Otago ocean chemistry research leader awarded Marsden Medal
Thursday 13 November 2014
Leading environmental and chemical oceanographer Professor Keith Hunter was announced last night as the co-recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists’ (NZAS) prestigious Marsden Medal recognising outstanding services to science.
Professor Hunter is the University of Otago’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) and Co-Director of the NIWA-University of Otago Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography.
The Marsden Medal is awarded for a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause or profession of science, in recognition of service rendered to the cause or profession of science in the widest connotation of the phrase. In awarding the Medal, the NZAS noted that Professor Hunter is a “recognised leader and innovator in environmental and chemical oceanography”.
In awarding the Medal, the NZAS noted that Professor Hunter is a “recognised leader and innovator in environmental and chemical oceanography”.
His research is characterised by the application of fundamental chemistry to the investigation of oceanographic systems and the role of trace elements and, recently, CO₂ in ecological and biogeochemical processes. He has co-authored over 140 publications, including papers in Nature and Science, and his research has been supported by many Marsden and FRST research grants.