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Mariana Ribas Ribas

RESEARCH INTEREST

My research interest is carbon and carbonate cycling across aquatic systems including coastal ecosystems (estuaries and continental margins) and polar region with particular emphasis on the exchange of CO2 with the atmosphere and on the coupling between inorganic carbon dynamics and biological processes.

 

POSITIONS HELD

05/2019 - present: Senior Scientist. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment , Germany.

09/2014 – 04/2019:  Experienced Researcher. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment , Germany.

  • 08/2017 – 05/2018: Parental leave
  • 05/2018 – 09/2018: working 50 %
  • 09/2018 – 03/2019: working 75 %

2012 – 2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

2011: Researcher. Department of Chemical Oceanography, University of Cádiz, Spain.

2006-2010: PhD candidate. Department of Chemical Oceanography, University of Cádiz, Spain.

2005: MSc candidate. University of Baja California, Mexico and University of Cádiz, Spain.

2004: Erasmus fellow. University of Liège, Belgium.

2002-2005: Research assistant. Department of Chemical Oceanography, University of Cádiz, Spain.

 

EDUCATION

2011: Master degree in Biodiversity and ecosystems, University of Vigo, Spain.

2010: European PhD with Honours (Chemical Oceanography), University of Cádiz, Spain.

2008: MSc (Marine Science), University of Cádiz, Spain.

2006: Pedagogic Competence certificate, University of Cádiz, Spain.

2005: BSc (Marine Science), University of Cádiz, Spain.

 

ARTICLES

2020

Mustaffa, N. I. H., Ribas-Ribas, M., Banko-Kubis, H. M., and Wurl, O.: Global reduction of in situ CO2 transfer velocity by natural surfactants in the sea-surface microlayer, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 476, 20190763, doi:10.1098/rspa.2019.0763, 2020.

2019

Rahlff, J.; Stolle, C.; Giebel, H.-A.; Ribas-Ribas, M.; Damgaard, L.R.; Wurl, O. Oxygen profiles across the sea-surface microlayer - effects of diffusion and biological activity. Front. Mar. Sci., doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00011, 2019.

Rickard, P. C., Uher, G., Upstill-Goddard, R. C., Frka, S., Mustaffa, N. I. H., Banko-Kubis, H. M., Cvitešić Kušan, A., Gašparović, B., Stolle, C., Wurl, O., and Ribas-Ribas, M.: Reconsideration of seawater surfactant activity analysis based on an inter-laboratory comparison study, Mar. Chem., 208, 103-111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2018.11.012, 2019.

Wurl, O., Landing, W. M., Mustaffa, N. I. H., Ribas-Ribas, M., Witte, C. R., and Zappa, C. J.: The Ocean’s Skin Layer in the Tropics, J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans, 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014021, 2019.

Banko-Kubis, H. M., Wurl, O., Mustaffa, N. I. H., and Ribas-Ribas, M.: Gas Transfer Velocities in Norwegian Fjords and the Adjacent North Atlantic Waters, Oceanologia, 61, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2019.04.002, 2019.

Ribas-Ribas, M., Battaglia, G., Humphrey, M. P., and Wurl, O.: Impact of nonzero intercept gas transfer velocity parameterizations on global and regional ocean–atmosphere CO2 fluxers, Geosciences, 9, https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9050230, 2019.

2018

 

Mustaffa, N.I.H., Badewien, T.H., Ribas-Ribas, M., Wurl, O., 2018. High-resolution observations on enrichment processes in the sea-surface microlayer. Scientific Reports, 8, 13122. https://rdcu.be/5I4M

Rahlff, J., Ribas-Ribas, M., Brown, S.M., Mustaffa, N.I.H., Renz, J., Peck, M.A., Bird, K., Cunliffe, M., Melkonian, K., Zappa, C.J., 2018. Blue pigmentation of neustonic copepods benefits exploitation of a prey-rich niche at the air-sea boundary. Scientific Reports, 8, 11510. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29869-7

Rérolle, V., Achterberg, E., Ribas-Ribas, M., Kitidis, V., Brown, I., Bakker, D., Lee, G., Mowlem, M., 2018. High Resolution pH Measurements Using a Lab-on-Chip Sensor in Surface Waters of Northwest European Shelf Seas. Sensors, 18, 2622. http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/18/8/2622

Ribas-Ribas M, Kilcher LF, Wurl O. 2018. Sniffle: a step forward to measure in situ CO2 fluxes with the floating chamber technique. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 6: 14. doi:http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.275.

