Marti Gali Tapias

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I presently work on the biological carbon pump: the process by which marine microbes take up atmospheric carbon dioxide and export it to the deep ocean in form of sinking particles. In the ORCAS project I will combine numerical models (PISCES) and observations made by autonomous floats (bio-ARGO) to better understand and predict this climate-relevant process. Until recently, most of my research revolved around marine biogenic sulfur emissions and their influence on aerosols and climate. During my PhD at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM, Barcelona) I used diverse experimental approaches and meta-analyses to understand the effect of sunlight on plankton dimethylsulfide (DMS) production. During my postdoc at Laval University (Quebec) I developed DMS-SAT, an algorithm that allows estimating marine DMS emission from remote sensing data.


2013 – 2018. Postdoc at Takuvik Joint International Unit, Université Laval – CNRS, Québec (QC), Canada
2008 – 2012. PhD in Marine Sciences. Supervisor: Rafel Simó, Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM, CSIC) – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
2007 – 2008. MSc in Marine Sciences: Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment. Supervisor: Rafel Simó. ICM – Universitat de Barcelona – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
2002 – 2007. Degree in Environmental Sciences, major in Water Quality and Management. Faculty of Biology, Universitat de Barcelona.


Green Edge ice camp campaigns: understanding the processes controlling the under-ice Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom (2019). P. Massicotte, P., et al. Earth System Science Data Discussions, Under review
Dimethyl sulfide and its role in aerosol formation and growth in the Arctic summer - a modelling study (2019). Ghahremaninezhad, R., et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions,
Decadal increase in Arctic dimethylsulfide emission (2019). Galí, M., E. Devred, M. Babin, M. Levasseur. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
Overview paper: New insights into aerosol and climate in the Arctic (2019). Abbatt, J.P.D., W.R. Leaitch, et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,, Open Access
Sensitivity of Arctic sulfate aerosol and clouds to changes in future surface seawater dimethylsulfide concentrations (2019). Mahmood, R., K. von Salzen, A.-L. Norman, M. Galí, and M. Levasseur. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, ,, Open Access
The evolution of light and vertical mixing across a phytoplankton ice-edge bloom (2019). Randelhoff, A., L. Oziel, P. Massicotte, G. Bécu, M. Galí, L. Lacour, D. Dumont, A. Vladoiu, J.E. Tremblay, C. Marec, M. Babin. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene,
Higher contribution of globally rare bacterial taxa reflects environmental transitions across the surface ocean (2019).Ruiz‐González, C., R. Logares, M. Sebastián, M. Mestre, R. Rodríguez‐Martínez, M. Galí, M.M. Sala, S.G. Acinas, C.M. Duarte and J.M. Gasol. Molecular Ecology 28: 1930-1945,
Harnessing remote sensing to address critical science questions on ocean-atmosphere interactions (2018). Neukermans, G., , T. Harmel, M. Galí, et al. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene,
Sea-surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) concentration from satellite data at global and regional scales (2018). Galí, M., M. Levasseur, E. Devred, R. Simó, M Babin. Biogeosciences 15 (11), 3497-3519,
Modelling dimethylsulfide diffusion in the algal external boundary layer: implications for mutualistic and signalling roles (2018). Lavoie, M., M. Galí, C. Sévigny, D.J. Kieber, W.G. Sunda, C.E. Spiese, F. Maps, M. Levasseur. Environmental Microbiology,


New particle formation in the Svalbard region 2006--2015 (2017). J Heintzenberg, P Tunved, M Galí, C Leck. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics 17 (10),
CDOM sources and photobleaching control quantum yields for oceanic DMS photolysis.  Galí, M., D.J. Kieber, C. Romera-Castillo, et al. Environmental science & technology 50 (24), 13361-13370,

A high-resolution time-depth view of dimethylsulphide cycling in the surface sea (2016). Royer, S.J., M. Galí, A.S. Mahajan, O.N. Ross, G.L. Pérez, E.S. Saltzman, R. Simó. Scientific reports 6, 32325, doi:10.1038/srep32325

