I am a marine biogeochemist specialising in water column nutrient and dissolved oxygen chemistry and marine particle transfer. I have also worked in sediment carbon dynamics specialising in carbon burial rates, bioturbation styles and redox sensitive metals. With these skills and knowledge I help and advise on related research programs operating at SAMS.
I manage the main instrument lab, the Analytical Laboratory, at SAMS and am the Chemical Safety Advisor for the organisation and with which I share responsibility of the procedural aspects of all chemical related analyses with the Health and Safety Advisor. I am also the External Universities Field Work Coordinator.
I have extensive field going experience, having spent a month at sea every year for the past 30 years in areas including the North Atlantic, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Baltic Sea.
Current research projects
Teaching responsibilities on BSc (Hons) Marine Science programme
- >Module leader for year 1 Field module
- >Practical leader for year 1 Principles of Chemistry
- >Field trip and practical leader for year 2 Chemical Oceanography
- >Practical leader for year 3 Biogeochemical Cycles
- >Practical demonstrator for year 4 Defining the Marine Carbon Cycle
1987 MSc Water Resource Management. University of London
1983 BSc Geological Sciences. University of Birmingham
Since 2001: Support Scientist. SAMS
1999-2001: Research Associate. Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
1989-1999: Research Assistant. Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh
1988-1989: Laboratory Technician. British Petroleum pld
1987-1988: Laboratory Technician. Thames Water Authority
McLeod AR, Brand T, Campbell CN, Davidson K, Hatton AD (2021) Ultraviolet radiation drives emission of climate-relevant gases from marine phytoplankton. JGR Biogeosciences 126 (9): e2021JG006345 https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JG006345
Crocket, K., Hill, E., Abell, R., Johnson, C., Gary, S., Brand, T., Hathorne, E. (2018) Rare earth element distribution in the NE Atlantic: Evidence for benthic sources, longevity of the seawater signal and biogeochemical cycling. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:147
Brito, A.C., Sa, C., Mendes, C.R., Brand, T., Dias, A.M., Brotas, V. and Davidson, K. (2015) Structure of late summer phytoplankton community in the Firth of Lorne (Scotland) using microscopy and HPLC-CHEMTAX. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
Abell, R.E., Brand, T., Dale, A.C., Tilestone, G.H. and Beverage, C. (2013) Variability of particulate flux over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Vol 98
Black, K. , Calder, L. , Nickell, T. , Sayer, M. , Orr, H. , Brand, T. , Cook, E. J. , Magill, S. , Katz, T. , Eden, N. , Jones, K. , Tsapakis, M. & Angel, D. (2012) Chlorophyll, lipid profiles and bioturbation in sediments around a fish cage farm in the Gulf of Eilat, Israel. Aquaculture
Fehling, J., Davidson, K , Bolch, C. J. S., Brand, T. & Narayanaswamy, B. (2012) The relationship between phytoplankton distribution and water column characteristics in North West European shelf sea waters. PLOS ONE. 7, 3
Howe, J. , Harland, R. , Cottier, F. , Brand, T., Willis, K. J. , Eriksson, A. , Grosfjeld, K. & Berge, J. (2010) Dinoflagellate cysts from sediment traps in Arctic fjords. J Geol Soc London: 4
Howe, J. , Harland, R. , Cottier, F. , Brand, T. , Willis, K. J. , Berge, J. , Grosfjeld, K. & Eriksson, A. (201) Dinoflagellate cysts as proxies for palaeoceanographic conditions in Arctic fjords. Fjords Systems and Archives (Eds JA Howe, WEN Austin, M Forwick & M Paetzel). 344 ed
Howe JA , Harland R, Cottier F , Brand T , Willis KJ , Eriksson A , Grosfjeld K, Berge J. (2009) Dinoflagellate cysts from sediment traps in Arctic fjords. Journal of the Geological Society London.
Fehling J , Davidson K , Bolch CJS, Narayanaswamy BE , Brand T .(2009) Autumnal phytoplankton distribution in North West European shelf sea waters with special emphasis on the diatoms. European Journal Of Phycology
Brand T, Griffiths CR (2009) Seasonality in the hydrography and biogeochemistry across the Pakistan margin of the NE Arabian Sea. Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography. 56 (6-7): 283-295 (13)
Woulds C, Schwartz M, Brand T , Cowie G, Law G , Mowbray SR. (2009) Porewater nutrient concentrations and benthic nutrient fluxes across the Pakistan margin OMZ. Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography. 56 (6-7)
P. J. Statham, D. P. Connelly, C. R. German, T. Brand, J. O. Overnell, E. Bulukin, N. Millard, S. McPhail, M. Pebody, J. Perrett, M. Squire, P. Stevenson, and A. Webb (2005) Spatially Complex Distribution of Dissolved Manganese in a Fjord as Revealed by High-Resolution in Situ Sensing Using the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Autosub. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39(24) pp 9440 - 9445
J Overnell, T Brand, W Bourgeois, P.J. Statham (2002) Manganese dynamics in the water column of the upper basin of Loch Etive, a Scottish fjord. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 55, 481-492
L. Nickell, K. Black, D. Hughes, J. Overnell, T. Brand, T. Nickell, E. Bruer. S. Harvey (2002) Bioturbation, sediment fluxes and benthic community structure around a salmon cage farm in Loch Creran, Scotland. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 4057, 1-13
NB Price, T Brand, JM Pates, S Mowbray, A Theocharis, G Civitarese, S Miserocchi, S Heussner, FS Lindsay (2000) Horizontal distributions of biogenic and lithogenic elements of suspended particulate matter in the Mediterranean Sea. Progress in Oceanography
Thomas Neumann, Thomas Leipe, Tim Brand and Graham Shimmield (1996) Accumulation of heavy-metals in the ODER Estuary and its offshore basins. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry, Vol 56, No. 3, 207-222
Graham Shimmield, Tim Brand and George Ritchie (1995) The benthic geochemical record of late Holocene carbon flux in the Northeast Atlantic. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 348, 221-227
Elinor Andrén, Graham Shimmield and Timothy Brand (1999) Changes in the environment during the last centuries on the basis of siliceous microfossil records from the south-western Baltic Sea. The Holocene, Vol. 9
Penny King, Hilary Kennedy, Philip Newton, Timothy Jickells, Timothy Brand, Stephen Calvert, Gustave Cauwet, Henri Etchber, Bob Head, Alexis Khripounoff, Barbara Manighetti, Juan Carlos Miquel (1998) Analysis of total and organic carbon and total nitrogen in settling oceanic particles and a marine sediment: an interlaboratory comparison. Marine Chemistry, 60, 203-216
Tim Brand and Graham Shimmield (1991) The use of 210Pb as an indicator of biological processes affecting the flux and sediment geochemistry of organic carbon in the NE Atlantic. In: Radionuclides in the study of marine processes. Eds. Kershaw, P.J. and Woodhead, D.S