Prof. Richard Sanders

Head of Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
+44 (0)23 8059 6014



Cavan, Emma L.; Henson, Stephanie A.; Belcher, Anna; Sanders, Richard. 2017 Role of zooplankton in determining the efficiency of the biological carbon pump. Biogeosciences, 14. 177-186.10.5194/bg-14-177-2017
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
Belcher, Anna; Manno, Clara; Ward, Pete; Henson, Stephanie; Sanders, Richard; Tarling, Geraint. 2016 Zooplankton faecal pellet transfer through the meso- and bathypelagic layers in the Southern Ocean in spring. Biogeosciences Discussions. 27, pp.10.5194/bg-2016-520 (In Press)
Belcher, Anna; Iversen, Morten; Manno, Clara; Henson, Stephanie A.; Tarling, Geraint A.; Sanders, Richard. 2016 The role of particle associated microbes in remineralisation of faecal pellets in the upper mesopelagic of the Scotia Sea, Antarctica. Limnology and Oceanography, 61 (3). 1049-1064.10.1002/lno.10269
Le Moigne, Frederic A.C.; Henson, Stephanie A.; Cavan, Emma; Georges, Clément; Pabortsava, Katsiaryna; Achterberg, Eric P.; Ceballos-Romero, Elena; Zubkov, Mike; Sanders, Richard J.. 2016 What causes the inverse relationship between primary production and export efficiency in the Southern Ocean? Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (9). 4457-4466.10.1002/2016GL068480
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
Belcher, A.; Iversen, M.; Giering, S.; Riou, V.; Henson, S.; Sanders, R.. 2016 Depth-resolved particle associated microbial respiration in the northeast Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 13 (17). 4927-4943.10.5194/bg-13-4927-2016
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
Ceballos-Romero, E.; Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Henson, S.; Marsay, C.M.; Sanders, R.J.; García-Tenorio, R.; Villa-Alfageme, M.. 2016 Influence of bloom dynamics on Particle Export Efficiency in the North Atlantic: a comparative study of radioanalytical techniques and sediment traps. Marine Chemistry, 186. 198-210.10.1016/j.marchem.2016.10.001
McDonnell, Andrew M.P.; Lam, Phoebe J.; Lamborg, Carl H.; Buesseler, Ken O.; Sanders, Richard; Riley, Jennifer S.; Marsay, Chris; Smith, Helen E.K.; Sargent, Elizabeth C.; Lampitt, Richard S.; Bishop, James K.B.. 2015 The oceanographic toolbox for the collection of sinking and suspended marine particles. Progress in Oceanography, 133. 17-31.10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.007
Cavan, E.L.; Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Poulton, A.J.; Tarling, G.A.; Ward, P.; Daniels, C.J.; Fragoso, G.; Sanders, R.J.. 2015 Attenuation of particulate organic carbon flux in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean, is controlled by zooplankton fecal pellets. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (3). 821-830.10.1002/2014GL062744
Marsay, Chris M.; Sanders, Richard J.; Henson, Stephanie A.; Pabortsava, Katsiaryna; Achterberg, Eric P.; Lampitt, Richard S.. 2015 Attenuation of sinking particulate organic carbon flux through the mesopelagic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 112 (4). 1089-1094.10.1073/pnas.1415311112
Henson, Stephanie; Yool, Andrew; Sanders, Richard. 2015 Variability in efficiency of particulate organic carbon export: A model study. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29 (1). 33-45.10.1002/2014GB004965
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
St. John, M.A.; Barange, M.; Benway, H.; Flynn, K.J.; Holt, J.; Merino, G.; Martin, A.; Mitra, A.; Melle, W.; Sanders, R.; Trenkel, V.M.; Grigorov, I.; Hoffman, E.. 2014 Introduction to the BASIN Special Issue: State of art, past present a view to the future. Progress in Oceanography, 129 (B). 171-175.10.1016/j.pocean.2014.11.007
Le Moigne, Frédéric A.C.; Moore, C. Mark; Sanders, Richard J.; Villa-Alfageme, Maria; Steigenberger, Sebastian; Achterberg, Eric P.. 2014 Sequestration efficiency in the iron limited North Atlantic: Implications for iron supply mode to fertilized blooms. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (13). 4619-4627.10.1002/2014GL060308
