Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2007 Ph.D. in Oceanography, Old Dominion University

1997 B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University, China


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIECE

09/2018 – Associate Professor, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

06/2017 – Coordinator, Coastal & Marine System Science Program, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

01/2017 – 06/2017 Coordinator, Chemistry M.S. Program, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

09/2012 – 08/2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

02/2012 – 10/2012 Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

01/2007 – 01/2012 Post Doctoral Associate, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

08/2000 – 12/2006 Research Assistant, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

05/2006 – 08/2006 Lab Instructor, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

09/1997 – 04/2000 Research Assistant, Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Ruth A. Campbell Professor of Coastal and Marine System Science
  • Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, TAMUCC
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Old Dominion University
  • Dominion Scholar Award, Old Dominion University

 

REFEREED JOUNRAL PUBLICATIONS ("_" denotes student author)

H. Wang, X. Hu, M.S. Wetz, K.Hayes. 2018. Oxygen consumption and respired organic matter in two eutrophic subtropical coastal embayments. Environmental Science & Technology, Accepted.

K. Fennel, S. Alin, L. Barbero, W. Evans, T. Bourgeois, S. Cooley, J. Dunne., R.A. Feely, J.M. Hernandez-Ayon, X. Hu, S. Lohrenz, F. Muller-Karger, R. Najjar, L. Robbins, E. Shadwick, S. Siedlecki, N. Steiner, A. Sutton, D. Turk, P. Vlahos, Z.A. Wang, 2018. Carbon cycling in the North American coastal ocean: A synthesis. Biogeosciences Discuss. 2018, 1-36.

H. Wang, X. Hu, N.N. Rabalais, J. Brandes. 2018. Drivers of oxygen consumption in the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic waters – A stable carbon isotope perspective. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 10528-10538.

N. Spalt, D. Murgulet, and X. Hu. 2018. Relating estuarine geology to groundwater discharge at an oyster reef in Copano Bay, TX. Journal of Hydrology, 564, 785-801.

X. Hu, M.F. Nuttall, H. Wang, H. Yao, C.J. Staryk, M.R. McCutcheon, R.J. Eckert, J.A. Embesi, M.A. Johnston, E.L. Hickerson, G.P. Schmahl, D. Manzello, I.C. Enochs, S. DiMarco, L. Barbero. 2018. Seasonal variability of carbonate chemistry and decadal changes in waters of a marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Chemistry, 20, 16-28.

A.E. Scherer, C.E. Bird, M.R. McCutcheon, X. Hu, and D.L. Smee. 2018. Two-tiered defense strategy may compensate for predator avoidance costs of an ecosystem engineer. Marine Biology, 165, 131.

P. A. Montagna, X. Hu, T.A. Palmer, and M.S. Wetz. 2018. Effect of hydrological variability on the biogeochemistry of estuaries across a regional climatic gradient. Limnology and Oceanography, in press.

D. Murgulet, M. Trevino, A. Douglas, N. Spalt, X. Hu and V. Murgulet. 2018. Temporal and spatial fluctuations of groundwater-derived alkalinity fluxes to a subtropical coastal embayment. Science of the Total Environment, 630, 1343-1359.

R.G. Najjar, M. Herrmann, R. Alexander, E.W. Boyer, D.J. Burdige, D. Butman, W.J. Cai, E.A. Canuel, R.F. Chen, M.A.M. Friedrichs, R.A. Feagin, P. Griffith, A.L. Hinson, J.R. Holmquist, X. Hu, W.M. Kemp, K.D. Kroeger, A. Mannino, S.L. McCallister, W.R. McGillis, M.R. Mulholland, C. Pilskaln, J. Salisbury, S. Signorini, P. St-Laurent, H. Tian, M. Tzortziou, P. Vlahos, Z.A. Wang, R.C. Zimmerman. 2018. Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of Eastern North America. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 389-416.

G.G. Laruelle, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, N. Gruber, F.T. Mackenzie, and P. Regnier. 2018. Continental shelves as a variable but increasing global sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide. Nature Communications 9, 454.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2017. Responses of carbonate system and CO2 flux to extended drought and intense flooding in a semiarid subtropical estuary. Limnology and Oceanography 62, S112-S130. (Special Issue on Headwaters to oceans: Ecological and biogeochemical contrasts across the aquatic continuum).

H. Wang, X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, and B. Sterba-Boatwright. 2017. Decadal fCO2 trends in global ocean margins and adjacent boundary current-influenced areas. Geophysical Research Letters 44, 8962-8970.

