Stephen C. Whalen

Professor Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Associate Chair for Academics Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

T:(919) 966-9895

Steve_Whalen@unc.edu

166A Rosenau Hall

CB# 7431

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Honors and Awards

Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing
1999, Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing
2000, Global Biogeochemical Cycles

McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching (nominated)
1999, n/a

McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching (nominated)
1998, n/a

Newton-Underwood Award for Excellence in Teaching (Co-recipient)
1996, n/a

Sigma Xi
1986, University of Alaska

Dissertation Improvement Grant
1985, NSF

Outstanding Student Award
1984, Institute of Marine Science

Fellowship
1982, State of Alaska

Fellowship
1981, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Phi Kappa Phi
1974, University of Maine

Magna cum laude graduate
1974, University of Maine

Key Publications

Patterns in the percent sediment organic matter of arctic lakes. Fortino, K, SC Whalen and JM Smoak (2016). Hydrobiologia, 777.
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Effect of temperature on methane dynamics and evaluation of methane oxidation kinetics in shallow Arctic Alaskan lakes. Anne Hershey, Dendy Lofton, Stephen Whalen (2014). Hydrobiologia, 721(1), 209-222.

Methane cycling dynamics in sediments of Alaskan Arctic Foothill lakes. Kristen Bretz, Stephen Whalen (2014). Inland Waters, 4(1), 65-78.

Relationships between lake transparency, thermocline depth, and sediment oxygen demand in Arctic lakes. Kenneth Fortino, Cody Johnson, Stephen Whalen (2014). Inland Waters, 4(1), 79-90.

Substrate limitation of sediment methane flux, methane oxidation and use of stable isotopes for assessing methanogenesis pathways in a small arctic lake. A.E. Hershey, R.M. Northington, S.C. Whalen (2014). Biogeochemistry, 117(2), 325-336.

Microphytobenthos in shallow arctic lakes: Fine-scale depth distribution of chlorophyll a, radiocarbon assimilation, irradiance and dissolved O2. D. Lofton, G. McGowan, A. Strohm, S. Whalen (2013). Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 45(2), 285-295.

Education

Postdoc, Biogeochemistry, University of Alaska, 1990

PhD, Oceanography, University of Alaska, 1986

MT MS, Botany, Montana State University, 1979

BS, Wildlife Management, University of Maine, 1974