Erik Buitenhuis

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Mailing Address:
University of East Anglia
NR4 7TJ Norwich

Research Unit:
Modelling marine ecosystem biogeochemistry and the "Dynamic Green Ocean Project"

Teaching interest:
Laboratory based physiology of autotrophic and heterotrophic marine microorganisms and copepods.
The Ecological Footprint as a measure of ecological sustainability


Laufkötter, C., M. Vogt, N. Gruber, M. Aita-Noguchi, O. Aumont, L. Bopp, E. Buitenhuis, S. C. Doney, J. Dunne, T. Hashioka, J. Hauck, T. Hirata, J. John, C. Le Quéré, I. D. Lima, H. Nakano, R. Séférian, I. Totterdell, M. Vichi, and C. Völker (in press) Drivers and uncertainties of future global marine primary production in marine ecosystem models. Biogeosciences

Hauck, J., C. Völker, D.A. Wolf-Gladrow, C. Laufkötter, M. Vogt, O. Aumont, L. Bopp, E. Buitenhuis, S. C. Doney, J. Dunne, N. Gruber, T. Hashioka, J. John, C. Le Quéré, I. D. Lima, H. Nakano, R. Séférian, I. Totterdell (2015) On the Southern Ocean CO2 uptake and the role of the biological carbon pump in the 21st century. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, Vol. 29, 1451-1470, doi:10.1002/2015GB005140

Brun, Philipp, Meike Vogt, Mark R. Payne, Nicolas Gruber, Colleen O'Brien, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Corinne Le Quéré, Karine Leblanc, Ya-Wei Luo (2015) Ecological Niches of Open Ocean Phytoplankton Taxa. Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 60, 1020-1038, doi:10.1002/lno.10074.

Kwiatkowski, L., A. Yool, J. I. Allen, T. R. Anderson, R. Barciela, E. T. Buitenhuis, M. Butenschön, C. Enright, P. R. Halloran, C. Le Quéré, L. de Mora, M.-F. Racault, B. Sinha, I. J. Totterdell, P. M. Cox (2014) iMarNet: an ocean biogeochemistry model inter-comparison project within a common physical ocean modelling framework. Biogeosciences, Vol. 11, 7291-7304, doi:10.5194/bg-11-7291-2014.

Ishii, M., R. A. Feely, K. B. Rodgers, G.-H. Park, R. Wanninkhof, D. Sasano, H. Sugimoto, C. E. Cosca, S. Nakaoka, M. Telszewski, Y. Nojiri, S. E. Mikaloff-Fletcher, Y. Niwa, P. K. Patra, V. Valsala, H. Nakano, I. Lima, S. C. Doney, E. T. Buitenhuis, O. Aumont, J. P. Dunne, A. Lenton, T. Takahashi (2014) Air-sea CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean for the period 1990-2009. Biogeosciences, Vol. 11, 709-734, doi:10.5194/bg-11-709-2014

Hashioka, T., M. Vogt, Y. Yamanaka, C. Le Quéré, E. T. Buitenhuis, M. N. Aita, S. Alvain, L. Bopp, T. Hirata, I. Lima, S. Sailley and S. C. Doney (2013) Phytoplankton competition during the spring bloom in four Plankton Functional Type Models. Biogeosciences, Vol. 10, 6833-6850, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6833-2013

Buitenhuis, Erik, Taketo Hashioka, Corinne Le Quéré (2013) Combined constraints on global ocean primary production using observations and models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 27 (3) 847-858, doi:10.1002/gbc.20074

da Cunha, L. C., E. T. Buitenhuis (2013) Riverine influence on the tropical atlantic ocean biogeochemistry. Biogeosciences, Vol.10, 6357-6373, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6357-2013.

R. Moriarty, Buitenhuis, E. T., Corinne Le Quéré, M.-P. Gosselin (2013) Distribution of known macrozooplankton abundance and biomass in the global ocean. Earth System Science Data, Vol. 5, 241-257, doi:10.5194/essd-5-241-2013.

Buitenhuis, E. T., M. Vogt, R. Moriarty, N. Bednaršek, S. Doney, K. Leblanc, C. Le Quéré, Y.-W. Luo, C. O'Brien, T. O'Brien, J. Peloquin, R. Schiebel (2013) MAREDAT : towards a World Ocean Atlas of marine ecosystem data. Earth System Science Data, Vol. 5, 227-239, doi:10.5194/essd-5-227-2013.

