Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson

Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences
Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard College Professor
Ann Pearson

Research Interests

Carbon isotope biogeochemistry; compound-specific d13C and D14C analysis; global organic carbon cycle; microbial metabolism in anoxic marine systems; sources of carbon to marine sediments.

Related Publications

Higgins MB, Robinson RS, Carter SJ, Husson J, Pearson A. Dominant eukaryotic export production during ocean anoxic events reflects the importance of recycled NH4+. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109, 2269-2274. (2012)

Anoxygenic Photosynthesis Modulated Proterozoic Oxygen and Sustained Earth's Middle Age. (2009)

A Contemporary Microbially Maintained Subglacial Ferrous "Ocean." (2009)

Global Cooling During the Eocene-Oligocene Climate Transition. (2009)

Modern carbon supports suspended bacteria in the oligotrophic ocean. (2008)

Terpenoid cyclases of proteobacteria dominate the Global Ocean Sampling. (2008)

Novel hopanoid cyclases from the environment. (2007)

Environmental Courses

Faculty Department

Earth & Planetary Sciences




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Contact Information

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