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Mackey, KRM, A Serrano**, J Walden*, P Kaur**, C McGuire**, B Nussbaum, D Gibson. Tidal and diel drivers of biogeochemistry and mercury cycling in a Southern California lagoon. (In review)

Mackey, KRM,  S Stragier**, L Robledo**, L Cat, X Xu, S Capps, K Treseder, & C Czimczik. Seasonal variation in Southern California aerosol composition is driven by local climate variability. (In review)

Mackey, KRM, B VanMooy, B Cade-Menun, & A Paytan. The phosphorus cycle. (In review)

Lovindeer, RAE*, J Barrilleaux**, and KRM Mackey. Chromatic acclimation in the global ocean. (In review)

Larkin, AA, KRM Mackey, & AC Martiny. Marine Cyanobacteria: Prochlorococcus and SynechococcusIn Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. JK Cochran, H Bokuniewicz, & P Yager (Eds.) Elsevier. In press


Lopez, JS*, L Lee**, & KRM Mackey. 2019. The toxicity of copper to Crocosphaera watsonii and other marine phytoplankton: A systematic review. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, p.511. [pdf]


Lecher, A. and KRM Mackey (2018) Synthesizing the effects of submarine groundwater discharge on marine biota. Hydrology, 5(4), p.60. [pdf]

Basu, S and KRM Mackey. (2018) Phytoplankton as key mediators of the biological carbon pump: their responses to a changing climate. Sustainability 10: 869. [pdf]


Mahowald, NM, DS Hamilton, KRM Mackey, JK Moore, AR Baker, RA Scanza, Y Zhang. Aerosol trace metal leaching and impacts on marine microorganisms. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723 [pdf]


Lecher, A, KRM Mackey, and A Paytan. 2017. River and submarine groundwater discharge effects on diatom phytoplankton abundance in the Gulf of Alaska. Hydrology 4: 61. [pdf]

Rafter, PA, DA Sigman, and KRM Mackey. 2017. New marine primary production requires recycled iron in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Nature Communications 8:1100 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01219-7 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, K Hunter-Cevera, GL Britten, LG Murphy, ML Sogin, and JA. Huber. 2017. Seasonal succession and spatial patterns of Synechococcus microdiversity in estuarine waters of a salt marsh revealed through 16S rRNA gene oligotyping. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:1496 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, AF Post, MR McIlvin & MA Saito. 2017. Physiological and proteomic characterization of light adaptations in marine Synechococcus. Environmental Microbiology 19(6):2348-2365. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13744 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, M Kavanaugh, F Wang, Y Chen, F Liu, D Glover, C-T Chien, & A Paytan. 2017. Atmospheric and fluvial nutrients fuel algal blooms in the East China Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(2) [pdf]

Wang, FJ, Y Chen, ZG Guo, HW Gao, KRM Mackey, XH Yao, GS Zhuang, and A Paytan. 2017. Combined effects of iron and copper from atmospheric dry deposition on ocean productivity. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 2546–2555, doi:10.1002/2016GL072349. [pdf]


Chien, C-T, KRM Mackey, S Dutkiewicz, NM Mahowald, JM. Prospero & A Paytan. 2016. Effects of atmospheric deposition on phytoplankton downwind of the Sahara Dust plume in the Western Tropical Atlantic Ocean off Barbados. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30, doi:10.1002/2015GB005334 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM. 2016. The unexpected confluence of plasma physics and climate science: On the lives and legacies of Norman Rostoker and Sherry Rowland. AIP Conference Proceedings 1721, 060001; doi: 10.1063/1.4944027 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, MR McIlvin, AF Post, GA Cutter, S John, & MA Saito. 2015. Divergent responses of Atlantic coastal and oceanic Synechococcus to iron limitation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(32), pp.9944-9949. [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, JJ Morris, FMM Morel, and SA Kranz. 2015. Response of photosynthesis to ocean acidification. Oceanography 28:74–91, [pdf]

Andersson, AJ, DI Kline, PJ Edmunds, SD Archer, N Bednaršek, RC Carpenter, M Chadsey, P Goldstein, AG Grottoli, TP Hurst, AL King, JE Kübler, IB Kuffner, KRM Mackey, BA Menge, A Paytan, U Riebesell, A Schnetzer, ME Warner, and RC Zimmerman. 2015. Understanding ocean acidification impacts on organismal to ecological scales. Oceanography 28:16–27, [pdf]

Lecher, AL, KRM Mackey, J Murray, R Kudela, J Ryan, A Fisher, A Paytan. 2015. Nutrient loading through submarine groundwater discharge and phytoplankton growth in Monterey Bay, CA Environmental Science and Technology 49: 6665-6673 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00909 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, C-T Chien, AF Post, MA Saito, & A Paytan. 2015. Rapid and gradual modes of aerosol trace metal dissolution in seawater. Frontiers in Microbiology: Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology 5: article 794, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00794 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, C-T Chien & A Paytan. 2014. Microbial and biogeochemical responses to projected future nitrate enrichment in the California upwelling system. Frontiers in Microbiology: Aquatic Microbiology 5: article 632, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00632 [pdf]

Gilbert, JA, GJ Dick, B Jenkins, J Heidelberg, E Allen, KRM Mackey, EF DeLong. 2014. Ocean ‘omics science, technology and cyberinfrastructure: current challenges and future requirements. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 9(3) doi:10.4056/sigs.5749944 [pdf]

