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Researcher: Boyd, PW (Professor Philip Boyd)

Fields of Research

Chemical oceanography
Biological oceanography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Physical oceanography
Atmospheric aerosols
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Environmental management
Oceanography
Ecosystem function
Global change biology
Climate change processes
Carbon sequestration science
Microbial ecology
Environmental law
Environmental engineering
Marine geoscience
Gravimetrics
Natural resource management
Conservation and biodiversity
Microtechnology
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Analytical spectrometry
Environmental education and extension
Intelligent robotics
Flexible manufacturing systems
Biological physics
Climate change science
Geochronology
Glaciology
Climate change law
Environmental sociology

Research Objectives

Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Climate change mitigation strategies
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Climate change models
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on New Zealand (excl. social impacts)
Understanding climate change
Air quality
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from plant production
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
Clinical health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

In-situ behavioural and physiological responses of Antarctic microphytobenthos to ocean acidification; Scientific Reports
A climate change atlas for the ocean; Oceanography
A comparison of biogenic iron quotas during a diatom spring bloom using multiple approaches; Biogeosciences
A new database to explore the findings from large-scale ocean iron enrichment experiments; Oceanography
A ventilation-based framework to explain the regeneration-scavenging balance of iron in the ocean; Geophysical Research Letters
Adaptive strategies by Southern Ocean phytoplankton to lessen iron limitation: Uptake of organically complexed iron and reduced cellular iron requirements; Limnology and Oceanography
Aerosol iron deposition to the surface ocean - modes of iron supply and biological responses; Marine Chemistry
An automated pH-controlled culture system for laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments; Limnology and Oceanography
An ocean climate change Atlas for New Zealand waters
Assessment of leaching protocols to determine the solubility of trace metals in aerosols; Talanta
Atmospheric trace metal deposition from natural and anthropogenic sources in Western Australia; Atmosphere
Atmospheric trace metal deposition near the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Atmosphere
Bacterial vs. zooplankton control of sinking particle flux in the ocean’s twilight zone; Limnology and Oceanography
Barium in twilight zone suspended matter as a potential proxy for particulate organic carbon remineralization: results for the North Pacific; Deep-Sea Research Part 2
Before ocean acidification: calcifier chemistry lessons; Journal of Phycology
Beyond ocean acidification; Nature Geoscience
Biogeochemical impacts of dust on the global carbon cycle; Mineral Dust: A Key Player in the Earth System
Biogeochemical iron budgets of the Southern Ocean south of Australia: Decoupling of iron and nutrient cycles in the subantarctic zone by the summertime supply; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Biogeochemistry of iron in Australian dust: from eolian uplift to marine uptake; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Biological ramifications of climate-change mediated oceanic multi-stressors; Nature Climate Change
Biological responses to environmental heterogeneity under future ocean conditions; Global Change Biology
Biotic and abiotic retention, recycling and remineralization of metals in the ocean; Nature Geoscience
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Climate-mediated changes to mixed-layer properties in the Southern Ocean: assessing the phytoplankton response; Biogeosciences
Coastal ocean and shelf-sea biogeochemical cycling of trace elements and isotopes: lessons learned from GEOTRACES; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Commercial ocean fertilization: Implications for harmful algal blooms; The 13th International Conference on Harmful Algae
Current understanding and challenges for oceans in a higher-CO2 world
Deciphering diatom biochemical pathways via whole-cell proteomics; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Designing the next generation of ocean iron fertilization experiments; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Developing a test-bed for robust research governance of geoengineering: the contribution of ocean iron biogeochemistry; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Developing priority variables (“ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables” — eEOVs) for observing dynamics and change in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Journal of Marine Systems
Development of geopolitically relevant ranking criteria for geoengineering methods; Earth's Future
Diatom proteomics reveals unique acclimation strategies to mitigate Fe Limitation; PLoS ONE
Diatom traits regulate Southern Ocean silica leakage; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Diel quenching of Southern Ocean phytoplankton fluorescence is related to iron limitation; Biogeosciences
Differential remineralization of major and trace elements in sinking diatoms; Limnology and Oceanography
Distinct iron cycling in a Southern Ocean eddy; Nature Communications
Diurnal fluctuations in seawater pH influence the response of a calcifying macroalga to ocean acidification; Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Ecosystem impacts of geoengineering: A review for developing a science plan
Eddy-induced carbon transport across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Effect of anthropogenic warming on microbial respiration and particulate organic carbon export rates in the sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Effects of multiple drivers of ocean global change on the physiology and functional gene expression of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi; Global Change Biology
Effects of sinking velocities and microbial respiration rates on the attenuation of particulate carbon fluxes through the mesopelagic zone; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Elemental quotas and physiology of a southwestern Pacific Ocean plankton community as a function of iron availability; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Environmental control of open-ocean phytoplankton groups: now and in the future; Limnology and Oceanography
Environmental controls on the elemental composition of a Southern Hemisphere strain of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi; Biogeosciences
Environmental controls on the growth, photosynthetic and calcification rates of a Southern Hemisphere strain of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi; Limnology and Oceanography
Experimental evolution meets marine phytoplankton; Evolution
Experimental strategies to assess the biological ramifications of multiple drivers of global ocean change - a review; Global Change Biology
Exploring mechanisms for spring bloom evolution: contrasting 2008 and 2012 blooms in the southwest Pacific Ocean; Journal of Plankton Research
Exploring the ecology of the mesopelagic biological pump; Progress in Oceanography
Ferrioxamine siderophores detected amongst iron binding ligands produced during the remineralization of marine particles; Frontiers in Marine Science
Forecast ocean variability; Nature
Framing biological responses to a changing ocean; Nature Climate Change
Geopolitics of geoengineering; Nature Geoscience
Global assessment of ocean carbon export by combining satellite observations and food-web models; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
High abundances of cyanomyoviruses in marine ecosystems demonstrate ecological relevance; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
How do we overcome abrupt degradation of marine ecosystems and meet the challenge of heat waves and climate extremes?; Global Change Biology
Implications for the mesopelagic microbial gardening hypothesis as determined by experimental fragmentation of Antarctic krill fecal pellets; Ecology and Evolution
Implications of large-scale iron fertilization of the oceans: introduction and synthesis; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Influence of ocean warming and acidification on trace metal biogeochemistry; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Inorganic carbon uptake by Southern Ocean phytoplankton; Limnology and Oceanography
Insights into the biogeochemical cycling of iron, nitrate, and phosphate across a 5,300 km South Pacific Zonal Section (153°E-150°W); Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Iron availability influences the tolerance of Southern Ocean phytoplankton to warming and elevated irradiance; Frontiers in Marine Science
Iron stable isotopes track pelagic iron cycling during a subtropical phytoplankton bloom; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Iron–light interactions differ in Southern Ocean phytoplankton; Limnology and Oceanography
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Long-term conditioning to elevated pCO2 and warming influences the fatty and amino acid composition of the diatom Cylindrotheca fusiformis; PLoS One
Mapping phytoplankton iron utilization: Insights into Southern Ocean supply mechanisms; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Marine phytoplankton and the changing ocean iron cycle; Nature Climate Change
Marine phytoplankton temperature versus growth responses from polar to tropical waters – outcome of a scientific community-wide study; PLoS One
Metabolically induced pH fluctuations by some coastal calcifiers exceed projected 22nd century oceanacidification: a mechanism for differential susceptibility?; Global Change Biology
Microbial competition in the subpolar southern ocean: an Fe–C Co-limitation experiment; Frontiers in Marine Science
Microbial control of diatom bloom dynamics in the open ocean; Geophysical Research Letters
Modes of interactions between environmental drivers and marine biota; Frontiers in Marine Science
Multi-faceted particle pumps drive carbon sequestration in the ocean; Nature
Ocean acidification increases the accumulation of toxic phenolic compounds across trophic levels; Nature Communications
Ocean fertilization for geoengineering: A review of effectiveness, environmental impacts and emerging governance; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Ocean Iron Cycle; Geophysical Monograph Series: Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Processes
Ocean Nutrients; Geophysical Monograph Series: Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Processes
Ocean-atmosphere interactions of particles; Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles
Origin, transport and deposition of aerosol iron to Australian coastal waters; Atmospheric Environment
Pelagic iron cycling during the subtropical spring bloom, east of New Zealand; Marine Chemistry
Perspectives and integration in SOLAS science; Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles
Photosynthetic adaptation to low iron, light, and temperature in Southern Ocean phytoplankton; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Physiological responses of a Southern Ocean diatom to complex future ocean conditions; Nature Climate Change
Polar Regions; IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Polar Regions
Position analysis: ocean fertilisation
Position Analysis: Ocean Fertilisation
Predicting and verifying the intended and unintended consequences of large-scale ocean iron fertilization; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Primary, new and export production in the NW Pacific subarctic gyre during the vertigo K2 experiments; Deep-Sea Research Part
Processes and patterns of oceanic nutrient limitation; Nature Geoscience
Production of viruses during a spring phytoplankton bloom in the South Pacific Ocean near of New Zealand; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Putting the silicon cycle in a bag: field and mesocosm observations of silicon isotope fractionation in subtropical waters east of New Zealand; Marine Chemistry
Quantifying the surface– subsurface biogeochemical coupling during the VERTIGO ALOHA and K2 studies; Deep-Sea Research Part 2
Ranking geo-engineering schemes; Nature Geoscience
Rate and fate of dissolved organic carbon release by seaweeds: a missing link in the coastal ocean carbon cycle
Relationships between nutrient stocks and inventories and phytoplankton physiological status along an oligotrophic meridional transect in the Tasman Sea; Deep-Sea Research. Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers
Remineralization of upper ocean particles: Implications for iron biogeochemistry; Limnology and Oceanography
RESPIRE: an in situ particle interceptor to conduct particle remineralization and microbial dynamics studies in the oceans’ Twilight Zone; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Resupply of mesopelagic dissolved iron controlled by particulate iron composition; Nature Geoscience
Role of the seasonal cycle in coupling climate and carbon cycling in the Subantarctic Zone; Eos
Saccharides enhance iron bioavailability to Southern Ocean phytoplankton; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Shedding light on processes that control particle export and flux attenuation in the twilight zone of the open ocean; Limnology and Oceanography
Short- and long-term conditioning of a temperate marine diatom community to acidification and warming; Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Some observations on the biogeochemical cycling of zinc in the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean: a dedication to Keith Hunter; Marine and Freshwater Research
Spring blooms and annual cycles of phytoplankton: a unified perspective; Journal of Plankton Research
Subsurface chlorophyll-a maxima in the Southern Ocean; Frontiers in Marine Science
Surface ocean-lower atmosphere study: scientific synthesis and contribution to Earth system science; Anthropocene
Surface-water iron supplies in the Southern Ocean sustained by deep winter mixing; Nature Geoscience
Temporal changes in particle-associated microbial communities after interception by nonlethal sediment traps; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Temporal variation of dissolved methane in a subtropical mesoscale eddy during a phytoplankton bloom in the southwest Pacific Ocean; Progress in Oceanography
Testing the climate intervention potential of ocean afforestation using the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt; Nature Communications
The biogeochemical cycle of iron in the ocean; Nature Geoscience
The importance of bottom-up approaches to international cooperation in ocean science: the iron story; Oceanography
The integral role of iron in ocean biogeochemistry; Nature
The interplay between regeneration and scavenging fluxes drives ocean iron cycling; Nature Communications
The role of zooplankton in establishing carbon export regimes in the Southern Ocean – a comparison of two representative case studies in the Subantarctic region; Frontiers in Marine Science
The sensitivity of subsurface microbes to ocean warming accentuates future declines in particulate carbon export; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Toward a regional classification to provide a more inclusive examination of the ocean biogeochemistry of iron-binding ligands; Frontiers in Marine Science
Toward quantifying the response of the oceans' biological pump to climate change; Frontiers in Marine Science
Understanding the responses of ocean biota to a complex matrix of cumulative anthropogenic change; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Using the L* concept to explore controls on the relationship between paired ligand and dissolved iron concentrations in the ocean; Marine Chemistry
Vertical distributions of iron-(III) complexing ligands in the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
VERTIGO (VERtical Transport In the Global Ocean): A study of particle sources and flux attenuation in the North Pacific; Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Western Pacific atmospheric nutrient deposition fluxes, their impact on surface ocean productivity; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Why are biotic iron pools uniform across high- and low-iron pelagic ecosystems?; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Winter-time dissolved iron and nutrient distributions in the Subantarctic Zone from 40-52S; 155-160E; Geophysical Research Letters

