Dr Adrian Martin

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
+44 (0)23 8059 6342

Ocean biogeochemistry, particularly the influence of physics upon it.

More specifically...

  • physical-biological interactions at the mesoscale (10-100km) and submesoscale (1-10km)
  • the biological carbon pump
  • the use of autonomous vehicles to study ocean biogeochemistry
  • allometric modelling of benthic ecosystems


Funded PhD projects in Ocean Biogeochemistry with the National Oceanography Centre




Giering, Sarah L.C.; Sanders, Richard; Martin, Adrian P.; Henson, Stephanie A.; Riley, Jennifer S.; Marsay, Chris M.; Johns, David. 2017 Particle flux in the oceans: Challenging the steady state assumption. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31 (1). 159-171.10.1002/2016GB005424
Barange, Manuel; Butenschön, Momme; Yool, Andrew; Beaumont, Nicola; Fernandes, Jose A.; Martin, Adrian P.; Allen, J. Icarus. 2017 The cost of reducing the North Atlantic Ocean biological carbon pump. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3. 00290.10.3389/fmars.2016.00290
Yool, Andrew; Martin, Adrian P.; Anderson, Thomas R.; Bett, Brian J.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2017 Big in the benthos: future change of seafloor community biomass in a global, body size-resolved model. Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.13680 (In Press)
Painter, Stuart C.; Finlay, Madelaine; Hemsley, Victoria S.; Martin, Adrian. 2016 Seasonality, phytoplankton succession and the biogeochemical impacts of an autumn storm in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 142. 72-104.10.1016/j.pocean.2016.02.001
Sanders, R.; Henson, S.A.; Martin, A.P.; Anderson, T.R.; Bernardello, R.; Enderlein, P.; Fielding, S.; Giering, S.; Hartmann, M.; Iversen, M.; Khatiwala, S.; Lam, P.; Mayor, D.J.; Moore, C.M.; Murphy, E.; Painter, S.C.; Poulton, A.J.; Saw, K.; Stowasser, G.; Tarling, G.A.; Torres-valdes, S.; Trimmer, M.; Wolff, G.A.; Yool, A.. 2016 Controls over Ocean Mesopelagic Interior Carbon Storage (COMICS): fieldwork, synthesis and modelling efforts. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 136. 7, pp.10.3389/fmars.2016.00136
van Gennip, Simon; Martin, Adrian P.; Srokosz, Meric A.; Allen, John T.; Pidcock, Rosalind; Painter, Stuart C.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.. 2016 Plankton patchiness investigated using simultaneous nitrate and chlorophyll observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (6). 4149-4156.10.1002/2016JC011789
Pidcock, Rosalind E.M.; Martin, Adrian P.; Painter, Stuart C.; Allen, John T.; Srokosz, Meric A.; Forryan, Alex; Stinchcombe, Mark; Smeed, David A.. 2016 Quantifying mesoscale-driven nitrate supply: a case study. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30 (8). 1206-1223.10.1002/2016GB005383
Giering, S.L.C.; Sanders, R.; Martin, A.P.; Lindemann, C.; Möller, K.O.; Daniels, C.J.; Mayor, D.J; St. John, M.A.. 2016 High export via small particles before the onset of the North Atlantic spring bloom. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (9). 6929-6945.10.1002/2016JC012048
Ichino, Matteo C.; Clark, Malcolm R.; Drazen, Jeffery C.; Jamieson, Alan; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Martin, Adrian P.; Rowden, Ashley A.; Shank, Timothy M.; Yancey, Paul H.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2015 The distribution of benthic biomass in hadal trenches: a modelling approach to investigate the effect of vertical and lateral organic matter transport to the seafloor. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 100. 21-33.10.1016/j.dsr.2015.01.010
Marcinko, Charlotte; Martin, Adrian; Allen, John. 2015 Characterizing horizontal variability and energy spectra in the Arctic Ocean halocline. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (1). 436-450.10.1002/2014JC010381
Evans, Claire; Gómez-Pereira, Paola R.; Martin, Adrian P.; Scanlan, David J.; Zubkov, Mikhail V.. 2015 Photoheterotrophy of bacterioplankton is ubiquitous in the surface oligotrophic ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 135. 139-145.10.1016/j.pocean.2015.04.014
Zubkov, M.V.; Martin, A.P.; Hartmann, M.; Grob, C.; Scanlan, D.J.. 2015 Dominant oceanic bacteria secure phosphate using a large extracellular buffer. Nature Communications, 6. 7878.10.1038/ncomms8878
Cole, Harriet; Henson, Stephanie; Martin, Adrian; Yool, Andrew. 2015 Basin-wide mechanisms for spring bloom initiation; how typical is the North Atlantic? ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72 (6). 2029-2040.10.1093/icesjms/fsu239
