I am a Professor at the University of Liverpool and an ocean biogeochemist, interested in how the cycling of resources in the sea affects biological activity and vice-versa. I am particularly interested in trace micronutrients and how they interact together to shape primary production, ecosystem structure and the global carbon cycle. 

My science links numerical models, at both global and idealised scales, with both fieldwork and synthesis of datasets. 

I am heavily involved in the international GEOTRACES programme, am a lead author on the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and am a member of the governing council of the UK Challenger Society for Marine Science 

twitter: @altagliabue

Recent Publications

Weber, T., et al., Biological uptake and reversible scavenging of zinc in the global ocean, Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aap8532, 2018

Tagliabue, A.,et al., The role of external inputs and internal cycling in shaping the global ocean cobalt distribution: insights from the first cobalt biogeochemical model, Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi: 10.1002/2017GB005830, 2018

Browning, T.J., et al., Nutrient co-limitation at the boundary of an oceanic gyre, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature24063. 2017

Tagliabue, A., et al., The integral role of iron in ocean biogeochemistry, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature21058, 2017

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Lab Opportunities

A position will open up soon for a two year postdoc position linked to a newly funded NSF-NERC project based on iron cycling at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series site. The postdoc will be focussed on developing a new iron cycle model

There are opportunities for creative scientists interested in thinking about how to model phytoplankton co-limitation at the cell scale as part of my ERC BYONIC project

Talented individuals should feel free to express interest for any of these opportunities - specific job adverts will be posted here also