Research Projects

A multi-institutional environmental radioactivity research centre; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assessing status and trends of marine ecosystems in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Australian Antarctic Program Partnership; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
Constraining external iron inputs and cycling in the southern extension of the East Australian Current; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Controls over Ocean Mesopelagic Interior Carbon Storage (COMICS); National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Geoengineering the Southern Ocean? A transdisciplinary assessment.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Iron: the key nutrient controlling Southern Ocean productivity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Linking eddy physics and biogeochemistry in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Tasmania; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship - IRON-IC; European Union (EU)
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship - IRON-IC - CAPTURE; European Commission (EC)
Natural iron fertilisation of oceans around Australia: linking terrestrial dust and bushfires to marine biogeochemistry; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Negative Emissions: Survey and Outlook; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
SOLACE - Southern Ocean Large Areal Carbon Export: quantifying carbon sequestration in subpolar and polar waters; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Surface and subsurface subantarctic Biogeochemistry of Carbon and Iron, Southern Ocean Time Series site; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
The Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The improvement of Biogeochemical Argo chlorophyll-a concentration data for largescale studies of Southern Ocean phytoplankton; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Australian Laureate Fellowships Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) 2020
IPCC author funding

Research Candidate Supervision

Controls on Organic Carbon Sequestration from the Naturally Iron-fertilised Phytoplankton Bloom over the Kerguelen Plateau