Ocean Climate Scientist
Kate Hendry is a chemical oceanographer and marine biogeochemist in the Polar Oceans Team of the British Antarctic Survey, and an honorary researcher at the University of Bristol. Her research interests surround the impact on marine nutrient cycling of climate change in the polar regions.
Kate has published over 50 papers in international journals, and has won almost £4M in grant funding as Principal Investigator, and collaborated on several other national and international projects. She led the European Research Council funded project, ICY-LAB, investigating nutrient cycling in glaciated margins off Southwest Greenland, and was a member of the Changing Arctic Ocean program, as part of the Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor project (ChAOS). She won the EAG Houtermans medal in 2016 for contributions to geochemistry, and a Challenger Society fellowship in 2012.
Kate is Chair of Antarctic Science Ltd, which runs the journal Antarctic Science, and the Antarctic Science International Bursary Scheme. She is vice chair of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership, and is the geosciences representative for the UK National Committee for Antarctic Research (UKNCAR). She is also vice chair of the Challenger Society for Marine Science special interest group on Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO). Kate is a member of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries science steering group, and sits on both the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) and the NERC Cruise Program Review Board (CPRG). She has a keen interest in reducing the carbon footprint of oceanographic research, and was a work package lead for the Net Zero Oceanography Capability team.
She also sits on the Challenger Society for Marine Science council as the chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility working group, and is a member of the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative committee.
- Nutrient cycling in polar regions
- Biogeochemical-ocean-climate feedbacks
- Global biogeochemical cycling of silicon
- Use of non-traditional stable isotopes for environmental geosciences applications
- Biogeochemical sensors and autonomous platforms
Selected recent publications:
- Sales de Freitas, F., Arndt, S., Hendry, K., Faust, J., Tessin, A., & März, C. (2022). Benthic Organic Matter Transformation Drives pH and Carbonate Chemistry in Arctic Marine Sediments. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. e2021GB007187.
- Ward, J.P.J., Hendry, K. R., Arndt, S., et al. (2022). Stable Silicon Isotopes Uncover a Mineralogical Control on the Benthic Silicon Cycle in the Arctic Barents Sea. Geochim. Cosmochim. Act., doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2022.05.005.
- Hendry, K. R., Briggs, N., Henson, S., et al. (2021). Tracing glacial meltwater from the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean using gliders. JGR Oceans, e2021JC017274.
- Faust, J. C., Tessin, A., Fisher, B. J., Zindorf, M., Papadaki, S., Hendry, K. R., … & März, C. (2021). Millennial scale persistence of organic carbon bound to iron in Arctic marine sediments. Nature communications. 12(1), 1-9
- Cassarino, L., Hendry, K. R., Henley, S. F., et al. (2020). Sedimentary nutrient supply in productive hotspots off the West Antarctic Peninsula revealed by silicon isotopes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. e2019GB006486
- Pryer, H. V., Hawkings, J. R., Wadham, J. L., Robinson, L. F., Hendry, K. R., Hatton, J. E., et al. (2020). The Influence of Glacial Cover on Riverine Silicon and Iron Exports in Chilean Patagonia. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 34(12), e2020GB006611
- Pryer, H., Hatton, J. E., Wadham, J. L., Hawkings, J. R…. & Hendry, K. R. (2020). The Effects of Glacial Cover on Riverine Silicon Isotope Compositions in Chilean Patagonia. Frontiers in Earth Science. 8:368.
- Sales de Freitas, F., Hendry, K. R., Henley, S. F., Faust, J. C., Tessin, A. C., Stevenson, M. A., et al. (2020). Benthic-pelagic coupling in the Barents Sea: an integrated data-model framework. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 378(2181), 20190359
- Hatton, J., Hendry, K. R., Hirst, C., Opfergelt, S., Henkel, S., Welch, S., et al. (2020). Silicon isotopic composition of dry and wet-based glaciers in Antarctica. Frontiers in Earth Science. 8, 286.
