Dr Nick Kamenos
- Reader in Global Change (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)
- Associate (School of Life Sciences)
Research keywords: climate change, biogeochemistry, global change biology, blue carbon, multiple stressors, ecosystem service provision, coralline algae, corals, ocean acidification, palaeoclimate reconstruction
Please see my Research Website here
The oceans are a critical global resource which is changing. Change is both natural but also, in recent times, has become anthropogenically driven. My group's research asks questions about how the oceans are altered by the synergy between natural and anthropogenic change while better determining the actual extent of global change. Global biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity, energy cascades and climate control are all resources / services that oceans provide which my group's research considers in two research groupings:
1) We investigate relationships between global change (e.g. climate variability, ocean acidification & multiple stressors) and calcifying marine ecosystems (e.g. coralline algae and corals) with particular focus on the services they provide such as their role in biogeochemical cycling and carbon storage.
2) We develop climatic and ecological proxies for the Holocene with particular focus on high latitudes (e.g. freshwater runoff in the Arctic).
Both research groupings are strongly multidisciplinary including biological, geological and chemical approaches.
We counduct our research in polar, temperate and tropical areas using SCUBA as well as in the Marine Mesocosm Facility. The Marine Mesocosm Facility has 128 remotely monitored mesocosms for exploring the impacts of CO2-associated global change on marine biotic and geochemical systems. In particular, we can investigate the resopnses of marine systems to mulitple stressors (any combination of temperature, ocean acidification, hypoxia, light and salinity) and calibarate / validate palaeoenvironmental proxies.
Senior Lecturer (2014 to present). University of Glasgow.
Lecturer (2014 to 2014). University of Glasgow.
Royal Society of Edinburgh / Scottish Government Independent Research Fellow (2009-2014). University of Glasgow.
NERC Independent Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006-2009). University of Glasgow.
Honorary Lecturer in Marine Science (2005 to present). University of Glasgow.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2004-2006). University Marine Biological Station Millport.
Ph.D. Marine Biology (2001-2004). University of London.
B.Sc. (Hons) Marine Biology (1997-2000). University of Wales, Bangor.
van der Heijden, L.H. and Kamenos, N.A. (2015) Reviews and syntheses: Calculating the global contribution of coralline algae to total carbon burial. Biogeosciences, 12(21), pp. 6429-6441. (doi: 10.5194/bg-12-6429-2015)
McCoy, S. J. and Kamenos, N. A. (2015) Coralline algae (rhodophyta) in a changing world: integrating ecological, physiological, and geochemical responses to global change. Journal of Phycology, 51(1), pp. 6-24. (doi: 10.1111/jpy.12262)
Burdett, H. L., Hatton, A. D. and Kamenos, N. A. (2015) Coralline algae are a globally significant pool of marine dimethylated sulphur. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29(10), pp. 1845-1853. (doi: 10.1002/2015GB005274)
Kamenos, N.A. (2010) North Atlantic summers have warmed more than winters since 1353 and the response of marine zooplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(52), pp. 22442-22447. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1006141107)
Burdett, H.L., Kamenos, N.A. 2017. Blue coral; the ocean acidification winners. Diamond Light Source (£57,564, Grant num: 19564).
Kamenos, N.A. 2017. Blue carbon under global change. Marine Scotland / Scottish Natural Heristage (£44,000).
Burdett, H.L., Kamenos, N.A. 2017. Into the Blue; identifying the unique elemental characteristics of blue coral. Diamond Light Source (£19,188, Grant num: 17007).
Kamenos, N.A, Hennige, S.J, Burdett, H.L. 2015. The Carneige Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Past, present, future: Adaptation or acclimation: will corals survive climate change? (£50,000).
Mair, D. Kamenos, N.A., Rea, B. and Schofield, E. 2014. Leverhulme. Calving Glaciers: Long term validation and evidence (£263,331).
Burdett, H.L., Kamenos, N.A. and Hennige, S.J. 2014. Gilchrist Educational Trust / Royal Geographical Society. Past, present, future: determining the climate tolerance thresholds of Maldivian corals, and the impact this has on the nation’s natural capital (£15,000).
Foster, G. and Kamenos N.A. 2013. NERC. Changing pH in the North Atlantic (£60,806, grant num: NE/H010025)
Padget, M. et al (including Kamenos, N.A.). 2012. EPSRC.Upgrading the small scale equipment base for early career researchers in the engineering and physical sciences(£550,000, grant num: EP/K031732/1).
