Arctic Prize Researchers

Dr Andrew Yool

Dr Andrew Yool is a research scientist in the Marine Systems Modelling (MSM) group at NOC, Southampton. His research focuses on the role of plankton ecosystems in marine biogeochemical cycles, and he has worked in modelling the ocean’s elemental cycles across a range of physical frameworks, from the global-scale to the Arctic. Currently, he leads development of the marine biogeochemistry model MEDUSA within the joint NERC-UKMO earth system model, UKESM1, the UK contribution to the next IPCC assessment report. Within Arctic PRIZE, he will be investigating improvements to MEDUSA’s representation of Arctic primary production as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6). Within DIAPOD, he will be investigating improvements to MEDUSA’s representation of Arctic zooplankton as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6). Within ARISE, he will be evaluating MEDUSA against the more advanced PISCES model to assist MEDUSA’s development for UKESM2 as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6).
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Dr Sian Henley

Dr Sian Henley is a NERC Independent Research Fellow currently based at the University of Edinburgh. Sian is a marine biogeochemist with a penchant for nutrient cycling in the polar oceans and how nutrient cycles are changing in response to climate and environmental change, and the feedbacks of those nutrient cycle changes on the climate system. Most of Sian's polar research has focused on Antarctica, with in situ observations of nutrients and their isotopic compositions in seawater, sea ice, glacial ice and sediments forming the backbone of her work. Sian is excited about applying and adapting her skills learned in the Antarctic to the rapidly changing Arctic Ocean as part of both the Arctic PRIZE and ChAOS projects.

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