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Francois Lucien Leon Muller 

Francois Lucien Leon Muller, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, USA)



Telephone886-7-5252000 ext. 5104

ExpertiseElectroanalytical Chemistry of Seawater, Inorganic Trace Analysis of Seawater, Isolation and Analysis of Aquatic Colloids

Research interestsThe main thrust of my recent work has been on land-ocean interactions, specifically the fate of land-derived carbon and trace metals as organic-rich plumes travel away from river mouths and mix with surrounding ocean waters. I am also interested in the development of analytical methods required to study biogeochemical processes along the land-ocean aquatic continuum where their characterisation is challenging owing to the inherent measurement difficulties and the intensification of processes.

Selected recent publications:

1. Hsieh, H.-H., Chuang, M.-H., Shih, Y.-Y., Weerakkody, W.S., Huang, W.-J., Hung, C.-C., Muller, F.L.L., Ranatunga, R.R.M.K.P., & Wijethunga, D.S. (2021) Eutrophication and hypoxia in tropical Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:678832.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.678832

2. Shih, Y.-Y., Hung, C.-C., Huang, S.-Y., Muller, F.L.L., & Chen, Y.-H. (2020) Biogeochemical variability of the upper ocean response to typhoons and storms in the northern South China Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:151.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00151

3. Shih, Y.-Y., Hung, C.-C., Tuo, S.-H., Shao, H.-J., Chow, C.-H., Muller, F.L.L., & Cai, Y.-H. (2020) The impact of eddies on nutrient supply, diatom biomass and carbon export in the northern South China Sea. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8:537332.  https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.537332

4. Muller, F.L.L. (2018) Exploring the potential role of terrestrially derived humic substances in the marine biogeochemistry of iron. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6:159. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2018.00159

5. Muller, F.L.L., & Cuscov, M. (2017) Alteration of the copper-binding capacity of iron-rich humic colloids during transport from peatland to marine waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 51, 3214-3222. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b05303

6. Cuscov, M., & Muller, F.L.L. (2015) Differentiating humic and algal surface-active substances in coastal waters by the pH-dependent adsorption behaviour. Marine Chemistry, 174, 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2015.05.002

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