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Adrian Burd
Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:
Dr. Adrian Burd
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3636

Office Phone: (706) 542-1604
FAX Number: (706) 542-5888
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D. Phil. 1987, Sussex University, England

B.Sc. 1983, University College London, University of London, England.

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Research Emphasis:

Biological oceanography, in particular developing computer models that incorporate biological, physical and chemical aspects of a marine system; marine snow and understanding the dynamics of vertical flux in the oceans; the growth and production of benthic macrophytes, especially seagrass beds; marine food webs, in particular in coastal and mid-water regions.

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Selected Publications:

Burd, A.B. (2013). Modeling particle aggregation using size class and size spectrum approaches. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 118:3431–3443.

Sheldon, J.E., A.B. Burd (2013). Alternating effects of climate drivers on river discharge to coastal Georgia, USA. Estuaries and Coasts, doi:10/1007/s12237-013-9715-z.

Burd, Adrian B., Dennis A. Hansell, Deborah K. Steinberg, Thomas R. Anderson, Javier Arístegui, Federico Baltar, Steven R. Beaupré, Ken O. Buesseler, Frank DeHairs, George A. Jackson, David C. Kadko, Rolf Koppelmann, Richard S. Lampitt, Toshi Nagata, Thomas Reinthaler, Carol Robinson, Bruce H. Robison, Christian Tamburini, TsuneoTanaka (2010). Assessing the Apparent Imbalance Between Geochemical and Biochemical Indicators of Meso- and Bathypelagic Biological Activity: What the @$#! is wrong with present calculations of carbon budgets? Deep-Sea Research II, 57:1557-1572.

Brew, H.S., S.B. Moran, M.W. Lomas and A.B. Burd (2009). Plankton community composition, organic carbon and thorium-234 particle size distributions, and particle export in the Sargasso Sea. Journal of Marine Research, 67:845-868.

First, M.R., H.L. Miller III, P.J. Lavrentyev, J.L. Pinckney, A.B. Burd (2009). Microzooplankton growth and trophic interactions and their effects on herbivory in coastal and offshore environments. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 54:255-267.

Burd, A.B. and G.A. Jackson (2009). Particle aggregation. Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 1: 65-90.

Lepore, K. S.B. Moran, A.B. Burd, G.A. Jackson, J.N. Smith, R.P. Kelly, H. Kaberi, S. Tavrakakis, G. Asimakopoulou (2009). Sediment trap and in-situ pump size-fractionated POC/234Th ratios in the Mediterranean Sea and Northwest Atlantic: Implications for POC export. Deep-Sea Research I, 56:599-613.


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