Manuel Colombo

Assistant Professor

Email: [[v|mcolombo]]
Phone: (804) 684-7943
Office: Andrews Hall 237
Section: Coastal & Ocean Processes
Interests: Marine Biogeochemistry, Trace Metals, Organic Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry
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  • BSc, Biology, National University of La Plata, 2012
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, The University of British Columbia, 2019
Research Interests
I am a broadly trained biogeochemist and oceanographer, who combines cross-disciplinary expertise and knowledge in the fields of organic and trace element geochemistry. My primary research interests are the study of organic carbon (OC), nitrogen, lipid biomarkers and trace elements (TEs) in rivers, estuaries and marine environments. The geochemistry of OC and that of TEs in the coastal domain and open ocean are deeply interlinked, from their sources and sinks (e.g. river outflow, primary production, remineralization of sinking particles) to the internal cycling controlling their distributions. Thereby, I integrate sampling, analytical techniques and data analysis from the TEs and OC realms to gain a comprehensive understating of their cycling, fluxes, source to sink characterization and their role in the ecosystem.