Michael Carroll

Dr. Michael Carroll, is a Senior Researcher at Akvaplan-niva in Tromsø, where he investigates the impact on climate change on Arctic marine ecosystems. He was trained as a benthic ecologist and biological oceanographer in Florida, South Carolina and Alaska, where he was awarded his Ph.D. and first became interested in Arctic marine science. He held a post-doc at the International Atomic Energy Agency Marine Environmental Laboratory in Monaco, where he examined particulate flux in the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1997, he has focused examining benthic community structure, functioning, and food web dynamics around Svalbard and the Barents Sea.  His current research interests are related to detecting evidence of environmental change from growth patterns in bivalve molluscs (sclerochronology) and studying the structure of benthic communities in relation to oceanographic variability and methane hydrates.

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