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Professor C Mark Moore BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry, Head of School

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Mark Moore is Head of School and Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry within the School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

My research interests focus on resource limitation of marine phytoplankton and other microbes alongside the physical causes and biogeochemical consequences of these processes.

He is a sea-going scientist predominantly working on marine nutrient and carbon cycling and contributes to teaching within undergraduate and graduate Marine Biology and Oceanography degree programmes.

Career and qualification history

2020-present: Head of School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

2015-present: Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

2014-2015: Reader, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

2009-2014: RCUK Research fellowship, University of Southampton

2005-2009: NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Essex later moved to University of Southampton

2002-2005: Postdoctoral Research fellowships at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and University of Essex

1998-2002: PhD Oceanography, University of Southampton

1995-1998: MSc. Oceanography, University of Southampton

1995-1997: Analytical Chemistry Technician, South West Water Scientific Services

1992-1995: BSc Mathematics, Bristol University

Research interests

Specialisms: Marine biogeochemistry and phytoplankton ecophysiology

I am a biogeochemical oceanographer with broad interests relating to the cycling of nutrients and carbon within marine systems alongside the physiology and ecology of the microbes that drive these cycles. My research is highly inter-disciplinary and undertaken in collaboration with a number of national and international partners. Using a combination of laboratory experimentation, numerical modelling and fieldwork, we conduct research into the ecophysiological processes, physical causes and biogeochemical consequences of microbial resource limitation. We also take a special interest in phytoplankton photosynthetic physiology, including the application and development of biophysics techniques in close collaboration with state of the art instrument manufacturers.

PhD supervision

Lead or co-supervisor for 7 PhD students (11 completed)

Research projects:

Atlantic BiogeoChemical (ABC) Fluxes

Carbon Uptake and Seasonal Traits in Antarctic Remineralisation Depth (CUSTARD)

Controls over Ocean Mesopelagic Interior Carbon Storage (COMICS)

Single Turnover Active Fluorometry for Aquatic Primary Productivity (STAFES-APP)

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Affiliate research group

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS)

Research project(s)

Tapping the Unused Potential of Photosynthesis

  • Head of School of Ocean and Earth Science
  • Member of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Peer Review College and Marine Facilities Advisory Board
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SOES2006 Phytoplankton and primary production – module leader

SOES6070 Applied Oceanography and fieldwork – module leader

Professor C Mark Moore
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

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