Sailley, S., M. Vogt, S.C. Doney, M.N. Aita, L. Bopp, E.T. Buitenhuis, T. Hashioka, I. Lima, C. Le Quéré, Y. Yamanaka (2013) Comparing food web structures and dynamics across a suite of global marine ecosystem models. Ecological modelling, Vol. 261, 43-57 doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.04.006

Alvain, S., C. Le Quéré, L. Bopp, M. Racault, G. Beaugrand, D. Dessailly, E. T. Buitenhuis (2013) Rapid climatic driven shifts of diatoms at high latitudes Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 132, 195-201 doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.014

Buitenhuis, E. T., W. K. W. Li, M. W. Lomas, D. M. Karl, M. R. Landry, S. Jacquet (2012) Picoheterotroph (Bacteria and Archaea) biomass distribution in the global ocean. Earth System Science Data, Vol. 4, 101-106, doi:10.5194/essd-4-101-2012.

Buitenhuis, E. T., W. K. W. Li, D. Vaulot, M. W. Lomas, M. R. Landry, F. Partensky, D. M. Karl, O. Ulloa, L. Campbell, S. Jacquet, F. Lantoine, F. Chavez, D. Macias, M. Gosselin, G. B. McManus (2012) Picophytoplankton biomass distribution in the global ocean. Earth System Science Data, Vol. 4, 37-46, doi:10.5194/essd-4-37-2012.

Suntharalingam, Parvadha, Erik Buitenhuis, Corinne Le Quéré, Frank Dentener, Cynthia Nevison, James Butler, Hermann Bange (2012) Quantifying the impact of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on oceanic nitrous oxide. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L07605, doi:10.1029/2011GL050778 Supplementary figure Supplementary text

Racault, Marie-Fanny, Corinne Le Quéré, Erik Buitenhuis, Shubha Sathyendranath, Trevor Platt (2012) Phytoplankton phenology in the global ocean. Ecological Indicators, Vol. 14, 152-163, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.07.010

Buitenhuis, Erik, Richard Rivkin, Sévrine Sailley, Corinne Le Quéré (2010) Biogeochemical fluxes through microzooplankton. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 24, GB4015, doi:10.1029/2009GB003601

Le Quéré, Corinne, Taro Takahashi, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Christian Rödenbeck, Stewart C. Sutherland (2010) Impact of climate change and variability on the global oceanic sink of CO2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 24, GB4007, doi:10.1029/2009GB003599

Saba, Vincent S., Marjorie A. M. Friedrichs, Mary-Elena Carr, David Antoine, Robert A. Armstrong, Ichio Asanuma, Olivier Aumont, Michael J. Behrenfeld, Val Bennington, Laurent Bopp, Jorn Bruggeman, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Aurea M. Ciotti, Scott C. Doney, Mark Dowell, John Dunne, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Watson Gregg, Nicolas Hoepffner, Joji Ishizaka, Takahiko Kameda, Ivan Lima, John Marra, Galen A. McKinley, Fréderic Mélin, J. Keith Moore, André Morel, Jay O.Reilly, Baris Salihoglu, Michele Scardi , Tim J. Smyth, Shilin Tang, Jerry Tjiputra, Julia Uitz, Marcello Vichi, Kirk Waters, Toby K. Westberry, Andrew Yool (2010) The challenges of modeling marine primary productivity through multidecadal climate shifts: A case study at BATS and HOT. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 24, GB3020, doi:10.1029/009GB003655

  • Woodhouse, Matthew T., Erik Buitenhuis, Graham W. Mann, Kenneth S. Carslaw, Olivier Boucher (2010) Response of marine aerosol to changes in phytoplankton induced by perturbations to aeolian iron input. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 74, A1141-A1141

    Manizza, M., E. T. Buitenhuis, C. Le Quéré (2010) Sensitivity of global ocean biogeochemical dynamics to ecosystem structure in a future climate. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 37, L13607, doi:10.1029/2010GL042623

    Vogt, M., S. Vallina, E. Buitenhuis, L. Bopp, and C. Le Quéré (2010) Simulating the seasonal cycle of dimethylsulphide with the global multi-plankton functional type biogeochemistry model PlankTOM5. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, Vol. 115, C06021, doi:10.1029/2009JC005529.

    Allen, J. I., J. Aiken, T. R. Anderson, E. Buitenhuis, S. Cornell, R. Geider, K. Haines, T. Hirata, J. Holt, C. Le Quéré, N. Hardman-Mountford, O. N. Ross, B. Sinha, J. While (2010) Marine ecosystem models for earth system applications: The MarQUEST experience. Journal of Marine Systems, Vol. 81, 19-33.

