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Professor Tom Bibby

Professor Tom Bibby

Professor of Biological Oceanography

Research interests

  • (1) The role of photosynthetic microbes in global biogeochemical cycles(2) The use of photosynthetic microbes for sustainable products

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Tom

Email: tsb@noc.soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 6446

Address: National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus European Way, SO14 3ZH (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research groups

Research interests

  • (1) The role of photosynthetic microbes in global biogeochemical cycles(2) The use of photosynthetic microbes for sustainable products

Current research

Key questions in my research are:

1. What is the role of photosynthetic microbes in dictating past, present and future earth climate?

2. What is the capacity of photosynthetic microbes to evolve to future ocean scenarios?

3. What dictates the efficiency of the flow of energy from light to biomass through the marine ecosystem?

4. Can the physiological state of photosynthetic microbes be detected from satellite?

5. How can ‘omic’ datasets from environmental samples be integrated with Earth System models to improve predictions of the Earth’s future climate?

6.How can novel we harness the metabolic potential of photosynthetic microbes for sustainable products and services.

Research projects

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