J.J. Reimer, W.-J. Cai, L. Xue, R. Vargas, S. Noakes, X. Hu, S.R. Signorini, J.T. Mathis, R.A. Feely, A.J. Sutton,C. Sabine, S. Musielewicz, B. Chen and R. Wanninkhof. 2017. Time series pCO2 at a coastal mooring: internal consistency, seasonal cycles, and interannual variability. Continental Shelf Research 145, 95-108.

X. Hu, Q. Li, W.-J. Huang, B. Chen, W.-J. Cai, N.N. Rabalais, and R.E. Turner. 2017. Effects of eutrophication and benthic respiration on water column carbonate chemistry in a traditional hypoxic zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Chemsitry 190, 33-42.

V. Schoepf*, X. Hu*, M. Holcomb, W.-J. Cai, Q. Li, Y. Wang, H. Xu, M.E. Warner, T.F. Melman, K.D. Hoadley, D.T. Pettay, Y. Matsui, J.H. Baumann, A.G. Grottoli. 2017. Coral calcification under environmental change: A direct comparison of the alkalinity anomaly and buoyant weight technique. Coral Reefs 36, 13-25 (* equal contribution).

H. Wang, B. Sterba-Boatwright, and X. Hu. 2016. A new statistical approach for interpreting oceanic fCO2 data. Marine Chemsitry 183, 41-49.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, N.N. Rabalais, and J. Xue. 2016. Coupled oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics in coastal ocean and its use as a potential indicator for detecting water column oil degradation. Deep-Sea Research Part II 129, 311-318. (The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem - before, during and after the Macondo Blowout Special Issue).

Cai, W.-J., Y. Ma, B. M. Hopkinson, A. G. Grottoli, M. E. Warner, Q. Ding, X. Hu, X. Yuan, V. Schoepf, H. Xu, C. Han, T. F. Melman, K. D. Hoadley, D. T. Pettay, Y. Matsui, J. H. Baumann, S. Levas, Y. Ying, and Y. Wang. 2016. Microelectrode characterization of coral daytime interior pH and carbonate chemistry. Nature Communications 7,11144 doi:10.1038/ncomms11144.

L. Xue, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, C.L. Sabine, S. Jones, A.J. Sutton, L.-Q. Jiang, J.J. Reimer. 2016. Sea surface carbon dioxide at the Georgia time series site (2006-2007): air-sea flux and controlling processes. Progress in Oceanography 140, 14-26.

J. Xue, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang, and S.E. Lohrenz. 2015. Temporal variation and stoichiometric ratios of organic matter remineralization in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico during late spring and summer. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120, 8304-8326.

K.D. Hoadley, D.T. Pettay, A.G. Grottoli, W.-J. Cai, T.F. Melman, V. Schoepf., X. Hu, Q. Li, H. Xu, Y. Wang, Y. Matsui, J.H. Baumann, M.E. Warner, 2015. Physiological response to elevated temperature and pCO2 varies across four Pacific coral species: Understanding the unique host+symbiont response. Scienfic Reports 5, 18371.

W.-J. Huang, W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, X. Hu, B. Chen, S. E. Lohrenz, S. Chakraborty, R. He, J. Brandes and C. S. Hopkinson. 2015. The response of inorganic carbon distributions and dynamics to upwelling favorable winds on the northern Gulf of Mexico during summer. Continental Shelf Research 111, Part B, 211-222.

X. Hu, J. Beseres Pollack, M.R. McCutcheon, P.A. Montagna, Z. Ouyang. 2015. Long-term alkalinity decrease and acidification of estuaries in Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Science & Technology 49, 3401-3409.

S. Levas, A.G. Grottoli, M.E. Warner, W.J. Cai, J. Bauer, V. Schoepf, J.H. Baumann, Y. Matsui, C. Gearing, T.F. Melman, K.D. Hoadley, D.T. Pettay, X. Hu, Q. Li, H. Xu, Y. Wang. 2015. Organic carbon fluxes mediated by corals at elevated pCO2 and temperature. Marine Ecology Progress Series 519, 153-164.

N.N. Rabalais, W.-J. Cai, J. Carstensen, D.J. Conley, B. Fry, X. Hu, Z. Quinones-Rivera, R. Rosenberg, C.P. Slomp, R.E. Turner, M. Voss, B. Wissel, and J. Zhang. 2014. Eutrohpication-driven deoxygenation in the coastal ocean. Oceanography 27, 172-183.

