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David Turner

Professor emeritus

David Turner
Professor emeritus

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg

Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About David Turner


My current research focuses on the development and application of chemical models for seawater. It is well known that the reactivity of the chemical elements in seawater is dependent on the chemical forms(s) in which they are present. Although equilibrium conditions are far from universal, the ability to calculate chemical speciation at equilibrium provides the starting point for an understanding of an element’s chemistry in seawater. My current research contributes to the Working Group "Chemical Speciation Modelling to Meet 21st Century Needs" (2015-2020): I chair this Working Group, which has been established by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The aims are (i) to develop an internationally agreed “best available” chemical model for seawater including trace components; and (ii) to make this model freely available through web-based tools.


International committees:

  • Chair, SCOR Working Group 145 "MARCHEMSPEC: Modelling Chemical Speciation Modelling in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs"
  • Member of the Advisory Board for BONUS project "SHEBA"
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia


Latest publications

In-situ trace metal (Cd, Pb, Cu) speciation along the Po River plume (Northern Adriatic Sea) using submersible systems
S. Illuminati, A. Annibaldi, C. Truzzi, M. L. Tercier-Waeber, S. Noel et al.
Marine Chemistry, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Fe(II) stability in seawater
Mark J. Hopwood, Carolina Santana-González, Julian A. Gallego-Urrea, Nicolas Sanchez, Eric P. Achterberg et al.
Biogeosciences Discussions, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Trace chemical species in marine incubation experiments, part A. Experiment design and bacterial abundance control extracellular H2O2 concentrations
Mark J. Hopwood, Nicolas Sanchez, Despo Polyviou, Øystein Leiknes, Julian A. Gallego-Urrea et al.
Biogeosciences Discussions, Journal article 2018
Journal article

A New Perspective at the Ship-Air-Sea-Interface: The Environmental Impacts of Exhaust Gas Scrubber Discharge
Sonja Endres, Frank Maes, Frances Hopkins, Katherine Houghton, Eva Mårtensson et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2018
Review article

Metrology for pH Measurements in Brackish Waters-Part 1: Extending Electrochemical pH(T) Measurements of TRIS Buffers to Salinities 5-20
Jens Mueller, Frank Bastkowski, Beatrice Sander, Steffen Seitz, David R. Turner et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Shipping and the environment: Smokestack emissions, scrubbers and unregulated oceanic consequences
David R. Turner, Ida-Maja Hassellöv, Erik Ytreberg, Anna Rutgersson
Elementa Science of the Anthropocene, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Hydrothermal impacts on trace element and isotope ocean biogeochemistry
C German, K Casciotti, J Dutay, L Heimburger, W Jenkins et al.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Toward a Quality-Controlled and Accessible Pitzer Model for Seawater and Related Systems
David R. Turner, Eric P. Achterberg, Chen-Tung A. Chen, Simon L. Clegg, Vanessa Hatje et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2016
Journal article



Shipping contributes to ocean acidification
Ida-Maja Hassellöv, David R. Turner, A. Lauer, J.J. Corbett
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2013
Journal article


Iron biogeochemistry across marine systems – progress from the past decade
Eike Breitbarth, E. P. Achterberg, M. V. Ardelan, A. R. Baker, E. Bucciarelli et al.
Biogeosciences, Review article 2010
Review article


Analysis of dissolved metal fractions in coastal waters: An inter-comparison of five voltammetric in situ profiling (VIP) systems
C. B. Braungardt, E. P. Achterberg, B. Axelsson, J. Buffle, F. Graziottin et al.
Marine Chemistry, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Developing an interated view on the Baltic Sea ecosystem: The EUR-OCEANS Baltic System Study
F Köster, David R. Turner, Anders Omstedt, C Möllmann, H Gislason et al.
5th Study Conference on BALTEX, Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

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