Sunrise behind stratospheric balloon Deep UV photoreactor RRS James Cook in South Georgia (ANDREX 2009) Chris with Orca on B. O. Mytilus

Our research focuses on the use of gases, aerosols and their isotoplogues to understand present and past biogeochemical and physical processes in the atmosphere and oceans.

Our vision follows an interdisciplinary approach, integrating chemistry, biology and physics, and comprises several overarching goals:

To achieve these goals, we use field measurements, laboratory experiments, theoretical considerations and numerical modelling. We develop high-precision analytical methods using a range of scientific instruments, for example, isotope ratio mass spectrometers, cavity ring-down greenhouse gas analysers or ocean gliders.

You can find out more about what we are doing on these pages, in our publications or by contacting us by

We offer nitrogen (15N/14N) and oxygen (18O/16O, 17O/16O) isotopic analyses of nitrate (NO3) as analytical service, see here for more information.

Currently open positions can be found here.

Deep blue water in subtropical Atlantic Finnigan MAT 253 isotope ratio <a mass spectrometer Sunset Southern Ocean