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I work at the UEA as a Senior Research Associate. I am currently working on the SONATA project as part of RoSES, modeling variability in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle. I use a global ocean biogeochemical model, alongside observations of the Southern Ocean, to analyse trends in the Southern Ocean carbon content and elucidate potential mechanisms controlling these trends.
My PhD at the UEA, with Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, CEFAS, and EnvEast, ran from 2015 - 2019 and is titled 'Role of gelatinous zooplankton in marine ecosystems and the carbon cycle'. For this project, I added gelatinous zooplankton (specifically Cnidaria medusae) to a global ocean biogeochemical model and investigated the impact this had on the modeled ecosystem and plankton groups. I also investigated the impact on the plankton carbon cycle and carbon export, as well as a case study on the combined influence of historic overfishing and climate change on the biomass of Cnidaria medusae and other plankton groups. This is the first instance of gelatinous zooplankton being included in a global ocean biogeochemical model.
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):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
30 Sep 2015 → 31 May 2019
Award Date: 7 Aug 2019
Bachelor of Science, Bangor University
Master of Science, Bangor University
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Wright, R. M., Le Quéré, C., Buitenhuis, E., Pitois, S. & Gibbons, M. J., 18 Feb 2021, In: Biogeosciences. 18, 4, p. 1291-1320 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (SciVal)4 Downloads (Pure)
Antarctic Futures: An Assessment of Climate-Driven Changes in Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Service Provisioning in the Southern OceanRogers, A. D., Frinault, B. A. V., Barnes, D. K. A., Bindoff, N. L., Downie, R., Ducklow, H. W., Friedlaender, A. S., Hart, T., Hill, S. L., Hofmann, E. E., Linse, K., McMahon, C. R., Murphy, E. J., Pakhomov, E. A., Reygondeau, G., Staniland, I. J., Wolf-Gladrow, D. A. & Wright, R., 3 Jan 2020, In: Annual Review of Marine Science. 12, p. 87-120 34 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access75 Citations (Scopus)
Le Quéré, C., Andrew, R. M., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Hauck, J., Pongratz, J., Pickers, P. A., Korsbakken, J. I., Peters, G. P., Canadell, J. G., Arneth, A., Arora, V. K., Barbero, L., Bastos, A., Bopp, L., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Doney, S. C., Gkritzalis, T. & 56 others, , 5 Dec 2018, In: Earth System Science Data. 10, 4, p. 2141-2194
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile824 Citations (SciVal)46 Downloads (Pure)