Dr Kay C. Vopel

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Phone: +64 921 9999 ext 6461

Email: kay.vopel@aut.ac.nz

Links to relevant web pages:

Marine Science Group

Memberships and Affiliations:

Editorial Boards:

PLOS ONE, PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE

Scientific Reports, NATURE RESEARCH

Teaching Areas:

Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Environmental Chemistry, Marine Biogeochemistry, Science Communication

Research Summary:

Dr Vopel's Marine Science Group studies the production and decomposition of organic matter in marine sediment as a means of understanding how environmental change affects ecosystem functioning. The group approaches ecology primarily through underwater and laboratory experiments in which microsensor techniques are combined with standard analytical techniques and numerical modeling.