- Pickering, R. A., Cassarino, L., Hendry, K. R., et al. (2020). Using Stable Isotopes to Disentangle Marine Sedimentary Signals in Reactive Silicon Pools. Geophysical Research Letters. 47(15), e2020GL087877
- Ng, H-C., Cassarino, L.C., Pickering, R.A., Woodward, E.M.S., Hendry, K.R. (2020) Sediment efflux of silicon off coastal Greenland and implications for the marine silicon cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 529, 115877.
- Hatton, J.R., Hendry, K.R., et al. (2019) Investigation of subglacial weathering under Greenland Ice Sheet using silicon isotopes. Cosmochim. Act. 247, 191-206.
- Hendry, K.R. et al. (2019) Tracing the biogeochemical pathway of glacial meltwater from Southwest Greenland. Progress in Oceanography. 102126.
- Pogge von Strandmann, P., Hendry, K.R., Hatton, J., Robinson L.F. (2019) The response of magnesium, silicon and calcium isotopes to rapidly uplifting and weathering terrains: South Island, New Zealand. Frontiers in Earth Sciences.
- Newman, L…. Hendry, K.R… et al. (2019) Delivering sustained, coordinated and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 433.
- Henley, S., Schofield, O.M., Hendry, K., et al. (2019) Variability and change in the west Antarctic Peninsula marine system: research priorities and opportunities, Progress in Oceanography. 173 (2019): 208-237.
- Hendry, K.R., Cassarino, L., Bates, S., et al. (2019) Silicon isotopic systematics of deep-sea sponge grounds in the North Atlantic. Quaternary Science Reviews. 210, 1-14.
- Hendry, K.R., Pyle, K.M.,Butler, G.B., et al. (2018) Spatiotemporal variability of barium in Arctic sea-ice and seawater, JGR Oceans.org/10.1029/2017JC013668.
- Hendry, K. R., Meredith, M. P., & Ducklow, H. (2018) The marine system of the West Antarctic Peninsula: status and strategy for progress, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 376: 20170179.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Whitehouse, Michael J., Hendry, Katharine R. ORCID record for Katharine R. Hendry, Tarling, Geraint A. ORCID record for Geraint A. Tarling, Thorpe, Sally E. ORCID record for Sally E. Thorpe, ten Hoopen, Petra ORCID record for Petra ten Hoopen. (2022) A database of marine macronutrient, temperature and salinity measurements made around the highly productive island of South Georgia, the Scotia Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula between 1980–2009 [in review]. Earth System Science Data: Discussions. 10.5194/essd-2022-244
Ward, James P. J., Hendry, Katharine R. ORCID record for Katharine R. Hendry, Arndt, Sandra, Faust, Johan C., Freitas, Felipe S., Henley, Sian F., Krause, Jeffrey W., März, Christian, Tessin, Allyson C., Airs, Ruth L.. (2022) Benthic silicon cycling in the Arctic Barents Sea: A reaction–transport model study. Biogeosciences, 19. 3445-3467. 10.5194/bg-19-3445-2022
Ward, James P.J., Hendry, Katharine R. ORCID record for Katharine R. Hendry, Arndt, Sandra, Faust, Johan C., Freitas, Felipe S., Henley, Sian F., Krause, Jeffrey W., März, Christian, Ng, Hong Chin, Pickering, Rebecca A., Tessin, Allyson C.. (2022) Stable silicon isotopes uncover a mineralogical control on the benthic silicon cycle in the Arctic Barents Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 329. 206-230. 10.1016/j.gca.2022.05.005
Freitas, F.S., Arndt, S., Hendry, K.R. ORCID record for K.R. Hendry, Faust, J.C., Tessin, A.C., März, C.. (2022) Benthic organic matter transformation drives pH and carbonate chemistry in Arctic marine sediments. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36. 26 pp. 10.1029/2021GB007187