Adjunct Faculty

Brad E. Rosenheim

Adjunct  Professor

Phone: 727-553-3354


College of Marine Science
University of South Florida
140 7th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701


Ph.D., University of Miami, Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2005
B.S. (magna cum laude), University of Vermont, Environmental Science major, Geology concentration, 1999

Research Interests

  • Analysis of very recent geologic records of ocean circulation parameters (temperature, oxygen isotopes, salinity, minor elements, and 14C) in relation to global climate change.
  • Circulation history of the subtropical North Atlantic.


Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters, In review

Fernandez, A.B.; Lapen, T.J.; , T.J.; Andreasen, R. ; Swart, P.K.; White, C.D.; Rosenheim, B.E., (in review) “Ventilation timescales of the N. Atlantic Subtropical Cell revealed by coral radiocarbon from the Cape Verde Islands.” Paleoceanography. Submitted February, 2015.

Subt, C.; Fangman, K.; Wellner, J.; Rosenheim, B.E.. (in review). “Sediment chronology in Antarctic deglacial sediments: Reconciling organic carbon 14C ages to carbonate 14C ages using Ramped PyrOx.” The Holocene. Submitted January, 2015.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters, Published

Williams, E.K.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Allison, M.A.; McNichol, A.P.; Xu, L. (in press). “Quantification of refractory organic material in Amazon mudbanks of the French Guiana Coast.” Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.02.009

Rosenheim, B.E.; Pendergraft, M.A.; Flowers, G.C.; Carney, R.; Sericano, J.; Amer, R.M.; Chanton, J.; Dincer, Z.; Wade, T.L. (in press). “Employing extant stable carbon isotope data in Gulf of Mexico sedimentary organic matter for oil spill studies.” Deep Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.03.020.

Chanton, J.P.; Zhao, T.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Joye, S.; Bosman, S.; Mickel, A.; Brunner, C.; Hollander, D. (2014). “Radiocarbon Tracing of the Flux of Petrocarbon to the Sea Floor Associated with the Deep Water Horizon Event.” Environmental Science and Technology. v. 49, n. 2, p. 847-854, doi:10.1021/es5046524.

Chanton, J.P.; Zhao, T.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Joye, S.; Bosman, S.; Mickel, A.; Brunner, C.; Hollander, D. (2014). “Radiocarbon Tracing of the Flux of Petrocarbon to the Sea Floor Associated with the Deep Water Horizon Event.” Environmental Science and Technology. v. 49, n. 2, p. 847-854, doi:10.1021/es5046524.

Fernandez, A.; Santos, G.M.; Williams, E.K.; Pendergraft, M.A.; Vetter, L.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2014). “Blank corrections for ramped pyrolysis radiocarbon dating of sedimentary organic carbon.” Analytical Chemistry. v. 86, n. 24, p. 12085-12092, doi: 10.1021/ac502874j

Williams, E.K.; Rosenheim B.E., McNichol, A.P., Masiello, C.A. (2014). “Ramped pyrolysis chemistry and kinetics: applications to the characterization of sedimentary and soil organic material.” Organic Geochemistry. v. 77, p. 106-114, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.10.006.

Pendergraft, M.A.; Rosenheim B.E. (2014). “Varying relative degradation rates of oil in different forms and environments revealed by ramped pyrolysis.” Environmental Science and Technology. v. 48, n. 18, p. 10966-10974, doi:10.1021/es501354c.

Broadbent, E.N.; Almeda-Zambrano, A.M.; Asner, G.P.; Field, C.B.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Kennedy-Bowdoin, T.; Balaji, A.; Knapp, D.; Burke, D.; Giardana, C.; Cordell, S. (2014). “Predicting leaf trait variation in a Hawaiian rainforest understory: a microclimate approach based on fusion of airborne LIDAR and hyperspectral imagery.” Ecosphere, v. 5, n. 5, article 57, 37pp.

Schreiner, K.L.; Bianchi, T.A.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2014). ‘Evidence for permafrost thaw and transport from an Alaskan North Slope watershed.” Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2014GL059514

Tang, J., Fernandez, A.B.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2014). “Evaluation of kinetic effects on clumped isotope fractionation (Δ47) during inorganic calcite precipitation.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v. 134, p. 120-136, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.03.005.

Fernandez, A.; Tang, J.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2014). “Calibration of temperature to clumped isotope composition of siderite.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 126, p. 411-421. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.006

Johannesson, K.H.; Telfayan, K.; Chevis, D.A.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Leybourne, M.I.; (2014). “Rare Earth Elements in Stromatolites: 1. Evidence that Modern Terrestrial Stromatolites Fractionate Rare Earth Elements During Incorporation from Ambient Waters.” In: Y. Dilek and H. Furnes (eds.) Archean Earth and Early Life. Springer (Dordrecht), p. 385-411.

Pendergraft, M.A.; Dincer, Z.; Sericano, J.; Wade, T.L.; Kolasinski, J.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2013). “Linking ramped pyrolysis isotope data to oil content through PAH analysis.” Environmental Research Letters. v. 8, n. 4, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044038

Duan, S., Allison, M.A.; Bianchi, T.S.; McKee, B.A.; Shiller, A.M.; Guo, L.; Rosenheim, B.E. (2013). “Sediment, organic carbon, nutrients, and trace elements: Sources, transport, and biogeochemical cycles in the lowermost Mississippi River.” In Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change. Eds. Bianchi, T.S.; Allison, M.A.; Cai, W.-J. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. 658p.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Tang, J.; Fernandez, A.; (2013). “Measurement of multiply-substituted isotopologues of CO2 using a 5kV mass spectrometer.” Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. v.27, p. 1847-1857.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Santoro, J; Domack, E.W. (2013). “Improving Antarctic sediment 14C dating using ramped pyrolysis: An example from the Hugo Island Trough.” Radiocarbon. v. 55, n. 1. p. 115-126.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Roe, K.; Roberts, B.J.; Kolker, ; Allison, M.A.; Johannesson, K.H.; (2013), “The influence of river discharge on carbon transport by the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River System.” Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1002/gbc.20018. 13pp.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Galy, V. (2012). “Direct measurement of terrigenous carbon age structure.” Geophysical Research Letters. v. 39, n. 19, doi:10.1029/2012GL052883

Datta, S; Neal, A.W.; Mohajerin, T.J.; Ocheltree, T.; Rosenheim, B.E.; White, C.D.; Johannesson, K.H. (2011). “Perennial ponds are not an important source of water or dissolved organic matter to groundwaters with high arsenic concentrations in West Bengal, India.” Geophysical Research Letters. v. 38., L20404, 5pp.

Roberts, M.L.; Burton, J.R.; Elder, K.L.; Longworth, B.E.; McIntyre, C.P.; Han, B.X.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Jenkins, W.J.; Galutschek, E.; McNichol, A.P. (2010). “A high performance 14C accelerator mass spectrometry system.” Radiocarbon. v. 52, n. 2. p. 228-235

Swart, P.K.; Greer, L.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Moses, C.S.; Waite, A.J.; Winter, A.; Dodge, R.; Helmle, K. (2010). “13C Suess effect in scleractinian corals mirror changes in the anthropogenic CO2 inventory of the surface oceans.” Geophysical Research Letters. v. 37. pp. L02603.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K.; Willenz, Ph. (2009). “Calibration of sclerosponge oxygen isotope records to temperature using high-resolution δ18O data.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v.73. p. 5308-5319.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Day, M.B.; Domack, E.W.; Schrum, H.; Benthien, A;. Hayes, J.M. (2008). “Antarctic sediment chronology by programmed temperature pyrolysis: methodology and data treatment” Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. v.9.

von Reden, K.F.; Roberts, M.L.; Jenkins, W.J.; Rosenheim, B.E.; McNichol, A.P.; Schneider, R.J. (2008). “Software development for continuous-gas-flow AMS.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. v. 266, n. 10. P. 2233-2237.

Roberts, M.L.; Schneider, R.J.; von Reden, K.F.; Wills, J.S.C.; Han, B.X.; Hayes, J.M.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Jenkins, W.J. (2007). “Progress on a gas-accepting ion source for continuous-flow accelerator mass spectrometry.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. v. 259, n. 1. p. 83-87.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K.; Eisenhauer, A. (2007). “Constraining initial 230Th activity in incrementally-deposited, biogenic aragonite from the Bahamas” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v. 71. pp. 4025-4035.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K. (2007). “Caribbean sclerosponge radiocarbon measurements re-interpreted in terms of U/Th age models.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. v. 259. pp. 474-478. doi:10.1016/j.nim.b2007.01.235.

Moses, C.S.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K. (2006). “Evidence of multi-decadal salinity variability in the eastern tropical North Atlantic” Paleoceanography. v. 21, PA3010. doi: 10.1029/ 2006PA001257.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K.; Thorrold, S.R. (2005). "Minor and trace elements in sclerosponge Ceratoporella nicholsoni: Biogenic aragonite near the inorganic endmember?" Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. v. 228, n. 1-2. pp. 109-129. DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.03.055.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K.; Thorrold, S.R.; Willenz, P. (2005). "Salinity change in the subtropical Atlantic: Secular increase and teleconnections to the North Atlantic Oscillation." Geophysical Research Letters. v. 32, n. L02603. doi: 10.1029/2004GL021499.

Rosenheim, B.E.; Swart, P.K.; Thorrold, S.R.; Willenz, P.; Berry, L.; Latcozky, C. (2004). "High-resolution Sr/Ca records in sclerosponges calibrated to temperature in situ." Geology, v.32, n.2. p. 145-148. doi 10.1130/G20117.1

Swart, P.K.: Thorrold, S.; Rubenstone, J.; Rosenheim, B.; Harrison, C.G.A.; Grammer, M.; Latkoczy, C. (2002). “Intra-annual variation in stable oxygen and carbon and trace element composition of sclerosponges.” Paleoceanography, v.17. 12p. doi:10.1029/2000PA000622

Mehrtens, C.; Rosenheim, B.E.; Modley, M.; Young, R. (2001). “Reef morphology and sediment attributes, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.” Carbonates and Evaporites, v.16, n.2. p. 131-140.

Courses Taught

EENS 6210 - Carbon Cycle Seminar
EENS 6080 - Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the Common Era
EENS 1300 - Earth: A Living Planet
EENS/EBIO 6240 - Stable Isotopes in the Environment
EENS/EBIO 2230 - Introductory Oceanography

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