Group members

Academic staff

Research students

  • Simone Bagnis 
  • Anthony Birchell
  • Matthew Fishwick
  • Holly Pearson
  • Katherine Lees
  • Sov Atkinson
  • Lauren Dawson 

Affiliated and visiting scientists

  • Professor Anthony Gachanja (Joma Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Dr Miranda Keith-Roach (Stockholm, Sweden) 
  • Professor Bill Landing (Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA)
  • Professor Ian McKelvie (University of Melborne, Australia)
  • Dr Maeve Lohan, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton 
  • Dr Rob Clough
  • Kate Schofield


Recent visitors


  • Professor Serife Tokalioglu, Erciyes University, Kayseri Turkey.

  • Ruth Novella Sánchiz (Universitat de València)

  • Hagit Sela, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  • Professor Serife Tokalioglu, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
  • Sara del Cerro Cavero (Universitat de Valencia)
  • Patrick Lindahl

  • Mohammed Yaqoob (University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
  • Aitor Alvarez-Toral (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • Professor Serife Tokalioglu, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. 

  • Alba Navarro Rodriguez (Universitat de València)
  • Beatriz Folgado Biot (Universitat de València)
  • Akeem Abayomi, Department od Chemistry, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • John Kituyi
  • Alba Navarro Rodriguez (University of Valencia) 
  • Patricia Cabedo Sanz (University of Valencia)
  • Patrick Lindahl 

  • Ramon Case Fernandez (University of Vigo)
  • Anders Christer Raffalt (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Dr Phil Monbet

  • Bernhard Zachhuber (Vienna University of Technology
  • Dr Kerstin Leopold (TUM)
  • Dr Phil Monbet


  • Professor Ian McKelvie (Water Studies Centre, Monash University, Australia)
  • Marika Brunetti (University of Bologna)
  • Inma Eres Camarasa (Universitat de València)
  • Sandra Vilaplana (Universitat de València)
  • Enrique Fernández Otero (University of Vigo)
  • Dr Phil Monbet
  • Professor Bill Landing (Dept of Oceanography, Florida State University, USA)
  • Juan Carrillo Jimenez (Universitat de València)

  • Estela Reinoso Maset (University of Vigo)

  • Marta Vetri Buratti (University of Bologna)
  • Germán Gutiérrez Lada (University of Oviedo)
  • Alexandra Exenberger (Vienna University of Technology)

  • Professor Dezhong Dan (Sichuan University, China)
  • Barbara Bondi (University of Bologna)
  • Yolanda Moliner Martinez (Universitat de València)
  • Orawan Tue-Nguen (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)

  • Dr Mohammad Yaqoob (University of Balochistan, Pakistan)
  • Sonia Rincón Orozco (University of Basque Country)
  • Luis Antonio Tortajada Genaro (Universitat de València)

  • Paula Braga Riera (University of Oviedo)
  • Stephan Kulka (Vienna University of Technology)

Recent PhD completions


  • Holly Pearson
  • Matt Fishwick


  • Kate Schofield. A biogeochemical study of nutirent dynamics in artificial soil.

  • Dave Megson Application of Poly chlorinated biphyenyl signitures for environmental finger printing
  • Neil Wytt. The biogeochemistry of iron, zinc,and cobalt in the Atlantic Ocean. The AMT transect and UK Geotraces sections.


  • Tom Robson. Weathering of Sulphide Ores in model Soils, Potentially Toxic element release and bioavailability.

  • Jane Eagling; The Effect of Sea Level Rise on Radionuclide Mobility at Contaminated Nuclear Sites.

  • Alison Turner ; Diffuse Mine Water Pollution - Quantification and Risk Assessment in the Tamar Catchment.
  • Rachel Shelley; Co Biogeochemistry in the Atlantic Ocean using Flow injection Chemiluminescence.

  • Estela Reinoso-Maset; Aqueous and solid phase interactions of radionuclides with organic complexing agents
  • Jin Bo Zhao; Transformation of organic and inorganic phosphorous in estuarine particle - water systems.

  • Colin May: The impact of co-contaminant chelating agents on the speciation, sorption and migration of actinides.
  • Marie Seguret: Dissolution of aerosol iron in seawater using flow-injection with chemiluminescence detection.
  • Gerald Maier: Nutrients and eutrophication in the Taw Estuary. 


  • S Handley-Sidhu: The biogeochemical controls on the corrosion and fate of depleted uranium metal.
  • K. Mighanetara: Impact of metal mining on the water quality in the Tamar Catchment.
  • C. Money: Trace metal chemical speciation and acute toxicity to pacific oyster larvae.

  • A. Milne. Marine biogeochemistry studies of iron and hydrogen peroxide using flow injection-chemiluminescence.
  • M. Orif. The impacts of atmospherically derived metals on coastal marine systems.
  • N. Asare. The Fate of marine snow and biogas production.

  • S.J. Ussher. Determination of dissolved iron speciation in the North East Atlantic Ocean by flow injection chemiluminescence.
  • O.N. Omaka. Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of nutrients in natural waters.

  • L.J. Gimbert. Phosphorus speciation in soil leachate using field-flow fractionation and flow injection analysis.
  • U. Mankasingh. Techniques for studying the biogeochemistry of nutrients in the Tamar catchment.
  • E-S. Badr. Environmental assessment of biogeochemical cycling of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic nitrogen in natural waters.


  • A. Johnson. Aqueous and non-aqueous phase tracer migration through differing soil textures.
  • O. Tue-Ngeun. Development of flow systems for determination of some oxyhalides carbon and phosphorus species.
  • A. Biscombe. Factors influencing the seawater dissolution of aerosol associated trace metals.
  • S. Kawakami. Trace metal speciation and photochelating production in contaminated estuarine and coastal waters


  • K.A. Howell. In situ measurement of trace metals in coastal waters.

  • P.J. Fletcher. Determination of additives in fuels using automated flow injection analysis with chemiluminescence detection.
  • T. Holland. Determination of iron redox speciation in seawater by flow injection chemiluminescence.
  • P.C.F.C. Gardolinski. In situ monitoring and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in estuarine waters.
  • R.C. Sandford. The determination of copper in sea water using flow injection with chemiluminescence detection.
  • L.D.C. Carswell. The development and application of a charge-coupled device based instrument for at-site monitoring of algae and cyanobacteria in freshwaters.

  • M.L.Griffiths. Multivariate calibration for ICP-AES
  • V. Cannizzaro. Determination of Co and Mn in marine waters using flow injection with chemiluminescence detection.
  • G.S. Hanrahan. Catchment scale monitoring and modelling of phosphorus using flow injection analysis and an export coefficient model.
  • G. Spyres. The biogeochemical cycling of dissolved organic carbon in the Iberian Margin upwelling system (NE Atlantic Ocean).
  • O. da Silva Costa. Biogeochemical nutrient cycling and its relationship with coral reef eutrophication.
  • A.P. Rees. The uptake and flux of dissolved nitrogen in marine waters.