BIOGRAPHY:


Education:

2006 PhD in Oceanography, Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
2000 MSc in Oceanography, Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
1998 BSc in Physics with Space Science and Technology, University of Leicester, UK

Employment:
2015 – Honorary Associate Professor, Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
2012 – Principal Research Scientist, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK
2010-2012 NERC Research Fellow; Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems, NOC
2008-2009 Associate Research Scholar; Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, USA
2006-2007 Post-doctoral Researcher; School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, USA
2000-2002 Programme Manager for Earth Observation Science, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK

Awards and highlights:
2017 Awarded European Research Council Consolidator Grant
2015 & 2016 Received Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from Geophysical Research Letters
2015 Work with my PhD student on glider observations highlighted in Nature (Rumyantseva et al., 2015)
2015 Featured in Women in Oceanography special issue highlighting emerging and established talent
2012 Received European Geophysical Union’s Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientist
2010 Paper on trend detection selected by NASA as the top publication in the field of ocean biology and biogeochemistry for a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy report
2010 Received NOC’s Early Career Researcher Award
2009 Awarded NERC post-doctoral research fellowship

Funding summary:
2017-2022 PI: ERC Consolidator Grant: GOCART: Gauging Ocean organic Carbon fluxes using Autonomous Robotic Technologies, €2 million
2017-2021 Co-I: Global Challenges Research Fund: SOLSTICE: Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the western Indian Ocean, £7.8 million
2017-2021 Co-I: NERC Large Grant: COMICS: Controls over oceanic mesopelagic interior carbon storage, £3.5 million
2013-2016 Co-I: NERC Research Programme (Earth System Modelling strategy): Biological carbon pump assessment using the transport matrix method and global nutrient distributions, £393,000
2013-2017 Co-I: NERC Research Programme (Greenhouse Gases): Radiatively active gases from the North Atlantic region and climate change, £2.5 million
2011-2012 PI: NERC New Investigator Grant: Seasonal variability in the efficiency of upper ocean carbon export, £78,000
2009-2012 PI: NERC Research Fellowship: Role of phytoplankton community structure in determining the efficiency of the ocean’s biological carbon pump, £261,000
2008 PI: Collaborative Institute for Climate Studies Small Grant: Bloom dynamics in the North Atlantic: Model evaluation and effects of spatial resolution and formulation, US$83,000

Professional Activities:
2017- Member of the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry program’s Ocean Time Series Committee
2016- Invited workshop of the World Climate Research Programme’s Grand Challenge on carbon feedbacks in the climate system
2016- Invited workshop of the International Atomic Energy Agency on the application of radionuclides in studies of the carbon cycle
2015- Member of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research working group on long-term changes in plankton biodiversity
2015- Member of the International Ocean Color Coordinating Group’s working group on ocean colour applications for biogeochemical modelling
2014-2017 Member of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership Steering Committee
2013- Member of the Science Advisory Board, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Plymouth, UK
2012-2015 Member of the International Ocean Color Coordinating Group’s working group on ocean colour essential climate variables
2012- Member of the NERC’s peer review college
2012- PhD thesis examiner (4 external, 1 internal to date)
2010-2012 Chair of the Challenger Society’s special interest group on Marine Optics

Teaching activities:
2013- Principal Lecturer: Remote Sensing of the Oceans, graduate level course at University of Southampton
2016  Instructor at international advanced school: Global Greenhouse Gases, Southampton
2016  Instructor at ‘Marine Ecology and the Earth System’ spring school, Bristol
2014  Instructor at international advanced school: Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science, France
2012  Instructor at international advanced school: Methods and Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing in African Coastal and Regional Seas, Morocco
2011-2014  Instructor at NERC Earth System Science spring school, UK

Organisation of scientific meetings:
2016 Session Chair: “Marine Biogeochemistry”, Challenger Society Biennial Conference, Liverpool
2016 Session Chair: “How do the carbon pumps pump? Mechanisms of the solubility and biological pumps”, Ocean Sciences, USA
2012, 2016 National Organising Committee, Challenger Society Biennial Conference
2012 Local Organiser, NERC Earth System Science spring school, Southampton
2012 Session Chair: “Plankton phenology: Drivers, variability and impacts”, Ocean Sciences, USA
2011 Conference Organiser, Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry conference

