Dr Sergio Ruiz-Halpern Bsc (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Msc (Florida
International University), PhD (Univesitat Illes Balears) 

My main research interests are generally oriented towards the study of biogeochemical
cycles with a clear focus on the effects on, and effects of biota. Within this vast field
I focus on processes occurring at the interphase, whether it be sediment-water
interactions or air-water exchange. My earlier work investigated the beneficial effects
of iron on seagrass growth by titration of toxic sulphur species. Later on, I focused on
the air-sea boundary investigating the stocks of gaseous phase organic carbon both in air
and water and evaluating the exchange rates, especially as it relates to the DOC pool in
the water column and CO2 exchange. At SCU I will focus on carbonate biogeochemistry, both
organic and inorganic using a variety of approaches including, but not limited to,
spatial-temporal assessments, manipulative field experiments… and the suite of techniques
available at the CCB facilities. 

Journal articles


Carbon dioxide dynamics driven by groundwater discharge in a coastal floodplain creek (with Marnie L. Atkins, Isaac R. Santos, and Damien T. Maher), Journal of Hydrology (2013)

Dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) may be highly enriched in groundwater. However, the contribution of groundwater...



Coupled CO2 and O2-driven compromises to marine life in summer along the Chilean sector of the Humboldt Current System (with E Mayol, C M. Duarte, J C. Castilla, and J L. Pelegri), Biogeosciences (2012)

Carbon dioxide and coupled CO2 and O2-driven compromises to marine life were examined along the...



Experimental assessment of the effect of UVB radiation on plankton community metabolism along the Southeastern Pacific off Chile (with N Godoy, A Canepa, S Lasternas, E Mayol, S Agusti, J C. Castilla, and C M. Duarte), Biogeosciences (2012)

The potential effects of UV on community metabolism (NCP, GPP and R) were assessed along...



Temperature dependence of oxygen dynamics and community metabolism in a shallow Mediterranean macroalgal meadow (caulerpa prolifera) (with Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer, Carlos M. Duarte, and Gabriel Jorda), Estuaries and Coasts (2012)

Hypoxia is emerging as a major threat to marine coastal biota. Predicting its occurrence and...



Air-sea CO2 fluxes along the coast of Chile: from CO2 outgassing in central northern upwelling waters to CO2 uptake in southern Patagonian fjords (with Rodrigo Torres, Silvio Pantoja, Naomi Harada, Humberto E. González, Giovanni Daneri, Máximo Frangopulos, José A. Rutlant, Carlos M. Duarte, Eva Mayol, and Masao Fukasawa), Journal of Geophysical Research (2011)

Carbon system parameters measured during several expeditions along the coast of Chile (23°S–56°S) have been...




Beyond CO2: air-sea volatile organic carbon exchange in the Southern Ocean (with C M. Duarte and J Dachs), 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting (2010)