    Sinha, Bablu, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Corinne Le Quéré, Thomas R. Anderson (2010) Comparison of the emergent behavior of a complex ecosystem model in two ocean general circulation models. Progress in Oceanography, Vol. 84 (3-4), 204-224

    Buitenhuis, Erik, Richard Geider (2010) A model of phytoplankton acclimation to iron-light colimitation. Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 55 (2), 714-724, doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.2.0714

    Le Quéré, Corinne, Shubha Sathyendranath, Meike Vogt, Erik.T. Buitenhuis, Laurent Bopp, Scott Doney, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Richard J. Geider, Sandy Harrison, Christine Klaas, Louis Legendre, Stéphane Pesant, Trevor Platt, Colin Prentice, Richard Rivkin, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow, Yasuhiro Yamanaka (2010) Observational Needs of Dynamic Green Ocean Models. In: Hall, J., Harrison D.E. & Stammer, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, ESA Publication WPP-306i, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.56 .

    Friedrichs, Marjorie A. M., Mary-Elena Carr, Richard T. Barber, Michele Scardi, David Antoine, Robert A. Armstrong, Ichio Asanuma, Michael J. Behrenfeld, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Fei Chai, James R. Christian, Aurea M. Ciotti, Scott C. Doney, Mark Dowell, John Dunne, Bernard Gentili, Watson Gregg, Nicolas Hoepffner, Joji Ishizaka, Takahiko Kameda, Ivan Lima, John Marra, Frédéric Mélin, J. Keith Moore, André Morel, Robert T. O'Malley, Jay O'Reilly, Vincent S. Saba, Marjorie Schmeltz, Tim J. Smyth, Jerry Tjiputra, Kirk Waters, Toby K. Westberry, Arne Winguth (2009) Assessing the uncertainties of model estimates of primary productivity in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Journal of Marine Systems, Vol. 76, 113-133, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.05.010

    Iglesias-Rodriguez, M. D., E. T. Buitenhuis, J. A. Raven, O. Schofield, A. Poulton, S. Gibbs, P. R. Halloran, H. J. W. de Baar (2008) Response to comment on: Pytoplankton calcification in a high CO2 world. Science, Vol. 322, 1466c doi:10.1126/science.1161501

    Manizza, M., C. Le Quéré, A. J. Watson, E. T. Buitenhuis (2008) Ocean biogeochemical response to phytoplankton-light feedback in a global model. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, Vol. 113, C10010, doi:10.1029/2007JC004478

  • Dehairs, F., A. de Brouwere, M. Elskens, U. Bathmann, S. Becquevort, S. Blain, P. Boyed, K. Buesseler, E. Buitenhuis, M. Gehlen, G. Herndl, C. Klaas, R. Lampitt, D. Lefèvre, U. Passow, H. Ploug, F. Primeau, L. Stemmann, T. Trull (2008) Controls on organic carbon export and twilight zone remineralization. Oceanography, Vol. 21 (3), 92-95

    Buitenhuis, E. T., T. Pangerc, D. Franklin, C. Le Quéré, G. Malin (2008) Growth rates of six coccolithophorid strains as a function of temperature. Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 53 (3), 1181-1185, doi:10.4319/lo.2008.53.3.1181

    Ploug, H., M. H. Iversen, M. Koski, E. T. Buitenhuis (2008) Production, oxygen respiration rates, and sinking velocity of copepod fecal pellets: direct measurements of ballasting by opal and calcite. Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 53 (2), 469-476, doi:10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0469

    Le Quéré, C., C. Rödenbeck, E.T. Buitenhuis, T. J. Conway, R. Langenfelds, A. Gomez, C. Labuschagne, M. Ramonet, T. Nakazawa, N. Metzl, and N. Gillett, M. Heimann (2008) Response to comments on "Saturation of the Southern Ocean CO2 sink due to recent climate change". Science, Vol. 319 (5863), 570c, doi:10.1126/science.1147315

    Canadell, J. G., C. Le Quéré, M. R. Raupach, C. B. Field, E. T. Buitenhuis, P. Ciais, T. J. Conway, N. P. Gillett, R. A. Houghton, G. Marland (2007) Contributions to accelerating atmospheric CO2 growth from economic activity, carbon intensity, and efficiency of natural sinks. Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 104 (47), 18866-18870, doi:10.1073/pnas.0702737104

    da Cunha, L. C., E. T. Buitenhuis, C. Le Quéré, X. Giraud, W. Ludwig (2007) Potential impact of changes in river nutrient supply on global ocean biogeochemistry. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 21, GB4007 doi:10.1029/2006GB002718

    Le Quéré, C., C. Rödenbeck, E. T. Buitenhuis, T. J. Conway, R. Langenfelds, A. Gomez, C. Labuschagne, M. Ramonet, T. Nakazawa, N. Metzl, N. Gillett, M. Heimann (2007) Saturation of the Southern Ocean CO2 sink due to recent climate change. Science, Vol.316, 1735-1738, doi:10.1126/science.1136188