Bio-optical characterization of offshore NW Mediterranean waters: CDOM contribution to the absorption budget and diffuse attenuation of downwelling irradiance (2016). Pérez, G.L., M. Galí, S.J. Royer, H. Sarmento, J.M. Gasol, C. Marrasé, R. Simó. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 114, 111-127,
A remote sensing algorithm for planktonic dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and an analysis of global patterns (2015). Galí, M., E. Devred, M. Levasseur, S.J. Royer, M. Babin. Remote Sensing of Environment 171, 171-184,

A meta‐analysis of oceanic DMS and DMSP cycling processes: Disentangling the summer paradox (2015). Galí, M., R. Simó. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 29 (4), 496-515,
Small‐scale variability patterns of DMS and phytoplankton in surface waters of the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans (2015). Royer, S.J., A.S. Mahajan, M. Galí, E. Saltzman, R. Simó. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (2), 475-483,

Iodine oxide in the global marine boundary layer (2015). Prados-Roman, et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (2), 583-593,
Development and validation of a shipboard system for measuring high-resolution vertical profiles of aqueous dimethylsulfide concentrations using chemical ionisation mass spectrometry. Royer, S.J., M. Galí, E.S. Saltzman, C.A. McCormick, T.G. Bell, R. Simó. Environmental Chemistry 11 (3), 309-317,
Diel patterns of oceanic dimethylsulfide (DMS) cycling: Microbial and physical drivers (2013). Galí, M., R. Simó, M. Vila‐Costa, C. Ruiz‐González, J.M. Gasol, P. Matrai. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27 (3), 620-636,
Spectral irradiance dependence of sunlight effects on plankton dimethylsulfide production (2013). Galí, M., C. Ruiz-González, T. Lefort, J.M. Gasol, C. Cardelús, C. Romera-Castillo, R. Simó. Limnology and Oceanography 58 (2), 489-504,

Combined effect of light exposure and microbial activity on distinct dissolved organic matter pools. A seasonal field study in an oligotrophic coastal system (Blanes Bay, NW Mediterranean) (2019). Romera-Castillo, C., X.A. Álvarez-Salgado, M. Galí, J.M. Gasol, C. Marrasé. Marine Chemistry 148, 44-51,

Differential response of planktonic primary, bacterial, and dimethylsulfide production rates to static vs. dynamic light exposure in upper mixed-layer summer sea waters (2013). Galí, M., et al. Biogeosciences 10, 7983– 7998,
An original mode of symbiosis in open ocean plankton (2012). Decelle, J, I Probert, L Bittner, Y Desdevises, S Colin, C de Vargas, M Galí, R Simó, F Not. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (44), 18000-18005,
Interactive effects of vertical mixing, solar radiation and microbial activity on oceanic dimethylated sulfur cycling (2012). Galí, M. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,

Sunlight effects on the osmotrophic uptake of DMSP-sulfur and leucine by Polar phytoplankton (2012). Ruiz-González, C, M Galí, E Sintes, GJ Herndl, JM Gasol, R Simó. PLoS One 7 (9), e45545,

Sunlight effects on the DMSP-sulfur and leucine assimilation activities of polar heterotrophic bacterioplankton (2012). Ruiz-González, C, M Galí, JM Gasol, R Simó. Biogeochemistry 110 (1-3), 57-74,

Annual variability in light modulation of bacterial heterotrophic activity in surface northwestern Mediterranean waters (2012). C Ruiz-González, M Galí, T Lefort, C Cardelús, R Simó, JM Gasol. Limnology and Oceanography 57 (5), 1376-1388,

Seasonal patterns in the sunlight sensitivity of bacterioplankton from Mediterranean surface coastal waters (2012). Ruiz-Gonzalez, C. et al. FEMS microbiology ecology 79 (3), 661-674,

Análisis de DMS con cromatografía de gases (GC) acoplada a un detector fotométrico de llama (FPD) selectivo para azufre (2012). Galí, M., R. Simó. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)

Muestreo de agua de mar para el análisis de dimetilsulfuro (DMS) y dimetilsufoniopropionato (DMSP) por cromatografía de gases (GC) (2012). Galí, M., R. Simó. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
Stimulation of gross dimethylsulfide (DMS) production by solar radiation (2011). Galí, M, V Saló, R Almeda, A Calbet, R Simó. Geophysical Research Letters 38 (15),
Occurrence and cycling of dimethylated sulfur compounds in the Arctic during summer receding of the ice edge (2010). Galí, M., R Simó. Marine Chemistry 122 (1-4), 105-117,