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Dr Fanny Monteiro

Dr Fanny Monteiro

Dr Fanny Monteiro
MSc (ENS Lyon, Paris 6), PhD (MIT)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Linking marine ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles and climate

Office G.7n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9068

Research summary

I look at what drives marine ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles and climate to interact. I am interested in particular in the role of marine plankton and nutrients on the carbon cycle. My work combines mathematical and numerical modelling in comparison with observations.

Recent projects have focused on understanding the controlling mechanisms for coccolithophore ecology, marine nitrogen fixation and the spread of anoxic conditions during the Oceanic Anoxic Events of the Cretaceous.

  • Diversity of coccolithophores: I test different ecological trade-offs for a diverse population of coccolithophore to analyse the causes and consequences of diversity and calcification on the carbon cycle and climate ...

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I moved to Bristol in 2009 with a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on the Oceanic Anoxic Events of the Cretaceous. With this work, I investigated the role of the nitrogen cycle, marine ecosystem and palaeogeography on paleo-biogeochemistry. I am now a NERC Research Fellow and lecturer working on exploring the relationships between plankton community structure and the carbon cycle for present and past climates.

I did my undergraduate studies in France at the Universities of Grenoble (studying Physics and Chemistry), Lyon (Planetary and Earth sciences) and Paris (Meteorology, Oceanography and Environment).

I graduated in 2009 from a Ph.D ...

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