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Ms Korinna Kunde BSc Earth and Space Sciences

Postgraduate research student

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Ms Korinna Kunde is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.


2013-2016: BSc Earth and Space Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen (Germany). Dissertation title: Dissolved Distributions of Selected Trace Metals and Strontium in the Water Column of the Southeast Atlantic Ocean. Award for best oral presentation at Jacobs University’s Geoscience Student Conference 2016.

2015: Summer School Marine Masters – Exploring the Wadden Sea, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel (Netherlands)

Practical Experience

2015: Intern at Marine Geology department, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel (Netherlands)

2014: Intern at Glaciology department, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (Germany)

Research interests

My primary research interest lies in the biogeochemical cycling of macro- and micro-nutrients in the ocean. Projects during my undergraduate studies included the effect of Saharan dust input on the Atlantic nutrient budget and the cycling of trace metals in the upwelling and estuarine regions of the south Atlantic. Currently I am focusing on the potential of Zn, Fe and P to (co-)limit primary production in oligotrophic systems. The trace metals Zn and Fe act as co-factors in enzymatic processes that govern the acquisition of phosphate by phytoplankton from the dissolved organic phosphorus pool where more readily accessible inorganic phosphate is scarce. I aim to determine the bioavailable fractions of both trace metals in the subtropical North Atlantic and to put them in the context of the phosphorus cycling in this region.

Research Project: Zinc and iron bioavailability and acquisition in the subtropical ocean


Professor Maeve Lohan
Professor C Mark Moore

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

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2015: M121, RV Meteor. Trace metals and their isotopes in the southeast Atlantic as part of the international GEOTRACES project (cruise section GA08)

Ms Korinna Kunde
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/186/01

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