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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

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People who work in this area of research

Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
ruai5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Tom Bell

Ocean/atmosphere biogeochemist
tbe5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Bailey Biggar

MRes student
bbig5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
sabr5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
iaian25/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Patrick Downes

PhD Student
pad5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
jrfi5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
caha5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Agathe Hellich

Research assistant/intern
aghe5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
fhop5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Oban Jones

Marine Science and Technology Technician
obj5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
vak5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
apre5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
tjsm5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
gat5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jasmin Urwick

PhD student
jaur5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
emsw5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
miya5/20/2022 10:14:39 PM@pml.ac.uk