Ethan Goddard
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida

& Professional Background

  • B.S. Geology, 1993, The College of William and Mary.
  • M.S. Geology, 1998, The University of Georgia.
  • 1997-2002: Research Associate - The Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography - Daniel Schrag, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.
  • 2002-present: Research Associate, USF College of Marine Science.

Research Interests

My academic and technical background in low-temperature geochemistry forms the foundation for my specialization in stable isotope and trace/minor elemental analytical chemistry. I manage the USF Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography and Biogeochemistry Laboratory under the direction of Drs. David Hollander and Benjamin Flower.

Currently, the lab houses two Thermo Delta+XL stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers capable of measuring dD, d13C, d15N and d18O in a variety of inorganic and organic sample types. IRMS peripherals include:

- Thermo Kiel-III Carbonate device
- Carlo-Erba NA2500-II EA w/ Costech Zero-Bank aoutosampler
- Thermo TC/EA with modified flow-path,
- Thermo GasBench-II
- Agilent 6890 w/ custom-built GC/TC and GC/C furnaces

I also manage the Hollander-Van Vleet-Fries GC/LC-MS facilty comprised of a Varian 3800/310-MS GC/MS and a Varian 310-MS LC/MS in addition to multiple GC's. I provide analytical consultation/direction to the Byrne-Peebles collaborative LA-ICP-MS lab.

In addition to managing the operation and maintenance of the lab instrumentation and coordinating the development of new methods and approaches to geochemical problems, I maintain the laboratory computer systems (Mac, PC and Linux), participate in field-based research, and maintain the PPB website.

Publications & Presentations

Williams, C., B. P. Flower, D. W. Hastings, T. P. Guilderson, K. A. Quinn, and E. A. Goddard. 2010. Deglacial Abrupt Climate Change in the Atlantic Warm Pool: A Gulf of Mexico Perspective. Paleoceanography, doi:10.1029/2010PA001928, in press.

G.A. Brook, L. Scott, L.B. Railsback, E.A. Goddard, A 35 ka pollen and isotope record of environmental change along the southern margin of the Kalahari from a stalagmite and animal dung deposits in Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. 2010. Journal of Arid Environments. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.11.006.

Whitmore, T.J., M.A. Riedinger-Whitmore, J.M. Smoak, K.V. Kolasa, E.A. Goddard and R. Bindler. 2008. Arsenic contamination of lake sediments in Florida: evidence of herbicide mobility from watershed soils. Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-008-9204-8 (PDF, 504KB)

Greaves, M., N. Caillon, H. Rebaubier, G. Bartoli, S. Bohaty, I. Cacho, L. Clarke, M. R. Cooper, C. Daunt, M. Delaney, P. De Menocal, A. Dutton, S. Eggins, H Elderfield, D. Garbe-Schoenberg, D. Green, E. Goddard, J. Groeneveld, D. Hastings, E. Hathorne, K. Kimoto, G. P. Klinkhammer, L. Labeyrie, D. W. Lea, T. Marchitto, M. A. Martinez-Boti, P. G. Mortyn, Y. Ni, D. Nuernberg, G. Paradis, L. R. Pena, T. M. Quinn, Y. Rosenthal, A. Russell, T. Sagawa, S. Sosdian, L. Stot, K. Tachikawa, E. Tappa, R. Thunell, and P. A. Wilson, Interlaboratory comparison study of calibration standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca termometry, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 9, Q08010, 2008, doi:10.1029/2008GC001974, (PDF, 1.2MB)

Guilderson, T.P., D.P. Schrag, E.A. Goddard, M. Kashgarian, G.M. Wellington, and B.K. Linsley. Southwest subtropical Pacific surface water radiocarbon in a high-resolution coral record. Radiocarbon, 42 (2), 249-256, 2000. (PDF, 3.6MB)

Railsback, L.B., E.A. Goddard, and others, 1996, A survey of the major-element geochemistry of Georgia groundwater, Southeastern Geology, v.36, p. 99-121.