X. Hu and W.-J. Cai. 2013. Estuarine acidification and minimum buffer zone - a conceptual study. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 5176-5181.

V. Schoepf, A.G. Grottoli, M.E. Warner, W.-J. Cai, T.F. Melman, K.D. Hoadley, D.T. Pettay, X. Hu, Q. Li, H. Xu, Y. Wang, Y. Matsui, J.H. Baumann. 2013. Coral energy reserves and calcification in a high-CO2 world at two temperatures. PLOS ONE 8, e75049. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075049.

Z.A. Wang, R. Wanninkhof, W.-J. Cai, R.H. Byrne, X. Hu, T.-H. Peng, and W.-J. Huang. 2013. The marine inorganic carbon system along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of the United States: Insights from a transregional coastal carbon study. Limnology and Oceanography 58, 325-342.

C.S. Hopkinson, W.-J. Cai, and X. Hu. 2012. Carbon sequestration in wetland dominated coastal systems — a global sink of rapidly diminishing magnitude. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability 4, 186-194

E.N. Powell*, X. Hu*, W.-J. Cai, K. A. Ashton-Alcox, K. Hubbard, and S. Walker. 2012. Geochemical controls on carbonate shell taphonomy in the northern Gulf of Mexico sediments. Palaios 27, 571-587 (* equal contribution)

X. Hu , D.J. Burdige, R.C. Zimmerman. 2012. δ13C of seagrass is a signature of light availability and photosynthesis. Limnology and Oceanography 57, 441-448.

X. Hu and W.-J. Cai. 2011. The impact of denitrification on the atmospheric CO2 uptake potential of seawater. Marine Chemsitry 127, 192-198.

W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang, M.C. Murrell, J.C. Lehrter, S. E. Lohrenz, W.-C. Chou, W. Zhai, J.T. Hollibaugh, Y. Wang, P. Zhao, X. Guo, K. Gundersen, M. Dai and G.-C. Gong. 2011. Acidification of subsurface coastal waters enhanced by eutrophication. Nature Geoscience 4, 766-770.

X. Hu , W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, X. Guo, and S. Luo. 2011. Geochemical environments of continental shelf-upper slope sediments in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 312, 265-277.

X. Hu and W.-J Cai. 2011. An assessment of ocean margin anaerobic processes on oceanic alkalinity budget. Global Biogeochemical Cycles GB3003, doi:10.1029/2010GB003859.

L.-Q. Jiang, W.-J. Cai, R.A. Feely, Y. Wang, X. Guo, D.K. Gledhill, X. Hu, F. Arzayus, F. Chen, J. Hartmann, and L. Zhang. 2010. Carbonate mineral saturation states along the U.S. southeastern coast. Limnology and Oceanography 55, 2424-2432.

D.J. Burdige, X. Hu, and R.C. Zimmerman. 2010. The widespread occurrence of carbonate dissolution and reprecipitation in Bahamas Bank sediments. American Journal of Science 310, 492-521.

W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang, L.-Q. Jiang, Y. Wang, T.-H. Peng. 2010. Surface ocean alkalinity distribution in the western North Atlantic Ocean margins. Journal Geophysical Research - Oceans 115, C08014, doi:10.1029/2009JC005482.

W.-J. Cai, L. Chen, B. Chen, Z. Gao, S.H. Lee, J. Chen, D. Pierrot, K. Sullivan, Y. Wang, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang., Y. Zhang, S. Xu, A. Murata, J.M. Grebmeier, E.P. Jones. and H. Zhang, 2010. Decrease in the CO2 uptake capacity in an ice-free Arctic Ocean basin. Science. 329, 556-559.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, S. Luo, and X. Guo. 2010. Pore-water geochemistry of two contrasting brine-charged seep sites in the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope. Marine Chemistry 118, 99-107.

L.-Q. Jiang, W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, J. Diaz, P. Yager, and X. Hu. 2009. Pelagic community respiration on the continental shelf off Georgia, USA. Biogeochemistry 98, 101-113.

X. Hu and D.J. Burdige. 2008. Effect of O2 input into sediment on carbonate dissolution – a simulation experiment. Journal of Marine Research 66, 489-527.

D.J. Burdige, R.C. Zimmerman and X. Hu. 2008. Rates of carbonate dissolution in permeable sediments estimated from pore water profiles: the role of seagrasses. Limnology and Oceanography 53, 549-565.

