April 11, 2014, by Graham Kendall

Newly appointed Anne McLaren fellow to work on silicon cycling in Malaysian mangrove systems

This post was contributed by Suzanne McGowan

A recently appointed Anne McLaren Fellow at UoN, Dr Virginia Panizzo will be researching into global budgets of silicon cycling, by providing the first estimates of its sources, sinks and fluxes in coastal mangrove systems. Silicon acts as the building blocks for primary algal productivity and, as a result, has a strong control on global carbon cycles and the inventory of CO2 in the atmosphere. The implications of this research are crucial for the mitigation of future climate change and builds on Ginnie’s previous Si cycling research . This project is in conjunction with Dr Matthew Horstwood and Dr Christopher Vane (both BGS), Dr Barry Lomax UoN, Dr Suzanne McGowan (UNMC) and Prof Rozainah Zakaria and Prof Chong Ving Ching (University of Malaya).

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