Dr Vassilis Kitidis


Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)

Dr Vassilis Kitidis has interests which lie in the biogeochemical cycling of key elements (O, C, N) in the marine environment. Elemental cycles are intimately connected in the Earth system through its living component, taking a holistic approach to his research. I work on processes that operate at the sea-air interface, through the water column and in sediments. Key interests include the photochemical cycling of dissolved organic matter, carbonate chemistry and greenhouse gas cycling and benthic nitrogen cycling.


Key Projects

Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry (UK-NERC)

Greenhouse Gases (UK-NERC)

Carbochange (EU – FP7)

Other Activities

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) quality control committee 


Kitidis, Tilstone, Serret, Smyth, Torres, and Robinson., 2014. Oxygen Photolysis in the Mauritanian Upwelling: Implications for Net Community Production. Limnology and Oceanography . 59: 299-310.

Laverock, B., Kitidis, V., Tait, K., Gilbert, J.A., Osborn, A.M., Widdicombe, S., 2013. Bioturbation determines the response of benthic ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms to ocean acidification. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 368, 20120441-20120441.

Kitidis, Hardman-Mountford, Litt, Brown, Cummings, Hartman, Hydes, Fishwick, Harris, Martinez-Vicente, Woodward and Smyth, 2012. Seasonal dynamics of the carbonate system in the Western English Channel. Continental Shelf Research. 42: 30-40

Kitidis, Laverock, McNeill, Beesley, Cummings, Tait, Osborn and Widdicombe, 2011. Impact of ocean acidification on benthic and water column ammonia oxidation. Geophysical Research Letters. 38: doi:10.1029/2011GL049095

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