The Marine and Environmental Biogeosciences Research Group (MERS) is based at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). MERS is addressing various key environmental biological and geochemical processes regulating the marine and freshwater realms as well as interacting with climate change. Human-induced global and climate change affects society, natural resources and economy around the world and the awareness of their impact has increased considerably in the last decades. Earth’s aquatic systems, supporting life through a variety of processes, are particularly sensitive to environmental and climatic changes.
The research group main mission is aiming to solve important environmental issues such as the anthropogenic impact on the ocean, the ocean in a high CO2 world, the dynamics of oceanic geochemical cycles, the interaction of marine organisms with climate and global change including biodiversity, the land-ocean transfer of matter, and understanding the natural system through paleoceanographic studies.