The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Professor Maeve Lohan PhD

Professor of Marine Chemistry

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BSc, University College Galway, Ireland (1996)
MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton, (1999)
PhD Oceanography, University of Southampton, (2003)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of California Santa Cruz (2003-2005)
Lecturer University of Plymouth 2005-2010
Reader University of Plymouth 2010-2013
Professor of Marine Chemistry, University of Plymouth (2013-2015)






Research interests

  • Understanding the chemical speciation and fate of trace elements in the marine environment
  • Trace metal limitation of marine phytoplankton and Interactions between trace metals and planktonic organisms in the marine environment
  • Determine how trace metal fluxes are modified at the ocean margins with an emphasis on sources and sinks at the continental shelves
  • The role that marine particles play in the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in the ocean

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Research project(s)

The supply of iron from shelf sediments to the ocean


Co-chair of Standards and Intercalibration Committee for GEOTRACES

GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee member

Associate editor for Limnology Oceanography Methods

Associate editor for Frontiers in Marine Biogeochemistry




Book Chapters

SOES2018 Geochemistry

Professor Maeve Lohan
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