OceanBug is the Oxford group researching marine biogeochemistry, comprising interests that span from developing inventive ways to reconstruct oceans of the past, to understanding adaptation of organisms to changing ocean chemistry in the modern perturbed world. A new project will launch in 2016 tackling the co-evolution of metal availability and metal use by life in the oceans (APPELS).

OceanBug Research has focussed on a broad array of questions including:

1) Perturbing phytoplankton under Ocean acidification

2) Novel methods to reconstruct and understand past atmospheric pCO2

3) Trace Metal “Nutrients”

4) Reconstructing paleo-ENSO

5) Ikaite: a palaeoenvironmental proxy