Journal Articles

65.          Coutelot, F., Wheeler, J., Merino, N., Kaplan, D.I., Owings, S., Taillefert, M., Zavarin, M., Kersting, A.B., Powell, B.A. 2023. Temporal evolution of Pu and Cs sediment contamination in a seasonally stratified pond. Science of the Total Environment 159320, 1-12 ( 

64.          Xie, N.; Taillefert, M. 2022. Ligand-promoted 1,4-dioxane degradation during microbially mediated iron redox cycles. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 6,11, 2632-2643 (

63.            Patin, N.V., Dietrich, Z.A., Stancil, A., Quinan, M., Beckler, J.S., Hall, E.R., Culter, J., Smith, C.G., Taillefert, M., Stewart, F.J. 2021. Gulf of Mexico blue hole harbors high levels of novel microbial lineages. ISME Journal, 15, 2206-2232 (

62.            Rabouille, C., Lansard, B., Owings, S.M., Rabalais, N.N., Bombled, B., Metzger, E., Ritchirt, J., Eitel, E.M., Boever, A.D., Beckler, J.S., Taillefert, M. 2021. Early diagenesis in the hypoxic and acidified zone of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Is organic matter recycling in sediments disconnected from the water column? Frontiers in Marine Science 8, 604330: 1-18 (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.604330).

61.           Owings, S.M., Brethous, L., Eitel, E.M., Fields, B.P., Boever, A., Beckler, J.S., Bombled, B., Lansard, B., Metzger, E., Rabouille, C., Taillefert, M. 2021. Differential manganese and iron recycling and transport in continental margin sediments of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Chemistry 229, 103908, 1-15 (

60.            Eitel, E.M., Owings, S.M., Belli, K.M., Beckler, J.S., Williams, A., Fields, B.P., Brown, M., Craig, J., Studebaker, O., Nuzzio, D.B., Taillefert, M., 2020. Variations in sediment production of dissolved iron across a continental margin not dominated by major upwelling or riverine inputs. Marine Chemistry 220, 103750, 1-14 (

59.            Jung, H., Taillefert, M., Sun, J., Wang, Q., Borkiewicz, O., Pan, L., Yang, L., Chen, S., Chen, H. and Tang, Y. 2020. Redox cycling driven transformation of layered manganese oxides to tunnel structures. Journal of American Chemical Society 142, 2506-2513.

58.            Rassmann, J., ^Eitel, E. M., Cathalot, C., Brandily, C., Lansard, B., Taillefert, M., Rabouille, C. 2020. Benthic alkalinity fluxes in the Rhône River prodelta generated by decoupled aerobic and anaerobic processes. Biogeochemistry. 17, 13-33 (

57. Rabouille, C., Dennielou, B., Baudin, F., Raimonet, M., Droz, L., Khripounoff, A., Martinez, P., Méjanelle, L., Pastor, L., Pruski, A., Ragueneau, O., Reyss, J-L., Ruffine, L., Schnyder, J., Stetten, E., Taillefert, M., Tourolle, J., Olu, K. 2019. Carbon and silica megasink in deep-sea sediments of the Congo terminal lobes. Quaternary Science Reviews. 105854,1-7

56.            Hädrich, A., Taillefert, M., Akob, D., Cooper, R. Litzba, U., Wagner F., Nietzsche, S., Ciobota, V., Roesch, P., Popp, J., Küsel, K. 2019. Microbial Fe(II) oxidation by Sideroxydans lithotrophicus ES-1 in the presence of humic acids. FEMS Microbiological Ecology. 95, fiz034: 1-19.

55.            Owings, S., Luther III, G. W., Taillefert, M. 2019. Development of a rate law for arsenite oxidation by manganese oxides. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 250, 251-267.

54.            Eitel, E.M., Zhao, S., Tang, Y., Taillefert, M., 2018. Effect of manganese oxide aging and structure transformation on the kinetics of thiol oxidation. Environmental Science and Technology 52, 13202-13211.

53.            Belli, K.M., Taillefert, M., 2018. Geochemical controls of the microbially mediated redox cycling of uranium and iron. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 235, 431-449. 

