Professor in Biological Oceanography

Katherine Richardson

Last updated: September 6, 2022

Dr. Katherine Richardson has been in, on, or near to the sea all her life! A Professor in Biological Oceanography with the University of Copenhagen, Katherine’s scientific career spans meticulous studies of the smallest parts of the sea and carbon cycles in the world’s oceans to studies of biodiversity and interactions between humans, plants, animals, and climate. Her research focuses on the importance of biological processes in the ocean for the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere, and how ocean biology, including diversity, contributes to ocean function in the Earth System. 

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