My research interests revolve around the biological cycling of nutrients and the flux of greenhouse gases in estuarine, coastal and oceanic waters.
I use state of the art analytical instrumentation and procedures to investigate the impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on biogeochemical cycles and on the exchange of trace gases between water and atmosphere.
During the NERC/Defra UK Ocean Acidification Programme, myself and colleagues showed how the production of nitrous oxide by nitrification was sensitive to the increasing acidification of Polar Ocean waters. During PETRA we aim to extend this analysis to examine how ocean acidification and increasing temperature and light might affect the air-sea exchange of climatically active gases nitrous oxide, methane, carbon monoxide and dimethylsulphide.
UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science
For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean. The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have jointly invested almost £8 million in 12 new projects to carry… Read more03 July 2018