Rafel Simó

Research Professor

Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia
Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC
Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel: (34) 93 2309500 Ext: 1244
Fax: (34) 93 2309555
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I am interested in marine biogeochemistry and ocean biosphere-atmosphere interactions, particularly within the sulfur cycle. For over 15 years I have been investigating the biological and environmental actors that govern the production and emission of dimethylsulfide. This has recently brought me into photobiological research and into trying to reproduce realistic light fields when experimentally exposing plankton communitites to solar radiation. On the upper side of the ocean-atmosphere interface, I am interested in the production of primary and secondary aerosols and their effects on clouds. For my research I make use of a broad array of methodologies, from “single-cell biogeochemistry” based on molecular biology techniques, through plankton ecology and physiology, all the way up to satellite analyses of the global ocean and atmosphere. I have conducted fieldwork in the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, the tropical Pacific, the Southern Indian, the Arctic and Antarctica.


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