Cusack, D, J Axsen, R Shwom, L Hartzell-Nichols, S White, KRM Mackey. 2014. An interdisciplinary assessment of climate engineering strategies. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 280–287, doi:10.1890/130030 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM & TW Culbertson. 2014. Science fairs for science literacy. Eos 95: 89-90 (peer reviewed) [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, A Paytan, K Caldiera, A Grossman, D Moran, M McIlvin, M Saito. 2013. Effect of temperature on photosynthesis and growth in marine Synechococcus. Plant Physiology 163: 815–829 DOI:10.1104/pp.113.221937 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, D Hunter, E.V. Fischer, Y Jiang, B Allen, Y Chen, A Liston, J Reuter, G Schladow, A Paytan. 2013. Aerosol-induced picoplankton growth in Lake Tahoe. J. Geophysical Res.: Biogeosciences 118: 1-14 doi:10.1002/jgrg.20084 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, KN Buck, JR Casey, A Cid, MW Lomas, Y Sohrin A Paytan. 2012. Phytoplankton responses to atmospheric metal deposition in the coastal and open-ocean Sargasso Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology: Aquatic Microbiology 3, article 359, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00359 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, K Roberts, MW Lomas, AF Post, M Saito, A Paytan. 2012. Enhanced solubility and ecological impact of atmospheric phosphorus deposition upon extended seawater exposure. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 10438–10446. [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, CE Mioni, JP Ryan, A Paytan. 2012. Phosphorus cycling in the red tide incubator region of Monterey Bay in response to upwelling. Frontiers in Microbiology: Aquatic Microbiology 3, article 33, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00033 [pdf]

Meeder, E, KRM Mackey, A Post, A Paytan, D Iluz, N Stembler, Y Shaked, T Rivlin,  B Lazar. 2012. Nitrite dynamics in the open ocean—clues from seasonal and diurnal variations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 453: 11-26 doi: 10.3354/meps09525 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM. 2012. Advising on the edge. Nature 490: 301. [pdf]

Fischer, EV, KRM Mackey, DF Cusack, LRG DeSantis, L Hartzell-Nichols, JA Lutz, J Melbourne-Thomas, R Meyer, DA Riveros-Iregui, CJ Sorte, JR Taylor, SA White. 2012. Is pretenure interdisciplinary research a career risk? Eos 93: 311-312. (peer reviewed) [pdf]



Mackey, KRM, L. Bristow, DR Parks, MA Altabet, AF Post, A Paytan. 2011. The influence of light on nitrogen cycling and the primary nitrite maximum in a seasonally stratified sea. Progress in Oceanography. 91:545-560; doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.09.001 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, G van Djiken, S Mazloom+, AM Erhardt, J Ryan, K Arrigo, A Paytan. 2010. Influence of atmospheric nutrients on primary productivity in a coastal upwelling region. Global Biogeochem. Cycles. 24: GB4027, doi:10.1029/2009GB003737 [pdf]

Mackey, KRM. 2010. On the response of marine phytoplankton to changing nutrient and light conditions.  Doctoral dissertation. Stanford University. [pdf]

Pennebaker, K, KRM Mackey, JP Zehr. 2010. Diel cycling of DNA-staining and nifH gene regulation in the unicellular cyanobacterium Crocosphaera watsonii Strain WH8501 (CYANOPHYTA). Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02144.x [pdf]

Grossman, AR, KRM Mackey, S Bailey. 2010. A perspective on photosynthesis in the oligotrophic oceans: Hypotheses concerning alternate routes of electron flow. J. Phycology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2010.00852.x [pdf]

Mackey, KRM & DL Freyberg. 2010. The effect of social presence on affective and cognitive learning in an international engineering course taught via distance-learning. J. Engineering Education 99: 23-34. (peer reviewed) [pdf]

Mackey, KRM & DL Freyberg. 2010. They learn, but enjoy it less: Online students miss face-to-face communication. ASEE Prism Magazine, 19:49. [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, T. Rivlin, AR Grossman, AF Post, A Paytan. 2009. Picophytoplankton responses to changing nutrient and light regimes during a bloom. Marine Biology 156: 1531. [pdf]

Paytan, A, KRM Mackey, Y Chen, ID Lima, SC Doney, N Mahowald, R Labiosa, AF Post. 2009. Toxicity of atmospheric aerosols on marine phytoplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 4601-4605. [pdf]

Mackey, KRM & A Paytan. 2009. Phosphorus Cycle. Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Moselio Schaechter, Editor, pp. 322-334 Oxford: Elsevier. [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, A Paytan, A Grossman, S Bailey. 2008. A photosynthetic strategy for coping in a high light, low nutrient environment. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53:900-913. [pdf]

Bailey, S, A Melis, KRM Mackey, P Cardol, G Finazzi, G van Dijken, GM Berg, K Arrigo, J Shrager, A Grossman. 2008. Alternative photosynthetic electron flow to oxygen in marine Synechococcus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1777: 269-276. [pdf]

Scott, WH, FC Koh, KYS Chiou, KRM Mackey, & AT Johnson. 2008. Quantifying energy expenditure during water-immersion in non-trained cyclists. Biological Engineering 1: 281-289 [pdf]


Mackey, KRM, RG Labiosa, M Calhoun, J Street, AF Post, A Paytan. 2007. Phosphorus availability, phytoplankton community dynamics, and taxon-specific phosphorus status in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 873-885. [pdf]


Johnson, AT, FC Koh, WH Scott, KRM Mackey, KYS Chiou, & T Rehak. 2005. Inhalation flow rates during strenuous exercise. J. International Society for Respiratory Protection. 22: 79-96. [pdf]

Mackey, KRM, AT Johnson, WH Scott, FC Koh. 2005. Over breathing a loose-fitting PAPR. J. International Society for Respiratory Protection. 22: 1-10. [pdf]

Johnson, AT, KRM Mackey, WH Scott, FC Koh, KYH Chiou, SJ Phelps. 2005. Exercise performance while wearing a tight-fitting powered air purifying respirator with limited flow. J. Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2: 368-373. [pdf]


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