Marine Biogeochemistry

Our people

Our group includes over 50 staff and PhD students from around the world.

Dr Amber Annett


Research interests

  • Oceanography
  • Marine biogeochemistry
  • Trace elements

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Anna Hickman


Research interests

  • The role of marine phytoplankton in biogeochemical cycles
  • Phytoplankton ecology, primary production, photo physiology and bio-optics
  • Understanding the physical controls on biological processes and associated feedbacks
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Dr Ben Ward

Principal Research Fellow

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Dr Cynthia Dumousseaud

Marine Biogeochem Specialist Technician
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Professor Maeve Lohan

Professor of Marine Chemistry
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Professor Mark Moore

Professor of Oceanography

Research interests

  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Oceanic nutrient and carbon cycling
  • Phytoplankton photosynthesis

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Mr Michael Stocker

Research interests

  • Nitrogen cycling
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics 
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Dr Phyllis Lam

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Dr. Lam's research interest lies in the functional roles of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycling, particularly the nitrogen and carbon cycles, in diverse marine and aquatic systems. In collaboration with researchers inside and outside the university, her work integrates state-of-the-art molecular ecological techniques, stable isotopic analyses, process rate measurements, hypothesis-driven experimentation and modelling, to disentangle complex microbial interactions and their impacts on biogeochemical environments especially in the context of global change.
  • Current research topics include:
  • Shortcuts in the nitrogen cycle – novel pathways and microbial players for nitrogen remineralisation in the ocean’s twilight zoneMicrobial carbon remineralisation pathways and fluxes in the mesopelagic oceanUsing proteomics tools to disentangle active microbial nitrogen and carbon cycling processes in oceanic oxygen minimum zonesImportance of particle-associated microeukaryotes on the efficiency of oceanic biological carbon pumpMicrobial production and consumption pathways of greenhouse gases
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Mr Spencer Long

Environment Sequencing Facility Manager
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