Allison Myers-Pigg contributes to the development and implementation of the disturbances research campaign as part of the Subsurface Research Science Focus Area project. Her role includes contributing to research activities, fieldwork, laboratory experiments, and study design, and she is a key contributor towards investigation of mechanisms and hydrobiogeochemical impacts of watershed disturbances

Research Interest

  • Interactions between hydrology and biogeochemical cycling
  • Contemporary organic geochemistry
  • Environmental interface biogeochemistry, high-resolution and in-situ

Disciplines and Skills

  • Research expertise in pyrogenic organic matter dynamics, biogeochemistry, and organic geochemistry 

  • Knowledge of impacts of disturbances (e.g fire) on organic matter cycling, including organic matter origin, quality, and quantity in rivers 
  • Leader in the field on utilization of pyrogenic-specific molecular markers (e.g. anhydrosugars) in the environment to investigate environmental processing of PyOM  


  • PhD in Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2016
  • BS in Oceanography, University of Washington, 2011

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • US Permafrost Association
  • Permafrost Young Researchers
  • International Association of Wildland Fire
  • Geological Society of America 
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 
  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Awards and Recognitions

  • Editor’s Citation for Excellence in RefereeingJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2018)
  • Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship (2014)




  • Myers-Pigg AN, P Louchouarn, R Teisserenc. (2017). “Flux of dissolved and particulate low-temperature pyrogenic carbon from two high-latitude rivers across the spring freshet hydrograph.” Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Biogeochemistry. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00038. 


  • Harvey OM, AN Myers-Pigg, LJ Kuo, BP Singh, KA Kuehn, P Louchouarn. (2016). “Discrimination in degradability of soil pyrogenic organic matter follows a return-on-energy-investment principle.” Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01010 
  • Panov AV, AS Prokushkin, MA Korets, AV Bryukhanov, AN Myers-Pigg, P Louchouarn, NV Sidenko, R Amon, MO Andreae, and M Heimann. 2016. “Linking trace gas measurements and molecular tracers of organic matter in aerosols for identification of ecosystem sources and types of wildfires in Central Siberia.” IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 48 012017. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/48/1/012017


  • Myers-Pigg AN, P Louchouarn, RMW Amon, A Prokushkin, K Pierce, and A Rubstov. (2015). “Labile pyrogenic dissolved organic carbon in major Siberian Arctic rivers: Implications for wildfire-stream metabolic linkages.” Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2014GL062762.