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About Dr Sergio Ruiz-Halpern

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 (15)

Conferences (1)