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Professor Isaac Santos
PhD(Florida State University)
Current Appointment: Researcher in Coastal Biogeochemistry
Organisational Unit: School of Environment, Sci & Engineering - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6648 3938
Email: isaac.santos@scu.edu.au
Location: 3.12
Campus: NMSC Coffs Harbour

Honours and PhD students interested in my research are encouraged to contact me. We have well funded research projects and scholarships are available to outsdanding students
Greenhouse gases We use cutting edge technology to investigate the sources of methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide in coastal waters. Current research is being conducted in mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, creeks and the continental shelf. Submarine Groundwater Discharge I use radionuclides as tracers of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). SGD is an important, but overlooked and invisible global source of trace elements and nutrients into the coastal ocean. Radon and radium isotopes are excellent SGD tracers as they are highly enriched in groundwaters relative to surface waters and they are conservative in seawater.
Subterranean Estuaries I am also interested in carbon and nutrient cycling in subterranean estuaries. Nutrient cycling in subterranean estuaries can be fuelled by oxygen and organic matter inputs driven into the aquifer (beach face) by tidal pumping. After accounting for biogeochemical additions into subterranean estuaries, SGD-derived nutrient fluxes can be dramatically enhanced.

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