Biography

I did a first degree in Chemistry at Reading then an MSc in Oceanography at Southampton before starting work for the Clyde River Purification Board (now part of SEPA) in Glasgow as an assistant marine chemist. I then moved to Bermuda working for the Bermuda Biological Station initially on coastal pollution and latterly also on nutrient and trace metal element offshore. I completed a PhD from Southampton on this work and came to UEA in 1985 as a lecturer and I am still here and now a Professor. I was director of the Laboratory for Global Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (LGMAC) 2001-2007. I was appointed as NERC Theme Leader for Earth System Science in 2007-2012. I have been a member of the Earth and Environmental Sciences REF panel. I am currently a member of the DEFRA Scientific Advisory Council.  I was awarded the Challenger medal by the UK Challenger Society in 2006, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2012 and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2016.

Career History

University of Reading, 1974, B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry with subsidiary Geology, First Class
University of Southampton, 1975, M.Sc. Oceanography
                                        1986, Ph.D. Oceanography. 

Thesis.  Studies of trace elements in the  Sargasso Sea and the mid Atlantic Bight.

1975-1979:   Assistant Marine Chemist, Clyde River Purification Board, Glasgow, U.K.
1979-1983:   Research Assistant, Bermuda Biological Station, Bermuda.
1983-1985:   Research Associate, Bermuda Biological Station, Bermuda.
1985-1993:   Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
1993-1998:   Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
1993-            British Association Media Fellow at BBC World Service Science Unit.
1998-            Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
2001-2007:   Director UEA Laboratory for Global Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry.
2007-2012:   NERC Theme Leader for Earth System Science.

2014 August 1- November 5:  Head of School of Environmental Sciences

 

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.   However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

All Publications

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Sharples, J., Middelburg, J. J., Fennel, K., Jickells, T. D.

(2017)

What proportion of riverine nutrients reaches the open ocean?,

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

31

(1)

pp. 39–58

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Jickells, T. D., Buitenhuis, E., Altieri, K., Baker, A. R., Capone, D., Duce, R. A., Dentener, F., Fennel, K., Kanakidou, M., LaRoche, J., Lee, K., Liss, P., Middelburg, J. J., Moore, J. K., Okin, G., Oschlies, A., Sarin, M., Seitzinger, S., Sharples, J., Singh, A., Suntharalingam, P., Uematsu, M., Zamora, L. M.

(2017)

A re-evaluation of the magnitude and impacts of anthropogenic atmospheric nitrogen inputs on the ocean,

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

31

(2)

pp. 289–305

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Jickells, T. D., Andrews, J. E., Parkes, D. J.

(2016)

Direct and indirect effects of estuarine reclamation on nutrient and metals fluxes in the global coastal zone,

in Aquatic Geochemistry

22

(4)

pp. 337-348

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Queste, B., Fernand, L., Jickells, T., Heywood, K., Hind, A.

(2016)

Drivers of summer oxygen depletion in the central North Sea,

in Biogeosciences

13

pp. 1209-1222

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Lin, C., Jickells, T., Baker, A., Marca, A., Johnson, M.

(2016)

Aerosol isotopic ammonium signatures over the remote Atlantic Ocean,

in Atmospheric Environment

133

pp. 165–169

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Ostle, C., Williamson, P., Artioli, Y., Bakker, D. C. E., Birchenough, S., Davis, C. E., Dye, S., Edwards, M., Findlay, H. S., Greenwood, N., Hartman, S., Humphreys, M. P., Jickells, T., Johnson, M., Landschuetzer, P., Parker, R., Pearce, D., Pinnegar, J., Robinson, C., Schuster, U., Silburn, B., Thomas, R., Wakelin, S., Walsham, P., Watson, A. J.

(2016)

Carbon dioxide and ocean acidification observations in UK waters. Synthesis report with a focus on 2010–2015,

University of East Anglia, UK

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(Other report)

(Published)


Jickells, T. D., Baker, A. R., Chance, R.