Rumyantseva, Anna; Lucas, Natasha; Rippeth, Tom; Henson, Stephanie; Martin, Adrian; Painter, Stuart C.. 2015 Ocean nutrient pathways associated with passage of a storm. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29 (8). 1179-1189.10.1002/2015GB005097
Martin, Adrian; Levy, Marina; van Gennip, Simon; Pardo, Silvia; Srokosz, Meric; Allen, John; Painter, Stuart C.; Pidcock, Roz. 2015 An observational assessment of the influence of mesoscale and submesoscale heterogeneity on ocean biogeochemical reactions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29 (9). 1421-1438.10.1002/2015GB005129
Daniels, C.J.; Poulton, A.J.; Esposito, M.; Paulsen, M.L.; Bellerby, R.; St John, M.; Martin, A.P.. 2015 Phytoplankton dynamics in contrasting early stage North Atlantic spring blooms: composition, succession, and potential drivers. Biogeosciences, 12 (8). 2395-2409.10.5194/bg-12-2395-2015
Hemsley, Victoria S.; Smyth, Timothy J.; Martin, Adrian P.; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Thompson, Andrew F.; Damerell, Gillian; Painter, Stuart C.. 2015 Estimating oceanic primary production using vertical irradiance and chlorophyll profiles from ocean gliders in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (19). 11612-11621.10.1021/acs.est.5b00608
Torres-Valdés, S.; Painter, S.C.; Martin, A.P.; Sanders, R.; Felden, J.. 2014 Data compilation of fluxes of sedimenting material from sediment traps in the Atlantic Ocean. Earth System Science Data, 6 (1). 123-145.10.5194/essd-6-123-2014
Marcinko, Charlotte L.J.; Martin, Adrian P.; Allen, John T.. 2014 Modelling dinoflagellates as an approach to the seasonal forecasting of bioluminescence in the North Atlantic. Journal of Marine Systems, 139. 261-276.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.06.014
Sanders, Richard; Henson, Stephanie A.; Koski, Marja; De la Rocha, Christina L.; Painter, Stuart C.; Poulton, Alex J.; Riley, Jennifer; Salihoglu, Baris; Visser, Andre; Yool, Andrew; Bellerby, Richard; Martin, Adrian. 2014 The Biological Carbon Pump in the North Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 129 (B). 200-218.10.1016/j.pocean.2014.05.005
Kelly-Gerreyn, B.A.; Martin, A.P.; Bett, B.J.; Anderson, T.R.; Kaariainen, J.I.; Main, C.E.; Marcinko, C.J.; Yool, A.. 2014 Benthic biomass size spectra in shelf and deep-sea sediments. Biogeosciences, 11 (22). 6401-6416.10.5194/bg-11-6401-2014
Wood, Christopher C.; Statham, Peter J.; Kelly-Gerreyn, Boris A.; Martin, Adrian P.. 2014 Modelling macronutrients in shelf sea sediments: fitting model output to experimental data using a genetic algorithm. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 14 (1). 218-229.10.1007/s11368-013-0793-0
Grob, Carolina; Ostrowski, Martin; Holland, Ross J.; Heldal, Mikal; Norland, Svein; Erichsen, Egil S.; Blindauer, Claudia; Martin, Adrian P.; Zubkov, Mikhail V.; Scanlan, David J.. 2013 Elemental composition of natural populations of key microbial groups in Atlantic waters. Environmental Microbiology, 15 (11). 3054-3064.10.1111/1462-2920.12145
Levy, M.; Martin, A.P.. 2013 The influence of mesoscale and submesoscale heterogeneity on ocean biogeochemical reactions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27 (4). 1139-1150.10.1002/2012GB004518
Forryan, Alexander; Martin, Adrian P.; Srokosz, Meric A.; Popova, Ekaterina E.; Painter, Stuart C.; Renner, Angelika H. H.. 2013 A new observationally motivated Richardson number based mixing parametrization for oceanic mesoscale flow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (3). 1405-1419.10.1002/jgrc.20108
Pidcock, Rosalind; Martin, Adrian; Allen, John; Painter, Stuart C.; Smeed, David. 2013 The spatial variability of vertical velocity in an Iceland basin eddy dipole. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 72. 121-140.10.1016/j.dsr.2012.10.008
Gómez-Pereira, Paola R.; Hartmann, Manuela; Grob, Carolina; Tarran, Glen A.; Martin, Adrian P.; Fuchs, Bernhard M.; Scanlan, David J.; Zubkov, Mikhail V.. 2013 Comparable light stimulation of organic nutrient uptake by SAR11 and Prochlorococcus in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. The ISME Journal, 7. 603-614.10.1038/ismej.2012.126
Marcinko, C.L.J.; Allen, J.T.; Poulton, A.J.; Painter, S.C.; Martin, A.P.. 2013 Diurnal variations of dinoflagellate bioluminescence within the open-ocean north-east Atlantic. Journal of Plankton Research, 35 (1). 177-190.10.1093/plankt/fbs081
Marcinko, Charlotte L.J.; Painter, Stuart C.; Martin, Adrian P.; Allen, John T.. 2013 A review of the measurement and modelling of dinoflagellate bioluminescence. Progress in Oceanography, 109. 117-129.10.1016/j.pocean.2012.10.008
