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Prof. Raja Ganeshram

Department / group: School of Geosciences, Global Change / Oceans and Past Climate
Google Scholar URL: Not available

Research interests:

Marine biogeochemistry and palaeo-oceanography

Oceanic Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Silicon and Iron cycles-past, present and future

Coastal and Estuarine Biogeochemistry

Global Change and Biogeochemistry of polar sea ice environments

Tropical Climate variability on glacial-interglacial to decadal time scales

Application of trace element and isotope methods in these subject areas

Career history:

2008: Reader, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

1999: Lecturer, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

98-99: Research Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

97-98: Postdoctoral Scholarship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of British Columbia

Active research projects:

Laser Ablation Micro-analysis for Trace Elements and Isotopes in Geosciences, Geibert, W., Ganeshram, R. & Tudhope, A. 1/01/14-31/03/16, NERC

Did the Southern Ocean drive deglacial atmospheric CO2 rise? Ganeshram, R. 1/02/13-1/03/17, NERC

Ocean Micronutrient Cycles: UK Geotraces, Ganeshram, R. 1/04/12-31/03/14, NERC

Recent publications:

Tuerena, R.E., Ganeshram, R.S., Geibert, W., Fallick, A.E., Dougans, J., Tait, A., Henley, S.F. and Woodward, E.M.S., 2015. Nutrient cycling in the Atlantic basin: The evolution of nitrate isotope signatures in water masses. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29(10), pp.1830-1844.

Annett, A.L., Skiba, M., Henley, S.F., Venables, H.J., Meredith, M.P., Statham, P.J. and Ganeshram, R.S., 2015. Comparative roles of upwelling and glacial iron sources in Ryder Bay, coastal western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Chemistry, 176, pp.21-33.

Arellano‐Torres, E., Ganeshram, R.S., Pichevin, L.E. and Salas‐de‐Leon, D.A., 2015. Persistent millennial‐scale climate variability in the eastern tropical North Pacific over the last two glacial cycles. Paleoceanography, 30(6), pp.682-701.

Chang, A.S., Pichevin, L., Pedersen, T.F., Gray, V. and Ganeshram, R., 2015. New insights into productivity and redox‐controlled trace element (Ag, Cd, Re, and Mo) accumulation in a 55 kyr long sediment record from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. Paleoceanography, 30(2), pp.77-94.

Sadekov, A.Y., Bush, F., Kerr, J., Ganeshram, R. and Elderfield, H., 2014. Mg/Ca composition of benthic foraminifera Miliolacea as a new tool of paleoceanography. Paleoceanography, 29(10), pp.990-1001.

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