Robyn Tuerena - Education and Outreach Portfolio (2023-present)



Robyn Tuerena
 is a lecturer in marine biogeochemistry. Her research investigates how marine carbon and nutrient cycles are changing in the context of climate change. She trained as a geochemist using stable isotope measurements to investigate the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the open ocean. She continues to explore marine biogeochemical cycles on local to basin scales using stable isotope, stoichiometric and biomarker techniques and linking this information to ocean physics, primary production and food web ecology. Recently her work has expanded to use autonomous instruments such as Argo floats and biogeochemical sensors to explore ocean processes such as biological drawdown and anthropogenic carbon uptake. 
She started her lectureship at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in 2020, before which she studied her undergraduate at the University of Southampton, PhD at University of Edinburgh and two postdocs at the Universities of Liverpool and Edinburgh. She has taken part in 6 open ocean research cruises from the Drake passage in the Southern Ocean, the subtropical Atlantic and into the Arctic Ocean. She has two young children and enjoys getting young people intrigued in earth system science and teaching anyone who is interested about ocean processes and their interactions with the Earth’s climate. 

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2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.


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Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

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Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities

The following Royal Society Philosophical Trans A issue has been highly cited and downloaded - Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities organised and edited by Andrew J S Meijers, Corinne Le Quéré CBE FRS, Pedro M S Monteiro, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA2249 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting sales@royalsociety.org

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