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Professor Clare Woulds

Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry
Areas of expertise
biogeochemistry; marine sediments; ecosystem function; isotope tracer experiments; organic geochemistry
10.33 Garstang
Faculty of Environment
School of Geography

Dr Clare Woulds' research is broadly concerned with studying the biogeochemical processes occurring in marine sediments, with an emphasis on the cycling and burial of organic carbon and nitrogen, and the role played by benthic fauna in shaping their own geochemical environment. Her work in low oxygen environments has led to a particular interest in de-convolving the often co-varying factors of sediment organic matter content, dissolved oxygen concentration and benthic faunal community biomass and structure in determining the early diagenetic pathways of organic carbon.