Dr Silke Kröger

Senior Scientist - Biogeochemistry

Dr Silke Kröger is a biogeochemist and sensor scientist with a long-standing interest in climate change science. Her interests include novel measurements methods, such as observations of oxygen and pH in sediments or continuous recordings of nutrients using lab-on-chip sensors on moored or mobile platforms such as SmartBuoy and Ferrybox. She has been involved in the NERC-Defra Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry Programme (2014-2018), where she contributed directly to work packages on “Benthic Biogeochemistry”, “Iron” and “Blue Carbon” and took an overview of Cefas scientific involvement in the programme. Following the interest in Blue Carbon, Silke is currently co-authoring an initial inventory of Blue Carbon in the ROPME region, as well as continuing work for Defra on the topic. She has a role in reporting on Marine Protected Areas and, together with the team, is investigating ways in which to include more climate change and Blue Carbon relevant parameters into the MPA programme as well as other routine monitoring activities. Silke has co-authored 35 peer-reviewed publications, four book chapters and a patent, is an honorary lecturer in the Chemistry Department of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and currently supervises PhD students at UEA as well as the Universities of Leeds and Southampton.

Research publications: Google scholar

Contact Details:

silke.kroeger@cefas.co.uk