Marc Alperin (Ph.D., University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1988) Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Research Interests: Carbon Cycling in Marine Sediments; Stable Isotopes as Natural Tracers of Sediment Processes.

Carol Arnosti (Ph.D., MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993) Professor. Research Interests: Marine Organic Geochemistry; Reactivity of Organic Macromolecules; Role of Bacteria in Degradation.

Jaye Cable (Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996)  Professor. Research Interests: Coastal Hydrology and Geochemistry; Subterranean Estuaries and Groundwater Discharge; Low Temperature Geochemistry/Biogeochemistry; Applications of Geochemical Tracers to Study Marine and Environmental Processes; Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics.

Christopher Martens (Ph.D., Florida State University, 1972) W. B. Aycock Professor.*  Research Interests: Biogeochemical Processes Driven by the Decomposition of Organic Matter; Seasonal Variations in Fluxes of Methane and Other Greenhouse Gases.

Adjunct Professors

Stephen Skrabal (Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1993) Assistant Department Chair and Professor, UNC-Wilmington, Chemistry & Biochemistry#. Research interests:  Trace metal speciation, sediment-water exchange, photochemistry.

Note: (**) indicates faculty in residence at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City; (*) indicates faculty who spend time both at UNC in Chapel Hill and the Institute in Morehead City; (#) identifies faculty holding primary appointments in other departments.