University of Aberdeen
|Current Position||Professor of Biological Oceanography|
|Previous Position||Head of Lander Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology|
|Telephone||+44 (0)1224 274 413|
|Departments||School of Biological Sciences|
|Quadrat Core Themes||Biodiversity, Earth Systems|
|Methods I Use||Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical|
Key Research Interests
- Benthic ecosystem functioning, anthropogenic impacts and climate change
- Rapid climate change and its impact on food webs, biogeochemical cycling and C sequestration in marine sediments
- Benthic food webs and bentho-pelagic coupling in a changing environment
- Blue carbon storage and dynamics in Scottish Waters.
- Hydrocarbon degradation in the marine environment.
Recent Key Papers
- Mäkelä, A, Witte, U & Archambault, P 2018, ‘Short-term processing of ice algal- and phytoplankton-derived carbon by Arctic benthic communities revealed through isotope labelling experiments’, Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 600, pp. 21-39. DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.3354/MEPS12663
- Bourgeois, S, Archambault, P & Witte, U 2017, ‘Organic matter remineralization in marine sediments: A Pan-Arctic synthesis’, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 190-213. DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1002/2016GB005378
- Ferguson, RMW, Gontikaki, E, Anderson, JA & Witte, U 2017, ‘The Variable Influence of Dispersant on Degradation of Oil Hydrocarbons in Subarctic Deep-Sea Sediments at Low Temperatures (0-5oC)’, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, 2253. DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1038/S41598-017-02475-9
Summary Title of Current Studentships
- Rapid climate change and its impact on food webs, biogeochemical cycling and C sequestration in Arctic sediments
- Transformation of Antarctic Benthic Food Webs on the Larsen Ice Shelf following climate-change driven changes in food supply.