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Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson

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

Research Associate

Area of research

Interactions between the carbon cycle, biogeochemistry and ecosystems

School of Geographical Sciences,
University Road, Clifton BS8 1SS
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I am interested in the interactions between marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle and climate. My work involves developing and using representations of ecosystems and biogeochemistry in Earth System Models. I am particularly interested exploring how ecosystems and biogeochemistry interact in the modern ocean and how this may have changed in the past, and the implications for palaeoclimate.

Current and recent research:

  • I am currently employed as a research associate on the ERC-funded PALEOGENiE project, helping develop a trait-based ecosystem model in the Earth System Model 'GENIE' and using this to explore the response of ecosystems to extinction events in the paleaorecord.
  • I am developing the application of transport matrices (a method of diagnosing steady-state ocean transport) to GENIE.
  • My PhD research focussed on constraining our mechanistic understanding of the biological pump in the moden ocean using both novel data analysis and modelling approaches.


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




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

Recent publications

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