Stacey Felgate

Carbon cycling along the land-ocean continuum

About me

Hello! My name is Stacey, and I’m a marine biogeochemist from Scotland, currently to be found in the south of England.

I study the role of microbes in the removal and fate of terrigenous (land-derived) organic matter (ex-living stuff) as it moves along the land-ocean continuum (from land to the ocean, via lakes, streams, rivers and estuaries).

More broadly, my research interests lie in understanding the role of the land-ocean continuum in the global carbon cycle and climate regulation, and in the intersection between science and policy with regards habitat conservation and ocean carbon storage.

I studied social science at the University of Glasgow, got my BSc Hons (first class) in Marine Science from the Scottish Association for Marine Science, and am currently a PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre.

Along the way, I’ve been a 2014 Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship recipient, a 2016 WHOI Student Fellow and USGS intern, and a 2017 Environment Agency Intern.

By my reckoning, that puts me on track for the 2032 Nobel, so stay tuned!