Libby Jones is a postdoctoral scientist in the Netherlands Polar Programme and an APECS Netherlands board member who started at APECS Netherlands in May 2012. Libby is passionate about the planet in a changing climate and her key research interests include (1) carbonate chemistry of the polar oceans and sea ice, (2) ocean acidification and (3) global ocean biogeochemical cycles.
Libby’s scientific career started as a PhD student at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) studying oceanic carbonate chemistry in the Southern Ocean during several Antarctic expeditions onboard the RSS James Clark Ross. Libby finished here PhD in June 2010 after which she continued working as a chemical oceanographer at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research (AWI). During her work at these institutes she participated in several more Antarctic research expeditions on the FS Polarstern and RSS James Cook.
Currently, Libby is studying the impacts of CO2 uptake and sea ice dynamics on ocean chemsitry in the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Supported by the Netherlands Polar Program at the University of Groningen and BAS she studies the uptake of CO2 and shifts in ocean chemistry and the effects on the marine ecosystem in Ryder Bay, Rothera Research Station, Antarctica. In addition, she joined the Arctic Ocean in Transition expedition and the Greenland Ice Sheet – Ocean Interaction and Fram Strait Fluxes expedition to link oceanic CO2 and oxygen data to water masses, oceanographic tracers and trace elements as contributions to the international GEOTRACES program.