Research Areas provided by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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Climate change impacts on the coastal zone
Coastal marine ecosystems
Coastal ocean turbulence: physics and modelling
Coastal, shelf and estuarine hydrodynamics
Continental shelf and coastal dynamics
Estuarine dynamics and processes
Integrated coastal zone management
Sediment transport: physics and modelling
Air-sea exchange
Biogeochemical models
Ecological modelling
Environmental impacts - oil spills, bioremediation, human impacts
Environmental optics
Food web analysis and modelling
Global modelling
Impact of ENSO and climate change
Marine systems modelling
Modelling of coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment transport
Ocean acidification and carbon feedbacks
Ocean/atmosphere interactions
Process based modelling of the ocean and bio-geochemical processes
Remote sensing
Sea surface temperature modelling
Species distribution models
Surface Ocean/Lower Atmosphere interactions
Survey and monitoring of the open ocean
Water quality monitoring and harmful algal blooms
Air sea transfer of climate-active gases
Benthic biogeochemical processes
Biochemical analysis of phytoplankton
Biodiversity and regulation of biogeochemical cycles
Biological pump and particle export from surface to deep ocean
Carbon cycling and carbon flux through ecosystems
Downward particle flux
Global cycles of climatically active trace gases
Inorganic chemistry
Interactions between biological communities and biogeochemical processes
Iron cycling
Iron fertilization
Isotope Geochemistry
Major nutrients
Marine aerosols and clouds
Marine boundary layer chemistry
Nitrogen cycling and nitrogen fixation in marine systems
Ocean acidification, ocean acidification and biogeochemical cycles
Ocean biogeochemical fluxes
Ocean fertilization
Ocean-atmosphere coupling
Organic chemistry
Plankton and marine biogeochemical cycles
Salinity and climate variability
Trace elements and their isotopes, trace metal cycling
Algal biology
Anti-fouling and marine protection
Behavioural ecology
Benthic communities and natural and anthropogenic impacts
Biodiversity and changes to ecosystem functionality
Biological consequences of carbon capture and storage
Biological oceanography
Biological proxies of environmental change
Biophysical processes
Coastal marine biology
Coccolithophore biology
Conservation ecology and resource management
Ecological stoichiometry
Ecology - conservation
Ecology - Microbial
Ecology - Molecular
Ecology - non-native species and conservation
Ecology - pelagic
Ecology - population and community
Ecology - Temporal and spatial behavioural ecology
Ecology - Zooplankton
Ecology – Behavioural, marine predators and grazers
Ecosystems, ecosystem services, environmental change
Environmental genomics
Estuarine and coastal ecosystems
Evolutionary biology
Export and particle flux
Fisheries – sustainable exploitation, management strategies
Foodweb dynamics, analysis and modelling
Foraminfera, benthic and planktonic
Genetics and taxonomy
Genetics, environmental genomics of microorganisms
Human impact on marine ecosystems
Impacts of warming and hypoxia on marine communities
Invasive species
Long term observatories
Mangrove environments
Marine conservation
Marine eutrophication
Marine food webs
Marine genomics and microbial genomics
Marine invertebrate physiology
Marine virology
Microalgal and cyanobacterial ecology and physiology
Microbial plankton
Molecular genetics of marine systems
Natural and anthropogenic impacts on benthic communities
Nitrogen cycling
Novel marine genes
Nutrient biogeochemistry
Ocean acidification - impact on ecosystems
Physiological responses to ocean acidification
Phytoplankton, phytoplankton productivity, physiology, zooplankton
Polar biology
Population biology
Population modelling
Primary production, phytoplankton and CO2
Primary production, phytoplankton physiology
Sensitivity of marine species to fluctuation and change
Sustainable marine bioresources
Air-sea gas exchange, atmospheric inputs to the marine environment
Boundary layer and sediment transport
Coastal ocean processes
Marine optics, earth observation, ocean colour
Mixing and turbulance in the ocean
Open ocean observatories
Satellite oceanography
Surface processes
Coastal processes and UK legislative systems
Conservation and environmental policy
Environmental science and policy
Fishing economies and businesses
Marine planning, Marine Protected Areas, marine reserves, no-take zones, marine conservation zones.
Marine environment
Algal biofuels
Bioengineering solutions
Carbon capture and storage
Energy and sustainability
Instruments and sensors
Marine biotechnology, biofuels
Marine renewable energy
Observing systems
Ship ballast water treatment
Sustainable use of marine bio-resources