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Sarah Mikaloff-Fletcher - NIWA

Sara Mikaloff FletcherSara’s research focuses on understanding the global biogeochemical cycles of carbon dioxide, oxygen and radiocarbon associated with climate change and ocean biogeochemistry.

Over recent decades, earth's oceans and terrestrial biosphere have taken up about half of all the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning, deforestation, and other human activities. These natural carbon sinks have dramatically slowed climate change.

Sara combines observations of species in the atmosphere and oceans with models and statistical methods in order to improve our understanding of carbon uptake by these natural carbon sinks and the impact of this on ocean acidification. By shedding light on these biogeochemical processes Sara hopes to improve our grasp of how these will evolve in response to future changes.