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Jeff King

Hollings Marine Lab, NOAA

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.762.8989


Ph.D., 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., 1995, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • Development of cumulative impact assessments and models for evaluating past, present and future anticipated impacts to wetlands as well as changes in land use
  • Design of novel engineering strategies to remediate contaminated marine sediments
  • Design and development of created/restored salt marsh systems used as mitigation banks and/or Corps-approved mitigation sites that result in "no net loss of aquatic resources"
  • Dredge material management and other issues concerning development of ports and harbors


  • King, J.K., and Blanton, J.O. (2011) A Model for Predicting Effects of Land-Use Changes on the Canal-Mediated Discharge of Total Suspended Solids into Tidal Saltmarsh Creeks and Estuaries. J. of Env. Engineering 137, 920-927.
  • Harmon, S.M., King, J.K., Gladden, J.B., Chandler, G.T., Newman, L.A. (2007) Using sulfate-amended sediment slurry reactors to evaluate mercury methylation. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 52, 326-331.
  • Harmon, S.M., King, J.K., Chandler, G.T., Newman, L.A., and Gladden, J.B. (2005) Mercury body burdens in Gambusia holbrooki and Erimyzon sucetta in a wetland mesocom amended with sulfate. Chemosphere 59, 227-233.
  • Harmon, S. M., King, J.K., Chandler, G.T., and Newman, L..A. (2003) Methylmercury formation in a wetland mesocosm amended with suflate. Environmental Science and Technol. 38, 650-656.
  • King, J.K., Harmon, S.M., Fu, T.T., and Gladden, J.B. (2002) Mercury removal, methylmercury formation, and sulfate-reducing bacterial profiles in wetland mesocosoms containing gypsum-amended sediments and Scirpus californicus. Chemosphere 46, 859-870.
  • King, J.K., Kostka, J.E., Frischer, M.E., Saunders, F.M., and Jahnke, R.A., (2001) A quantitative relationship that demonstrates mercury methylation rates in marine sediments are based on community composition and activity of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35, 2491-2496.
  • King, J.K., Kostka, J.E., Frischer, M.E., and Saunders, F.M. (2000) Sulfate-reducing bacteria methylate mercury at variable rates in pure culture and in marine sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66, pp. 2430-2437.
  • King, J.K., Saunders, F.M., Lee, R.F., Jahnke, R.A. (1999) Coupling mercury methylation rates to sulfate reduction rates in marine sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 18, pp. 1362-1369.
  • King, J. (1999) Quantitative assessment of mercury methylation by phylogenetically diverse consortia of sulfate reducing bacteria in salt marsh sediments, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • King, J.K., Egner, P.E., and Kensler, T.W. (1996) Generation of DNA-base modification following treatment of cultured murine keratinocytes with benzoyl peroxide. Carcinogenisis, 17, pp. 317-320.
  • King, J. (1995) Benzoyl Peroxide mediates the formation of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine in murine keratinocyte cells, M.S. thesis, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.