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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Professor C Mark Moore BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Oceanography

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

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

BSc Mathematics, Bristol University (1995)

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

MSc. Oceanography, University of Southampton, (1998)

PhD Oceanography, University of Southampton, (2002)

Postdoctoral Research fellowships at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and University of Essex (2002-2005), Awarded NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Essex (2005) moving to University of Southampton (2007), Awarded RCUK Research fellowship, University of Southampton, (2009)

Research interests

Specialisms: Marine phytoplankton ecophysiology and biogeochemistry

Current areas of active research include:

  • Phytoplankton ecophysiology, including mechanisms of photoacclimation and mechanistic understanding of iron stress.
  • Understanding large scale patterns of nutrient limitation in the modern ocean.
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence and other biophysical techniques. 
  • Nutrient limitation of oceanic nitrogen fixation including iron stress physiology. 
  • Interactions between nutrient biogeochemistry and ocean circulation, from turbulence, through fronts and mesoscale eddies to global scales.

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Research project(s)

UK ocean acidification impacts on the surface ocean (UKOARP)

CaNDyFloSS: Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes over Shelf Systems


Phosphorus replacement in diatom lipids: Quantification of phospholipids and non-phosphorus lipids

Marine Algal Biofuel

Quantifying Protein Catalysts in Marine Systems


Lead organiser IGBP/OCB funded working group into Upper water column nutrient limitation.

Treasurer and member of council of Challenger Society for Marine Science UK

Review Editor for Frontiers in Marine Microbiology

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SOES3035 Oceanography Research Training

SOES3009 Shelf seas and shelf edge dynamics

SOES6070 Applied Oceanography and fieldwork

PhD students

Lead or co-supervisor for 6 PhD students

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

Room Number: NOCS/566/04

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