X. Hu and D.J. Burdige. 2007. Enriched stable carbon isotopes in the pore waters of carbonate sediments dominated by seagrasses: evidence for coupled carbonate dissolution and reprecipitation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 129-144.

 

REFEREED NON-JOUNRAL PUBLICATIONS

Johnston, M.A., T.K. Sterne, R.D. Blakeway, J. MacMillan, M.F. Nuttall, X. Hu, J.A. Embesi, E.L. Hickerson, and G.P. Schmahl. 2018. Long-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks: 2017 Annual Report. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-18-02. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX. 124 pp.

M.A. Johnston, T.K. Sterne, R.J. Eckert, M.F. Nuttall, J.A. Embesi, R.D. Walker, X. Hu, E.L. Hickerson. and G.P. Schmahl. 2017. Long-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks: 2016 Annual Report. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-17-09. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX. 132 pp.

M.F. Nuttall, T.K. Sterne, R.J. Eckert, X. Hu, J.A. Embesi, E.L. Hickerson, M.A. Johnston, and G.P. Schmahl. 2017. Long-Term Monitoring at Stetson Bank, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2015 Annual Report. U.S. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-17-06. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX. pp. 98.

M.A. Johnston, R.J. Eckert, T.K. Sterne, M.F. Nuttall, X. Hu, J.A. Embesi, E.L. Hickerson. and G.P. Schmahl. 2016. Long-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks: 2015 Annual Report. U.S. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-16-02. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX, pp. 86.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS ("_" denotes student author)

X. Hu. Effect of organic alkalinity on seawater buffer capacity – A numerical exploration. (submitted)

M.R. McCutcheon et al. Moderate responses of the carbonate system to hypoxia in a subtropical estuary (submitted)

H. Wang et al. Photochemical degradation of organic carbon in a eutrophic, semiarid estuary. (in prep)

 

NON-REFEREED TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

X. Hu, H. Wang. 2018.Mechanistic modeling of bottom water dissolved oxygen dynamics in Baffin Bay, Contract #1729. Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, 24 p.

X. Hu, M.R. McCutcheon, C.J. Staryk. 2018. Ocean and coastal acidification monitoring. Final Report to the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Contract #1605. Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, 24 p.

M.S. Wetz and X. Hu. 2015. Spatial-temporal distribution of organic matter and carbonate chemistry parameters in Texas mid-coast estuaries: 2014-2015. Final Report to the Texas Water Development Board, Contract #1448311639. Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, 12 p.

L.L. Robbins, R. Wanninkhof, L. Barbero, X. Hu, S. Mitra, S. Yvon-Lewis, W.-J. Cai, W.-J. Huang, T. Ryerson. 2014. Air-sea exchange. In: H.M. Benway, P. Coble (Eds.), Report of The U.S. Gulf of Mexico Carbon Cycle Synthesis Workshop, March 27-28, 2013, Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and North American Carbon Program, pp. 17-20.

C. Pilskaln, D.J. Burdige, W.-J. Cai, E. Canuel, X. Hu. 2012. Sediment-water exchange. In: Najjar, R.G., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Cai, W.-J. (Eds.), Report of The U.S. East Coast Carbon Cycle Synthesis Workshop, January 19-20, 2012, Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and North American Carbon Program pp. 11-12.


CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS ("_" denotes student author)

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2018. Temporal variability and driving factors of the carbonate system in the tidal inlet of a semiarid estuary. Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, Galveston, TX.

L.M. Dias; X. Hu, and D. Murgulet. 2018. Factors influencing the alkalinity of a south Texas estuary. Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, Galveston, TX.

X. Hu. 2018. Two tales of one storm. Harvey Research Symposium. Port Aransas, TX.

H. Yao, X. Hu, P.A. Montagna. 2018. CO2 flux in northwestern Gulf of Mexico estuaries – a hydrological control? ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting. Victoria, Canada.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2018. Understanding uncertainties in the changing carbon budget of estuaries: A case study in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting. Victoria, Canada.

X. Hu. 2018. Temporal Variations in Carbonate Chemistry and Decadal Acidification in Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary. Mini-Symposium: 2016 Flower Garden Banks Localized Mortality Event. Galveston, TX.

X. Hu, C.J. Staryk, M.R. McCutcheon, H. Yao, M.S. Wetz, P.A. Montagna. 2018. Extreme weather event induced changes in estuarine CO2 flux and carbon cycle. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR.

H. Wang and X. Hu. 2018. Decadal fCO2 Trends in Western Boundary Current- and Eastern Boundary Current-influenced Areas. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR.