    McKinley, G. A., T. Takahashi, E. Buitenhuis, F. Chai, J. R. Christian, S. C. Doney, M.-S Jiang, C. Le Quéré, I. Lima, K. Lindsay, J.K. Moore, R. Murtugudde, L. Shi, P. Wetzel (2006) North Pacific carbon cycle response to climate variability on seasonal to decadal timescales. J. Geophys. Res., Vol.111, C07S06, doi:10.1029/2005JC003173

    Carr, Mary-Elena, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs, Marjorie Schmeltz, Maki Noguchi Aita, David Antoine, Kevin R. Arrigo, Ichio Asanuma, Olivier Aumont, Richard Barber, Michael Behrenfeld, Robert Bidigare, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Janet Campbell, Aurea Ciotti, Heidi Dierssen, Mark Dowell, John Dunne, Wayne Esaias, Bernard Gentili, Watson Gregg, Steve Groom, Nicolas Hoepffner, Joji Ishizaka, Takahiko Kameda, Corinne Le Quéré, Steven Lohrenz, John Marra, Frédéric Mélin, Keith Moore, André Morel, Tasha E. Reddy, John Ryan, Michele Scardi, Tim Smyth, Kevin Turpie, Gavin Tilstone, Kirk Waters, Yasuhiro Yamanaka (2006) A comparison of global estimates of marine primary production from ocean color. Deep Sea Research II, Vol.53, 741-770, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.01.028

    Buitenhuis, Erik T., Corinne Le Quéré, Olivier Aumont, Gregory Beaugrand, Adrian Bunker, Andrew Hirst, Tsutomu Ikeda, Todd O'Brien, Sergey Piontkovski, Dietmar Straile (2006) Biogeochemical fluxes through mesozooplankton. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol.20, GB2003 doi:10.1029/2005GB002511. Supplementary table

    Le Quéré, Corinne, Sandy P. Harrison, I. Colin Prentice, Erik T. Buitenhuis, Olivier Aumont, Laurent Bopp, Hervé Claustre, Leticia Cotrim da Cunha, Richard Geider, Xavier Giraud, Christine Klaas, Karen Kohfeld, Louis Legendre, Manfredi Manizza, Trevor Platt, Richard B. Rivkin, Shubha Sathyendranath, Julia Uitz, Andrew J. Watson, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow (2005) Ecosystem dynamics based on plankton functional types for global ocean biogeochemistry models. Global Change Biology, Vol.11 (11), 2016-2040, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.001004.x

    Manizza, Manfredi, Corinne Le Quéré, Andrew J. Watson, Erik T. Buitenhuis (2005) Bio-optical feedbacks among phytoplankton, upper ocean physics and sea-ice in a global model. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L05603, doi:10.1029/2004GL020778

    Prentice, I. Colin, Corinne Le Quéré, Erik Buitenhuis, Joanna House, Christine Klaas, Wolfgang Knorr (2004) Biosphere dynamics: challenges for Earth system models. In :C.J. Hawkesworth and R.S.J. Sparks (eds) The State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges, American Geophysical Union

    Buitenhuis, Erik T., Klaas R. Timmermans, Hein J. W. de Baar (2003) Zinc-bicarbonate colimitation of Emiliania huxleyi. Limnology and Oceanography, Vol.48 (4), 1575-1582, doi:10.4319/lo.2003.48.4.1575

    Guyoneaud, Remy, Carles M. Borrego, Asunción Martínez-Planells, Erik T. Buitenhuis, L. Jesús Garcia-Gil (2001) Light responses in the green sulfur bacterium Prosthecochloris aestuarii: changes in prosthecae length, ultrastructure, and antenna pigment composition. Archives of Microbiology, Vol. 176, 278-284

    Buitenhuis, Erik, Paul van der Wal, Hein de Baar (2001) Blooms of Emiliania huxleyi are sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide; a field and mesocosm study derived simulation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 15, 577-588.

    Buitenhuis, Erik, Hein de Baar, Marcel Veldhuis (1999) Photosynthesis and calcification in Emiliania huxleyi as a function of inorganic carbon species. Journal of Phycology, Vol. 35, 949-959

    Buitenhuis, Erik, Judith van Bleijswijk, Dorothee Bakker, Marcel Veldhuis (1996) Trends in inorganic and organic carbon in a bloom of Emiliania huxleyi in the North Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 143, 271-282

    Wiegant, Wim, Jan Wery, Erik Buitenhuis, Jan de Bont (1992) Growth-promoting effect of thermophilic fungi on the mycelium of the edible mushroom Agaricus bisporus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 58, 2654-2659

    PhD thesis:(download in pdf format)

    Interactions between Emiliania huxleyi and the dissolved inorganic carbon system