Graduate Research Assistant
Sophie's broad research interests lie in marine climate science: quantifying the impacts of climate change and understanding variations in marine biogeochemistry and marine carbon sinks.
Sophie studied MSci Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, where she first worked on assessing the effects of clutch relocation on hatching success and sex ratio skew in loggerhead sea turtles as a preventative method to protect vulnerable species against sea level rise. She then conducted her MSci research project on developing a low-cost in situ method to quantify estuarine-air CO2 fluxes, which led to her interest in the marine carbon cycle.
Sophie now works on the Atlantic Meridional Transect Ocean Flux from Satellite Campaign (AMT4OceanSatFlux) funded by the European Space Agency. This project aims to estimate the air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide from the Atlantic Ocean using both satellite and in situ data to enhance the monitoring of climate change effects and validate current predictions of the ocean carbon sink.
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