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Bio-geochemical Oceanography

The oceans produce half of the oxygen in our atmosphere and are currently storing about one third of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans.

The oceans also play a significant role in the global cycles of elements such as nitrogen, phosphorous, iron and other trace elements. The ocean's role in these elemental cycles is preserved in the geological record. Ocean biogeochemistry in IMAS has active research programs across all of these areas. We study the interaction of ocean physics, chemistry and biological productivity using satellites, ocean moorings, and autonomous vehicles such as robotic floats, and through field programs on research vessels and at Antarctic stations. Our work enhances our understanding of ocean processes at time scales of hours to millennia, with relevance to the improvement of computer models.

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> Dr Delphine Lannuzel

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ARC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Delphine Lannuzel is an ARC DECRA fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She is interested in the field of sea ice biogeochemistry.…

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Dr Delphine Lannuzel is a specialist in sea ice biogeochemistry, based at the Institute for Marine a…

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> Assoc Prof Andrew Bowie

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Marine Biogeochemist; ARC Future Fellow

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Associate Professor Andrew Bowie is a Chemical Oceanographer. His research investigates the biogeochemistry of trace elements in Southern Ocean and Antarctic se…

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Andrew actively collaborates with over 25 researchers from 8 different countries. He is a member of …

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> Dr Zanna Chase

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Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow

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Dr Chase's research aligns to the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. Her research focuses on the interaction between chemical cycles…

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All of Zanna's projects are collaborative in nature, across disciplines and countries. She collabora…

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> Assoc Prof Peter Strutton

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Director: QMS Program; Co-leader: Integrated Marine Observing System Blue Water and Climate Node IMAS Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre (MAFC)

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Associate Professor Pete Strutton is a biological oceanographer at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.…

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Pete's research aligns with the UTAS theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. His broad research int…

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 30, 2015