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Details of Dr Francois Muller   


Gender male
Job title Principal Scientist
University of the Highlands and Islands ( UHI)
12B Ness Walk Inverness IV3 5SQ
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel [+44] 1847 889585
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Website http://www.eri.ac.uk
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Degree MSc, PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Chemical Oceanography , Limnology , Chemical Oceanography , Limnology
Research Activities Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Challenger Society for Marine Science (CSMS) and Scottish Alliance for Geoscience Environment and Society (SAGES). Currently involved in the joint supervision of PhD student Kuei-Chen Chang (National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan) who is studying aquatic exports from peat catchments. Currently examining the behaviour and fate of humic colloids of terrestrial origin in the coastal environment of North Scotland. Course coordinator, Environmental Chemistry (DP4Y 34), University of the Highlands and Islands.
Research Region Scotland north coast
Skills/Expertise Chemical speciation of trace metals in seawater, with emphasis on transport processes. Biological control on seawater chemistry, and resulting feedbacks between the chemistry of trace metals and their biological utilisation. Characterisation of estuarine colloids, their fate in the coastal zone and their interactions with trace metals.
Comments Would be very much interested in collaborating with sub-Arctic region partners (Finland, Estonia, Russia) to find out the extent to which the River Thurso plume (Scotland) can be used as an analogue of much larger and globally more significant sources of terrestrial carbon and iron to the ocean.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Francois MULLER)

Batchelli, S., Muller, F.L.L., Chang, K.C., Lee, C.L. (2010) Evidence for strong but dynamic iron-humic colloidal associations in humic-rich coastal waters. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 8485-8490.
Batchelli, S., Muller, F.L.L., Baalousha, M., Lead, J.R. (2009) Size fractionation and optical properties of colloids in an organic-rich estuary (Thurso, UK). Marine Chemistry, 113, 227-237.
Muller, F.L.L., Bleie, B. (2008) Estimating the organic acid contribution to coastal seawater alkalinity by potentiometric titrations in a closed cell. Analytica Chimica Acta, 619, 183-191.
Muller, F.L.L., Larsen, A., Stedmon, C.A. and Sondergaard, M. (2005) Interactions between trace metals and bacterial/algal populations in fjord surface waters during a nutrient stimulated summer bloom Limnology and Oceanography, 50, 1855-1871
Muller, F.L.L., Jacquet, S. and Wilson, W.H. (2003) Biological factors regulating the chemical speciation of Cu, Zn and Mn under different nutrient regimes in a marine mesocosm experiment Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 2289-2302
Tankere, S.P.C., Bourne, D.G., Muller, F.L.L. and Torsvik, V. (2002) Microenvironments and microbial community structure in sediments Environmental Microbiology, 4, 97-105
Tankere, S.P.C., Muller, F.L.L., Burton, J.D., Statham, P.J., Guieu, C. and Martin, J.-M. [2001] Trace metal distributions in shelf waters of the northwestern Black Sea Continental Shelf Research, 21, 1501-1532
Muller, F.L.L., Gulin, S.B. and Kalvøy, Å [2001] Chemical speciation of copper and zinc in surface waters of the western Black Sea Marine Chemistry, 76, 233-251

Created: 2002-02-08 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Francois MULLER