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Professor Claire Mahaffey BSc, PhD

Professor of Ocean Sciences Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

About

Personal Statement

I am Chair of Ocean Sciences and currently the Head of Discipline in Ocean Science and Ecology and Marine Biology.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
As a marine biogeochemist, I am interested in the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the ocean, the connection between nutrients, plankton and food webs and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems.

ACADEMIC HISTORY
1993-1997: Graduated with a BSc in Marine Biology with Oceanography from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, Wales.
1998-2002: Completed a PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry at the University of Liverpool.
2003-2005: Post-doctoral research associated (PDRA) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA) under the mentorship of Prof. Douglas Capone.
2005-2007: Research specialist at the University of Hawaii (USA) under the mentorship of Prof. David Karl.
2007 to present: Lecturer in Ocean Sciences at the University of Liverpool, promoted to Professor in 2018.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
As a marine biogeochemist, I am interested in the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the ocean, the connection between nutrients, plankton and food webs and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems.