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Marine chemistry

Trace metals, such as iron, are essential nutrients for all organisms. As such, trace metals are central to the health of individual organisms as well as entire ecosystems, and subsequently influence atmospheric CO2 levels and global climate. Only limited knowledge exists, however, about the actual role trace metals play and their susceptibility to a changing climate. Otago marine chemists are involved in trace metal and isotope research in the marine environment around Antarctica.


Department of Chemistry