Thato-Mtshali

Senior Researcher: My research focusses on the roles of trace metal biogeochemistry, with particular interest of Iron (Fe), and light dynamics in the Southern Ocean primary productivity. My research interest is on understanding the effects of resource limitations of marine phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean. This research combines Fe speciation, analytical chemistry, and phytoplankton physiology and is approached from two directions: i) Field work measurements and ii) laboratory studies, with projects combining onboard bioassay Fe/light incubation bottle experiments coupled laboratory culture experiments and processed and distributions of Fe pools in seawater. I am always interested to hear from MSc and PhD students. If interested, send me a letter of research interest, CV and academic record.

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