P. A. Montagna, X. Hu, L. Walker, M.S. Wetz. 201. Biogeochemical Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas Coastal Lagoons. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR.

W.-J. Huang, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, Y. Wang. 2018. Mixing and Biological Controls of Carbonate Saturation State in the Mississippi River Dominated Ocean Margin (Northern Gulf of Mexico). Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR.

X. Hu, H. Wang, M.S. Wetz, and K.C. Hayes. 2017. Modeling of Dissolved Oxygen and pH Dynamics in Baffin Bay. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

C.J. Staryk, M.R. McCutcheon, and X. Hu. Seasonal hypoxia and high buffer capacity in a shallow subtropical estuary. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

H. Wang, N.N. Rabalais, and X. Hu. 2017. Multi-decadal acidification enhanced by eutrophication in the northern Gulf of Mexico. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

K.C. Hayes, M.S. Wetz, H. Wang, and X. Hu. Identification of organic matter sources contributing to hypoxia in two eutrophic South Texas estuaries. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2017. Hydrologic control on CO2 fluxes in subtropical estuaries. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2017. CO2 flux and long-term pCO2 trends of the estuaries of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. 24th Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Providence, RI.

H. Wang and X. Hu. 2017. Multi-decadal fCO2 trends in Western Boundary Current- and Eastern Boundary Current-Dominated Margins. Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop (U.S. CLIVAR), Moss Landing, CA.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2017. CO2 flux and long-term pCO2 trends of the estuaries of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, New London, NH.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2017. Hydrologic control on CO2 fluxes in subtropical estuaries. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, New London, NH.

K.C. Hayes, M.S. Wetz, E.K. Cira, H. Wang, and X. Hu. 2017. Is Baffin Bay ‘Eutrophic’?. 2017 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Wang, X. Hu, M.S. Wetz, and K. Hayes. 2017. Numerical Modeling of Oxygen Dynamics in Baffin Bay. 2017 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2017. Hydrologic control on subtropical estuarine CO2 fluxes. 2017 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2017. Hydrologic control on subtropical estuarine CO2 fluxes. Joint NACP and AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting, North Bethesda, MD.

X. Hu. 2017. Dealkalization of estuaries in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. NOAA Ocean Acidification Program PI meeting, Seattle, WA.

H. Wang, K.C. Hayes, M.S. Wetz, and X. Hu. 2016. Identification of organic matter that drives oxygen consumption in Baffin Bay, TX. Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting, Pensacola, FL.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2016. Estimating air-sea CO2 flux and long-term pCO2 trends of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico estuaries. Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting, Pensacola, FL.

X. Hu, N.N. Rabalais, R.E. Turner. 2016. Eutrophication, storm, and benthic respiration: a case study on carbonate chemistry in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting, Pensacola, FL.

X. Hu, H. Yao, and C.J. Starky. 2016. Mysterious alkalinity loss during a drought year (2014) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary. 12th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Wang, K.C. Hayes, M.S. Wetz, and X. Hu. 2016. A stable isotope study on organic matter driving oxygen consumption in two south Texas estuaries. 12th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

K.C. Hayes, E.K. Cira, H. Wang, X. Hu, and M.S. Wetz. 2016. Spatial and temporal distribution of organic carbon and nitrogen in a eutrophic estuary (Baffin Bay, TX). 12th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2016. Long-term trends and spatial variability of pCO2 in the Texas estuaries. 12th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

M. Trevino, D. Murgulet, X. Hu, A. Douglas, and N. Spalt. 2016. Alkalinity dynamics in groundwater affected secondary bay in south Texas . 12th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Wang, X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, and N.N. Rabalais. 2016. Comparison of fCO2 trends in a river dominated and an ocean dominated ocean margins. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

H. Wang, X. Hu, and N.N. Rabalais. 2016. What Drives Oxygen Consumption in the Northern Gulf of Mexico? – A Stable Isotope Perspective. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2016. Seasonality of Carbonate Chemistry and CO2 Flux in a Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Estuary. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

M.R. McCutcheon and X. Hu. 2016. Exploring relationships of calcification rate with respiration rate and predator cue presence in juvenile Crassostrea virginica. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

W.-J. Huang, W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, and X. Hu. 2016. Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Carbonate Saturation State on the Mississippi River Dominated Northern Gulf of Mexico. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Q. Wang, M Evans, H. Bacosa, X. Hu, and Z. Liu. 2016. The Fate of Crude Oil during Photooxidation under Natural Sunlight. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

J. Reimer, W.-J. Cai, S. Noakes, X. Hu, B. Chen, A.Z. Wang, L. Jiang, and J. Salisbury. 2016. pCO2 time series ground truthing and internal consistency at the Gray’s Reef mooring (NDBC-41008) in the South Atlantic Bight. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

X. Hu, C.J. Staryk, and H. Yao. 2015. Acidification of a shallow Subtropical Estuary - Reduced Freshwater Inflow, Hypoxia, and Ocean Acidification". 23rd Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Portland, OR.

