I am a post-doctorate biogeochemist at Southern Cross University. The main focus of my research is coastal nutrient and greenhouse gas dynamics with particular emphasis on closing the knowledge gaps in present nutrient and greenhouse gas budgets. To do this I employ a range of techniques including using natural isotopes and radioisotopes to characterise hydrologic, terrestrial and marine dynamics. I place a great deal of importance of community driven science. My research actively engages in research issues that are not only high on the communities list of priorities, but can actively provide solutions to meet community objectives. This has seen my research applied to climate change, the Coal Seam Gas debate, the Great Barrier Reef and eutrophication of coastal waters.

Contact: Douglas.Tait@scu.edu.au

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