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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

Latest publications

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People who work in this area of research

Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
ruai2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
tbe2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
sabr2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
iaian22/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
jaur2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
jrfi2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
caha2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
fhop2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
vak2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
apre2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
tjsm2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
gat2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
emsw2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
miya2/5/2023 2:27:25 PM@pml.ac.uk