Micro-ARC

Understanding the links between pelagic microbial ecosystems and organic matter cycling in the changing Arctic (μARC)

Lead Investigators

  • Dr Michael Cunliffe

    Co-lead investigator, Marine Biological Association (MBA)

    I am a marine microbial biologist and ecologist, and hold a joint appointment between the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and the University of Plymouth. I am the co-lead investigator of the Micro-ARC project and will lead the microbial components of the research.

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  • Professor Dr Anja Engel

    Co-lead investigator, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

    Anja Engel a professor for Biological Oceanography at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany. Her research addresses biogeochemical processes, with emphasis on microbial carbon cycling, within the upper water column, at the interface with the atmosphere as well as export processes to the Deep Sea. Anja is a co-lead investigator in the Micro-ARC project, co-funded by BMBF and NERC.

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