(2016)

Atmospheric transport of trace elements and nutrients to the oceans,

in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

374

(2081)

article no. 20150286

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Baker, A. R., Jickells, T. D.

(2016)

Atmospheric deposition of soluble trace elements along the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT),

in Progress in Oceanography

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(E-pub ahead of print)


Queste, B. Y., Heywood, K. J., Smith, W. O., Kaufman, D. E., Jickells, T. D., Dinniman, M. S.

(2015)

Dissolved oxygen dynamics during a phytoplankton bloom in the Ross Sea polynya,

in Antarctic Science

27

(4)

pp. 362-372

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Jickells, T., Moore, C. M.

(2015)

The importance of atmospheric deposition for ocean productivity,

in Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

46

pp. 481-501

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Powell, C., Baker, A., Jickells, T., Bange, H., Chance, R., Yodle, C.

(2015)

Estimation of the atmospheric flux of nutrients and trace metals to the Eastern Tropical North Atlantic Ocean,

in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

72

(10)

pp. 4029–4045

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Chance, R., Jickells, T., Baker, A.

(2015)

Atmospheric trace metal concentrations, solubility and deposition fluxes in remote marine air over the south-east Atlantic,

in Marine Chemistry

177

(1)

pp. 45-46

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Heywood, K. J., Schmidtko, S., Heuzé, C., Kaiser, J., Jickells, T. D., Queste, B. Y., Stevens, D. P., Wadley, M., Thompson, A. F., Fielding, S., Guihen, D., Creed, E., Ridley, J. K., Smith, W., Lee, C. M.

(2014)

Ocean processes at the Antarctic continental slope,

in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

372

(2019)

article no. 20130047

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Wadley, M. R., Jickells, T. D., Heywood, K. J.

(2014)

The role of iron sources and transport for Southern Ocean productivity,

in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

87

pp. 82-94

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Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Parkes, D., Suratman, S., Aziz, A., Hee, Y.

(2014)

Nutrient transport through estuaries: The importance of the estuarine geography,

in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

150

(Part B)

pp. 215–229

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Luisetti, T., Turner, K., Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Elliott, M., Schaafsma, M., Beaumont, N., Malcolm, S. J., Burdon, D., Adams, C., Watts (Env Agency), W.

(2014)

Coastal Zone Ecosystem Services: From science to values and decision making; a case study,

in Science of the Total Environment

493

pp. 682–693

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Chance, R., Baker, A. R., Carpenter, L., Jickells, T. D.

(2014)

The distribution of iodide at the sea surface,

in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

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pp. 1841-1859

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Martino, M., Hamilton, D., Baker, A., Jickells, T., Bromley, T., Nojuri, Y., Quack, B., Boyd, P. W.

(2014)

Western Pacific atmospheric nutrient deposition fluxes, their impact on surface ocean productivity,

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

28

(7)

pp. 712-728

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Von Glasow, R., Jickells, T., Baklanov, A., Carmichael, G., Church, T., Gallardo, L., Hughes, C., Kanakidou, M., Liss, P., Mee, L., Raine, R., Ramachandran, P., Ramesh, R., Sundseth, K., Tsunogai, U., Uematsu, M., Zhu, T.

(2013)

Megacities and Large Urban Agglomerations in the Coastal Zone: Interactions Between Atmosphere, Land, and Marine Ecosystems,

in AMBIO

42

(1)

pp. 13-28

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Bristow, L., Jickells, T., Weston, K., Marca, A., Parker (CEFAS), R., Andrews, J.

(2013)

Tracing estuarine organic matter sources into the southern North Sea using C and N isotopic signatures,

in Biogeochemistry

113

(1-3)

pp. 9-22

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Key Research Interests

My research interests focus on ocean biogeochemistry particularly two aspects.

In the first of these we measure on ships and at land sites atmospheric inputs to the ocean of metals and nutrients and try to understand their impacts on ocean biogeochemistry. This leads to a broader interest in the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the surface ocean.

In the second aspect we try to quantify nutrient flows through estuaries and coastal waters now and in the past and use this information to support coastal management, particularly in relation to management of intertidal habitats working with ENV Environmental Economists.

