Dr Naomi Greenwood

Marine Biogeochemist

Naomi is a marine biogeochemist and her current research interests focuses on investigating nutrient, carbon and oxygen cycling and transport from freshwater systems into the coastal and marine environment. Her research includes investigating the marine carbonate system, understanding the effects of eutrophication and studying ecosystem processes using in situ observations.

Naomi obtained her PhD from the University of East Anglia in 2001 and she has nearly twenty years experience in undertaking research in UK and European research and monitoring programmes. She used high frequency data from in situ observing systems (SmartBuoy, Ferrybox, remote sensing) and ship-based experiments to investigate biogeochemical cycling with the coastal and marine environment. Naomi also carried out sampling from RV Cefas Endeavour to investigate the spatial and temporal variability and controls on the marine carbonate system in UK shelf seas. She is interested in understanding and quantifying the controls of oxygen in shelf seas and the potential impacts of climate change on these processes.

Naomi has been an investigator on several NERC projects, including UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry and AlterEco. She is an honorary lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA where cNaomi co-supervises several PhD students and she is a theme lead for Ecosystem and Coastal Processes at the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas.



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Selected publications:

V. Kitidis et al. Winter weather controls net influx of atmospheric CO2 on the north-west European shelf. Scientific Reports 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56363-5

Greenwood N et al. Utilising eutrophication assessment directives from freshwater to marine systems in the Thames Estuary and Liverpool Bay, UK. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 116. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00116

Wihsgott J et al. Observations of vertical mixing in autumn and its effect on the autumn phytoplankton bloom Progress in Oceanography, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.01.001