July 19, 2019 | Published by |

Supervisors

  • Alex Sen Gupta
  • Andrea Taschetto

Marine heatwaves have received far less attention than their terrestrial counterparts. Yet they can have devastating effects on marine ecosystems.

While interest in these events is growing there are still many unanswered questions. In this project we will look at one of the two following questions:

  • Do marine heatwaves occur preferentially in certain seasons, and if so why?
  • Do marine heatwaves produce a consistent response in ocean primary production?

The successful candidate would need to have good skills in data analysis and the ability to work with either Matlab or Python (or equivalent).