Significant Publications

  • Jickells T and Moore C.M. (2015) The importance of atmospheric deposition for ocean productivity. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 46, 481-501 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-112414-054118.

     Lin, C.T., Jickells, T.D., Baker, A.R., Marca, A. and Johnson, M.T. (2016) Aerosol isotopic ammonium signatures over the remote Atlantic Ocean. Atmos. Environ. 133, 165-169.

    Moore, C.M., Mills, M.M., Arrigo, K.R., Berman-Frank, I., Bopp, L., Boyd, P.W., Galbraith, E.D., Geider, R.J., Guieu, C., Jccard, S.L., Jickells, T.D., la Roche, J., Lenton, T.M., Mahowald, N.M., Maranon, E., Marinov, I., Moore, J.K., Nakatsuka, T., Oschlies, A., Saito, M.A., Thingstad, T.F., Tsuda, A., Ulloa, O. (2013) Processes and patterns of oceanic nutrient limitation. Nature Geoscience. 6(9) 701-710, doi:10.1038/ngeo1765.

    Baker, A.R., Adams, C., Bell, T.G., Jickells, T.D. and Ganzeveld, L. (2014) Estimation of atmospheric nutrient inputs to the Atlantic Ocean from 50°N to 50°S based on large-scale field sampling: Iron and other dust-associated elements. Global Biogeochem. Cycl. 27(3) 755-767, doi: 10.1002/gbc.20062.

    Ussher, S.J., Achterberg, E.P., Powell, C., Baker, A.R., Jickells, T.D., Torres, R. and Worsfold, P.J. (2014). Impact of atmospheric deposition on teh contrasting iron biogeochemistry of the South and North Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochem. Cycl. DOI: 10.1002/gbc.20056.

    Jickells T. D., Andrews J. E., Parkes, D.J., Suratman, S., Aziz, A.A. and Hee, Y.Y. (2014) Nutrient transport through estuaries: The importance of the estuarine geography. Est. Coastal Shelf Sci. in press

