Heather Bouman

Heather Bouman

Professor of Biogeochemistry
Tel: +44 (0)1865 272019

My interests are in understanding and quantifying marine phytoplankton production on a global scale. My approach is to combine field observations with satellite remote sensing to improve knowledge of the factors governing the taxonomic structure and biogeochemical function of phytoplankon communities. I am also interested in exploring the utility of marine bio-optics and molecular biology as tools for monitoring the ecological and physiological dynamics of marine ecosystems.

Teaching Profile

1st-year Cell Biology

3rd-year Biological Oceanography

4th-year Topics in Oceanography

Browning TJ, Stone K, Bouman HA, Mather TA, Pyle DM, Moore CM, Martinez-Vincente V (2015) Volcanic ash supply to the surface ocean – remote sensing of biological responses and their wider biogeochemical significance. Frontiers in Marine Science 2: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00014

Browning TJ, Bouman HA, Henderson GM, Mather TA, Pyle DM, Schlosser C, Woodward EMS, Moore CM (2014) Strong responses of Southern Ocean phytoplankton communities to volcanic ash. Geophysical Research Letters 41; 2851-2857.

Browning TJ, Bouman HA, Moore CM (2014) Satellite-detected fluorescence: decoupling nonphotochemical quenching from iron stress signals in the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28: 510-524.

Roy S, Sathyendranath S, Bouman H, Platt T (2013) The global distribution of phytoplankton size spectrum and size classes from their light-absorption spectra derived from satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment 139: 185-197.

Bouman HA, Lepere C, Scanlan DJ, Ulloa O (2012) Phytoplankton community structure in a high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll region of the eastern Pacific Subantarctic region during winter-mixed and summer-stratified conditions. Deep Sea Research I 69: 1-11.

Bouman HA, Ulloa O, Barlow R, Li WKW, Platt T, Zwirglmaier K, Scanlan D, Sathyendranath S (2011) Water-column stratification governs the community structure of subtropical marine phytoplankton. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3: 473-482.