Biography

After an MSc in Soil Science with a focus on biogeochemical cycles (1991), I moved into oceanography for PhD research on CO2 air-sea exchange in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. The oceans cover two-thirds of our Blue Planet and major findings are still being made. The multidisciplinary, seagoing fieldwork is a fun aspect of oceanography. Central in my research are processes affecting the air-sea transfer of natural long-lived greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide) and the marine carbon cycle in a changing climate, notably the role of marine biota, ocean circulation, stratification, iron supply, sea ice and ocean acidification.

Data quality and access to marine biogeochemical data are important, especially for studies of longterm variation and change. I contribute to these aims as chair of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), a high-profile activity by the international marine carbon research community. Version 5 of SOCAT has been released on 19 June 2017. Automation of SOCAT data upload now enables annual, public releases of SOCAT. In June 2017, SOCAT made a Voluntary Commitment to the 2017 UN Conference for Annual, public releases of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (#OceanAction20464). Recent SOCAT-based estimates indicate that the ocean carbon sink is more variable on year-to-year and decadal time scales than ocean biogeochemical models indicate.

Currently I am investigating carbon cycling in UK shelf seas and the Southern Ocean. I am part of the CUSTARD, PICCOLO, BlueCarbon and RINGO research projects. Past research projects include CarboChange, and Ocean Acidification Research. I have participated in 21 multidisciplinary, mostly seagoing research projects, am an author of 73 peer-reviewed articles, 1 accepted publication and 5 book chapters and (co-)supervise 6 PhD students.

 

 

Career History

  • 2016 to date: University of East Anglia, Senior Lecturer
  • 2006-2016: University of East Anglia, Research Officer
  • 1998-2005: University of East Anglia, Senior Research Associate
  • 1998: PhD awarded by the University of Groningen
  • 1996-1998: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Research Associate
  • 1991-1996: Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, PhD research
  • 1985-1991: Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, MSc Soil Science 

 

Special Award

 

PhD Positions

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

All Publications

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Le Quéré, C., Andrew, R. M., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Pongratz, J., Manning, A. C., Korsbakken, J. I., Peters, G. P., Canadell, J. G., Jackson, R. B., Boden, T. A., Tans, P. P., Andrews, O. D., Arora, V. K., Bakker, D. C. E., Barbero, L., Becker, M., Betts, R. A., Bopp, L., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Cosca, C. E., Cross, J., Currie, K., Gasser, T., Harris, I., Hauck, J., Haverd, V., Houghton, R. A., Hunt, C. W., Hurtt, G., Ilyina, T., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Kautz, M., Keeling, R. F., Klein Goldewijk, K., Körtzinger, A., Landschützer, P., Lefèvre, N., Lenton, A., Lienert, S., Lima, I., Lombardozzi, D., Metzl, N., Millero, F., Monteiro, P. M. S., Munro, D. R., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Nakaoka, S., Nojiri, Y., Padin, X. A., Peregon, A., Pfeil, B., Pierrot, D., Poulter, B., Rehder, G., Reimer, J., Rödenbeck, C., Schwinger, J., Séférian, R., Skjelvan, I., Stocker, B. D., Tian, H., Tilbrook, B., Tubiello, F. N., van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T., van der Werf, G. R., van Heuven, S., Viovy, N., Vuichard, N., Walker, A. P., Watson, A. J., Wiltshire, A. J., Zaehle, S., Zhu, D.

(2018)

Global Carbon Budget 2017,

in Earth System Science Data

10

(1)

pp. 405-448

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Landschützer, P., Gruber, N., Bakker, D. C. E., Stemmler, I., Six, K. D.

(2018)

Strengthening seasonal marine CO2 variations due to increasing atmospheric CO2,

in Nature Climate Change

8

pp. 146–150

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Gardner, J., Manno, C., Bakker, D. C. E., Peck, V. L., Tarling, G. A.

(2018)

Southern Ocean pteropods at risk from ocean warming and acidification,

in Marine Biology

165

(1)

article no. 8

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Manno, C., Bednaršek, N., Tarling, G. A., Peck, V. L., Comeau, S., Adhikari, D., Bakker, D. C., Bauerfeind, E., Bergan, A. J., Berning, M. I., Buitenhuis, E., Burridge, A. K., Chierici, M., Flöter, S., Fransson, A., Gardner, J., Howes, E. L., Keul, N., Kimoto, K., Kohnert, P., Lawson, G. L., Lischka, S., Maas, A., Mekkes, L., Oakes, R. L., Pebody, C., Peijnenburg, K. T., Seifert, M., Skinner, J., Thibodeau, P. S., Wall-Palmer, D., Ziveri, P.

(2017)

Shelled pteropods in peril: Assessing vulnerability in a high CO2 ocean,

in Earth-Science Reviews

169

pp. 132–145

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Hemming, M. P., Kaiser, J., Heywood, K. J., Bakker, D. C. E., Boutin, J., Shitashima, K., Lee, G., Legge, O., Onken, R.

