Ecological Effects Branch
- B.S., Oregon State University; Chemistry, 1976
- Graduate, Advanced Electronic Program, Naval School Command 1972
- Manager, Integrated Stable Isotope Research Facility (ISIRF)
- 1986-2006: Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University
- 1982-1986: Manager, Acoustic Navigation System, Oregon State University
- 1979-1982: Research Assistant, College of Oceanography, Oregon State University
- 1978-1979: Chemistry Technician, USDA Forest Science Lab, Corvallis Oregon
- 1976-1979: Student Worker, College of Oceanography, Oregon State University
- 1971-1975: US Navy Advanced Electronics Field. USS Aspro, SSN-648
Research Interests and Skills:
- Analytical Chemistry, Electronics
- Stable Isotope measurement, and methods
- Instrumentation and automation
- Faculty Research Assistant (Courtesy) College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, 2007 to 2012
- EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service - Salmon Freshwater Habitat Team (2010)
- Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award – Presented by the faculty senate at Oregon State University (2005)
- Faculty Research Assistant Recognition Award” – Presented by graduate students and staff at the OSU College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science (2004)
- Kayler Z.E., E.W. Sulzman, J.D. Marshall, A.C. Mix, W.D. Rugh, and B.J. Bond. (2008) A laboratory comparison of two methods used to estimate the isotopic composition of soil d13CO2 efflux at steady state. Rapid Commum. Mass Spectrom. 2008;22: 2333-2538
- Pypker, TG, AC Mix, MH Unsworth, W Rugh, T Ocheltree, K Alstad and BJ Bond (2006) Can isotopic analysis in cold air drainage be used to quantify ecosystem function in complex terrain? Ecological Applications 17:712–714.
- Crow, S., Sulzman, E. W., Rugh, W. D., Bowden, R. D. & Lajtha, K. (2006) Isotopic analysis of respired CO2 during decomposition of separated soil organic matter pools. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 38 (11), p.3279-3291.
- Torres, M. E. A.C. Mix, W. Rugh (2005) Precise d13C analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon in natural waters using automated headspace sampling and continuous-flow mass spectrometry. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 3, 349-360.
- Ortiz, J.D., A.C. Mix, W. Rugh, J.M. Watkins, and R.W. Collier (1996). Deep-dwelling planktonic foraminifera of the northeastern Pacific Ocean reveal environmental control of oxygen and carbon isotopic disequilibria. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 60/22, 4509-4523.
- Mix, A.C., N.G. Pisias, W. Rugh, J. Wilson, A. Morey and T. Hagelberg (1995). Benthic foraminiferal stable isotope record from Site 849, 0-5 Ma: Local and global climate changes. In: Pisias, N.G., L. Mayer, T. Janecek, A. Palmer-Julson, T.H. van Andel (eds.), Proc. ODP, Scientific Results 138, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 371-412.
- P. Linke, E. Suess, M. Torres, V. Martens, W. Rugh, W. Ziebis and L. D. Kulm (1994). In situ measurement of fluid flow from cold seeps at active continental margins Deep-Sea Research. Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 721-739.
- Mix, A.C., W. Rugh, N.G. Pisias, S. Veirs, Leg 138 Shipboard Sedimentologists, and the Leg 138 Scientific Party, (1992). Color reflectance spectroscopy: A tool for rapid characterization of deep sea sediments. In: Mayer, L., Pisias, N., Janecek, T. et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Repts. 138 (2 volumes), College Station, TX, (Ocean Drilling Program), 67-77.
- A.C. Mix, W.D. Rugh, N.G. Pisias, S. Viers (1991). Color Reflectance Spectroscopy: A tool for rapid characterization of deep sea sediments. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, Vol. 130. pp. 67-77.
- A.C. Mix, N.G. Pisias, R. Zahn, W.D. Rugh, C. Lopez, K. Nelson (1991). Carbon-13 in pacific deep and intermediate waters, 0-370 kyr BP: Implications for ocean circulation and Pleistocene CO2. Paleoceanography, Vol. 6, pp. 205-226.
- L.D. Kulm, E. Suess, J.C. Moore, B. Carson, B.T. Lewis, S.D. Ritger, D.C. Kadko, T.M. Thornburg, R.W. Embley, W.D. Rugh, G.J. Massoth, M.G. Langseth, G.R. Cochrane, R.L. Scamman (1986). Oregon subduction zone; Venting, Fauna and Carbonates. Science, Vol. 231, pp. 561-566.
- W. D. Rugh (1979). Instrumentation for the detection and discrimination of odors. Senior Thesis, Chemistry Department, Oregon State University.