Dr Stuart Painter

Role/area of expertise

Biological Oceanography & Marine Biogeochemistry

Location & Contact Details

Location: 
Southampton
Telephone Extension: 
26209
(External 02380 596209)
Contact Email: 
stuart.painter@noc.ac.uk
Office / Desk Location: 
494/11
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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Hopkins, Jason; Henson, Stephanie A.; Painter, Stuart C.; Tyrrell, Toby; Poulton, Alex J.. 2015 Phenological characteristics of global coccolithophore blooms. Global Biogeochemical Cycles,   29 (2). 239-253. 10.1002/2014GB004919

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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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Torres Valdés, S., Painter, S.C., Martin, A.P., Sanders, R. and 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. (doi:10.5194/essd-6-123-2014).
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Balch, W.M.; Drapeau, D.T.; Bowler, B.C.; Lyczskowski, E.R.; Lubelczyk, L.C.; Painter, S.C.; Poulton, A.J.. 2014 Surface biological, chemical, and optical properties of the Patagonian Shelf coccolithophore bloom, the brightest waters of the Great Calcite Belt. Limnology and Oceanography, 59 (5). 1715-1732. 10.4319/lo.2014.59.5.1715

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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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Painter, S.C., Henson, S.A., Forryan, A., Steigenberger, S., Klar, J., Stinchcombe, M.C., Rogan, N., Baker, A.R., Achterberg, E.P. and 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. (doi:10.5194/bg-11-2113-2014).
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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 and Martin, Adrian (2014) The Biological Carbon Pump in the North Atlantic. Progress In Oceanography, 129, (B), 200-218. (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.05.005).
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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. 129 (B). 200-218.10.1016/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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Forryan, Alexander, Martin, Adrian P., Srokosz, Meric A., Popova, Ekaterina E., Painter, Stuart C. and 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. (doi:10.1002/jgrc.20108).
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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. and 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. (doi:10.1002/jgrc.20363).
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Poulton, Alex J., Painter, Stuart C., Young, Jeremy R., Bates, Nicholas R., Bowler, Bruce, Drapeau, Dave, Lyczsckowski, Emily and Balch, William M. (2013) The 2008 Emiliania huxleyi bloom along the Patagonian Shelf: Ecology, biogeochemistry, and cellular calcification. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, (4), 1023-1033. (doi: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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