(2017)

Measuring pH variability using an experimental sensor on an underwater glider,

in Ocean Science

13

pp. 427-442

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Legge, O., Bakker, D., Meredith, M., Venables, H., Brown, P., Jones, E., Johnson, M. T.

(2017)

The seasonal cycle of carbonate system processes in Ryder Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula,

in Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

139

pp. 167–180

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Evans, G., McDonagh, E., King, B., Bryden, H., Bakker, D., Brown, P., Schuster, U., Speer, K., van Heuven, S.

(2017)

South Atlantic Interbasin Exchanges of Mass, Heat, Salt and Anthropogenic Carbon,

in Progress in Oceanography

151

pp. 62–82

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Charalampopoulou, A., Poulton, A. J., Bakker, D. C. E., Lucas, M. I., Stinchcombe, M. C., Tyrrell, T.

(2016)

Environmental drivers of coccolithophore abundance and calcification across Drake Passage (Southern Ocean),

in Biogeosciences

13

pp. 5917-5935

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Landschuetzer, P., Gruber, N., Bakker, D. C. E.

(2016)

Decadal variations and trends of the global ocean carbon sink,

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

30

(10)

pp. 1396-1417

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Bakker, D. C. E., Pfeil, B., Landa, C. S., Metzl, N., O'Brien, K. M., Olsen, A., Smith, K., Cosca, C., Harasawa, S., Jones, S. D., Nakaoka, S., Nojiri, Y., Schuster, U., Steinhoff, T., Sweeney, C., Takahashi, T., Tilbrook, B., Wada, C., Wanninkhof, R., Alin, S., Balestrini, C., Barbero, L., Bates, N. R., Bianchi, A. A., Bonou, F., Boutin, J., Bozec, Y., Burger, E. F., Cai, W., Castle, R. D., Chen, L., Chierici, M., Currie, K., Evans, W., Featherstone, C., Feely, R. A., Fransson, A., Goyet, C., Greenwood, N., Gregor, L., Hankin, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Harlay, J., Hauck, J., Hoppema, M., Humphreys, M. P., Hunt, C. W., Huss, B., Ibánhez, J. S. P., Johannessen, T., Keeling, R., Kitidis, V., Körtzinger, A., Kozyr, A., Krasakopoulou, E., Kuwata, A., Landschützer, P., Lauvset, S. K., Lefèvre, N., Monaco, C. L., Manke, A., Mathis, J. T., Merlivat, L., Millero, F. J., Monteiro, P. M. S., Munro, D. R., Murata, A., Newberger, T., Omar, A. M., Ono, T., Paterson, K., Pearce, D., Pierrot, D., Robbins, L. L., Saito, S., Salisbury, J., Schlitzer, R., Schneider, B., Schweitzer, R., Sieger, R., Skjelvan, I., Sullivan, K. F., Sutherland, S. C., Sutton, A. J., Tadokoro, K., Telszewski, M., Tuma, M., Van Heuven, S. M. A. C., Vandemark, D., Ward, B., Watson, A. J., Xu, S.

(2016)

A multi-decade record of high quality fCO2 data in version 3 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT),

in Earth System Science Data

8

pp. 383-413

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Metzl, N., Bakker, D.

(2016)

Actualisation de la base internationale Socat de CO2 océanique,

in La Météorologie: Revue de l'atmosphère et du climat

94

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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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Gardner, J., Bakker, D. C. E., Tarling, G., Peck, V., Manno, C.

(2016)

The survival of pteropod larvae (Limacina helicina antarctica) in a changing world,

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Boelens, R., Kershaw, P., Angelidis, M., Baker, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Bowmer, T., Hedgecock, I., Tyack, P.

(2016)

Pollution in the open oceans: 2009-2013,

GESAMP

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Jones, E. M., Bakker, D. C. E., Venables, H. J., Hardman-Mountford, N. J.

(2015)

Seasonal cycle of CO2 from the sea ice edge to island blooms in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean,

in Marine Chemistry

177

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pp. 490–500

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Roedenbeck, C., Bakker, D. C. E., Gruber, N., Iida, Y., Jacobson, A. R., Jones, S., Landschuetzer, P., Metzl, N., Nakaoka, S., Olsen, A., Park, G., Peylin, P., Rodgers, K. B., Sasse, T. P., Schuster, U., Shutler, J. D., Valsala, V., Wanninkhof, R., Zeng, J.

