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Stephen Sweet
Stephen Sweet
Phone:
(979) 458-9338
Email:
sweet@gerg.tamu.edu
Office:
GERG 130
Address:

Texas A&M University
833 Graham Road
College Station, Texas 77845


Degrees:

Chemical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1988

Marine Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1979 

Awards:

Distinguished Achievement Award, College of Geoscience, Texas A&M University, 2000

President’s Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M University, 1998

Antarctic Service Award, 1989


Stephen Sweet

Senior Research Associate
Environmental Sciences

Selected Publications

  • Sweet, S.T., Kennicutt II, M.C., Klein, A. 2014. Chapter 23, The Grounding of the Bahía Paraíso, Arthur Harbor, Antarctica, in Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, edited by M. Fingas, John Wiley and Sons, 792 pp.
  • Filler, D.M., Kennicutt II, M.C., Snape, I., Sweet, S.T., and Klein, A.J. 2014. Chapter 21, Arctic and Antarctic Spills, in Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, edited by M. Fingas, John Wiley and Sons, 792 pp.
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J.L., DeFreitas, D.A. and Lauenstein, G.G. 2014. Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Bivalve Samples from the NOAA National Status and Trends Project. Marine Pollution Bulletin 81: 317-324.
  • Sericano, J.L., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Ramirez, J. and Lauenstein, G.G. 2014. Temporal trends and spatial distribution of DDT in bivalves from the coastal marine environments of the continental United States, 1986–2009. Marine Pollution Bulletin 81: 303-316.
  • Klein, A.G., Sweet, S.T., Kennicutt, M.C.II, Wade, T.L., Palmer, T.A., Montagna, P. 2014. Chapter 9, Long-Term Monitoring of Human Impacts to the Terrestrial Environment at McMurdo Station, 213-227, in T. Tin et al. (eds.), Antarctic Futures, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
  • Barakat, A.O., Mostofa, A., El-Sayed, N.B., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T. 2013. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface sediments of Lake Manzala, Egypt. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 22:315–331.
  • Klein, A.G., Sweet, S.T., Wade, T.L., Sericano, J.L., and Kennicutt, M.C., II. 2012. Spatial patterns of total petroleum hydrocarbons in the terrestrial environment at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 24(5): 450-466.
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J.L., Guinasso Jr. N.L., Diercks, A.R., Highsmith, R.C., Asper, V.L., Joung, D., Shiller, A.M., Lohrenz, S.E., and Joye, S.B. 2011. Analyses of water samples from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Documentation of the subsurface plume. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, edited by Y. Liu et al., Washington, D. C., Geophysical Monograph Series, 195:77–82.
  • Wade, T. L., S. T. Sweet, J. N. Walpert, J. L. Sericano, J. J. Singer, and N. L. Guinasso Jr. 2011. Evaluation of possible inputs of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill to the Loop Current and associated eddies in the Gulf of Mexico, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 195, edited by Y. Liu et al., pp. 83–90, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001095.
  • Kennicutt, M. C. II, Klein, A., Montagna, P., Sweet, S., Wade, T., Palmer, T.,Sericano, J., Denoux, G. 2010. Temporal and spatial patterns of anthropogenic disturbance at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
    Environmental Research Letters, 5: 1-10.
  • Mostafa, A.R., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Abdel Kawi, A. Al-Alimi, Barakat, A.O. 2009. Distribution and characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Sediments of Hadramount coastal Area, Gulf of Aden, Yemen. Journal of Marine Systems (submitted).
  • Bissette, W., Jr., Smith R., Adams, L.G., Field, R., Moyer, W., Phillips, T., Scott, H.M., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Thompson, J.A. 2009. The Health Status of the Lavaca Bay Ecosystem Using Crassostrea virginica as the Sentinel Species. Marine Pollution Bulletin (available online).
  • Wade, T. L., Sweet, S. T. 2008. Galveston Bay Atmospheric Deposition Studies, Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial State of The Bay Symposium, Galveston Bay Estuaries Program, Galveston, Texas, January 23 to 25, 2007 http://gbic.tamug.edu/gbeppubs/sobviii/sobviii_rpr.htm 8pp.
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Klein, A.G. 2008. Assessment of Sediment Contamination in Casco Bay, Maine. Environmental Pollution 152: 505-521.
  • Bissette, W.,Jr., Adams, L.G., Field, R., Moyer, W., Phillips, T., Scott, H.M., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Thompson, J.A. 2008. Bayesian Modeling of Lavaca Bay Pollutants. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 1781-1787.
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Klein, A.G. 2008. Assessment of Sediment Contamination in Casco Bay, Maine. Environmental Pollution 152: 505-521.
  • Wade, T.L, Soliman, Y.S., Sweet, S.T., Wolff, G.A., Presley, B.J. 2008. DGoMB Trace Elements and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH). Deep Sea Research II 55: 2585-2593.
  • Klein, A.G., Kennicutt, M.C., II, Wolff, G.A., Sweet, S.T., Bloxom, T., Gielstra, D.A., and Cleckley, M. 2008. The historical development of McMurdo Station, Antarctica, an environmental perspective. Polar Geography 31: 119-144.
  • Mostafa, A.R., Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Al-Alimi, A.A., Barakatade, A.O. 2007. Assessment of persistent organochlorine residues in sediments of Hadramout coastal area, Gulf of Aden, Yemen. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 54 (7): 1053-1058.
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Quinn, J.G., Cairns, R.W., King, J.W. 2004. Tributyltin in environmental samples from the Former Derecktor Shipyard, Coddington Cove, Newport, RI. Environmental Pollution 129: 315-320.
  • Sassen, R, Sweet, S.T., Milkov, A.V., DeFreitas, D.A., Eaker, N.L., Roberts, H.H., Zhang, C. 2004. Brine vents on the Gulf of Mexico slope: Hydrocarbons, carbonate-barite-uranium mineralization, red beds, and life in an extreme environment. GCSSEPM 24: 444-463.
  • Sassen, R., Milkov, A.V., Ozgul, E., Roberts, H.H., Hunt, J., Beeunas, M.A., Chanton, J., Sweet, S.T., DeFreitas, D. A. 2003. Gas venting and subsurface charge in the Green Canyon area, Gulf of Mexico continental slope: evidence of a deep bacterial methane source? Organic Geochemistry 34:1455-1464.
  • Sassen, R., Milkov, A.V., Roberts, H.H., Sweet, S.T., DeFreitas, D.A. 2003. Geochemical evidence of rapid hydrocarbon venting from a seafloor-piercing mud diapir, Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. Marine Geology 198: 319-329.

