Personal profile

Biography

I am a Lyell Research Fellow with over 10 years’ experience of research and environmental investigation in academia and industry. My research focuses on understanding the key sources, sinks and feedbacks of organic matter at the interface of carbon pools along the land-ocean-atmosphere continuum in modern environments. My approach is to integrate the disciplines of geochemistry, hydrology and microbiology and develop new methodologies using novel and existing technologies to provide unique insights on:

  • Mobilization and reactivity of carbon and nutrients from terrestrial into aquatic zones
  • Organic matter source and controls of air-water gas exchange
  • Natural variability and extremes of climate on biogeochemical cycles
  • Coupled human-natural systems in tropical rainforests and coastal zones

External positions

Guest member of staff, Newcastle University

1 Mar 20161 Mar 2019

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Research Output 2004 2017

The Atlantic Ocean surface microlayer from 50°N to 50°S is ubiquitously enriched in surfactants at wind speeds up to 13 m s−1

Sabbaghzadeh, B., Upstill-Goddard, R. C., Beale, R., Pereira, R. & Nightingale, P. D. 28 Mar 2017 In : Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 6, p. 2852-2858 7 p.

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microlayer
ocean surface
Atlantic Ocean
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sea surface

Surfactant control of gas transfer velocity along an offshore coastal transect: results from a laboratory gas exchange tank

Pereira, R., Schneider-Zapp, K. & Upstill-Goddard, R. C. 11 Jul 2016 In : Biogeosciences. 13, 13, p. 3981-3989 9 p.

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Surfactant control of gas transfer velocity along an offshore coastal transect: results from a laboratory gas exchange tank

Pereira, R., Schneider-Zapp, K. & Upstill-Goddard, R. C. 18 Jan 2016 In : Biogeosciences Discussions. 2016, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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microlayer
gas exchange
surfactant
transect
absorbance

Mobilization of optically invisible dissolved organic matter in response to rainstorm events in a tropical forest headwater river

Pereira, R., Bovolo, C. I., Spencer, R. G. M., Hernes, P. J., Tipping, E., Vieth-Hillebrand, A., Pedentchouk, N., Chappell, N. A., Parkin, G. & Wagner, T. 28 Feb 2014 In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 4, p. 1202-1208 7 p.

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Seasonal patterns of rainfall and river isotopic chemistry in northern Amazonia (Guyana): From the headwater to the regional scale

Pereira, R., Bovolo, C. I., Forsythe, N., Pedentchouk, N., Parkin, G. & Wagner, T. Jul 2014 In : Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 52, p. 108-118 11 p.

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