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Claire joined the Department of Environment and Geography in 2011 from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia where she worked as a senior research associate.
Claire is a marine biogeochemist specialising in understanding the processes that control the emission of environmentally-significant trace gases from the marine biosphere to the atmosphere.
Her work involves measuring trace gas concentrations in seawater during ship- and land-based field campaigns and carrying out laboratory experiments to improve understanding of their sources and sinks.
The ultimate aim of this work is to determine the magnitude of the oceanic source of key trace gases so that their impact on processes taking place in the atmosphere such as ozone depletion and secondary aerosol formation can be established.
The majority of Claire’s research has been done on the volatile halogens but she has also worked on the alkyl nitrates and dimethyl sulphide (DMS).
Claire’s work has recently focused on the western Antarctic Peninsula but she has also carried out research in the Arctic, tropical Atlantic, north Atlantic and a freshwater lake in southeastern England.
Her most recent research was aimed at assessing the impact of a climate-induced change in phytoplankton community structure on biogenic bromine emissions from coastal waters of the western Antarctic Peninsula.
|Senior Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry||Department of Environment and Geography, University of York|
|Post-doctoral Research Associate||University of East Anglia, Antarctic Funding Initiative|
|NERC Science Co-ordinator||The UK Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study|
|PhD, Iodocarbon production in the sea||University of East Anglia|
|MSc, Chemical Oceanography||Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Research Associate||University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|BSc (Hons) 1st class, Marine Biology||Department of Marine Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne|