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Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations

Developing our understanding of key marine biogeochemical processes and their multiple exchanges with terrestrial, atmospheric and benthic environments.

The ‘Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations (MBO)’ group explores the natural variability and the impact of man's activities on the marine environment from local to global scales.

Boasting a wealth of expertise, datasets and hardware that span local, regional and basin scales, the team has a truly pole-to-pole capability.

The group’s areas of focus include:

  • Understanding the key processes in the biogeochemical cycling of organic and inorganic carbon and nutrients in contrasting environments, the factors controlling them and the fluxes between different systems

  • Identifying how the composition and cleanliness of marine air varies over time and space

  • Seeking ways to better inform clean air legislation on sulphur and nitrogen gases, and particulates

People who work in this area of research

Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
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Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
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Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
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Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
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Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
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Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
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Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
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Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Professor Rees

Marine biogeochemist
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Professor Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
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Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
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Dr Juliane Wihsgott

Digital Oceanographer
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Bethany Wilkinson

Junior Biogeochemist
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E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
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Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
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