Zanna Chase, Andrew Bowie, Pete Strutton (University of Tasmania).
GRANT seminar – Dust to the ocean: Does it really increase productivity?
This project investigates the relationship between dust deposition and marine productivity. We will quantify dust deposition to the ocean and its chemical and ecological impact by using new geochemical techniques and novel approaches with autonomous ocean sensors. Expected outcomes include improved estimates of dust deposition to the ocean and the development of globally-applicable methods for quantifying the link between dust and biology using profiling floats. This should provide significant benefits such as improved dust models used to predict future changes in nutrient deposition, with implications for predicting future ocean fish production and carbon uptake.
Presenter: Zanna Chase (Chemical oceanographer), Andrew Bowie (Marine biogeochemist), Pete Strutton (Biological oceanographer)