Ribas-Ribas M, Helleis, F., Rahlff, J., and Wurl, O. 2018. Air-Sea CO2-Exchange in a Large Annular Wind-Wave Tank and the Effects of Surfactants, Front. Mar. Sci., 5, 457, doi: 410.3389/fmars.2018.00457

Wurl O, Bird K, Cunliffe M, Landing WM, Miller U, Mustaffa, NIH, Ribas‐Ribas M, et al. 2018. Warming and Inhibition of Salinization at the Ocean's Surface by Cyanobacteria. Geophys Res Lett 45: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077946.

Miranda ML, Mustaffa NIH, Robinson TB, Stolle C, Ribas-Ribas M, et al. 2018. Influence of solar radiation on biogeochemical parameters and fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM) in the sea surface microlayer of the southern coastal North Sea. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 6: 15. doi:http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.278.

2017

Mustaffa NIH, Ribas-Ribas M, Wurl O. 2017. High-resolution variability of the enrichment of fluorescence dissolved organic matter in the sea surface microlayer of an upwelling region. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 5: 52. doi:http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.242.

Rahlff J, Stolle C, Giebel H-A, Brinkhoff T, Ribas-Ribas M, Hodapp D and Wurl O (2017). High wind speeds prevent formation of a distinct bacterioneuston community in the sea-surface microlayer. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 93(5): fix041. doi:10.1093/femsec/fix041.

Ribas-Ribas, M., N.I.H Mustaffa, J. Rahlff, C. Stolle, and O. Wurl (2017). Sea Surface Scanner (S3): A catamaran for high-resolution measurements of biochemical properties of the sea surface microlayer. Journal of Atmospheric Oceanic and Technology, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0017.1

Ribas-Ribas, M., Cripps, G. L., Townend, M., Poulton, A. J., Tyrrell, T. (2017) Spatial patterns of phytoplankton composition and upper-ocean biogeochemistry do not follow carbonate chemistry gradients in north-west European Shelf seas, ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx063

2016

Daniels, C. J., Poulton, A. J., Young, J. R., Esposito, M., Humphreys, M. P., Ribas-Ribas, M., Tynan, E., Tyrrell, T. (2016) Species-specific calcite production reveals Coccolithus pelagicus as the key calcifier in the Arctic Ocean, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 555: 29-47. doi: 10.3354/meps11820

Poulton, A. J., Daniels, C. J., Esposito, M., Humphreys, M. P., Mitchell, E., Ribas-Ribas, M., Russell, B. C., Stinchcombe, M. C., Tynan, E., and Richier, S. (2016) Production of dissolved organic carbon by Arctic plankton communities: Responses to elevated carbon dioxide and the availability of light and nutrients, Deep-Sea Res Pt. II, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.01.002.

Tynan, E., Clarke, J. S., Humphreys, M. P., Ribas-Ribas, M., Esposito, M., Rérolle, V. M. C., Schlosser, C., Thorpe, S. E., Tyrrell, T., and Achterberg, E. P. (2016) Physical and biogeochemical controls on the variability in surface pH and calcium carbonate saturation states in the Atlantic sectors of the Arctic and Southern Oceans, Deep-Sea Res Pt. II, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.01.001.

2014

Ribas-Ribas, M., Rérolle, V.M.C., Bakker, D.C.E., Kitidis, V., Lee, G.A., Brown, I., Achterberg, E.P., Hardman-Mountford, N.J. and Tyrrell, T. (2014) Intercomparison of carbonate chemistry measurements on a cruise in northwestern European shelf seas. Biogeosciences, 11, (16), 4339-4355. (doi:10.5194/bg-11-4339-2014).

2013

Ribas-Ribas, Mariana, Sobrino, Cristina, Debelius, Bibiana, Lubián, Luís M., Ponce, Rocio, Gómez-Parra, Abelardo and Forja, Jesús M. (2013) Picophytoplankton and carbon cycle on the northeastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Iberian Peninsula). Scientia Marina, 77, (S1), 49-62. (doi:10.3989/scimar.03732.27D).

