Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
4202H Murray Hall, CB#3300
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Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996
B.S. University of South Carolina, 1989
My research is based on applications and study of low-temperature geochemistry in hydrologic settings, particularly in groundwater-surface water interactions. Coastal ground water aquifers, sediments, and submarine groundwater discharge are primary areas of interest, with some research on carbon sequestration and carbon outwelling associated with coastal marshes. In most cases, my research group employs natural geochemical tracers, such as Rn-222, Ra-226, and Pb-210, to understand timescales and magnitude of environmental processes.
Research and Activities
Dr. Cable’s research focuses on hydrologic processes at the land-sea boundary, with an emphasis on sources, sinks, and transformations of biogeochemical constituents to coastal water bodies. Recent projects include:
- hydrologic interactions between coastal aquifers and marine surface waters systems, specifically investigating the role paleochannels play in deltaic systems as a vast subterranean estuary network (Mississippi River Delta; EAR 1141685)
- characterization of hydrologic and biogeochemical processes across the tidal creek-salt marsh interface and export to the ocean, specifically quantifying water and DOC export in a Florida salt marsh (Econfina-Aucilla Rivers, Florida; OCE 0928162)
- radionuclide applications in marine and environmental processes (e.g., sediment accretion, resuspension, and water mass tracing)
This research is most recently supported by grants from NSF.