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Biography

My research ranges from microbial physiology to Earth system science on timescales from hours to decades. To allow this wide range of relevant processes to be integrated, I am building a global ocean biogeochemical model that is based on plankton functional types (a Dynamic Green Ocean Model). To keep this model realistic and allow extrapolation into climate change scenarios, I place strong emphasis on data-synthesis of observations to derive model equations, estimate parameters and to evaluate the results. Moreover, I incorporate known physical mechanisms and ecological relationships as additional constraints. To make use of developments in this range of research fields, I instigate and participate in many UK and international collaborations.

 

•    Research Officer (staff) at UEA 2007-present
•    SRA (post-doc) at UEA 2005-2007
•    post-doc at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany 2001-2005
•    post-doc Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Spain, 1998-1999
•    PhD researcher at Netherlands Institute of Sea Research 1993-1998

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Integrating physiological observations of marine (micro-)organisms into descriptions of Plankton Functional Types (PFTs); modelling the role of PFTs in global ocean biogeochemical cycles (PlankTOM models).

Teaching Interests

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