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, led the recent Tara Oceans Weddell Sea expedition 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

Keogh, T. J., S. J. Thomalla, P. M. S. Monteiro, and Alessandro Tagliabue, Multidecadal trend of increasing iron stress in Southern Ocean phytoplankton, Science, 379(6634), 834-840, doi:10.1126/science.abl5237. 2023

Hawco*, N. J., Alessandro Tagliabue*, and B. S. Twining, Manganese Limitation of Phytoplankton Physiology and Productivity in the Southern Ocean, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36(11), doi:10.1029/2022gb007382. 2022

Ye, N., et al. (incl. Alessandro Tagliabue), The role of zinc in the adaptive evolution of polar phytoplankton, Nat Ecol Evol, doi:10.1038/s41559-022-01750-x. 2022

Wrightson, L., N. Yang, C. Mahaffey, D. A. Hutchins, and Alessandro Tagliabue, Integrating the impact of global change on the niche and physiology of marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria, Glob Chang Biol, 28(23), 7078-7093, doi:10.1111/gcb.16399. 2022

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