Le Moigne, Frederic A.C.; Pabortsava, Katsiaryna; Marcinko, Charlotte L.J.; Martin, Patrick; Sanders, Richard J.. 2014 Where is mineral ballast important for surface export of particulate organic carbon in the ocean? Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (23). 8460-8468.10.1002/2014GL061678
Villa-Alfageme, M.; de Soto, F.; Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Giering, S.L.C.; Sanders, R.; García-Tenorio, R.. 2014 Observations and modeling of slow-sinking particles in the twilight zone. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28 (11). 1327-1342.10.1002/2014GB004981
Mayor, Daniel J.; Sanders, Richard; Giering, Sarah L.C.; Anderson, Thomas R.. 2014 Microbial gardening in the ocean's twilight zone: Detritivorous metazoans benefit from fragmenting, rather than ingesting, sinking detritus. BioEssays, 36 (12). 1132-1137.10.1002/bies.201400100
Giering, Sarah L.C.; Sanders, Richard; Lampitt, Richard S.; Anderson, Thomas R.; Tamburini, Christian; Boutrif, Mehdi; Zubkov, Mikhail V.; Marsay, Chris M.; Henson, Stephanie A.; Saw, Kevin; Cook, Kathryn; Mayor, Daniel J.. 2014 Reconciliation of the carbon budget in the ocean’s twilight zone. Nature, 507. 480-483.10.1038/nature13123
Pan, Xi; Achterberg, Eric P.; Sanders, Richard; Poulton, Alex J.; Oliver, Kevin I.C.; Robinson, Carol. 2014 Dissolved organic carbon and apparent oxygen utilization in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 85. 80-87.10.1016/j.dsr.2013.12.003
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
Charette, Matthew A.; Gille, Sarah T.; Sanders, Richard J.; Zhou, Meng. 2013 Introduction: Southern Ocean natural iron fertilization [in special issue: Southern Ocean natural iron fertilization] Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 90. 1-3.10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.04.014
Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Villa-Alfageme, M.; Sanders, R.J.; Marsay, C.; Henson, S.; García-Tenorio, R.. 2013 Export of organic carbon and biominerals derived from 234Th and 210Po at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 72. 88-101.10.1016/j.dsr.2012.10.010
Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Henson, S.A.; Sanders, R.J.; Madsen, E.. 2013 Global database of surface ocean particulate organic carbon export fluxes diagnosed from the 234Th technique. Earth System Science Data, 5 (2). 295-304.10.5194/essd-5-295-2013
Martin, Patrick; van der Loeff, Michiel Rutgers; Cassar, Nicolas; Vandromme, Pieter; d'Ovidio, Francesco; Stemmann, Lars; Rengarajan, R.; Soares, Melena; González, Humberto E.; Ebersbach, Friederike; Lampitt, Richard S.; Sanders, Richard; Barnett, Bruce A.; Smetacek, Victor; Naqvi, S. Wajih A.. 2013 Iron fertilization enhanced net community production but not downward particle flux during the Southern Ocean iron fertilization experiment LOHAFEX. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27 (3). 871-881.10.1002/gbc.20077
Torres-valdes, Sinhué; Tsubouchi, Takamasa; Bacon, Sheldon; Naveira-Garabato, Alberto C.; Sanders, Richard; McLaughlin, Fiona A.; Petrie, Brian; Kattner, Gerhard; Azetsu-Scott, Kumiko; Whitledge, Terry E.. 2013 Export of nutrients from the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (4). 1625-1644.10.1002/jgrc.20063
Giering, Sari L.C.; Steigenberger, Sebastian; Achterberg, Eric P.; Sanders, Richard; Mayor, Daniel J.. 2012 Elevated iron to nitrogen recycling by mesozooplankton in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (12). L12608.10.1029/2012GL051776
Nielsdóttir, Maria C.; Bibby, Thomas S.; Moore, C. Mark; Hinz, Daria J.; Sanders, Richard; Whitehouse, Michael; Korb, Rebecca; Achterberg, Eric P.. 2012 Seasonal and spatial dynamics of iron availability in the Scotia Sea. Marine Chemistry, 130-131. 62-72.10.1016/j.marchem.2011.12.004
Henson, Stephanie A.; Sanders, Richard; Madsen, Esben. 2012 Global patterns in efficiency of particulate organic carbon export and transfer to the deep ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26 (1). GB1028.10.1029/2011GB004099
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
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
