Jorge Sarmiento

Ph.D., Geology

Princeton University

Professor, Emeritus, Director of SOCCOM Program

Jorge Sarmiento is the George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University. He has published widely on the oceanic cycles of climatically important chemicals such as carbon dioxide, on the use of chemical tracers to study ocean circulation, and on the impact of climate change on ocean biogeochemistry.


Kearney K, Stock C., Sarmiento J., 2013, Amplification and attenuation of increased primary production in a marine food web., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491, 1 – 14, DOI 10.3354/meps10484, link

Cheung W.W.L., Sarmiento J.L., Pauly D., 2013, Approaches to modeling and projecting climate change effects on marine ecosystems and fisheries., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Climate Change, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 70, 1069-1074

Cheung W., Frölicher T., Asch R., Jones M., Pinsky M., Reygondeau G., Rodgers K., Rykaczewski R., Sarmiento J., Stock C., Watson J., 2015, Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change, Climate Change, Marine Management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, link

Kearney K.A., Stock C., Aydin K., Sarmiento J.L., 2012, “Coupling Planktonic Ecosystem and Fisheries Food Web Models for a Pelagic Ecosystem: Description and Validation for the Subarctic Pacific”., Marine Ecosytem, Ecological Modelling, 237-238, 43-62, DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.04.006, link

Beaulieu C., Henson S.A., Sarmiento J.L., Dunne J.P., Doney S.C., Rykaczewski R.R., Bopp L., 2013, Factors challenging our ability to detect long-term trends in ocean chlorophyll., Oceanography, Biogeosciences, 10, 2711-2724, DOI 10.5194/bg-10-2711-2013, link

Österblom H., Merrie A., Metian M., Boonstra W.J., Blenckner R., Watson J.R., Rykaczewski R.R., Ota Y., Sarmiento J.L., Christensen V., Schlüter M., Birnbaum S., Gustavsson B.G., Humborg C., Mörth C-M., Müeller-Karulis B., Tomczak M.T., Troell M., Folke C., 2013, Modeling social-ecological scenarios in marine systems., Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries Management, Governance, BioScience, 63, 735-744, DOI 10.1093/bioscience/63.9.735, link

Stock, C. A., John, J. G., Rykaczewski, R. R., Asch, R. G., Cheung, W. W. L., Dunne, J. P., Friedland, K. D., Lam, V. W. Y., Sarmiento, J. L., Watson, R. A. , 2017, Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity, Fisheries Management, Biodiversity, Policy, PNAS, doi:10.1073, link

Cheung W.W.L., Sarmiento J.L., Dunne J., Frölicher T.L., Lam V., Palomares D.M.L., Watson R., Pauly D., 2013, Shrinking of fishes exacerbates impacts of global ocean changes on marine ecosystems., Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries, Climate Change, Nature Climate Change, 3, 254-258, DOI 10.1038/nclimate1691, link

Carter B., Frölicher T.,Dunne J., Rodgers K., Slater R., Sarmiento J., 2016, When can ocean acidification impacts be detected from decadal alkalinity measurements?, Oceanography, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 4, Pages 595-612, link

Nereus alumnus Rebecca Asch (East Carolina University) writes a blog about her upcoming publication in the journal Global Change Biology, which focuses on how climate change is influencing seasonality, thereby creating critical mismatches in the timing between fish spawning and phytoplankton blooms in marine food webs.