Additional Information

Work Experience

  • 2006-Present Senior Research Associate, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University
  • 1990-2006 Research Associate, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University.
  • 1985-1998 Research Assistant, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University.
  • 1981-1985 Research Assistant, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University.
  • 1981 Graduate Assistant Teaching, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University.
  • 1980 Graduate Assistant Teaching, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University.

Selected Presentations

  • Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J.L., Denoux, G., Dielstra, D., Klein, A.G., Kennicutt II, M.C., Qian, Y., Wade, T.L., Wolff, G. 2003. Novel TPH pattern detected in samples from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. SETAC 24th Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2003, Austin, TX, p. 281.
  • Wade, Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J. L, Klein, A.G. Kennicutt, M. C., II. 2008. Bioavailability of Contaminants in Winter Quarters Bay, McMurdo Station. SETAC 29th Annual Meeting, November 16-20, 2008, Tampa Florida, p. 130
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T. 2008. Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP): Atmospheric Deposition. SETAC 29th Annual Meeting, November 16-20, 2008, Tampa Florida, p. 146
  • Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Denoux, G., Klein, A.G., Kennicutt, M.C. II. 2007. Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program McMurdo Station Antarctic: Soils. SETAC 28th Annual Meeting, November 11-15, 2007, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, p. 207.
  • Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J.L., Denoux, G., Klein, A.G., Kennicutt II, M.C., Wade, T.L. 2006. Spatial and temporal variability of contamination in the marine environment at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. SETAC 27th Annual Meeting, November 5-10, 2006, Montreal P.Q. Canada, p. 143.
  • Sweet, S.T., Wade, T.L. 2006. Atmospheric Deposition to Texas Coastal Bays. SETAC 27th Annual Meeting, November 5-10, 2006, Montreal P.Q. Canada, p. 215.
  • Sweet, S. T., Wade, T.L. 2004. Sample collection and processing. Presented at Seminar on the History and Current Understanding of Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs), Egyptian Environmental Affaires Agency (EEAA) Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2004.
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