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Dr Kate Hendry
Dr Kate Hendry
Royal Society Research Fellow/Proleptic Lectureship
MA MSci, DPhil
Area of research
Silicon cycling in the oceans
My main research interests lie in the investigation of modern biogeochemical cycling and past ocean processes, focusing on biogenic opal and silicon cycling in seawater.
After finishing my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, I carried out a doctorate in Antarctic biogeochemistry at Oxford University. I worked for 18 months at Oxford after completing my thesis as a postdoctoral research associate, before moving to the US for over two years as a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Institution, working on ocean chemistry and palaeoclimate. I then moved back to the UK, initially as a Research Lecturer at Cardiff University, then as a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. I have published over 20 well-cited, peer reviewed papers, and have been invited to give talks at several international conferences. I'm a director of Antarctic Science Ltd, and sit on the peer review college for the Natural Environment Research Council. I also supervise postgraduate students, have a university teaching qualification, and extensive classroom and field teaching experience.
- Silicon cycling and global change
- silicon isotopes
- biogenic opal
- trace metals in biogenic opal
School of Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences staff
- Spooner, PT, Guo, W, Robinson, LF, Thiagarajan, N, Hendry, K, Rosenheim, B & Leng, M, 2016, Clumped isotope composition of cold-water corals: A role for vital effects?. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol 179., pp. 123-141
- Welsby, H, Hendry, K & Perkins, R, 2016, The role of benthic biofilm production in the mediation of silicon cycling in the Severn Estuary, UK. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
- Hendry, K, Gong, X, Knorr, G, Pike, J & Hall, I, 2016, Deglacial diatom production in the tropical North Atlantic driven by enhanced silicic acid supply. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 438., pp. 122-129
- Goodwin, C, Berman, J, Janussen, D, Gocke, C & Hendry, K, 2015, Hexactinellida (Porifera) from the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean) with a description of three new species. Zootaxa.
- Hendry, K, Swann, G, Leng, M, Sloane, H, Goodwin, C, Berman, J & Maldonado, M, 2015, Technical Note: Silica stable isotopes and silicification in a carnivorous sponge Asbestopluma sp.. Biogeosciences., pp. 3489-3498
- Hendry, K & Brzezinski, M, 2014, Using silicon isotopes to understand the role of the Southern Ocean in modern and ancient biogeochemistry and climate. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 89., pp. 13-26
- Hendry, K, Robinson, LF, McManus, J & Hays, J, 2014, Silicon isotopes indicate enhanced carbon export efficiency in the North Atlantic during deglaciation. Nature Communications, vol 5.
- Griffiths, J, Barker, S, Hendry, K, Thornalley, D, Flierdt, TVd, Anderson, R & Hall, I, 2013, Evidence for increased silica leakage to the tropical Atlantic during glacial development. Paleoceanography, vol 28., pp. 307-318
- Weston, K, Jickells, T, Carson, D, Clarke, A, Meredith, M, Brandon, M, Wallace, M, Ussher, S & Hendry, K, 2013, Primary production export flux in Marguerite Bay (western Antarctic Peninsula shelf): linking upper water-column production to sediment trap derived flux. Deep-Sea Res, vol 75., pp. 52-66
- Egan, KE, Rickaby, REM, Hendry, K & Halliday, A, 2013, Opening the gateways for diatoms primes Earth for Antarctic glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 375., pp. 34-43
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