Mark Stinchcombe

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
+44 (0)23 8059 6340

I am a lab manager for the Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (OBE) reasearch group as well as the health and safety advisor for OBE.

My main scientific roles are to support the science that our research group does by running the segmented flow autoanalysers and the dissolved oxygen titration instruments both at sea and in the lab whilst also supporting work involving primary production, calcification and silicate uptake using highly sensitive radiotracers.

My work as the health and safety advisor means I help coordinate packing and freighting of hazards goods for our research cruises as well as act as a liaison between the ships and the science on health and safety matters.  Closer to home I can advise on a number of health and safety issues OBE staff and students may have.

Committee and Board Memberships: 

I am a member of the NOC Health and Safety Committee.



Stinchcombe, M.; et al, .. 2017 RRS Discovery Cruise DY050, 18 Apr - 08 May 2016. Cruise to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained observatory. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 189pp. (National Oceanography Centre Cruise Report, 45)


Fragoso, Glaucia M.; Poulton, Alex M.; Yashayaev, Igor M.; Head, Erica J.H.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Purdie, Duncan A.. 2016 Biogeographical patterns and environmental controls of phytoplankton communities from contrasting hydrographical zones of the Labrador Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 141. 212-226.10.1016/j.pocean.2015.12.007
Poulton, Alex J.; Daniels, Chris J.; Esposito, Mario; Humphreys, Matthew P.; Mitchell, Elaine; Ribas-Ribas, Mariana; Russell, Benjamin C.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Tynan, Eithne; Richier, Sophie. 2016 Production of dissolved organic carbon by Arctic plankton communities: Responses to elevated carbon dioxide and the availability of light and nutrients. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 127. 60-74.10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.01.002
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
Poulton, A.J.; Stinchcombe, M.C.; Achterberg, E.P.; Bakker, D.C.E.; Dumousseaud, C.; Lawson, H.E.; Lee, G.A.; Richier, S.; Sugget, D.J.; Young, J.R.. 2014 Coccolithophores on the North-West European Shelf: calcification rates and environmental controls. Biogeosciences, 11 (14). 3919-3940.10.5194/bg-11-3919-2014
Painter, S.C.; Henson, S.A.; Forryan, A.; Steigenberger, S.; Klar, J.; Stinchcombe, M.C.; Rogan, N.; Baker, A.R.; Achterberg, E.P.; Moore, C.M.. 2014 An assessment of the vertical diffusive flux of iron and other nutrients to the surface waters of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 11 (8). 2113-2130.10.5194/bg-11-2113-2014
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
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
Painter, Stuart C.; Lucas, Michael I.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Bibby, Thomas S.; Poulton, Alex J.. 2010 Summertime trends in pelagic biogeochemistry 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). 1313-1323.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.008
Sanders, Richard; Morris, Paul J.; Poulton, Alex J.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Charalampopoulou, Anastasia; Lucas, Mike I.; Thomalla, Sandy J.. 2010 Does a ballast effect occur in the surface ocean? Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (8). L08602.10.1029/2010GL042574
Poulton, Alex J.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Quartly, Graham D.. 2009 High numbers of Trichodesmium and diazotrophic diatoms in the southwest Indian Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 36. L15610-[4pp].10.1029/2009GL039719
Patey, M.D.; Rijkenberg, M.J.A.; Statham, P.J.; Mowlem, M.; Stinchcombe, M.C.; Achterberg, E.P.. 2008 Determination of nitrate and phosphate in seawater at nanomolar concentrations. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 27 (2). 169-182.10.1016/j.trac.2007.12.006
Lucas, M.I.; Seeyave, S.; Sanders, R.; Moore, C.M.; Williamson, R.; Stinchcombe, M.. 2007 Nitrogen uptake responses to a naturally Fe-fertilised phytoplankton bloom during the 2004/2005 CROZEX study. Deep-Sea Research II, 54 (18-20). 2138-2173.10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.06.017
Sanders, R.; Morris, P.J.; Stinchcombe, M.; Seeyave, S.; Venables, H.; Lucas, M.. 2007 New production and the f ratio around the Crozet Plateau in austral summer 2004–2005 diagnosed from seasonal changes in inorganic nutrient levels. Deep-Sea Research II, 54 (18-20). 2191-2207.10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.06.007
Poulton, A.J.; Holligan, P.M.; Hickman, A.; Kim, Y.N.; Adey, T.R.; Stinchcombe, M.C.; Holeton, C.; Root, S.; Woodward, E.M.S.. 2006 Phytoplankton carbon fixation, chlorophyll-biomass and diagnostic pigments in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 53 (14-16). 1593-1610.10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.05.007
Poulton, A.J.; Sanders, R.; Holligan, P.M.; Stinchcombe, M.C.; Adey, T.R.; Brown, L.; Chamberlain, K.. 2006 Phytoplankton mineralization in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20 (4). GB4002-[10pp].10.1029/2006GB002712