Riley, J.S.; Sanders, R.; Marsay, C.; Le Moigne, F.A.C.; Achterberg, E.P.; Poulton, A.J.. 2012 The relative contribution of fast and slow sinking particles to ocean carbon export. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26 (1). GB1026.10.1029/2011GB004085
Henson, Stephanie A.; Sanders, Richard; Madsen, Esben; Morris, Paul J.; Le Moigne, Frédéric; Quartly, Graham D.. 2011 A reduced estimate of the strength of the ocean's biological carbon pump. Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (4). L04606.10.1029/2011GL046735
Martin, Patrick; Lampitt, Richard S.; Perry, Mary Jane; Sanders, Richard; Lee, Craig; D'Asaro, Eric. 2011 Export and mesopelagic particle ?ux during a North Atlantic spring diatom bloom. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 58 (4). 338-349.10.1016/j.dsr.2011.01.006
Morris, Paul J.; Sanders, Richard. 2011 A carbon budget for a naturally iron fertilized bloom in the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25 (3). GB3004.10.1029/2010GB003780
Planquette, Hélène; Sanders, Richard; Statham, Peter J.; Morris, Paul J.; Fones, Gary R.. 2011 Fluxes of particulate iron from the upper ocean around the Crozet Islands: A naturally iron-fertilized environment in the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25 (2). GB2011.10.1029/2010GB003789
Williams, Richard G.; McDonagh, Elaine; Roussenov, Vassil M.; Torres-Valdes, Sinhue; King, Brian; Sanders, Richard; Hansell, Dennis A.. 2011 Nutrient streams in the North Atlantic: Advective pathways of inorganic and dissolved organic nutrients. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25 (4). GB4008.10.1029/2010GB003853
Martin, Patrick; Allen, John T.; Cooper, Matthew J.; Johns, David G.; Lampitt, Richard S.; Sanders, Richard; Teagle, Damon A.H.. 2010 Sedimentation of acantharian cysts in the Iceland Basin: Strontium as a ballast for deep ocean particle flux, and implications for acantharian reproductive strategies. Limnology and Oceanography, 55 (2). 604-614.10.4319/lo.2010.55.2.0604
Montagnes, David J.S.; Allen, John T.; Brown, Louise; Bulit, Celia; Davidson, Russell; Fielding, Sophie; Heath, Mike; Holliday, N. Penny; Rasmussen, Jens; Sanders, Richard; Waniek, Joanna; Wilson, David I.. 2010 Role of ciliates and other microzooplankton in the Irminger Sea (NW Atlantic Ocean). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 411. 101-115.10.3354/meps08646
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
Nielsdóttir, Maria C.; Moore, Christopher Mark; Sanders, Richard; Hinz, Daria J.; Achterberg, Eric P.. 2009 Iron limitation of the postbloom phytoplankton communities in the Iceland Basin. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23. GB3001.10.1029/2008GB003410
Torres-Valdés, S.; Roussenov, V.M.; Sanders, R.; Reynolds, S.; Pan, X.; Mather, R.; Landolfi, A.; Wolff, G.A.; Achterberg, E.P.; Williams, R.G.. 2009 Distribution of dissolved organic nutrients and their effect on export production over the Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23. GB4019.10.1029/2008GB003389
Pollard, Raymond T.; Salter, Ian; Sanders, Richard J.; Lucas, Mike I.; Moore, C. Mark; Mills, Rachel A.; Statham, Peter J.; Allen, John T.; Baker, Alex R.; Bakker, Dorothee C.E.; Charette, Matthew A.; Fielding, Sophie; Fones, Gary R.; French, Megan; Hickman, Anna E.; Holland, Ross J.; Hughes, J. Alan; Jickells, Timothy D.; Lampitt, Richard S.; Morris, Paul J.; Nédélec, Florence H.; Nielsdóttir, Maria; Planquette, Hélène; Popova, Ekaterina E.; Poulton, Alex J.; Read, Jane F.; Seeyave, Sophie; Smith, Tania; Stinchcombe, Mark; Taylor, Sarah; Thomalla, Sandy; Venables, Hugh J.; Williamson, Robert; Zubkov, Mike V.. 2009 Southern Ocean deep-water carbon export enhanced by natural iron fertilization. Nature, 457 (7229). 577-580.10.1038/nature07716
McDonagh, Elaine L.; Bryden, Harry L.; King, Brian A.; Sanders, Richard J.. 2008 The circulation of the Indian Ocean at 32°S. Progress in Oceanography, 79 (1). 20-36.10.1016/j.pocean.2008.07.001
Montagnes, David J.S.; Allen, John T.; Brown, Louise; Bulit, Celia; Davidson, Russell; Diaz-Avalos, Carlos; Fielding, Sophie; Heath, Mike; Holliday, Naomi P.; Rasmussen, Jens; Sanders, Richard; Waniek, Joanna J.; Wilson, David. 2008 Factors controlling the abundance and size distribution of the phototrophic ciliate Myrionecta rubra in open waters of the North Atlantic. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 55 (5). 457-465.10.1111/j.1550-7408.2008.00344.x
Painter, Stuart C.; Sanders, Richard; Waldron, Howard N.; Lucas, Michael I.; Torres-Valdes, Sinhue. 2008 Urea distribution and uptake in the Atlantic Ocean between 50° N and 50°S. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 368. 53-63.10.3354/meps07586
Painter, Stuart C.; Sanders, Richard; Waldron, Howard N.; Lucas, Michael I.; Woodward, E. Malcolm S.; Chamberlain, Katie. 2008 Nitrate uptake along repeat meridional transects of the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Marine Systems, 74 (1-2). 227-240.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.12.009
Thomalla, S.J.; Poulton, A.J.; Sanders, R.; Turnewitsch, R.; Holligan, P.M.; Lucas, M.I.. 2008 Variable export fluxes and efficiencies for calcite, opal, and organic carbon in the Atlantic Ocean: a ballast effect in action? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22 (1). GB1010-10pp.10.1029/2007GB002982
Lampitt, R.S.; Achterberg, E.P.; Anderson, T.R.; Hughes, J.A.; Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D.; Kelly-Gerreyn, B.A.; Lucas, M.; Popova, E.E.; Sanders, R.; Shepherd, J.G.; Smythe-Wright, D.; Yool, A.. 2008 Ocean fertilization: a potential means of geoengineering? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 366 (1882). 3919-3945.10.1098/rsta.2008.0139
Lampitt, R.S.; Boorman, B.; Brown, L.; Lucas, M.; Salter, I.; Sanders, R.; Saw, K.; Seeyave, S.; Thomalla, S.J.; Turnewitsch, R.. 2008 Particle export from the euphotic zone: Estimates using a novel drifting sediment trap, 234Th and new production. Deep-Sea Research I, 55 (11). 1484-1502.10.1016/j.dsr.2008.07.002
Landolfi, A.; Oschlies, A.; Sanders, R.. 2008 Organic nutrients and excess nitrogen in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Biogeosciences, 5 (5). 1199-1213.
Mather, Rhiannon L.; Reynolds, Sarah E.; Wolff, George A.; Williams, Richard G.; Torres-Valdes, Sinhue; Woodward, E. Malcolm S.; Landolfi, Angela; Pan, Xi; Sanders, Richard; Achterberg, Eric P.. 2008 Letter. Phosphorus cycling in the North and South Atlantic Ocean subtropical gyres. Nature Geoscience, 1 (7). 439-443.10.1038/ngeo232
Morris, P.J.; Sanders, R.; Turnewitsch, R.; Thomalla, S.. 2007 234Th-derived particulate organic carbon export from an island-induced phytoplankton bloom in the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 54 (18-20). 2208-2232.10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.06.002
Painter, S.C.; Sanders, R.; Poulton, A.J.; Woodward, E.M.S.; Lucas, M.; Chamberlain, K.. 2007 Nitrate uptake at photic zone depths is not important for export in the subtropical ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21 (4). GB4005.10.1029/2006GB002807
Pollard, R.; Sanders, R.; Lucas, M.; Statham, P.. 2007 The Crozet natural iron bloom and export experiment (CROZEX). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 54 (18-20). 1905-1914.10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.07.023
Reynolds, S.E.; Mather, R.L.; Wolff, G.A.; Williams, R.G.; Landolfi, A.; Sanders, R.; Woodward, E.M.S.. 2007 How widespread and important is N2 fixation in the North Atlantic Ocean? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21. GB4015.10.1029/2006GB002886
Salter, I.; Lampitt, R.S.; Sanders, R.; Poulton, A.; Kemp, A.E.S.; Boorman, B.; Saw, K.; Pearce, R.. 2007 Estimating carbon, silica and diatom export from a naturally fertilised phytoplankton bloom in the Southern Ocean using PELAGRA: a novel drifting sediment trap. Deep-Sea Research II, 54 (18-20). 2233-2259.10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.06.008
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
Henson, Stephanie A.; Sanders, Richard; Holeton, Claire; Allen, John T.. 2007 Erratum: Timing of nutrient depletion, diatom dominance and a lower-boundary estimate of export production for Irminger Basin, North Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 343. 307.
Johnson, M.; Sanders, R.; Avgoustidi, V.; Lucas, M.; Brown, L.; Hansell, D.; Moore, M.; Gibb, S.; Liss, P.; Jickells, T.. 2007 Ammonium accumulation during a silicate-limited diatom bloom indicates the potential for ammonia emission events. Marine Chemistry, 106 (1-2). 63-75.10.1016/j.marchem.2006.09.006
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
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
Henson, Stephanie A.; Sanders, Richard; Holeton, Claire; Allen, John T.. 2006 Timing of nutrient depletion, diatom dominance and a lower-boundary estimate of export production for Irminger Basin, North Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 313. 73-84.10.3354/meps313073
Holeton, C.L.; Nedelec, F.; Sanders, R.; Brown, L.; Moore, C.M.; Stevens, D.P.; Heywood, K.J.; Statham, P.J.; Lucas, C.H.. 2006 Physiological state of phytoplankton communities in the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, as measured by fast repetition rate fluorometry. Polar Biology, 29 (1). 44-52.10.1007/s00300-005-0028-y
Holliday, N.P.; Waniek, J.; Davidson, R.; Wilson, D.; Brown, L.; Sanders, R.; Pollard, R.T.; Allen, J.T.. 2006 Large-scale physical controls on phytoplankton growth in the Irminger Sea. Part 1: Hydrographic zones, mixing and stratification. Journal of Marine Systems, 59 (3-4). 201-218.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.10.004
McDonagh, Elaine L.; Bryden, Harry L.; King, Brian A.; Sanders, Richard J.; Cunningham, Stuart A.; Marsh, Robert. 2005 Decadal changes in the South Indian Ocean thermocline. Journal of Climate, 18 (10). 1575-1590.10.1175/JCLI3350.1
Moore, C.M.; Lucas, M.I.; Sanders, R.; Davidson, R.. 2005 Basin-scale variability of phytoplankton bio-optical characteristics in relation to bloom state and community structure in the Northeast Atlantic. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 52 (3). 401-419.10.1016/j.dsr.2004.09.003
Sanders, Richard; Brown, Louise; Henson, Stephanie; Lucas, Michael. 2005 New production in the Irminger Basin during 2002. Journal of Marine Systems, 55 (3-4). 291-310.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2004.09.002
Allen, John T.; Brown, Louise; Sanders, Richard; Moore, C. Mark; Mustard, Alexander; Fielding, Sophie; Lucas, Mike; Rixen, Michel; Savage, Graham; Henson, Stephanie; Mayor, Dan. 2005 Letter. Diatom carbon export enhanced by silicate upwelling in the northeast Atlantic. Nature, 437 (7059). 728-732.10.1038/nature03948
Sanders, R.; Lampitt, R.; Boorman, B.; Brown, L.; Guyard, P.; Leaute, G.; Popova, E.; Saw, K.; Turnewitsch, R.; Zubkov, M.. 2003 Particle export in the North Atlantic: an integrated attack using production rates, tracres and a novel drifting sediment trap (abstract of paper to be presented at: AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, 26-30 January 2004, Portland, Oregon). EOS: Transactions American Geophysical Union, 84 (52, Supplement). OS114.
Brown, Louise; Sanders, Richard; Savidge, Graham; Lucas, Cathy H.. 2003 The uptake of silica during the spring bloom in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 48 (5). 1831-1845.
Naveira Garabato, A.C.; McDonagh, E.L.; Stevens, D.P.; Heywood, K.J.; Sanders, R.J.. 2002 On the export of Antarctic bottom water from the Weddell Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 49 (21). 4715-4742.10.1016/S0967-0645(02)00156-X
Brown, L.; Savidge, G.; Sanders, R.. 2002 The uptake of silica during the spring bloom in the north-east Atlantic Ocean (abstract of paper presented at ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 11-15 Feb 2002). EOS: Transactions American Geophysical Union, 83 (4 Supplement). OS267.
Meredith, M.P.; Garabato, A.C.N.; Stevens, D.P.; Heywood, K.J.; Sanders, R.J.. 2000 Changes in the deep and bottom waters of the Scotia Sea 1995-1999. International WOCE Newsletter, No.39. 15-19.
Sanders, R.; Jickells, T.. 2000 Total organic nutrients in Drake Passage. Deep-Sea Research I, 47 (6). 997-1014.10.1016/S0967-0637(99)00079-5
Jickells, Timothy; Andrews, Julian; Samways, Gregory; Sanders, Richard; Malcolm, Stephen; Sivyer, David; Parker, Ruth; Nedwell, David; Trimmer, Mark; Ridgway, John. 2000 Nutrient fluxes through the Humber estuary - past, present and future. Ambio, 19 (3). 130-135.

Book section

Brown, P.; Sanders, R.; McDonagh, E.; Henson, S.; Best, A.I.; Poulton, A.J.; Mayor, D.J.. 2016 Impacts and effects of ocean warming on carbon management including methane hydrates. In: Baxter, J.M.; Laffoley, D.D'A., (eds.)Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences. Full Report. Gland, IUCN The World Conservation Union, 373-388.
Sanders, R.; Henson, S.A.. 2014 Ecological carbon sequestration in the oceans and climate change. In: Freedman, B., (ed.)Global Environmental Change. Dordrecth, The Netherlands, Springer, 125-131. (Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution, 1).
Lampitt, R.S.; Achterberg, E.P.; Anderson, T.R.; Hughes, J.A.; Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D.; Kelly-Gerreyn, B.A.; Lucas, M.; Popova, E.E.; Sanders, R.; Shepherd, J.G.; Smythe-Wright, D.; Yool, A.. 2010 Ocean fertilisation: a potential means of geo-engineering? In: Thompson, J. Michael T.; Launder, Brian, (eds.)Geo-Engineering Climate Change: Environmental Necessity or Pandora's Box? Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 149-180, 332pp.
Saw, K.A.; Boorman, B.; Lampitt, R.S.; Sanders, R.. 2004 PELAGRA: early development of an autonomous, neutrally buoyant sediment trap. In:Advances in Technology for Underwater Vehicles, Conference Proceedings, 16-17 March 2004. London, UK, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, 165-175.
Tett, P.; Hydes, D.; Sanders, R.. 2003 Influence of nutrient biogeochemistry on the ecology of northwest European shelf seas. In: Black, K.D.; Shimmield, G.B., (eds.)Biogeochemistry of marine systems. Oxford, UK, Blackwell, 293-363, 372pp.

Conference item

Henson, Stephanie; Sanders, Richard; Madsen, Ebsen; Morris, Paul; Le Moigne, Frederic; Quartly, Graham. 2012 Global patterns of organic carbon export and sequestration. [Keynote] In: EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 Apr 2012. (Unpublished)


Sanders, R.; et al, .. 2010 RSS Discovery Cruise 341, 08 Jul – 13 Aug 2009. Porcupine Abyssal Plain time series process study. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 109pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Cruise Report 47)
Pollard, R.T.; Sanders, R.. 2006 RRS "Discovery" cruises 285-286, 3 Nov - 10 Dec 2004; 13 Dec 2004 - 21 Jan 2005. CROZet circulation, iron fertilization and EXport production experiment (CROZEX). Southampton, UK, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 260pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Cruise Report 60)

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)]