Tim Jickells

I have a first degree in Chemistry and converted to the wonders of oceanography via the Southampton MSc under the wonderful guidance of Dennis Burton. I then worked for the Clyde River Purification Board (now within SEPA) in Glasgow and then at the Bermuda Biological Station (now Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) before coming to UEA in 1985 as a lecturer then reader and professor at the University of East Anglia.

My research interests include the quantification of atmospheric deposition on the oceans and understanding the impact of nutrients on coastal seas, now and in the past. My teaching interest span almost all of global biogeochemistry. I’ve always been involved in fieldwork and have been on research cruises from Antarctica to Iceland and sampled on many island stations as well.

I joined the Challenger Society shortly after joining UEA and have served on the Editorial Board for many years and also organised the Oceanography 2000 conference for the Society here in Norwich.

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