in silico microbial models and upscaling, nutrient dynamics and human impacts at the land-ocean interface, salt marsh carbon and groundwater dynamics, iron cycling and redox oscillations, hydrothermal vents, oil spill impacts

Christof Meile's Selected Publications

Newton RJ, Griffin LE, Bowles KM, Meile C, Gifford S, Givens CE, Howard EC, King E, Oakley CA, Reisch CR et al..  2010.  Genome characteristics of a generalist marine bacterial lineage. The ISME journal. 4:784–798.
King EL, Tuncay K, Ortoleva P, Meile C.  2009.  In silico Geobacter sulfurreducens metabolism and its representation in reactive transport models. Applied and environmental microbiology. 75:83–92.
Pallud C, Kausch M, Fendorf S, Meile C.  2009.  Spatial patterns and modeling of reductive ferrihydrite transformation observed in artificial soil aggregates. Environmental science & technology. 44:74–79.
Joye SB, Samarkin VA, MacDonald IR, Hinrichs K-U, Elvert M, Teske AP, Lloyd KG, Lever MA, Montoya JP, Meile CD et al..  2009.  Metabolic variability in seafloor brines revealed by carbon and sulphur dynamics. Nature Geoscience. 2:349–354.
Spiteri C, Slomp CP, Charette MA, Tuncay K, Meile C.  2008.  Flow and nutrient dynamics in a subterranean estuary (Waquoit Bay, MA, USA): field data and reactive transport modeling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 72:3398–3412.
Nehrke G, Reichart G-J, Van Cappellen P, Meile C, Bijma J.  2007.  Dependence of calcite growth rate and Sr partitioning on solution stoichiometry: non-Kossel crystal growth. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta. 71:2240–2249.
Moran MA, Belas R, Schell MA, Gonzalez JM, Sun F, Sun S, Binder BJ, Edmonds J, Ye W, Orcutt B et al..  2007.  Ecological genomics of marine roseobacters. Applied and environmental microbiology. 73:4559–4569.
Meile C, Tuncay K.  2006.  Scale dependence of reaction rates in porous media. Advances in water resources. 29:62–71.