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Associate Professor, Marine Sciences, UNC-CH
CGS Faculty Research Director
GSC Advisory Board, Member

Dr. Marchetti’s primary research focus is biogeochemical evolution of phytoplankton in marine environments. His laboratory-based and field-based studies are combined to answer fundamental questions on factors influencing phytoplankton distributions and abundance, and to advance our understanding of how these organisms interact with their environment and influence ocean biogeochemistry. Adrian’s interests include studying trace metals, such as iron, that are essential for the nutrition of phytoplankton and how future climate changes will influence phytoplankton growth and ecology as well as ecosystem dynamics.

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