Melissa Chierici

Telefon: 949 74 551

Arbeider med

Kjemisk oseanografi med fokus på karbonsyklus, biogeokjemiske prosesser, havforsuring, sjøis kjemi, vannmasse fordeling, polhav.

Leder flaggskip program "Havforsuring og Økosystem effekter av havforsuring i nordlige farvann" i FRAM-Nordområdessenter for klima og miljø

Leder for "Overvåking av havforsuring i norske farvann", Miljødirektoratet (

Curriculum Vitae


2008: Associate Professor (Swe: Docent), University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1998 Oct: Ph.D in Chemistry, analytical and marine chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1992 Dec: MSc in Chemistry, marine chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Current position:

Sr. scientist at IMR and adjunct Professor in Polar Chemical Oceanography at University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway

Previous positions:

2005-2011: Associate Professor at University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

2002-2004: Post-doctoral researcher at National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

2001: Post-doctoral researcher at Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada

1999-2000: Post-doctoral researcher, UGOT, Göteborg, Sweden

Publikasjoner :

Mattsdotter-Björk, M., A. Fransson., and M. Chierici. Ocean Acidification in western Antarctic surface waters: drivers and interannual variability. Biogeosciences, 11, 57-73. doi:10.5194/bg-11-57-2014.

Fransson, A., Chierici, M., Miller, L.A., Carnat, G., et al., Seasonal evolution of sea-ice inorganic carbon and the effect of brine rejection in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic Ocean. JGR-Oceans, 118, 1–23, doi:10.1002/2013JC009164, 2013

Granfors, A., Andersson, M., Chierici, M., Fransson, A., Gårdfeldt, K., Torstensson, A., Wulff, A., Abrahamsson, K. Biogenic Halocarbons in Young Arctic Sea Ice and Frost Flowers - Sources of Atmospheric Halogens, Marine Chemistry, 155, 124-134,

Tortell, P., Mills, M.M., Payne, C.D., Maldonado, M.T., Chierici, M., Fransson, A., Alderkamp, A-C., and K.R. Arrigo. 2013. Inorganic C utilization and C isotope fractionation by pelagic and sea ice algal assemblages along the Antarctic continental shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 483, 47-66, doi: 10.3354/meps10279

Lauvset, S.K., Chierici, M., Counillon, F., Omar, A., Nondal, G., Johannessen, T., Olsen, A. 2013. Seasonal fCO2 and air-sea CO2 flux in the Barents Sea, Journal of Marine Systems ,113–114, 62–74.

Chierici, M., Fransson, A., Lansard, B., Miller, L.A., A. Mucci., E. Shadwick., H. Thomas, J-E. Tremblay., T. Papakyriakou. 2011. The impact of biogeochemical processes and environmental factors on the calcium carbonate saturation state in the Circumpolar Flaw Lead in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic Ocean. JGR-Oceans. 116, C00G09, doi:10.1029/2011JC007184.

Chierici, M., Mattsdotter, M., Signorini, S, Fransson, A., Olsen, A., 2012, Surface water fCO2 algorithms for the high-latitude Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. Remote Sensing of Environment, 119, 184-196

Fransson A., M. Chierici., P. Yager., W.O. Smith. 2011. Processes driving changes in dissolved inorganic carbon and sea – ice –air carbon dioxide fluxes in Antarctic sea ice in the Amundsen and Ross seas. J. Geophys. Res. 116, C12035, doi:10.1029/2010JC006844

Soderberg, Maria; Chierici, Melissa; Mohlin, Malin; Olofsson, Malin; Riemann, Lasse; Steinhoff, Franciska Senta; Sunesson, Nina; Torstensson, Anders; Wulff, Angela. Climate change- Good news for filamentous cyanobacteria?. European journal of phycology 2011 ;Volum 46. Suppl. 1 s. 57-57

Torstensson, A., Chierici, M., A. Wulff., 2011. The influence of increased temperature and CO2 levels on the benthic / sea ice diatom. Polar Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1056-4