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) (AXA Research Fund Profile)
- 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 - publicly available lecture) (Gibbs et al., 2018 - Featured on SciShow on YouTube)
- 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)