Juliana D’Andrilli

Assistant Professor
Environmental Chemistry
(985) 851-2876
The Lab D’Andrilli Website

Education · Research Interests · Current Projects · Selected Publications


  • Ph.D. 2009 Physical Chemistry
    Florida State University
  • B.S. 2003 Chemistry
    Mary Washington College


The D’Andrilli laboratory researches carbon cycling from the perspective of dissolved organic matter (DOM) evolution biogeochemistry in marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and cryosphere ecosystems by investigating its quality and quantity. Aquatic, terrestrial, and icy environments can store and produce microscopic carbon-based materials (DOM). Humans are contributing to climate warming at a rate that will dramatically alter or reduce these reservoirs within a lifetime. In a warming climate, the release of glacial DOM into surrounding soils, rivers, and oceans is expected to increase greenhouse gases. In the Laboratorio D’Andrilli, we research the amount and type of carbon-based materials (or chemical energy) that are currently stored in glaciers and produced in rivers, soils, and marine waters, so we can predict its impact in the future. At the bulk and molecular-level, DOM composition and character reflect biogeochemical flux and cycling; therefore, identifying its chemical signatures may inform understanding of spatial and temporal patterns throughout aquatic and terrestrial networks. As humans, we can all can use this information to help reduce our carbon footprints and enforce healthy environmental policy in the future as the climate warms and sea-levels rise.

  • Carbon cycling within and connected through cryosphere, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) production, use, storage, and transformation
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Paleoclimatology


  • River restoration from legacy mining in Montana: How do metals complex DOC quality and affect aquatic health?
  • Disentangling challenges of analytical chemistry techniques to measure DOC quality: What chemical species generate freshwater and marine signals?
  • Effects of climate and land use change on DOC and aquatic health for snowpack-fed waters
  • Assessing soil health in the Mississippi River Basin by measuring DOC chemistry
  • Global carbon cycling trends from the last 30,000 years from DOC signals in polar ice cores
  • Ice core DOC chemistry and modern carbon cycling measured from glaciers and polar ice
  • Improving confidence with communication using improvisation exercises and techniques


PDFs are available for all of the published articles listed below. Links at the end of each article will take you directly to the article on the journal’s website. If the article is a free-access publication or if you or your library has an on-line subscription to the journal, you will be able to download and/or print the article directly from the link. If you do not have access to the PDF and would like a reprint of the article, please send me an email. Underlined authors indicate student-led publications.

For a complete list, please see The Lab D’Andrilli Website

  • D’Andrilli, J. & McConnell J.R. Polar ice core organic matter signatures reveal past atmospheric carbon composition and spatial trends across ancient and modern timescales, Journal of Glaciology, 2021, 1–15. doi.org/10.1017/jog.2021.51 [Link]
  • Cooper, W.T., Chanton, J.C, D’Andrilli, J., Hodgkins, S.B., Podgorski, D.C., Stenson, A.C., Tfaily, M.M., Wilson, R.M. A history of molecular level analysis of natural organic matter by FTICR mass spectrometry and the paradigm shift in organic geochemistry, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2020, 1-25. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Fischer, S.J., and Rosario-Ortiz, F.L. Advancing Critical Applications of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for DOM Assessments: Re-Engaging with Mass Spectral Principles, Limitations, and Data Analysis, Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 5: 11654-11656. [Link]
  • *Hawkes, J.A., *D’Andrilli, J., Agar, J.N., Barrow, MP., Berg, S.M., Catalán, N., Chen, H., Chu, R.K., Cole, R.B., Dittmar, T., Gavard, R., Gleixner, G.,  Hatcher, P.G., He, C., Hess, N.J., Hutchins, R.H.S., Ijaz, A., Jones, H.E., Kew, W., Khaksari, M., Palacio Lozano, D.C., Lv, J., Mazzoleni, L.R., Noriega-Ortega, B.E., Osterholz, H., Radoman, N., Remucal, C.K., Schmitt, N.D., Schum, S.K., Shi, Q., Simon, C., Singer, G., Sleighter, R.L., Stubbins, A., Thomas, M.J., Tolic, N., Zhang, S., Zito, P., Podgorski, D.C. An international laboratory comparison of dissolved organic matter composition by high
    resolution mass spectrometry: Are we getting the same answer?, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 2020, 18: 235-258. [Link] *Shared first author
  • Malaska, M.J., Bhartia, R., Manatt, K.S., Priscu, J.C., Abbey, W.J., Mellerowicz, B., Palmowski, J., Paulsen, G.L., Zacny, K., Eshelman, E.J., and D’Andrilli, J. Subsurface in situ detection of microbes and diverse organic matter hotspots in the Greenland ice sheet, Astrobiology, 2020, 12 (20): 1-34. [Link]
  • Joyce, R., Lavender, H., Farrar, J., Werth, J.T., Weber, C.F., D’Andrilli, J., Vaitilingom, M., and Christner, B.C. Biological Ice-Nucleating Particles Deposited Year-Round in Subtropical Precipitation, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2019, 85(23): e01567-19. [Link]
  • Santibáñez, P.A., Michaud, A.B., Vick-Majors, T.J., D’Andrilli, J., Chiuchiolo, A., and Priscu, J.C. Differential incorporation of bacteria, organic matter, and inorganic ions into lake ice during ice formation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2019, 124: 585-600. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Junker, J.R., Smith, H.J., Scholl, E.A., and Foreman, C.M. DOM composition alters ecosystem function during microbial processing of isolated sources, Biogeochemistry, 2019, 142: 281-298. [Link]
  • Smith, H.J., Tigges, M., D’Andrilli, J., Parker, A., Bothner, B., and Foreman, C.M. Dynamic processing of DOM: Insights from exometabolomics, spectroscopy, and spectrometry, Limnology and Oceanography Letters, 2018, 3: 225-235. [Link]
  • Romero, C.M., Engel, R.E., D’Andrilli, J., Chen, C., Zabinski, C., Miller, P.R., and Wallander, R. Patterns of change in permanganate oxidizable soil organic matter from semiarid drylands reflected by absorbance spectroscopy and Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, Organic Geochemistry, 2018, 120: 19-30. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Smith, H.J., Dieser, M., and Foreman, C.M. Climate driven carbon and microbial signatures through the last ice age, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2017, 4: 29-34. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Foreman, C.M., Priscu, J.P., Sigl, M., and McConnell, J.R. A 21,000-year record of fluorescent organic matter markers in the WAIS Divide ice core, Climate of Past, 2017, 13: 533-544. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Cooper, W.T., Foreman, C.M., and Marshall, A.G. An ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry index to estimate natural organic matter lability, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2015, 29: 2385-2401. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Foreman, C.M., Marshall, A.G., and McKnight, D.M. Characterization of IHSS Pony Lake fulvic acid dissolved organic matter from Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and fluorescence spectroscopy, Organic Geochemistry, 2013, 65: 19-28. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Chanton, J.P., P.H. Glaser, and Cooper, W.T. Characterization of dissolved organic matter in northern peatland soil porewaters using ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, Organic Geochemistry, 2010, 41:791-799. [Link]
  • D’Andrilli, J., Dittmar, T., Koch, B.P., Purcell, J.M., Marshall, A.G., and Cooper, W.T. Comprehensive characterization of marine dissolved organic matter by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry with electrospray and atmospheric pressure photo-ionization, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2010, 24 (5), 643-650. [Link]
  • Gonsior, M., Peake, B.M., Cooper, W.T., Podgorski, D.C., D’Andrilli, J., and Cooper, W.J. Photochemically induced changed in dissolved organic matter identified by ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43(3):698–703. [Link]