52.            Cavazos, A.R., Taillefert, M., Tang, Y., Glass, J.B., 2018. Kinetics of nitrous oxide production from hydroxylamine oxidation bybirnessite in seawater. Marine Chemistry 202, 49-57. 

51.            Eitel, E.M., Taillefert, M., 2017. Mechanistic investigation of Fe(III) oxide reduction by low molecular weight organic sulfur species. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 215, 173-188.

50.            Szeinbaum, N. H., Hui, L., Brandes, J. A., Glass, J. B., Taillefert, M., DiChristina, T. J., 2017. Microbial manganese(III) reduction fueled by anaerobic acetate oxidation. Environmental Microbiology. 19, 3475-3486.

49.            Pastor, L., Toffin, L., Decker, C., Olu, K., Cathalot, C., Lesongeur, F., Caprais, J.-C., Bessette, S., Brandily, C., Taillefert, M., Rabouille, C., 2017. Early diagenesis in the sediments of the Congo deep-sea fan dominated by massive terrigenous deposits: Part III – Sulfate- and methane- based microbial processes. Deep-Sea Research II 142, 139-150.

48.            Taillefert, M.; Beckler, J.S.; Cathalot, C.; Michalopoulos, P., Corvaisier, R., Kiriazis, N., Caprais, J.-C., Pastor, L., Rabouille, C., 2017. Early diagenesis in the sediments of the Congo deep-sea fan dominated by massive terrigenous deposits: Part II – Iron–sulfur coupling. Deep-Sea Research II 142, 151-166.

47.            Salome, K. R.; Beazley, M. J., Webb, S. M.; Sobecky, P. A.; Taillefert, M. 2017. Uranium biomineralization promoted by microbially-mediated phytate hydrolysis in subsurface soils. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 197, 27-42.

46.            Rabouille, C. et al. (53 co-authors). 2017. The Congolobe project: A multidisciplinary study of the lobe complex in the Congo deep-sea fan. Deep-Sea Research II. 142, 7-24.

45.            Sekar, R., Taillefert, M., DiChristina, T.J., Simultaneous transformation of commingled trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and 1,4-Dioxane by a microbially driven Fenton reaction in batch liquid cultures. Applied and Environmental Microbioloy. 2016. 82, 6335-6343.

44.            Beckler, J. S.; Kiriazis N.; Rabouille, C.; Stewart, F. J.; Taillefert, M. Importance of microbial iron reduction in deep sediments of river-dominated continental margins. Marine Chemistry. 2016. 178, 22-34.

43.            Belli, K.; DiChristina, T.J.; Van Cappellen, P.; Taillefert, M.  The effect of uranyl speciation on the kinetics of microbial uranium reduction. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2015. 157, 109-124.

42.            Beckler, J.S.; Jones, M.E.; Taillefert, M. The origin, composition, and reactivity of dissolved iron(III) complexes in coastal organic- and iron-rich sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2015, 152, 72-88

41.            Beckler, J.S.; Nuzzio, D.B.; Taillefert, M. Development of a single-step, anion-chromatography method with UV detection for the measurement of major anions in marine waters. Limnol. Oceanogr: Methods 2014,12, 563-576.

40.            Martinez, R.J.; Wu, C.H.; Beazley, M.J.; Anderson, G.L.; Conrad, M.E.; Hazen, T.C.; Taillefert, M.; Sobecky, P.A. Microbial community responses to organophosphate substrate additions in contaminated subsurface sediments. PLOS ONE 2014, 9, e100383.

39.            Lin, H.; Taillefert, M. 2014. Key geochemical factors regulating Mn(IV)-catalyzed anaerobic nitrification in coastal marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2014, 133, 17-33.

38.            Salome, K. R.; Green, S. J.; Beazley, M. J.; Webb, S. M.; Kostka, J. E.; Taillefert, M., The role of anaerobic respiration in the immobilization of uranium through biomineralization of phosphate minerals. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2013, 106, 344-363.

37.            Lin, H.; Szeinbaum, N. H.; DiChristina, T. J.; Taillefert, M., Microbial Mn(IV) reduction requires an initial one-electron reductive solubilization step. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2012, 99, 179-192.

36.            Meiggs, D.; Taillefert, M., The effect of riverine discharge on biogeochemical processes in estuarine sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 2011, 56, (5), 1797-1810.