Wallhead, Philip J.; Garçon, Véronique C.; Martin, Adrian P.. 2013 Efficient upscaling of ocean biogeochemistry. Ocean Modelling, 63. 40-55.10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.12.002
Ward, Ben A.; Schartau, Markus; Oschlies, Andreas; Martin, Adrian P.; Follows, Michael J.; Anderson, Thomas R.. 2013 When is a biogeochemical model too complex? Objective model reduction and selection for North Atlantic time-series sites. Progress in Oceanography, 116. 49-65.10.1016/j.pocean.2013.06.002
Forryan, A.; Martin, A.P.; Srokosz, M.A.; Popova, E.E.; Painter, S.C.; Stinchcombe, M.C.. 2012 Turbulent nutrient fluxes in the Iceland Basin. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 63. 20-35.10.1016/j.dsr.2011.12.006
Hartmann, M.; Grob, C.; Tarran, G.A.; Martin, A.P.; Burkill, P.H.; Scanlan, D.J.; Zubkov, M.V.. 2012 Mixotrophic basis of Atlantic oligotrophic ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (15). 5756-5760.10.1073/pnas.1118179109
Cole, Harriet; Henson, Stephanie; Martin, Adrian; Yool, Andrew. 2012 Mind the gap: The impact of missing data on the calculation of phytoplankton phenology metrics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 (C8). C08030.10.1029/2012jc008249
Le Moigne, Frédéric A.C.; Sanders, Richard J.; Villa-Alfageme, María; Martin, Adrian P.; Pabortsava, Katsiaryna; Planquette, Hélène; Morris, Paul J.; Thomalla, Sandy J.. 2012 On the proportion of ballast versus non-ballast associated carbon export in the surface ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (15). L15610.10.1029/2012GL052980
Lévy, Marina; Ferrari, Raffaele; Franks, Peter J.S.; Martin, Adrian P.; Rivière, Pascal. 2012 Bringing physics to life at the submesoscale. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (14). L14602.10.1029/2012GL052756
Martin, A.. 2012 The seasonal smorgasbord of the seas. Science, 337 (6090). 46-47.10.1126/science.1223881
Resplandy, L.; Martin, A.P.; Le Moigne, F.; Martin, P.; Aquilina, A.; Mémery, L.; Lévy, M.; Sanders, R.. 2012 How does dynamical spatial variability impact 234Th-derived estimates of organic export? Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 68. 24-45.10.1016/j.dsr.2012.05.015
Hartmann, Manuela; Grob, Carolina; Scanlan, David J.; Martin, Adrian P.; Burkill, Peter H.; Zubkov, Mikhail V.. 2011 Comparison of phosphate uptake rates by the smallest plastidic and aplastidic protists in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 78 (2). 327-335.10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01160.x
Guirey, Emma; Bees, Martin; Martin, Adrian; Srokosz, Meric. 2010 Persistence of cluster synchronization under the influence of advection. Physical Review E, 81 (5). 051902.10.1103/PhysRevE.81.051902
Lampitt, R.S.; Billett, D.S.M.; Martin, A.P.. 2010 The sustained observatory over the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP): Insights from time series observations and process studies (preface) [in special issue: Water Column and Seabed Studies at the PAP Sustained Observatory in the Northeast Atlantic] Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57 (15). 1267-1271.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.003
Martin, Adrian; Lampitt, Richard; Billett, David; Talbot, Pam; Anderson, Thomas R.. 2010 Dedication to Dr. Martin Angel and Prof. Mike Fasham FRS [in special issue: Water Column and Seabed Studies at the PAP Sustained Observatory in the Northeast Atlantic] Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57 (15). 1272-1280.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.004
Martin, Adrian P.; Lucas, Michael I.; Painter, Stuart C.; Pidcock, Rosalind; Prandke, Hartmut; Prandke, Holger; Stinchcombe, Mark C.. 2010 The supply of nutrients due to vertical turbulent mixing: A study at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain study site in the northeast Atlantic [in special issue: Water Column and Seabed Studies at the PAP Sustained Observatory in the Northeast Atlantic] Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57 (15). 1293-1302.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.006
Martin, Adrian P.; Zubkov, Mikhail V.; Holland, R; Tarran, Glen; Burkill, Peter. 2010 Variability in ultraplankton at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain study site [in special issue: Water Column and Seabed Studies at the PAP Sustained Observatory in the Northeast Atlantic] Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57 (15). 1336-1345.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.010
Pidcock, Rosalind; Srokosz, Meric; Allen, John; Hartman, Mark; Painter, Stuart; Mowlem, Matt; Hydes, David; Martin, Adrian. 2010 A Novel Integration of an Ultraviolet Nitrate Sensor On Board a Towed Vehicle for Mapping Open-Ocean Submesoscale Nitrate Variability. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27 (8). 1410-1416.10.1175/2010JTECHO780.1
