University of Otago, New Zealand

Chemistry

Te Tari Hua-Ruanuku

Professor Philip Boyd

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Professor Philip Boyd
Algal physiology, trace metals and biological oceanography - Director
Tel: (03) 479 5249
Location: Science II, 1n8d
pboyd@chemistry.otago.ac.nz


Main Research Interests

Current Research Projects

Biogeochemistry of iron and its effects on algal productivity. 2 years from July 1, 2000: Philip Boyd (NIWA) and Russell Frew. This project is funded by NIWA through subcontracting and NSOF funding, and is concerned with defining the role of trace metals, particularly iron, as essenital factors controlling the productivity of NZ waters. A recent highlight was a leading role played by our group in the iron enrichment experiment carried out in the Southern Ocean (SOIREE).