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Penelope Pickers is a Research Fellow in ENV at UEA. She has a BSc in Oceanography (University of Southampton), a MSc in Climate Change (UEA), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (UEA).


Her primary research focus is on using atmospheric O2 measurements to understand carbon cycle processes, including ocean-atmosphere exchange of CO2 and anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions.


She is currently working on the DARE-UK, PARIS and POLYGRAM projects.


Administrative Roles

Chair of the Researchers' Affairs Forum 2017-2020


Teaching Roles

Regular guest lecturer for 'The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change' and 'Modern Methods in Air Pollution Science' modules.


Key Research Interests

Main research interests include the carbon cycle, climate change, and ocean biogeochemistry.

Research Group or Lab Membership

Penelope Pickers is currently working with Grant Forster (UEA) and Andrew Manning (UEA), and has previously worked with Corinne Le Quéré (UEA), Bill Sturges (UEA), Samuel Hammer (University of Heidelberg), Ingeborg Levin (University of Heidelberg), and Alexander Knohl (University of Göttingen).


She is a co-supervisor of ENV Ph.D. student Leigh Fleming.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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