Biogeochemical cycles

Biogeochemical cycles in the Himalayas

The Biogeochemistry group at ANU explores the relationships between chemistry, biological and geochemical processes - with a focus on developing an understanding of the connections between ocean chemistry, biology and global change. We use a range of chemical and isotopic tracers to understanding of the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling nutrients, trace metals and carbon cycling in the present and past oceans, with emphasis on silica and calcium carbonate biomineralising organisms. Current research projects within the Research School of Earth Sciences include understanding the effects of the ocean acidification on marine calcifiers, investigating the role of trace elements in controlling marine primary production, reconstructing the temperature, sea level, pH and nutrient history of oceans. The ANU is ideal for undertaking this type of research as it has state-of-the-art research facilities and instrumentation, along with world leaders in their respective research areas.

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