Holger Brix

Assistant Researcher/Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

5845 Slichter Hall


Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel: (310) 825-4526

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I am an Assistant Researcher and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA.

My work is in marine biogeochemistry and physical oceanography, collaborating with with colleagues at UCLA, NASA, MIT and other institutions. I teach for the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA, most recently Climate Change and Physical Oceanography.

The emphasis of my research interests is on interannual to decadal variability of oceanic carbon, oxygen, and nutrient cycles and their interaction with physical components of the climate system.

My research interests include:

  • Study of natural versus anthropogenic variability of global biogeochemical cycles using observational data and numerical models of varying complexity.
  • Investigation of drivers of oxygen minimum zone variability under recent and climate change scenarios.
  • Regional case studies (e.g. coastal ocean, upwelling regions, mode waters, Southern Ocean) of physical and chemical atmosphere-ocean interactions and their influence on sub-surface ocean physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Evaluating and developing numerical ocean models using
    • satellite data constraints (especially sea surface temperature and surface winds)
    • self-organizing ecosystem structures
  • Investigation of the role of eddies in local processes (mode water formation, for instance).