(2015)

Data-based estimates of the ocean carbon sink variability – First results of the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping intercomparison (SOCOM),

in Biogeosciences

12

pp. 7251-7278

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Le Quere, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., Sitch, S., Korsbakken, J. I., Friedlingstein, P., Peters, G. P., Andres, R., Boden, T. A., Houghton, R. A., House, J. I., Keeling, R. F., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Barbero, L., Bopp, L., Chang, J., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Fader, M., Feely, R., Gkritzalis, T., Harris, I., Hauck, J., Ilyina, T., Jain, A., Kato, E., Kitidis, V., Klein Goldewijk, K., Koven, C., Landschutzer, P., Lauvset, S. K., Lefevre, N., Lenton, A., Lima, I., Metzl, N., Millero, F., Munro, D., Murata, A., Nabel, J., Nakaoka, S., Nojiri, Y., O'Brien, K., Olsen, A., Ono, T., Perez, F., Pfeil, B., Pierrot, D., Poulter, B., Rehder, G., Rodenbeck, C., Saito, S., Schuster, U., Schwinger, J., Seferian, R., Steinhoff, T., Stocker, B., Sutton, A., Takahashi, T., Tilbrook, B., van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T., van der Werf, G. R., van Heuven, S., Vandemark, D., Viovy, N., Wiltshire, A., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N.

(2015)

Global Carbon Budget 2015,

in Earth System Science Data

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pp. 349-396

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Breviere, E. H. G., Bakker, D. C. E., Bange, H. W., Bates, T. S., Bell, T. G., Boyd, P. W., Duce, R. A., Garcon, V., Johnson, M. T., Law, C. S., Marandino, C. A., Olsen, A., Quack, B., Quinn, P. K., Sabine, C. L., Saltzman, E. S.

(2015)

Surface ocean-lower atmosphere study: Scientific synthesis and contribution to Earth system science,

in Anthropocene

12

pp. 54–68

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Landschuetzer, P., Gruber, N., Haumann, F. A., Roedenbeck, C., Bakker, D. C. E., van Heuven, S., Hoppema, M., Metzl, N., Sweeney, C., Takahashi, T., Tilbrook, B., Wanninkhof, R.

(2015)

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink,

in Science

349

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pp. 1221-1224

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Heinze, C., Meyer, S., Goris, N., Anderson, L., Steinfeldt, R., Chang, N., Le Quere, C., Bakker, D. C. E.

(2015)

The ocean carbon sink – impacts, vulnerabilities and challenges,

in Earth System Dynamics

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pp. 327-358

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Key Research Interests

Air-sea interactions of long-lived greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide).  The marine carbon cycle and its feedbacks with other biogeochemical cycles and climate.  Seasonal, year-to-year and decadal variation in the ocean carbon sink and the processes driving this variation.  The role of seasonal sea-ice in air-sea transfer of carbon dioxide (CO2).  The key role of iron in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle.  The effects of a high CO2 world and ocean acidifcation on marine biota.  Remote sensing.  Maintaining time series.  Safe data storage.  Access to marine biogeochemical data.


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Research Group Membership

PGR Students - (co-)supervisor
Ollie Legge Max Thomas 
Jessie Gardner Gianfranco Anastasi 
Oliver Lambert Michael Hemming 
 Chiara Borsellino   

Teaching Interests

I teach on:

ENV-4004Y Research and Field Skills (Chemistry & Slapton Field Course)

ENV-4014Y Advanced Quantitative Skills (Module Organiser)

ENV-5020K Marine Sciences Field Course

ENV-7014A Climate Change

ENV-7119Y  Research Skills

ENV-7035A Ocean Observing Systems

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Current Activities

  • 2007- Chair Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), cited by 200 scientific publications;
  • 2017- Member WCDP Data Advisory Council (WDAC);
  • 2017- Contributor to the G7 Ocean Actions Plan;
  • 2016- Scientific Advisor of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway;
  • 2016- Member UK National Committee for Antarctic Research;
  • 2013- Participant Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM);
  • 2013- Member SCAR Ocean Acidification Action Group

Past Activities

  • 2016 Co-Organiser Air-Sea Gas Flux Conference;
  • 2016 Co-Organiser 2016 UK Antarctic Science Conference;
  • 2015-2017 (Deputy) Representative ICOS Marine MSA (Monitoring Station Assembly);
  • 2014-2015 National ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) Representative;
  • 2013-2016 & 2007-2009 Member GESAMP Task Team on Pollution of the Open Ocean;
  • 2007-2013 Co-chair SCOR Working Group 131;
  • 2005-2017 Member of the joint SOLAS-IMBER Carbon Working Group on Surface Systems;
  • 2012 Member Local Organising Committee of the Challenger Conference for Marine Science;
  • 2011 Co-Organiser IOCCP Data to Flux Workshop;
  • 2011 Co-Organiser SOLAS/IMBER/IOCCP Ocean Carbon Synthesis Conference
  • 2011 Member NERC International Opportunities Fund Moderating Panel
  • 2005-2010 Member Scientific Steering Group of the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP)
  • 2009 Member Writing Team UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Key Responsibilities

  • Chair of the ENV Health and Safety Committee
  • First Aider at Work