H. Wang, K. Heyes, M.S. Wetz, X. Hu. 2015. A Stable Isotope Study on Organic Matter Driving Oxygen Consumption in Two South Texas Estuaries. 23rd Biannual Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Portland, OR.

H. Wang, B. Sterba-Boatwright, and X. Hu. 2015. A new statistical approach finterpreting or ocean fCO2 record. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, Holderness, NH.

H. Yao and X. Hu. 2015. Alkalinity dynamics in a South Texas estuary. 11th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX.

H. Wang, X. Hu., W.-J. Cai, N.N. Rabalais, W.-J. Huang, and J. Xue. 2015. Evidence of Cross-shelf Inorganic Carbon Export in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Houston, TX.

X. Hu, H. Bacosa, and Z. Liu. 2015. Photo-oxidation of Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil in Gulf Waters - A Preliminary Result. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Houston, TX.

X. Hu. 2014. Long-term alkalinity decrease and acidification of estuaries in southwestern United States. Coastal CARbon Synthesis (CCARS) Community Workshop. Woods Hole, MA.

M.R. McCutcheon, X. Hu, J. Beres Pollack, P.A. Montagna, and Z. Ouyang. 2014. Long-term alkalinity decline in dewatering Texas estuaries". 10th Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. (1st Prize student poster).

X. Hu. 2014. Exploring estuarine acidification and minumum buffer zone. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI.

H. Wang, X. Hu, R.E. Turner, W. Cai, N. Rabalais. 2014. Stable isotope composition of remineralizing organic carbon In the Northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf sediments. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

J. Xue, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang. 2014. Relative rates and stoichiometry ratios of organic matter respiration in bottom water of the northern Gulf of Mexico during summertime. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

N.N. Rabalais, L.M. Smith, R.E. Turner, E.B. Overton, X. Hu, W. Cai. 2014. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Gulf of Mexico Shelf Hypoxia. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, and N.N. Rabalais. 2013. Organic carbon remineralization stoichiometry - a useful indicator for detecting oil degradation in water column. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. New Orleans, LA.

V. Schoef, X. Hu, A.G. Grottoli, W.-J. Cai, M.E. Warner, T. Melman, H. Xu, Q. Li, Y. Wang, K. Hoadley, D.T. Pettay, J. Baumann, and Y. Matsui. 2012. Coral calcification under elevated pCO2 and temperature: A Comparison of the buoyant weight and alkalinity anomaly method. Third Symposium on Ocean in a High CO2 world. Monterey, CA.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, and N.N. Rabalais. 2011. Remineralization of petroleum hydrocarbon in the hypoxic bottom waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator One Year Update Workshop. St. Petersburg, FL.

X. Hu and W.-J. Cai.2010. An assessment of continental shelf anaerobic processes on oceanic alkalinity budget. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

W.-J. Huang, X. Hu, and W.-J. Cai. 2010. Biogeochemical controls on carbonate saturation and pH in coastal oceans influenced by large rivers. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang, M.C. Murrell, J.C. Lehrter, S.E. Lohrenz, Y. Wang, X. Guo, F. Chen, and K. Gundersen. 2010. Enhanced ocean acidification in the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic bottom waters. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

X. Hu , Wei-Jun Cai, W.-J. Huang, Y. Wang, X. Guo, B. Chen, and L. Xue. 2010. Enhanced acidification of the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf waters caused by hypoxia. OCB Summer Workshop, San Diego, CA.

X. Hu, D. J. Burdige and R. C. Zimmerman. 2009. Light controls carbon isotope signatures of turtlegrass across the Great Bahamas Bank. CERF meeting, Portland, OR.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, and T.-H. Peng.2008. Increase in anthropogenic CO2 in the Caribbean Sea over the period of 1997-2003 and its implications toward the carbon cycle in the Gulf of Mexico. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, W.-J. Huang, L.-Q. Jiang, Y. Wang, T.-H. Peng. 2008. Surface Ocean Alkalinity Distribution in the Western North Atlantic Ocean Margins. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

X. Hu, W.-J. Cai, Y. Wang, and X. Guo. 2008. Carbon cycling in two brine water charged cold seep sediments in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The 14th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL.

