David Fowle, Ph.D

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology, Environmental Studies Program
Dean's Professor
Director, Environmental Studies Program
Primary office:
785.864.1955
Lindley Hall, 302
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Slawson Hall, 170 E



Summary

Dr. Fowle joined the University of Kansas in 2006. He has an active research program that investigates the how microorganisms influence geochemical cycles with a particular emphasis on quantifying their effects in experimental systems. He currently serves as the Director of the Environmental Studies Program.

Education

Teaching Interests

  • Biogeochemistry, Aqueous Geochemistry, Limnology, Lakes, Environment, Mining

Research

Dr. Fowle's work investigates the links between microorganisms and geochemical processes in the field and the laboratory with applications to our understanding of the rock record, remediation, energy and mineral exploration.

Research Interests

  • Mineral exploration, environment, geochemistry, lakes, geomicrobiology, early diagenesis, nutrient dynamics

Selected Publications

Bray, M S, J Wu, C B Kretz, J A Brandes, B C Reed, R L Simister, C Henny, et al. “Shifting  Microbial  Communities  Sustain  Multi-Year  Iron  Reduction  and Methanogenesis in Ferruginous Sediment Incubations.” Journal Articles. Geobiology 15, no. 5 (August 2017): 678–689. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12239.
Frei, R, S A Crowe, M Bau, A Polat, D A Fowle, and L N Døssing. “Oxidative Elemental Cycling under the Low O2 Eoarchean Atmosphere.” Journal Articles. Scientific Reports 6 (February 11, 2016): 21058. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep21058.
Crowe, S A, G Paris, S Katsev, C Jones, S T Kim, A L Zerkle, S Nomosatryo, et al. “Sulfate Was a Trace Constituent of Archean Seawater.” Journal Articles. Science (New York, N.Y.) 346, no. 6210 (October 7, 2014): 735–39. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1258966.
Crowe, S A, J A Maresca, C Jones, A Sturm, C Henny, D A Fowle, R P Cox, E F Delong, and D E Canfield. “Deep-Water Anoxygenic Photosythesis in a Ferruginous Chemocline.” Journal Articles. Geobiology 12, no. 4 (June 1, 2014): 322–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12089.
Roberts, J A, P A Kenward, D A Fowle, R H Goldstein, L A González, and D S Moore. “Surface Chemistry Allows for Abiotic Precipitation of Dolomite at Low Temperature.” Journal Articles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 36 (August 3, 2013): 14540–45. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1305403110.
Zegye, A., S. Bonneville, L. G. Benning, A. Sturm, D. A. Fowle, S. A. Jones, D. E. Canfield, et al. “Green Rust Formation Controls Nutrient Availability in a Ferruginous Water Column.” Journal Articles. Geology 40 (2012): 599–602.
Kulczycki, E., D. A. Fowle, D. W. Graham, and J. A. Roberts. “Methanotroph-Promoted Weathering of Cu-Substituted Borosilicate Glass.” Journal Articles. Geomicrobiology Journal 28 (2011): 1–10.
Driese, S. G., G. A. Ludvigson, J. A. Roberts, D. A. Fowle, L. A. González, J. J. Smith, V. M. Vulava, and L. D. McKay. “Micromorphology and Stable-Isotope Geochemistry of Historical Pedogenic Siderite.” Journal Articles. J. Sed. Research 80 (2010): 943–54.
Crowe, S. A., C. Jones, S. Katsev, C. Magen, A. O’Neill, A. Sturm, D. E. Canfield, et al. “Photoferrotrophs Thrive in an Archean Ocean Analogue.” Journal Articles. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 41 (2008): 15938–43.

Selected Awards & Honors

Docking Faculty Scholar
University of Kansas
2014 - 2016
Dean's Professor
CLAS, University of Kansas
2016 - Present
Fellow
Kavli Foundation
Young Scientist Award
Mineralogical Association of Canada
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