Ribas-Ribas, M., Anfuso, E., Gómez-Parra, A. and Forja, J. M. (2013) Tidal and seasonal carbon and nutrient dynamics of the Guadalquivir estuary and the Bay of Cádiz (SW Iberian Peninsula). Biogeosciences, 10, (7), 4481-4491. (doi:10.5194/bg-10-4481-2013).

2011

Ribas-Ribas, M., Hernández-Ayón, J.M., Camacho-Ibar, V.F., Cabello-Pasini, A., Mejia-Trejo, A., Durazo, R., Galindo-Bect, S., Souza, A.J., Forja, J.M. and Siqueiros-Valencia, A. (2011) Effects of upwelling, tides and biological processes on the inorganic carbon system of a coastal lagoon in Baja California. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 95, (4), 367-376. (doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.09.017).

Ribas-Ribas, Mariana, Gómez-Parra, Abelardo and Forja, Jesús M. (2011) Seasonal distribution of the inorganic carbon system and net ecosystem production in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (Southwest Iberian Peninsula). Continental Shelf Research, 31, (18), 1931-1942. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.09.003). 

Ribas-Ribas, Mariana, Gómez-Parra, Abelardo and Forja, Jesús M. (2011) Spatio-temporal variability of the dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in a coastal area affected by river input: The north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Iberian Peninsula). Marine Chemistry, 126, (1-4), 295-308. (doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2011.07.003).

Ribas-Ribas, Mariana, Gómez-Parra, Abelardo and Forja, Jesús M. (2011) Air–sea CO2 fluxes in the north-eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (southwest Iberian Peninsula). Marine Chemistry, 123, (1-4), 56-66. (doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2010.09.005).

 

Book Section

Ribas-Ribas, M., Gómez-Parra, A. and Forja, J.M. (2011) Seasonal sea- surface CO2 fugacity in the north-eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (southwest Iberian Peninsula). In, Komori, S., McGillis, W.R. and Kurose, R. (eds.) Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces 2010. Kyoto, JP, Kyoto University Press, 394-405.

Thesis

Ribas-Ribas, M. (2011) Carbon dynamic in coastal zones. Universidad Cadiz, Physical Chemistry , Doctoral Thesis

 

RESEARCH STAGES

2010: IIM-CSIC, Spain.

2008: IFM-GEOMAR, Germany.

2007: Scripps Institute of Oceanography, US.

2006: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas. Ensenada, México.

2004: University of Bremen, Germany.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-2019: Marine Chemistry, Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. University of Oldenburg.

Exercises and Seminars in Marine and Environmental Chemistry, Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. University of Oldenburg.

2017-2018: Exercises and Seminars in Marine and Environmental Chemistry, Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. University of Oldenburg.

2016-2017: Marine Chemistry, Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. University of Oldenburg.

                  Geochemistry exercises, Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. University of Oldenburg.

2009-2010: The role of the littoral ecosystems in the global warming, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Water and coastal Management. University of Cádiz.

2008-2009: Chemistry of the carbonate system in aquatic environment, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Water and coastal Management. University of Cádiz.

 

CRUISES and CAMPAING

2016: FK161010, Timor Sea and western Pacific

2015: M117, Baltic Sea

2014:   SOPRAN AEOLOTRON Wind tunnel Channel Experiment.

2013:   JR274, Southern Ocean.

2012:   JR271, Arctic Ocean.

2010:   OVIDE, North Atlantic.

2007:   CaLCOFI, California Current System.

EMIGAS 4, Gulf of Cádiz.

EMIGAS 3, Gulf of Cádiz.

2006:   EMIGAS 2, Gulf of Cádiz.

EMIGAS 1, Gulf of Cádiz.

QU-0604-19, Bahía de Todos los Santos, México.

IMECOCAL, Baja California Peninsula.

2005:   ARSA 1105, Gulf of Cádiz.

BFU2005, Baltic Sea.

2004:   CANOPY, North Sea.

2002:   ESTRECHO, Gibraltar Strait.

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