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Dr Ute Schuster

Dr Ute Schuster

Associate Professor in Physical Geography

 U.Schuster@exeter.ac.uk

 3701

 Laver Building Laver 909

 

Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK


Overview

I am a marine biogeochemist studying the variability of the marine carbon cycle through observations and numerical techniques. I am a member of the observational group at Exeter that specialises in making and interpreting oceanic measurements of carbon cycle parameters at high accuracy and precision. My core research aims to understand the biogeochemical drivers of the changes observed in the marine environment, both the exchange of CO2 with the atmosphere through the sea surface, and the transport and storage of carbon in the ocean interior.

I am the lead of the Atlantic section in the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (www.socat.info).

I have a leading role in the European Research Infrastructure 'Integrated Carbon Observation System' (ICOS, www.icos-ri.eu), as committee member in both the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC, www.icos-ri.eu/icos-central-facilities/icos-otc) supporting EU-wide marine observationalists in ICOS, and the UK ICOS committe (https://icos-uk.org/) representing all ICOS participants working in the UK on atmospheric, terrestrial, as well as the marine carbon observations.

Advancing European technological advancements in ocean research, I am on the Executive Board of the European 'Next Generation Multiplatform Ocean Observing Technologies for Research Infrastructures (GEORGE)', leading WorkPackage (WP) 4 'Integration and Interoperability', as well as intensily contributing to WP2 'Innovation in autonomous sensor and sampler technologies', to WP3 'Innovation on ocean platform technologies', to WP5 'Implementation and demonstration'.

Previous projects I worked in included the UK NERC funded Ocean Acidification Programme (www.oceanacidification.org.uk), RAGNARoCC (www.greenhouse-gases.org.uk/ragnarocc), and ABC fluxes (www.rapid.ac.uk/abc), and the EU funded projects IMCORP, CAVASSOO, and GREENCYCLES II (www.greencycles.org), CARBOCHANGE (carbochange.b.uib.no), INGOS (www.ingos-infrastructure.eu), GEOCARBON (www.geocarbon.net), FixO3 (www.fixo3.eu), and RINGO (www.icos-ri.eu/ringo).

Broad research specialisms:

  • Marine carbon cycle
  • Ocean and atmosphere observations
  • Marine biogeochemical cycles
  • Radiatively active gases

Qualifications

PhD (University of Essex)

Career

  • 2022 to date: Associate Professor in Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, University of Exter, UK.
  • 2016 to 2022: Senior Lecturer in the College of Life and the Environment, University of Exeter, UK.
  • 2013 to 2016: Senior Research Fellow in the College of Life and the Environment, University of Exeter, UK.
  • 2000 to 2013: Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • 2000: Visiting scientist, Insituto para el Estudio de la Cultura y Tecnologia Andina, Iquique, Chile, and non-stipendary Visiting Fellow in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • 1996 to 2000: Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • 1995 to 1996: Senior Research Associate in the Department of Marine Science at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • 1989 to 1995: PhD on “Microbial methane oxidation in marine sediments around intertidal gas seeps” at University of Essex, Colchester, UK, and the Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK.
  • 1984 to 1989: Undergraduate study of chemistry at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, the Universität Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Sussex, UK.

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Teaching

Modules

2023/24

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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Aimee Coggins
  • Peter Landschützer Variability of the Global Ocean Carbon Sink (submitted)
  • Alice Lebehot A variable North Atlantic sink for anthropogenic CO2: Modelling Observed Change.
  • Tobia Todino Uptake and Storage of Anthropogenic Carbon in the Atlantic Ocean (started 2013)

Alumni

  • Peter Landschützer Variability of the Global Ocean Carbon Sink (submitted)
  • Peter Landschützer Variability of the Global Ocean Carbon Sink (submitted)
  • Peter Landschützer Variability of the Global Ocean Carbon Sink
  • Peter Landsch�tzer Variability of the Global Ocean Carbon Sink (submitted)
  • Richard Sims Effects of near surface ocean gradients upon shelf sea air/sea gas exchange estimates (started in 2013)

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For term 3, please check the online booking system for available times, via this link, and book a time slot.

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