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. I am also UK Chair for SCOR and sit on the Royal Society Global Environment Research Committee.

twitter: @altagliabue

Recent Publications

Tagliabue, Alessandro,et al., An iron cycle cascade governs the response of equatorial Pacific ecosystems to climate change, Glob Chang Biol, doi:10.1111/gcb.15316. 2020

Kwiatkowski, L., et al. (incl. Alessandro Tagliabue), Twenty-first century ocean warming, acidification, deoxygenation, and upper-ocean nutrient and primary production decline from CMIP6 model projections, Biogeosciences, 17(13), 3439-3470, doi:10.5194/bg-17-3439-2020. 2020

Hawco, N. J., M. R. McIlvin, R. M. Bundy, Alessandro Tagliabue, T. J. Goepfert, D. Moran, L. Valentin-Alvarado, G. R. DiTullio, and M. A. Saito, Minimal cobalt metabolism in the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.2001393117. 2020

Tagliabue Alessandro, et al., The interplay between regeneration and scavenging fluxes drives ocean iron cycling, Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12775-5. 2019

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Lab Opportunities

I am on the look out for a new postdoctoral researcher, interested in modelling how phytoplankton acquire resources and adapt to changing environmental conditions

If that is you, please get in touch!