W. Cai, L. Jiang, Y. Wang, X. Hu, J. Bauer, J. DeAlteris, and C. Hopkinson. 2008. Spatial and temporal variability of carbon dioxide signals and the biogeochemical controls in the South Atlantic Bight. The 14th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Burdige, D.J., X. Hu and R.C. Zimmerman. 2007. Carbonate dissolution in shallow water carbonate platform sediments. Ocean Acidification Workshop, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.

X. Hu . 2007. Seagrass-mediated carbonate dissolution and early diagenesis in the Bahamas Bank sediments. The University of Georgia.

Burdige, D.J., X. Hu and R.C. Zimmerman. 2006. Carbonate dissolution rates in permeable carbonate platform sediments. Gordon Research Conference on Permeable Sediments, Waterville, ME.

Burdige, D.J., X. Hu and R.C. Zimmerman. 2006. Quantifying carbonate dissolution rates in shallow water carbonate platform sediments. The 13 th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu HI.

X. Hu . and D.J. Burdige. 2005. Pore water carbonate recrystallization - an observation from an incubation study. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, Tilton, NH.

Burdige, D.J., X. Hu and R.C. Zimmerman. 2005. A carbonate dissolution budget for shallow water carbonate platforms. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, Tilton, NH.

Burdige, D.J. and X.Hu. 2005. Isotopic evidence for shallow-water carbonate dissolution and reprecipitation. The 15 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, ID.

X. Hu and D.J. Burdige. 2004. Stable carbon isotopes in tropical sediment pore waters. The 12th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

X. Hu and D.J. Burdige. 2003. The role of oxygen input on sedimentary carbonate dissolution - a simulation experiment. Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, Tilton, NH.

X. Hu and D.J. Burdige. 2003. Dissolved carbohydrates and dissolved organic carbon in carbonate sediments, Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.


Talks

"Disparate Responses of Estuarine and Ocean Acidification to Aerobic Respiration" - Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS (Sept 13, 2018).

"Estuarine Acidification - Through the Looking Glass" - Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (April 16, 2018).

"Estuarine Acidification, A Subtropical (Texas) Flavor” - Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing Network (G-CAN) Webinar (May 18, 2017).

“Ocean Acidification – Myths, Facts, and a Case Study in a South Texas Estuary” - Harte Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX. (February 19, 2016).

"Estuarine Acidification in the Context of Ocean Acidification a Theoretical Exploration" - TAMU Galveston Marine Biology Seminar Series, Department of Marine Biology - TAMU Galveston, Galveston, TX. (November 21, 2013).

"Estuarine Acidification in the Context of Ocean Acidification a Theoretical Exploration" - UTMSI Technician Seminar Series, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX. (October 25, 2013).

"Estuarine Acidification – Controls and Implications" - Harte Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX. (April 12, 2013).

 

FUNDED RESEARCH

Current

TAMUCC Texas Comprehensive Research Fund - "Quantifying Estuarine CO2 Flux Using Chamber and Eddy Covariance Methods" (09/01/2018-08/31/2019) (PI, internal grant)

Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences – "Ocean and Coastal Acidification Monitoring at Aransas Ship Channel" (04/01/2018-03/31/2019) (PI)

National Science Foundation – “RAPID: Capturing the Signature of Hurricane Harvey on Texas Coastal Lagoons” (10/01/2017-08/31/2019) (co-PI)

National Science Foundation – “CAREER: The Impact of Hydrologic State on CO2 Flux and Acidification in Subtropical Estuaries” (05/01/2017-04/30/2022) (PI)

Texas General Land Office - “Evaluating Groundwater Exported Acidity in Copano Bay” –  (10/1/2016-3/31/2019) (PI)

NOAA – “The Hydrological Switch: A Novel Mechanism Explains Eutrophication and Acidification of Estuaries” – (09/01/2015 – 08/31/2019) (co-PI)

Past

Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program - "Mechanistic Modeling of Bottom Water Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Baffin Bay" - (09/01/2016-02/28/2018) (PI)

Texas Water Development Board - "Water Quality Monitoring of Mid-Coast Estuaries." - (01/01/2016-06/30/2017) (co-PI)

Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program - "Ocean and Coastal Acidification Monitoring" - (11/01/2015-10/31/2017) (PI)

Texas Sea Grant - "Identification of Organic Matter Sources Contributing to Hypoxia Formation in Two Eutrophic South Texas Estuaries: Relationships to Watershed Land use Practices." - (02/01/2014-08/31/2017) (co-PI)

Gulf Research Initiative - "Dynamics of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Dissolved Oxygen Following Natural or Man-made Petroleum Carbon Release into Marine Environments" - (12/01/2012-08/31/2016) (TAMUCC PI)

TAMUCC Texas Research Development Fund - "Alkalinity Decline and Acidification in Dewatering Estuaries." - (09/01/2014-08/31/2015) (PI, internal grant)

Texas Water Development Board - "Water Quality Monitoring of Mid-Coast Estuaries." - (07/01/2014-06/30/2015) (co-PI)

National Science Foundation - "MRI: Acquisition of Elemental Stable Isotope Chemistry (ESIC) Mass Spectrometer" - (10/1/2013-09/30/2014) (co-PI)

TAMUCC Research Enhancement Fund - "Estuarine Minimum Buffer Zone - a Proof of Concept" - (09/01/2013-08/31/2014) (PI, internal grant)

Gulf Research Initiative - "Impact of Oil Spill on Summer Hypoxia and Water Chemistry in the Northern Gulf of Mexico" - (06/2011-11/2011) (co-PI)

 

OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE/FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCE

08/2016 Hypoxia Cruise in Northern Gulf of Mexico on board R/V Pelican (2 days)

07/2015 Shelfwide Hypoxia Cruise in Northern Gulf of Mexico on board R/V Pelican (7 days)

11/2013 Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary on board R/V Manta (1 day)

07/2013 Shelfwide Hypoxia Cruise in Northern Gulf of Mexico on board R/V Pelican (8 days)

07/2012 Shelfwide Hypoxia Cruise in Northern Gulf of Mexico on board R/V Pelican (8 days)

07/2010 Shelfwide Hypoxia Cruise in Northern Gulf of Mexico on board R/V Pelican (10 days)

04/2009 GOM-Mississippi River Estuary cruise on board R/V Cape Hatteras (12 days)

01/2009 GOM-Mississippi River Estuary cruise on board R/V Cape Hatteras (12 days)

04-05/2008 GOM-LUMCON cruise on board R/V Pelican (7 days)

09/2007, 01/2008, 06/2008 Technical Service to NOAA Buoy #41008 (1 day each)

07-08/2007 GOMECC Cruise on board R/V Ronald H. Brown (25 days)

08-09/2006 Gulf of Mexico Cruise on board R/V Seward Johnson and Sub Johnson-Sea-Link II (16 days)

03-04/2004 Cruise to the Bahama Bank on board R/V F. G. Walton Smith (20 days)

05-06/2003 Field trip to Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas

05-06/2002 Field trip to Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

 

PROPOSAL REVIEWS FOR

  • American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Schmidt Ocean Institute
  • State Sea Grant Programs

 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS FOR

  • Aquatic Geochemistry
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • Biogeosciences
  • Chemical Geology
  • Continental Shelf Research
  • Deep-Sea Research I
  • Deep-Sea Research II
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Estuaries and Coasts
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences
  • Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
  • Journal of Marine Systems
  • Journal of Oceanography
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Ocean Modelling
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • Science
  • Scientific Reports
  • Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • The ISME Journal

 

WORK REPORT REVIEW FOR

  • U.S. Congressional Research Service - “Ocean Acidification”

 

COMMUNITY AND UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • Member, Steering Committee, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network (G-CAN), 2017-.
  • Member, Environmental Council, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2016-.
  • Member, Graduate Council, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2016-.
  • Strategic Plan Steering Committee, College of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2014-.
  • Guest Speaker for 4th Grade's "Ocean Planning Week", Windsor Park Elementary School, Corpus Christi, TX (April 4, 2016).
  • Seach Committee Member, Tenure-Track Faculty Search for the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Collge of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2014-2015.
  • Seach Committee Chair, Tenure-Track Faculty Search for the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Collge of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2014-2015.
  • Seach Committee Cochair, Tenure-Track Faculty Search for the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Collge of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2013-2014.
  • Seach Committee Member, Department Chair Search for the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Collge of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2013-2014.
  • Seach Committee Member, Tenure-Track Faculty Search for the Department of Life Sciences, Collge of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2013-2014.