Dr Andrew Rees
Dr Andrew Rees is a senior scientist at PML.
He has a wide experience within the field of marine nutrient
cycling and phytoplankton productivity, initially on extensive
field surveys of the estuarine and oceanic distribution of
denitrification and nitrous oxide and more recently on the pelagic
uptake and flux of nitrogen with respect to bacterial and
phytoplankton productivity. His published papers relate to
expertise in the use of relevant analytical procedures including
stable isotope mass spectrometry, gas chromatography and nutrient
Dr Rees leads the nutrient cycling group at
PML, and is manager of the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT)
programme (2007–present). Current research projects include the
impact of ocean acidification on the marine nitrogen cycle, the
activity and distribution of nitrogen fixing organisms and the
sea-air flux of nitrous oxide and methane in ocean and coastal
Dr Andrew Rees has written over 50 peer
reviewed research papers.
Selected recent publications
- Rees, A.P. (2012).
Pressures on the marine environment and the changing climate of
ocean biogeochemistry. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2012 370, 5613-5635.
- Rees, A. P.,
I. J.Brown, D. R. Clark, and R.
Torres. 2011. The Lagrangian progression of nitrous oxide within
filaments formed in the Mauritanian upwelling, Geophys. Res. Lett.,
38, L21606, doi:10.1029/2011GL049322.)
- Clark, D.R., P.I. Miller, E.M.S.
Woodward, A.P. Rees. 2011. Inorganic nitrogen
assimilation and regeneration in the coastal upwelling region of
the Iberian Peninsula. Limnol. Oceanogr., 56(5), 2011,
- K.A. Turk, A.P. Rees,
J.P. Zehr, N. Pereira, P. Swift, R. Shelley, M. Lohan, E.M.S.
Woodward and J. Gilbert. 2011. Nitrogen fixation and nitrogenase
(nifH) expression in tropical waters of the eastern North Atlantic.
The ISME Journal , (13 January 2011) |
- M.J. Whitehouse A. Atkinson,A.P. Rees.
2011. Close coupling between ammonium uptake by phytoplankton and
excretion by Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. Deep-Sea Research
I 58 (2011) 725–732.)
- B.B. Ward, A.P. Rees,
P.J. Somerfield, I. Joint. 2011. Linking phytoplankton community
composition to seasonal changes in f ratio. The ISME Journal, 5,
- Wyatt NJ, Kitidis V, Woodward EMS,
Rees AP, Widdicombe S, Lohan M. 2010. Effects of high CO2
on the fixed nitrogen inventory of the Western English Channel.
Journal of Plankton Research, 32(5), 631–641.)
- Rees AP, Dixon JL,
Widdicombe S, Wyatt N. 2009. Observations of nitrogen chemistry and
fluxes under high CO2 conditions: implications for the
Mediterranean Sea. In: Briand F (editor). CIESM, 2008. Impacts of
acidification on biological, chemical and physicalsystems in the
Mediterranean and Black Seas. CIESM Workshop Monographs 36,
- Rees AP,
Gilbert JA, Kelly-Gerreyn BA. 2009. Nitrogen
fixation in the western English Channel (NE Atlantic Ocean). Marine
Ecology Progress Series, 374, 7–12.)
- Rees AP,
Hope SB, Widdicombe CE, Dixon JL, Woodward
EMS, Fitzsimons MF. 2009. Alkaline phosphatase activity in the
western English Channel: Elevations induced by high summertime
rainfall. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81(4),
- Robinson C, Tilstone GH, Rees
AP, Smyth TJ, Fishwick JR, Tarran GA, Luz B, Barkan E,
David E. 2009. Comparison of in vitro and in situ plankton
production determinations. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 54(1),
Key research projects
- Challenger Society for Marine Science
- NERC Peer Review College