Browse/search for people

Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson
BSc hons (Oxf.Brookes), MSc(E.Anglia), PhD

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Interactions between plankton ecosystems, biogeochemistry and climate

Office Inner Court 3.10
School of Earth Sciences,
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road BS8 1RJ
(See a map)


I am interested in the interactions between marine plankton ecosystems, biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle and climate. I primarily develop and use numerical models of ocean biogeochemistry and the Earth system.

Current research areas:

  • Implications of processes affecting organic carbon fluxes in the twilight zone (mesopelagic) for future changes in carbon fluxes and NPP (AXA Research Fund Fellowship). (Wilson et al., 2012)
  • Developing and using the EcoGEnIE model - a trait-based ecosystem model coupled with an Earth system model. (Wilson et al., 2018)
  • Dynamics of plankton ecosystems, biogeochemistry and climate in past climates, e.g., impact of mass extinction events on biogeochemistry, plankton ecosystems in warm climates, evolution of plankton through time. (Wilson et al., 2018)
  • Developing and using biogeochemical models based on the Transport Matrix Method  (a method of diagnosing steady-state ocean transport). (Wilson et al., 2019)
  • The role of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in marine biogeochemistry and the carbon cycle. (Wilson & Arndt 2017)


2015 - Present

Research Associate in Earth System Modelling at University of Bristol

2011 - 2015

PhD "Constraining Marine Carbon Fluxes in the Ocean Interior" at Cardiff University with Stephen Barker and Andy Ridgwell

This PhD contributed to the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP)

2009 - 2010

MSc Climate Change University of East Anglia & Climatic Research Unit (CRU)


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Oxford Brookes University




I regularly give guest lectures within the School of Geographical Sciences and the School of Earth Sciences on biogeochemical modelling. I also supervise MSc dissertation projects.

I have been an invited lecturer at an international PhD/Post-doc workshop on biogeochemistry run by the Center for Marine Sciences in Portugal (CCMAR) and an invited lecturer at a training workshop for the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie funded C-CASCADES project

 CCMAR Biogeochemistry Training School


  • Carbon cycle
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Earth system modelling
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Transport matrices
  • Particulate Organic Carbon fluxes
  • Phytoplankton diversity and evolution



School of Geographical Sciences

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Dr Jamie Wilson, you can edit this page. Login required.

PDF versionDownload PDF