Rhodes, C.J.; Martin, A.P.. 2010 The influence of viral infection on a plankton ecosystem undergoing nutrient enrichment. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 265 (3). 225-237.10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.04.022
Wallhead, Philip; Martin, Adrian P.; Srokosz, Meric A.; Franks, Peter J.S.. 2009 Skill assessment via cross-validation and Monte Carlo simulation: an application to Georges Bank plankton models. Journal of Marine Systems, 76 (1-2). 134-150.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.03.010
Guirey, Emma; Martin, Adrian; Srokosz, Meric; Bees, Martin. 2009 Cluster synchronisation: A mechanism for plankton patchiness and a simulation pitfall. Ocean Modelling, 29 (4). 223-233.10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.04.006
Hartmann, Manuela; Zubkov, Mikhail V.; Martin, Adrian P.; Scanlan, David J.; Burkill, Peter H.. 2009 Assessing amino acid uptake by phototrophic nanoflagellates in nonaxenic cultures using flow cytometric sorting. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 298 (2). 166-173.10.1111/j.1574-6968.2009.01715.x
Martin, A.P.; Zubkov, M.V.; Fasham, M.J.; Burkill, P.H.; Holland, R.J.. 2008 Microbial spatial variability: an example from the Celtic Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 76 (4). 443-465.10.1016/j.pocean.2008.01.004
Rhodes, C.J.; Truscott, J.E.; Martin, A.P.. 2008 Viral infection as a regulator of oceanic phytoplankton populations. Journal of Marine Systems, 74 (1-2). 216-226.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.01.005
Wallhead, Philip J.; Martin, Adrian P.; Srokosz, Meric A.. 2008 Spatially implicit plankton population models: transient spatial variability. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 253 (3). 405-423.10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.03.020
Wynn, R.B.; Josey, S.A.; Martin, A.P.; Johns, D.G.; Yesou, P.. 2007 Climate-driven range expansion of a critically endangered top predator in northeast Atlantic waters. Biology Letters, 3 (5). 529-532.10.1098/rsbl.2007.0162
Yool, Andrew; Martin, Adrian P.; Fernández, Camila; Clark, Darren R.. 2007 Letter. The significance of nitrification for oceanic new production. Nature, 447 (7147). 999-1002.10.1038/nature05885
Guirey, E.J.; Bees, M.A.; Martin, A.P.; Srokosz, M.A.; Fasham, M.J.R.. 2007 Emergent features due to grid-cell biology: synchronisation in biophysical models. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 69 (4). 1401-1422.10.1007/s11538-006-9180-y
Macias, D.; Martin, A.P.; Garcia-Lafuente, J.; Garcia, C.M.; Yool, A.; Bruno, M.; Vazquez-Escobar, A.; Izquierdo, A.; Sein, D.V.; Echevarria, F.. 2007 Analysis of mixing and biogeochemical effects induced by tides on the Atlantic-Mediterranean flow in the Strait of Gibraltar through a physical-biological coupled model. Progress In Oceanography, 74 (2-3). 252-272.10.1016/j.pocean.2007.04.006
Wallhead, P.; Martin, A.P.; Srokosz, M.A.; Fasham, M.J.R.. 2006 Accounting for unresolved spatial variability in marine ecosystems using time lags. Journal of Marine Research, 64 (6). 881-914.10.1357/002224006779698387
Martin, A.P.; Pondaven, P.. 2006 New primary production and nitrification in the western subtropical North Atlantic: a modeling study. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20 (4). GB4014.10.1029/2005GB002608
Martin, A.P.; Zubkov, M.V.; Burkill, P.H.; Holland, R.J.. 2005 Extreme spatial variability in marine picoplankton and its consequences for interpreting Eulerian time-series. Biology Letters, 1 (3). 366-369.10.1098/rsbl.2005.0316
Martin, A.. 2005 The kaleidoscope ocean. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 363 (1837). 2873-2890.10.1098/rsta.2005.1663
Martin, A.P.. 2004 A Malthusian curb on spatial structure in micro-organism populations. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 230 (3). 343-349.10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.05.017
Martin, A.P.. 2003 Phytoplankton patchiness: the role of lateral stirring and mixing. Progress in Oceanography, 57 (2). 125-174.10.1016/S0079-6611(03)00085-5
Martin, A.P.; Pondaven, P.. 2003 On estimates for the vertical nitrate flux due to eddy pumping. Journal of Geophysical Research C (Oceans), 108 (C11). 03359-[10pp].10.1029/2003JC001841
Martin, A.P.; Richards, K.J.; Fasham, M.J.R.. 2001 Phytoplankton production and community structure in an unstable frontal region. Journal of Marine Systems, 28 (1-2). 65-89.10.1016/S0924-7963(00)00084-1