Kamenos, N.A. and Burdett, H.L. 2012. FP7-ASSEMBLE Marine. Holocene changes in Mediterranean marine biodiversity revealed by coralline algae (~£35,000).
Burchmore, R., Kamenos, N.A. and Burgess, K. 2012. The Wellcome Trust. Can marine calcifying organisms use proteomic responses to adapt to anthropogenically induced global change? (£16,980).
Kamenos, N.A. 2011-2012. How do marine calcifiers and the biogenic carbonates they deposit adapt to ocean acidification? (The Carnegie Trust £2080).
Kamenos, N.A., Cusack, M. and Wimperis, S. 2011. Determination of boron speciation in red coralline algae using 11B MAS NMR (EPSRC / BBSRC NMR Facility in kind support)
Kamenos, N.A. 2011-2012. The Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biogenic Carbonates (NERC £6800)
Cusack, M., Kamenos, N.A and Phoenix, V. 2011-2015. Biomineralisation: protein and mineral response to ocean acidification (The Leverhulme Trust, £225K).
Kamenos, N.A. and Burdett, H.L. 2011 The impact of Pacific upwelling on planktonic dynamics (ASSEMBLE Marine value to be confirmed)
Widdicombe, S. et al (including Kamenos, N.A.). 2010-2014. Impacts and implications of ocean acidification on key benthic ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and life cycles, £2M (NERC NE/H010025/2)
Kamenos, N.A. 2009. Travel grant for research in Canada and USA (The Royal Society of Edinburgh £11,505 RSE 48704/2)
Kamenos, N.A. 2009-2014. Impacts of climatic variability on shallow water marine ecosystems and resources (The Royal Society of Edinburgh ~£500,000 RSE 48704/1)
Kamenos, N.A. and Hoey, T. 2009. Travel grant for research in Greenland (The Carnegie Trust £3,600)
Kamenos, N.A. 2007. Tavel grant for fieldwork in Canada (John Robertson Bequest £822 JR07/13)
Kamenos, N.A. 2007. Using δ18O in maerl as both a salinity and temperature proxy (NERC £22,500 NERC IMF 323/1007 grant-in-kind)
Kamenos, N.A. and Cusack M. 2007 Magnesium in coralline algae (Swiss Light Source £30k grant-in-kind)
Kamenos, N.A. 2006-2009. High resolution impacts of climatic variability on shallow-water marine ecosystems during the Holocene (NERC £397,423 NERC NE/D008727/1)
Kamenos, N.A. 2006. Travel grant to attend: 2nd International Rhodolith Workshop, La Paz, Mexico, 21-30 October 2006 (The Royal Society £953 44532/1)
Kamenos, N.A. 2005. High resolution climatic records from Rhodoliths (NERC Ion Microprobe Facility in kind support IMF/285965)
- MSc: Impacts of climate change (module organiser)
- MSc: Impacts of climate change, coral reefs
- MSc/L4: Coral reefs
- MSc: Field trip to Egypt (Tropical Marine Science), 2 weeks
- L3/4 Micropalaeontology
- L3: Mallorca Field trip, 1 week
- L2: Modern World
- L1: Climate Change
Research Team Members
Jinhua Mao, Harry Jackson, Jessica Scriven, Kate Schoenrock, Sophie McCoy, Nick Kamenos (PI), Crystal Smiley, Kirsty Hill, Alyssa Bell, Marion Bacquet, Charlotte Slaymark (May 2016)
See my Research Website here
Dr Nick Kamenos. PI. Global Change and marine environments / ecosystems.
Dr Irene Olive. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow (starting 2017/18)
Dr Bonnie Lewis. Research associate in investigating historic changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and their role in driving marine ecosystem structure
Jinhua Mao. PhD Candidate. The role of marine carbonates in blue carbon storage.
Kirsty Hill. PhD Candidate. Novel sensors for pCO2 measurements.
Heather Baxter. PhD Candidate. Coral bleaching, adaptation or acclimation?
Alyssa Bell. PhD Candidate. Spatial coral bleaching processes.
Ellen MacDonald. PhD Candidate. Oceans on Acid.
Hans Recknagel. PhD Candidate. Evolution of Biodiversity.
Kostas Gergoulas. PhD Candidate. Modelling coral application of the Goldilocks Principle.
Charlotte Young. MSc by Res Candidate. Breathing reefs; coral reef gas exchange.
Jenny Mallon. MSc by Res Candidate. Blue carbon in coral reefs.
Harry Jackson. Bioearth lab technician
Charlotte Slaymark. Bioearth lab technician
Matthew Davidson. Genomics Technician.