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Sergei Katsev

Associate Professor

Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota Duluth
2205 E. 5th St.,
Research Laboratory Building 230
Duluth, MN 55812

Tel. (218) 726-6057

Fax: (218) 726-6979

email: skatsev at



  • Cycling of nutrients, major and trace elements in sediment and their fluxes across the sediment-water interface.
  • Modeling the effects of natural and anthropogenic changes in aquatic environments on sediment-water exchanges and preservation of sediment paleo records.
  • Physics and geochemistry of the water column.


University of Ottawa, Ph.D.
Belarus State University, Diploma (M.Sc.)


  • Phys2011 General Physics
  • Phys2021 Modern Physics
  • Phys2022 Classical Physics
  • Phys5053 Data Analysis Methods


Jones C., S.A. Crowe, A. Sturm, K.L. Leslie, L. MacLean, S. Katsev, C. Henny, D.A. Fowle, and D.E. Canfield (2011) Biogeochemistry of manganese in ferruginous Lake Matano, Indonesia.Biogeosciences 8: 2977-2991.

S.A. Crowe, S. Katsev, K. Leslie, A. Sturm, C. Magen, S. Nomosatryo, W. Reeburgh, J.A. Roberts, L. Golzalez, A. Mucci, B. Sundby, and D. Fowle (2011) The methane cycle in ferruginous Lake Matano. Geobiology 9: 61-78.

S. Katsev, S.A. Crowe, A. Mucci, B. Sundby, S. Nomosatryo, G. D. Haffner, and D. A. Fowle. (2010) Mixing and its effects on biogeochemistry in persistently stratified, deep, tropical Lake Matano, Indonesia. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55: 763-776.

Peña M.A., S. Katsev, T. Oguz, and D. Gilbert (2010) Modelling dissolved oxygen dynamics and coastal hypoxia: A review. Biogeosciences 7: 933-957.

S.A. Crowe, C.-A. Jones, S. Katsev, A.H. O’Neill, A. Sturm, D.E. Canfield, G.D. Haffner, A. Mucci, B. Sundby, and D.A. Fowle (2008) Photoferrotrophs thrive in an Archean Ocean analogue. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 15938-15943.

S.A. Crowe, A.H. O’Neill, S. Katsev, P. Hehanussa, G.D. Haffner, B. Sundby, A. Mucci, and D.A. Fowle (2008) The biogeochemistry of tropical lakes: A case study from ancient Lake Matano, Indonesia. Limnology and Oceanography 53, 319-331.

Katsev, S., G. Chaillou, B. Sundby, and A. Mucci (2007) Effect of progressive oxygen depletion on sediment diagenesis and fluxes: A model for the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 2555-2568.

Katsev, S., I. Tsandev, I. L'Heureux, and D.G. Rancourt (2006) Factors controlling long term phosphorus efflux in lake sediments: Exploratory reaction-transport modeling, Chemical Geology 234, 127-147.

Katsev, S., B. Sundby, and A. Mucci (2006) Modeling vertical migrations of the redox boundary in sediments: Application to deep basins of the Arctic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 51, 1581-1593.

Crow, S.A., A.H. O'Neill, S. Katsev, P. Hehanussa, G.D. Haffner, B. Sundby, A. Mucci, D. Fowle (2006) Lake Matano water chemistry: Insights into trace metal and phosphate cycling in Fe-rich environments. Proceedings of the Symposium on Malili Lakes, Indonesian Institute of Science, Jakarta, Indonesia, March 17, 2006.

L'Heureux, I. and S. Katsev (2006) Oscillatory zoning in (Ba,Sr)SO4 solid solution: Microscopic and cellular automata models. Chemical Geology 225, 230-243.

Katsev, S., D.G. Rancourt, and I. L'Heureux (2004) dSED: A database tool for modeling sediment early diagenesis, Computers & Geosciences 30, 959-967.

L'Heureux, I. and S. Katsev (2004) Model of oscillatory zoning in the (Ba,Sr)SO4 solid solution system. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68, Suppl. A75.

Katsev, S. and I. L'Heureux (2003) Are Hurst exponents estimated from short or irregular time series meaningful? Computers & Geosciences 29, 1085-1089.

Katsev, S. and I. L'Heureux (2002) Autocatalytic model of oscillatory zoning in experimentally grown (Ba,Sr)SO4 solid solution, Physical Review E 66, 066206.

Katsev, S. and I. L'Heureux (2001) Two-dimensional model of banding pattern formation in minerals by means of coarsening waves: Mississippi Valley-type sphalerite, Physics Letters A 292, 66-74.

Katsev, S., I. L'Heureux, and A. D. Fowler (2001) Mechanism and duration of banding in Mississippi Valley-type sphalerite, Geophysical Research Letters 28, 24, 4643-4646.

Katsev, S. and I. L'Heureux (2000) Impact of environmental noise on oscillatory pattern formation in crystal growth: plagioclase feldspar. Physical Review E 61, 5, 4972-4979.

Alexander, D. and S. Katsev (1996) Geometrical consideration in imaging the solar corona, Solar Physics 167(1/2), 153-166.

Katsev, S. and D. Alexander (1995) The effects of geometry in the solar corona, J. Undergrad. Res. 2, 157-167.

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