35.            Jones, M. E.; Beckler, J. S.; Taillefert, M., The flux of soluble organic-iron(III) complexes from sediments represents a source of stable iron(III) to estuarine waters and to the continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography 2011, 56, (5), 1811-1823.

34.            Beazley, M. J.; Martinez, R. J.; Webb, S. M.; Sobecky, P. A.; Taillefert, M., The effect of pH and natural microbial phosphatase activity on the speciation of uranium in subsurface soils. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2011, 75, (19), 5648-5663.

33.            Jones, M. E.; Fennessey, C. M.; DiChristina, T. J.; Taillefert, M., Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 mutants selected for their inability to produce soluble organic-Fe(III) complexes are unable to respire Fe(III) as anaerobic electron acceptor. Environ. Microbiol. 2010, 12, (4), 938-950.

32.            Fennessey, C. M.; Jones, M. E.; Taillefert, M.; DiChristina, T. J., Siderophores Are Not Involved in Fe(III) Solubilization during Anaerobic Fe(III) Respiration by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2010, 76, (8), 2425-2432.

31.            Himmelheber, D. W.; Thomas, S. H.; Loeffler, F. E.; Taillefert, M.; Hughes, J. B., Microbial Colonization of an In Situ Sediment Cap and Correlation to Stratified Redox Zones. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43, (1), 66-74.

30.          Chow, S. S.; Taillefert, M., Effect of arsenic concentration on microbial iron reduction and arsenic speciation in an iron-rich freshwater sediment. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2009, 73, (20), 6008-6021.

29.          Beazley, M. J.; Martinez, R. J.; Sobecky, P. A.; Webb, S. M.; Taillefert, M., Nonreductive Biomineralization of Uranium(VI) Phosphate Via Microbial Phosphatase Activity in Anaerobic Conditions. Geomicrobiol. J. 2009, 26, (7), 431-441.

28.          Tercier-Waeber, M.-L.; Taillefert, M., Remote in situ voltammetric techniques to characterize the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in aquatic systems. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2008, 10, (1), 30-54.

27.          Martinez, R. J.; Beazley, M. J.; Taillefert, M.; Arakaki, A. K.; Skolnick, J.; Sobecky, P. A., Aerobic uranium(VI) bioprecipitation by metal-resistant bacteria isolated from radionuclide- and metal-contaminated subsurface soils (vol 9, pg 3122, 2008). Environ. Microbiol. 2008, 10, (4), 1097-1097.

26.          Luther, G. W., III; Glazer, B. T.; Ma, S.; Trouwborst, R. E.; Moore, T. S.; Metzger, E.; Kraiya, C.; Waite, T. J.; Druschel, G.; Sundby, B.; Taillefert, M.; Nuzzio, D. B.; Shank, T. M.; Lewis, B. L.; Brendel, P. J., Use of voltammetric solid-state (micro)electrodes for studying biogeochemical processes: Laboratory measurements to real time measurements with an in situ electrochemical analyzer (ISEA). Marine Chemistry 2008, 108, (3-4), 221-235.

25.          Himmelheber, D. W.; Taillefert, M.; Pennell, K. D.; Hughes, J. B., Spatial and temporal evolution of biogeochemical processes following in situ capping of contaminated sediments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, (11), 4113-4120.

24.          Bristow, G.; Taillefert, M., VOLTINT: A Matlabg (R)-based program for semi-automated processing of geochemical data acquired by voltammetry. Comput. Geosci. 2008, 34, (2), 153-162.

23.          Taillefert, M.; Neuhuber, S.; Bristow, G., The effect of tidal forcing on biogeochemical processes in intertidal salt marsh sediments. Geochemical Transactions 2007, 8.

22.          Taillefert, M.; Beckler, J. S.; Carey, E.; Burns, J. L.; Fennessey, C. M.; DiChristina, T. J., Shewanella putrefaciens produces an Fe(III)-solubilizing organic ligand during anaerobic respiration on insoluble Fe(III) oxides. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2007, 101, (11-12), 1760-1767.

21.          Moore, T. S.; Nuzzio, D. B.; Deering, T. W.; Taillefert, M.; Luther, G. W., III, Use of voltammetry to monitor O-2 using Au/Hg electrodes and to control physical sensors on an unattended observatory in the Delaware bay. Electroanalysis 2007, 19, (19-20), 2110-2116.

