Prof. dr. ir. Caroline Slomp

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Kamer 338
3584 CB Utrecht

Prof. dr. ir. Caroline Slomp

+31 30 253 5514

Research Interests

My research focusses on improving the quantitative understanding of the cycling of elements that are important to life in marine environments. The research is broad in scope and involves field and laboratory work that is typically integrated with modeling. The central theme is the assessment of the response of both modern and ancient environments to perturbations.

Low oxygen marine environments in the present and past ocean are currently a key focus. Examples of areas where I and my group have performed seagoing research: Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterreanean Sea, Arabian Sea, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Californian Margin.

Research Fields: Marine Biogeochemistry, Paleoceanography, Biogeochemical ocean modeling, Reactive Transport Modeling, Hydrogeochemistry


Editorships (current)

Associate Editor Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2021 - present)

Associate Editor Biogeosciences (2007 – present)


Editorships (past)

Associate Editor Marine Chemistry (2017 - 2023)

Associate Editor Limnology and Oceanography (2015 - 2018)

Associate Editor Aquatic Geochemistry (2006 - 2017)

Member Editorial Board Scientific Data (2014-2017)

Member of Editorial Review Board Geology (2014 - 2016)

Academic editor PloSOne (2011-2013)


Major personal grants and awards

Geochemistry Fellow (2020)

ERC Synergy Grant (2019)

Paul Gast Lectureship (2018)

Vici grant Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2014)

ERC Starting Grant (Consolidator level; 2011)

Aspasia award Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2006)

Vidi grant Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2005)

High-Potential award of Utrecht University (2004)

Fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW; 2001)





Marine Biogeochemistry
Inaugural lecture date