José A. Álvarez-Salgado

/José A. Álvarez-Salgado

José A. Álvarez-Salgado

BIOGEOQUEMISTRY

Research Professor at the Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC) and head of the Marine Geochemistry Laboratory. My research career has been mainly focused on marine dissolved organic matter (DOM), which is made up of myriads of compounds with half-lives ranging from minutes to tens of thousands of years. DOM plays a key role in global biogeochemical cycles and is sensitive to the warming, acidification, deoxygenation and fertilization that the oceans have been experiencing, especially since the mid-twentieth century. More recently, I have become interested too in the relationship between shellfish culture and the environment. I carry out a transdisciplinary research foresting synergy and internationalisation.

Research Professor at the Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC) and head of the Marine Geochemistry Laboratory. My research career has been mainly focused on marine dissolved organic matter (DOM), which is made up of myriads of compounds with half-lives ranging from minutes to tens of thousands of years. DOM plays a key role in global biogeochemical cycles and is sensitive to the warming, acidification, deoxygenation and fertilization that the oceans have been experiencing, especially since the mid-twentieth century. More recently, I have become interested too in the relationship between shellfish culture and the environment. I carry out a transdisciplinary research foresting synergy and internationalisation.