Prof. Tim DeVries leads the Ocean Circulation and Biogeochemistry group at UCSB. His research focuses on numerical models of ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, ocean carbon and nutrient cycles, climate variability and change, and data assimilation models. Prof. DeVries has a PhD in Earth System Science from University of California, Irvine. He has been a faculty member at UCSB since 2014.
The ocean controls the Earth’s climate and stores most of its heat and carbon. Our lab works to understand the processes controlling the exchange of carbon and heat between the ocean and atmosphere, and how these processes interact with anthropogenic climate change. Our work focuses on both physical processes, such as global ocean circulation, and biogeochemical processes, such as biologically-driven carbon uptake.