It is my primary research goal to characterize the interplay between ecology and key geochemical processes. In my scientific approach, I would like to develop an interdisciplinary research program on the biogeochemistry of carbon and iron in aquatic environments. Such work is a fundamental prerequisite for the development of realistic models of carbon cycling and for effective implementation of bioremediation techniques.
- Ojeda, J.J, and Dittrich, M. 2011, Application of an Infrared Spectroscopy for Cell-Minerals Interfaces, Chapter in a book, which is a part of the Humana Press series "Methods in Molecular Biology" (Springer), in press
- Dittrich, M., B. Raoof, A. Chesnyuk, S. Quazi, R. Shen, J. Bollmann, S. Katsev and Fulthorpe, R. 2011, Origin of Iron Layer in Sediment of Lake Superior: abiotic vs. biotic, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 75 (3), 764
- Li J, Crowe S, Brown E, Dittrich M, Miklesh D and Katsev S. 2011, Diagenetic Mobility of Mn and Fe Crusts in Organic-Poor Sediments of Lake Superior. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 75 (3), 1312
- Matsko, N.B., Znidaršic N., Letofsky-Papst, I., Dittrich, M., Grogger, W., Štrus J., Hofer, F. 2011. Silicon: The key element in early stages of biocalcification, Journal of Structural Biology 174 180-186
- Dittrich, M., Gabriel, O., Rutzen, C. and R. Koschel, 2011, Lake Restoration by Hypolimnetic Ca(OH)2 Treatment: Impact on Phosphorus Sedimentation and Release from Sediment, Science of the Total Environment, 409, 8, 1504-1515.
For more publications see: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~mdittrich/