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Researcher: East, M (Dr Melanie East)

Fields of Research

Chemical oceanography
Atmospheric aerosols
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Isotope geochemistry
Physical oceanography
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Environmental management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation

Research Objectives

Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Understanding climate change
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

δ56Fe in seabird guano reveals extensive recycling of iron in the Southern Ocean ecosystem; Limnology and Oceanography
A common reference material for cadmium isotope studies -- NIST SRM 3108; Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research
Anomalous biogeochemical behavior of cadmium in subantarctic surface waters: mechanistic constraints from cadmium isotopes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Anomalous isotopic shifts associated with organic resin residues during cadmium isotopic analysis by double spike MC-ICPMS; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
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
Constraining the contribution of hydrothermal iron to Southern Ocean export production using deep ocean iron observations; Frontiers in Marine Science
Critical evaluation of a seaFAST system for the analysis of trace metals in marine samples; Talanta
Dimethylmercury in coastal upwelling waters, Monterey Bay, California; Environmental Science and Technology
Evaluation of aerosol iron solubility over Australian coastal regions based on inverse modeling: implications of bushfires on bioaccessible iron concentrations in the Southern Hemisphere; Progress in Earth and Planetary Science
GEOTRACES IC1 (BATS) contamination-prone trace element isotopes Cd, Fe, Pb, Zn, Cu, and Mo intercalibration; Limnology and Oceanography
Insights into the biogeochemical cycling of iron, nitrate, and phosphate across a 5,300km South Pacific Zonal Section (153E-150W); Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Iron isotope fractionation during pyrite formation in a sulfidic Precambrian ocean analogue; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Manganese biogeochemistry in the Southern Ocean, from Tasmania to Antarctica; Limnology and Oceanography
Mercury speciation in Pacific coastal rainwater, Monterey Bay, California; Atmospheric Environment
Origin, transport and deposition of aerosol iron to Australian coastal waters; Atmospheric Environment
Physiological responses of a Southern Ocean diatom to complex future ocean conditions; Nature Climate Change
Phytoplankton community structure is influenced by seabird guano enrichment in the Southern Ocean; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Processes affecting the isotopic composition of dissolved iron in hydrothermal plumes: a case study from the Vanuatu back-arc; Chemical Geology
Seabird guano enhances phytoplankton production in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Seabirds and marine mammals redistribute bioavailable iron in the Southern Ocean; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Sustained upwelling of subsurface iron supplies seasonally persistent phytoplankton blooms around the Southern Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017; Chemical Geology
Trace elements and nutrients in wildfire plumes to the southeast of Australia; Atmospheric Research

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision