Dr Stuart Painter

Role/area of expertise

Biological Oceanography & Marine Biogeochemistry

Location & Contact Details

Location: 
Southampton
Telephone Extension: 
29237
(External 02380 599237)
Contact Email: 
stuart.painter@noc.ac.uk
Office / Desk Location: 
494/20
Affiliation: 
NERC

Dr Stuart Painter

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Dr. Painter is a biological oceanographer who utilises multidisciplinary techniques to conduct research in the fields of biological oceanography and marine biogeochemistry. With a particular interest in the marine nitrogen cycle and the complex balance between nutrient supply and biological nutrient transformation he examines the impact that these factors have on phytoplankton communities, marine primary production and nutrient distributions. He is a regular sea-going scientist and works in subtropical and subpolar ocean domains.

 
Recent research topics

 

  • Nitrate uptake by picoeukaryotes in the oceanic nitracline 
  • The biological carbon pump and export fluxes
  • Nitrogen fixation in the subtropical North Atlantic.
  • Turbulent diffusive iron and nutrient fluxes to the subpolar North Atlantic.
  • Seasonal and interannual variation in nitrate and urea uptake by phytoplankton within the subtropical ocean.
  • Coccolithophore bloom distribution and behaviour on the Patagonian Shelf.
  • The influence of mesoscale eddies on the distribution of biogeochemical variables and subsequent impacts upon primary productivity trends.
  • Biophysical interactions, particularly the balance between nutrient supply and its subsequent usage by phytoplankton.
  • Seasonal and interannual climatic trends in Mediterranean surface waters.

 

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Latest Publications for Dr Stuart Painter

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Valiadi, M., Painter, S.C., Allen, J.T., Balch, W.M. and Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D. (2014) Molecular detection of bioluminescent dinoflagellates in surface waters of the Patagonian Shelf during early austral summer 2008. PLoS ONE, 9, (6), e98849.
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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

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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

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Valiadi, M.; Painter, S.C.; Allen, J.T.; Balch, W.M.; Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D.. 2014 Molecular detection of bioluminescent dinoflagellates in surface waters of the Patagonian Shelf during early austral summer 2008. PLoS One, 9 (6). e98849. 10.1371/journal.pone.0098849

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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. 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.05.005 (In Press)

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Painter, S.C.; Patey, M.D.; Tarran, G.A.; Torres-valdes, S.. 2014 Picoeukaryote distribution in relation to nitrate uptake in the oceanic nitracline. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 72 (3). 195-213. 10.3354/ame01695

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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

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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

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Painter, Stuart C.; Patey, Matthew D.; Forryan, Alexander; Torres-Valdes, Sinhue. 2013 Evaluating the balance between vertical diffusive nitrate supply and nitrogen fixation with reference to nitrate uptake in the eastern subtropical North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (10). 5732-5749. 10.1002/jgrc.20416

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Poulton, A.J.; Painter, S.C.; Young, J.R.; Bates, N.R.; Bowler, B.; Drapeau, D.; Lyczsckowski, E.; Balch, W.M.. 2013 The 2008 Emiliania huxleyi bloom along the Patagonian Shelf: Ecology, biogeochemistry and cellular calcification. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27 (4). 1023-1033. 10.1002/2013GB004641

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Henson, Stephanie A.; Painter, Stuart C.; Holliday, N. Penny; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Giering, Sarah L.C.. 2013 Unusual subpolar North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom in 2010: Volcanic fertilisation or North Atlantic Oscillation? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (10). 4771-4780. 10.1002/jgrc.20363

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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

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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

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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

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Painter, Stuart C.; Poulton, Alex J.; Allen, John T.; Pidcock, Rosalind; Balch, William M.. 2010 The COPAS’08 expedition to the Patagonian Shelf: Physical and environmental conditions during the 2008 coccolithophore bloom. Continental Shelf Research, 30 (18). 1907-1923. 10.1016/j.csr.2010.08.013

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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

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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

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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

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Painter, Stuart C.; Pidcock, Rosalind E.; Allen, John T.. 2010 A mesoscale eddy driving spatial and temporal heterogeneity in the productivity of the euphotic zone of 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). 1281-1292 . 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.01.005


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