Dr Fengjie Liu

NERC Independent Research Fellow Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

Research focuses on the impacts of human activities (e.g., environmental pollution, climate change) on ecosystem functioning and environmental health, and particularly interested in the development and application of novel technologies and an interdisciplinary approach including Physics, Chemistry and Biology to solve questions in these areas.

Current projects focus on toxicity, limitation and nutrition of metals in marine and freshwater ecosystems, with implications in the important contemporary issues of Climate, Ocean and Environments. For example, the impacts of metals on the carbon/nitrogen cycling in oceans, the potential adverse effects of deep-sea mining on the health of marine organisms and their ecological functioning, environmental risks from the “cocktail” of toxic substances in the aquatic environment, and the unknown role of metals in favoring the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Opportunities at both graduate and post-doc levels: If you would like to discuss a potential application to work with me, please write to me at fengjie.liu2@liverpool.ac.uk.

Funded Fellowships

  • NERC Independent Research Fellowship (Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), 2021 - present)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission, 2020 - 2023)
  • Royal Society Newton International Fellowship (Royal Society, 2018 - 2020)