20.          Martinez, R. J.; Beazley, M. J.; Taillefert, M.; Arakaki, A. K.; Skolnick, J.; Sobecky, P. A., Aerobic uranium (VI) bioprecipitation by metal-resistant bacteria isolated from radionuclide- and metal-contaminated subsurface soils. Environ. Microbiol. 2007, 9, (12), 3122-3133.

19.          Beazley, M. J.; Martinez, R. J.; Sobecky, P. A.; Webb, S. M.; Taillefert, M., Uranium biomineralization as a result of bacterial phosphatase activity: Insights from bacterial isolates from a contaminated subsurface. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, (16), 5701-5707.

18.          Carey, E.; Taillefert, M., The role of soluble Fe(III) in the cycling of iron and sulfur in coastal marine sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 2005, 50, (4), 1129-1141.

17.          Snyder, M.; Taillefert, M.; Ruppel, C., Redox zonation at the saline-influenced boundaries of a permeable surficial aquifer: effects of physical forcing on the biogeochemical cycling of iron and manganese. Journal of Hydrology 2004, 296, (1-4), 164-178.

16.          Rudolph, D.; Neuhuber, S.; Kranz, C.; Taillefert, M.; Mizaikoff, B., Scanning electrochemical microscopy imaging of rhodochrosite dissolution using gold amalgam microelectrodes. Analyst 2004, 129, (5), 443-448.

15.          Viollier, E.; Rabouille, C.; Apitz, S. E.; Breuer, E.; Chaillou, G.; Dedieu, K.; Furukawa, Y.; Grenz, C.; Hall, P.; Janssen, F.; Morford, J. L.; Poggiale, J. C.; Roberts, S.; Shimmield, T.; Taillefert, M.; Tengberg, A.; Wenzhofer, F.; Witte, U., Benthic biogeochemistry: state of the art technologies and guidelines for the future of in situ survey. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 2003, 285, 5-31.

14.          Tusseau-Vuillemin, M. H.; Gilbin, R.; Taillefert, M., A dynamic numerical model to characterize labile metal complexes collected with diffusion gradient in thin films devices. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2003, 37, (8), 1645-1652.

13.          Taillefert, M.; MacGregor, B. J.; Gaillard, J. F.; Lienemann, C. P.; Perret, D.; Stahl, D. A., Evidence for a dynamic cycle between Mn and Co in the water column of a stratified lake. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2002, 36, (3), 468-476.

12.          Taillefert, M.; Hover, V. C.; Rozan, T. F.; Theberge, S. M.; Luther, G. W., The influence of sulfides on soluble organic-Fe(III) in anoxic sediment porewaters. Estuaries 2002, 25, (6A), 1088-1096.

11.          Taillefert, M.; Gaillard, J. F., Reactive transport modeling of trace elements in the water column of a stratified lake: iron cycling and metal scavenging. Journal of Hydrology 2002, 256, (1-2), 16-34.

10.          Rozan, T. F.; Taillefert, M.; Trouwborst, R. E.; Glazer, B. T.; Ma, S. F.; Herszage, J.; Valdes, L. M.; Price, K. S.; Luther, G. W., Iron-sulfur-phosphorus cycling in the sediments of a shallow coastal bay: Implications for sediment nutrient release and benthic macroalgal blooms. Limnology and Oceanography 2002, 47, (5), 1346-1354.

9.          Luther, G. W.; Rozan, T. F.; Taillefert, M.; Nuzzio, D. B.; Di Meo, C.; Shank, T. M.; Lutz, R. A.; Cary, S. C., Chemical speciation drives hydrothermal vent ecology. Nature 2001, 410, (6830), 813-816.

8.         Luther, G. W.; Glazer, B. T.; Hohmann, L.; Popp, J. I.; Taillefert, M.; Rozan, T. F.; Brendel, P. J.; Theberge, S. M.; Nuzzio, D. B., Sulfur speciation monitored in situ with solid state gold amalgam voltammetric microelectrodes: polysulfides as a special case in sediments, microbial mats and hydrothermal vent waters. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2001, 3, (1), 61-66.

7.          Bull, D. C.; Taillefert, M., Seasonal and topographic variations in porewaters of a southeastern USA salt marsh as revealed by voltammetric profilingdagger. Geochemical Transactions 2001, 2, (1), 104-104.

6.          Taillefert, M.; Luther, G. W.; Nuzzio, D. B., The application of electrochemical tools for in situ measurements in aquatic systems. Electroanalysis 2000, 12, (6), 401-412.

5.          Taillefert, M.; Lienemann, C. P.; Gaillard, J. F.; Perret, D., Speciation, reactivity, and cycling of Fe and Pb in a meromictic lake. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2000, 64, (2), 169-183.

4.          Taillefert, M.; Bono, A. B.; Luther, G. W., Reactivity of freshly formed Fe(III) in synthetic solutions and (pore)waters: Voltammetric evidence of an aging process. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2000, 34, (11), 2169-2177.

3.          Taillefert, M.; Gaillard, J. F., Tentacle ion exchange separation of Pb-NOM in aquatic systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 1999, 33, (22), 4107-4111.

2.          Lienemann, C. P.; Taillefert, M.; Perret, D.; Gaillard, J. F., Association of cobalt and manganese in aquatic systems: Chemical and microscopic evidence. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 1997, 61, (7), 1437-1446.

1.         M. Taillefert, E. Rose, J.-F. Gaillard. 1995. Trace Metal Cycling in a Meromictic Lake: the Influence of Hydrous-Iron Particles and Dissolved Organic Matter, Proceedings for the 3rd International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements – Paris, May 15-19 1995, R. Prost Ed., INRA-Ed. Pub., Versailles France, 289-320

 Books and Book Chapters

7.         K. Belli, M. Taillefert. 2017. Biogeochemical processes controlling uranium speciation in subsurface environments. In: Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments. Taylor and Francis (J. Rinklebe, A. S. Knox, M. Paller, eds). Chapter 9, 185-223. ISBN 9781482240511.

6.         A. G. Ilgen, L. J. Criscenti, Y. S. Jun, M. Taillefert, S. Kerisit, R. L. Penn. 2015. Sustainability: GEOC’s Perspective. In: Teaching and Learning about Sustainability American Chemical Society Symp. Vol 1205 (Levy, I. J. and Middlecamp, C. H., Eds.). pp 105-117.

5.          S. S. Chow, M. Taillefert. 2005. Biogeochemical cycling of arsenic at the sediment-water interface of a recently flooded freshwater sediment. In: Advances in arsenic research: Integration of experimental and observational studies and implications for mitigation American Chemical Society Symp. Vol. 915 (O’Day, P., Vlassopoulos, D., Meng, X., and Benning, L. G., Eds.). 220-234.

4.          M. Taillefert, T. F. Rozan (Editors). 2002. Environmental Electrochemistry: Analyses of Trace Element Biogeochemistry. American Chemical Society Symp. Vol. 811, p. 412.

3.          D. B. Nuzzio, M. Taillefert, G.W. Luther III. 2002. Application of In situ Electroanalytical Techniques to Aquatic and Sediment Systems. In: Environmental Electrochemistry: Analyses of Trace Element Biogeochemistry. American Chemical Society Symp. Vol. 811 (M. Taillefert and T. F. Rozan, eds.). pp. 40-51.

2.          G. W. Luther III, D. B. Nuzzio, M. Taillefert, S. C. Cary, T. F. Rozan. 2002. Chemical speciation from in-situ voltammetry provides ecological data on biological organisms at hydrothermal vents. In: Environmental Electrochemistry: Analyses of Trace Element Biogeochemistry. American Chemical Society Symp. Vol. 811 (M. Taillefert and T. F. Rozan, eds.). pp. 54-72.

1.          M. Taillefert, T. F. Rozan, B. T. Glazer, J. Herszage, R. E. Trouwborst, G.W. Luther III. 2002. Seasonal variations of soluble Fe(III) in sediment porewaters as revealed by voltammetric microelectrodes. In: Environmental Electrochemistry: Analyses of Trace Element Biogeochemistry. American Chemical Society Symp. Vol. 811 (M. Taillefert and T. F. Rozan, eds.). pp. 247-264.