Dr Haneih Farid
The main field of my interest is biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, particularly nitrogen and iron, in coastal waters where inhabiting nitrogen fixers (e.g. cyanobacteria) and coral reefs. Interactions between climate change, anthropogenic disturbances and biological regulatory mechanisms would be also in my area of interest.
During my PhD I have mainly focused on how organic matter and reactive oxygen species released by marine cyanobacterium, Trichodesmium erythraeum, influence Iron bioavailability in seawater. Chemiluminescence and Ferrozine assays were the major techniques that I have been working with along the way.
My current research project focuses on the use of isotope mass spectrometry to understand past and present nitrogen cycling in coral reef systems, particularly Great Barrier Reef. And also to investigate the influence of human activity on this cycling.