    Johnson, M.T., Greenwood, N., Sivyer, D.B., Thomson, M., Reeve, A., Weston, K., Jickells, T.D. (2012) Characterising the seasonal cycle of dissolved organic nitrogen using Cefas SmartBuoy high-resolution time-series samples from the southern North Sea. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9738-8.
  • Queste, B.Y. , Fernand, L., Jickells, T.D., Heywood, K.J. (2012) Spatial extent and historical context of North Sea oxygen depletion in August 2010. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9738-8.
  • Jickells, T.D. and Weston, K (2011) Nitrogen Cycle – External Cycling: Losses and gains. In Wolanski E and McLusky DS, (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 5, pp 261-278 Waltham: Academic Press.
  • Andrews JE, Jickells TD, Adams CA, Parkes DJ, and Kelly SD (2011) Sediment Record and Storage of Organic Carbon and the Nutrient Elements (N, P, and Si) in Estuaries and Near-Coastal Seas. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 4, pp. 9–38. Waltham: Academic Press.
  • Baker, A.R., Lesworth, T., Adams, C., Jickells, T.D. and Ganzeveld, L. (2010) Estimation of atmospheric nutrient inputs to the Atlantic Ocean from 50°N to 50°S based on large-scale field sampling: Fixed nitrogen and dry deposition of phosphorus. Global Biogeochemical Cycles24, GB3006,doi:10.1029/2009GB003634.
  • Shi, Z., Krom, M.D., Bonneville, S. Baker, A.R., Jickells, T.D. and Benning, L.G. (2009) Formation of iron nanoparticles and increase in iron reactivity in mineral dust during simulated cloud processing. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 6592-6596.
  • Jickells, T.D.. Liss , P.S. Broadgate W., Turner S., Kettle, A.J. Read, J. Baker, J. Cardenas, L.M., Carse F,  Hamren-Larssen, M., Spokes, L., Steinke M., Thompson A., Watson A., Archer S.D., Bellerby R.G.J., Law C.S Nightingale., P.D., Liddicoat M.I., Widdicombe C.E., Bowie A., Gilpin L.C., Moncoiffe´ G., Savidge G., Preston T., Hadziabdic P., Frost T., Upstill-Goddard R., Pedro´s-Alio ´ C., Simo´ R., Jackson A.,. Allen A., DeGrandpre M.D. (2008)  A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic.Progress in Oceanography 76, 366-398.
  • Duce, R., LaRoche, J., Altieri, K., Arrigo, K., Baker, A., Capone, D., Cornell, S., Dentener, F., Galloway, J., Ganeshram, R., Geider, R., Jickells, T., Kuypers, M., Langlois, R., Liss, P., Liu, S., Middleburg, J., Moore, C,M,, Nickovic, S., Oschlies, A., Pedersen, T., Prospero, J., Schlitzer, R., Seitzinger, S., Sorenson, L., Uematsu, M., Ulloa, O., Ward, B and Zamora, L. (2008) Impacts of atmospheric nitrogen on the open ocean. Science 320, 893-897.
  • Shepherd, D., Burgess, D., Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Cave, R., Turner, R.K., Aldridge, J., Parker, E.R. and Young, E. (2007) Modelling the effects and economics of managed realignment on the cycling and storage of nutrients, carbon and sediments in the Blackwater estuary UK. Est. Coastal Shelf Sci73, 355-367.
  • Boyd, P.W., Jickells, T., Law, C.S., Blain, S., Boyle, E.A., Buessler, K.O., Coale, K.H., Cullen, J.J., deBaar, H.J.W., Follows, M., Harvey, M., Lancelot, C., Levasseur, M., Owens, N.J.P., Pollard, R., Rivkin, R.B., Sarmiento, J., Schoemann, V., Smetacek, V., Takeda, S., Tsuda, A., Turner, S. And Watson, A.J. (2007) Mesocale iron enrichment experiments 1993-2005: synthesis and future directions. Science 315, 612-617.doi:10.1126/science.1131669
  • M. Mahowald, P. Artaxo, A.R. Baker, T.D. Jickells, G. Okin, J.T. Randerson & A. Townsend. (2005). Impacts of biomass burning and land use on Amazonian atmospheric phosphorus cycling and deposition,Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19, GB4030, doi:10.1029/2005GB002541.
  • Jickells T.D., An, Z.S., Andersen, K.K., Baker, A.R., Bergametti, G., Brooks, N., Cao, J.J., Boyd, P.W., Duce, R.A., Hunter, K.A., Kawahata, H., Kubilay, N., laRoche, J., Liss, P.S., Mahowald, N., Prospero, J.M., Ridgwell, A.J., Tegen, I. and Torres, R. (2005) Global Iron Connections Between Desert Dust, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate, Science 208, 65-71. doi: 10.1126/science.1105959 
  • Weston, K., Jickells, T.D., Fernand, L. and Parker, E.R. (2004) Nitrogen cycling in the southern North Sea: consequences for total nitrogen transport. Est. Coastal Shelf Sci59, 559-573. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2003.11.002 
  • Jickells, T. D., Kelly, S. D., Baker, A. R., Biswas, K., Dennis, P. F., Spokes, L. J., Witt, M., Yeatman, S. G. (2003) Isotopic evidence for a marine ammonia source. Geophys. Res. Lett30(7) doi: 10.1029/2002GL016728


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

I teach on environmental chemistry courses in Year 1 (Earth as a chemical system), Year 2 (Chemical Oceanography) and Year 3 (Pollution Toxicology and Chemistry.

I have co-written two text books:
An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (2nd edition published 2004) Andrews, Brimblecombe, Jickells, Liss and Reid) Blackwell’s and Marine Geochemistry 3rd edition (published 2012) Roy Chester and Tim Jickells Wiley

Professional Activities

  • NERC Theme Leader for Earth System Science 2007-2012

Key Responsibilities

  • Director of Research (January-June 2014)