Painter, S.C.; Martin, A.P.. 2014 The use of gliders for oceanographic science: the data processing gap. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 34pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 45)
Allen, John; Painter, Stuart; Martin, Adrian; Iglesias-Rodrigues, Debora; Marcinko, Charlotte; Valiadi, Martha. 2012 Luminescence and Marine Plankton (LAMP)Final Report, National Oceanography Centre, Research and Consultancy Report No. 22. Southampton, NOC, 35pp. (UNSPECIFIED)

Conference item

Marcinko, Charlotte; Allen, John; Martin, Adrian. 2013 Characterising Horizontal Variability in the Arctic Ocean. [Poster] In: The Forum for Arctic Ocean Modeling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS) workshop, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute , 22-25 Oct 2013. (Unpublished)
Marcinko, Charlotte; Allen, John; Martin, Adrian. 2012 Submarine Estimates of Arctic Turbulent Spectra (SEATS). [Lecture] In: ICES Annual Science meeting 2012, Bergen, Norway, 16-21 Sep 2012. (Unpublished)

Book section

Richards, K.J.; Brentnall, S.J.; McLeod, P.; Martin, A.P.. 2001 View Item: Stirring and mixing of biologically reactive tracers. In: Muller, Peter; Henderson, Diane, (eds.)From stirring to mixing in a stratified ocean: Proceedings 'Aha Juliko'a Hawaiian Winter Workshop, University of Hawaii at Manoa, January 16-19, 2001. Manoa, Hawaii, USA, US Office of Naval Research & SOEST, University of Hawaii, 117-122, 206pp. (SOEST Special Publication).

Electronic output

Torres-valdes, Sinhue; Painter, Stuart; Martin, Adrian; Sanders, Richard. Compilation of downward flux observations from sediment trap deployments in the Atlantic Ocean - Contribution to EURO-BASIN's Data integration.. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.807946 [Output (Electronic)]