Institutional responsibilities:
2015- Member of NERC individual merit promotion panel
2012- Member of the NOC Ownership and Governance committee
2011- Chair of PhD candidate interview panel
2011- Member of the advisory committee for the Graduate School of NOCS
2011-13 Organiser of the flagship external speaker seminar series, NOCS

Outreach and public engagement:
2016 Cheltenham Science Festival – panel member in audience led ‘Ocean Debate’
2016 Pint of Science – interactive presentation on the future ocean
2015 Featured in BBC documentary ‘The Spectrum of Science’ discussing phytoplankton
2015 Reuters news editorial on biological carbon pump
2015 Panel member at Ocean Debate hosted by London’s Royal Institution
2015 Public lecture at the London Institute of Physics
2014-2016 Instructor in European Space Agency open online course on climate change
2013 Exhibitor at London’s Big Bang Science fair on satellite observations
2011 Public lecture for U3A group, Nottinghamshire
2011 Instructor at the London International Youth Science Forum
2010- Contributor to NOC’s annual Ocean and Earth Science open days

Keynote Talks and Invited Seminars:
2017: Observing climate change trends in ocean biogeochemistry: when and where
– Invited Keynote: Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, New Hampshire, USA
2017: Variability in the efficiency of the biological carbon pump
– Invited Seminar: University of Liverpool
2016: Observing climate change trends in ocean biogeochemistry: when and where
– Invited Keynote: Time series analysis in environmental science and applications to climate change, Tromso, Norway
2016: Variability in the efficiency of the biological carbon pump
– Invited Keynote: Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Biogeochemistry, Hong Kong
2016: Characterising the climate change response of marine ecosystems
– The Challenger Lecture, Southampton, UK
2016: Life in silico: Modelling and detecting ocean ecosystem change
– Invited Keynote: Modelling a living planet symposium, Princeton, USA
2016: Observing climate change trends in ocean biogeochemistry: when and where
– Invited Keynote: OceanSITES workshop, Southampton, UK
2015: Observing climate change trends in ocean biogeochemistry: when and where
– Invited Keynote: Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry workshop, Woods Hole, USA
2015: Characterising the climate change response of marine ecosystems
– Invited Seminar: Max Planck Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany
2015: How big is the ocean’s biological carbon pump?
– Invited talk: Institute for Life Sciences, Southampton, UK
2015: Plankton variability in the Northeast Atlantic
– Invited Keynote: Extended Ellett Line workshop, Oban, UK
2014: Detection of global warming trends in satellite ocean colour data
– Invited Seminar: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
2013: Slow science: The value of long ocean biological records
– Invited Keynote: Royal Society, London as part of the Challenger prospectus meeting
2013: Global patterns of oceanic organic carbon export and sequestration
– Invited Seminar: Dalhousie University, Canada
– Invited Seminar: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada
2012: Detection of global warming trends in satellite ocean colour data
– Invited Keynote: Ocean Optics XXI, UK
2012: Global patterns of oceanic organic carbon export and sequestration
– Invited talk: EGU – presentation of Outstanding Young Scientist award, Austria
2012: Detection of global warming trends in ocean productivity
– Invited Seminar: University of Liverpool, UK
2012: Global patterns of organic carbon export and sequestration
– Invited Seminar: University of East Anglia, UK
– Invited Seminar: University of Bristol, UK
2011: Physics-biology interactions in the ocean
– Invited talk: Earth System Science Summer School, Cambridge, UK
2009: The North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom: variability and trends (?)
– Invited Seminar: Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University, MA
2009: Decadal variability in North Atlantic phytoplankton blooms
– Invited Seminar: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
2009: From basin scale to mesoscale: How physical forcing alters ocean productivity
– Invited Seminar: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
2009: How does the North Atlantic spring bloom respond to climate forcing?
– Invited Seminar: NIOZ, Texel, The Netherlands
2009: Unsolved mysteries of the North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom
– Invited Seminar: Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ
2007: Linking physics and phytoplankton: what can satellite data tell us?
– Invited Seminar: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, NJ
2007: Physical forcing and phytoplankton response in the Northeast Pacific
– Invited Seminar: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Monterey, CA
– Invited Seminar: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Monterey, CA
2006: Phytoplankton scales of variability in the California Current System
– Invited Seminar: School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME
2006: Physical-biological interactions in the California Current System
– Invited Seminar: College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
– Invited Seminar: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Newport, OR