Dr Schallenberg is a chemical oceanographer with an interest in the role of micronutrients (trace elements) in global biogeochemical cycles. Her research investigates the sources, speciation and cycling of iron in the ocean, with special emphasis on the respective roles of particles and sea ice in the supply of iron to polar marine ecosystems. This work feeds into the large-scale coupling of the physical, chemical and biological drivers of phytoplankton productivity.
Originally from Germany, Dr Schallenberg finished her MSc in Oceanography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, in 2003. Her MSc work focussed on optical methods in biological oceanography. She then proceded to live in Canada, working as a science journalist and editor before returning to graduate school at the University of Victoria, Canada, and finishing her PhD in 2015.
Schuback, N., Schallenberg, C., Duckham, C.A., Maldonado, M.T., Tortell, P.D., 2015. Interacting effects of light and iron availability on the coupling of photosynthetic electron transport and CO2-assimilation in marine phytoplankton. Plos One; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133235.
Melbourne-Thomas, J., Meiners, K.M., Mundy, C.J., Schallenberg, C., Tattersall, K.L., Dieckmann, G.S., 2015. Algorithms to estimate Antarctic sea-ice algal biomass from under-ice irradiance spectra at regional scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 536, 107-121; doi:10.3354/meps11396.
Schallenberg, C., Davidson, A.B., Simpson, K.G., Miller, L.A., Cullen, J.T., 2015. Iron(II) variability in the northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean; Marine Chemistry, 177, Part 1, 33-44; doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.04.004.
Schallenberg, C., van der Merwe, P., Chever, F., Cullen, J.T., Lannuzel, D., Bowie, A.G., 2015. Dissolved iron and iron(II) distributions beneath the pack ice in the East Antarctic (120 °E) during the winter/spring transition; Deep-Sea Research II; doi:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.02.019.
Schallenberg, C., Lewis, M.R., Kelley, D.E., Cullen, J.J., 2008. Inferred influence of nutrient availability on the relationship between sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and incident irradiance in the Bering Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C07046; doi:10.1029/2007JC004355.
AWARDS & GRANTS
Dr. Arne H. Lane Graduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences (2013-14)
Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) for a research visit at the University of Tasmania, Australia (2012-13)
Montalbano Scholars Fellowship (2011-14)
“Best Young Scientist” award at the 2010 ClimECO2 workshop in Brest, France, for the poster “Getting the word out – successful communication with journalists”
PICES travel grant for the ClimECO2 summer school in Brest, France (2010)
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, NSERC CGS-D (2009-13)
FQRNT scholarship (2009; declined in favour of the NSERC scholarship)
Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation (2000-2002)