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Francis Mani

Academic Background

  • 2010 PhD “Measurements of δ15N of nitrogen gas and composition of trace gases in air from firn and ice” University of East Anglia, UK.
  • 2003 MSc “Methane Concentration in Fiji Air: A Study of its Emission Trends and Source Strengths” University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • 1999 BSc Chemistry & mathematics, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Positions Held

  • 2011 - 2013 Fiji National University, Fiji. Associate Dean and Assistant Professor.
  • 2009- 2011 University of East Anglia, UK. Senior Research Associate.
  • 2005 University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu. Assistant Lecturer.
  • 2002 – 2004 University of South Pacific, Fiji. Tutor.

 My research interests include:

  • Reconstructing ancient atmospheric composition of trace gases from firn air and ice cores
  • Contributing to the global budget of greenhouse gases by studying its long term trends, sources and its isotopic composition
  • Air pollution and the effect of changing climates on air quality
  • Environmental pollution monitoring

Teaching

I am course co-ordinator for:

  • CH101 Chemical Principles
  • CH 312 Environmental Chemistry

I also contribute in teaching the following units:

·         CH301

·         CH311

·         CH451

·         CH414

Publications

  • J.C. Laube, C. Hogan, M.J. Newland, F.S. Mani, P.Fraser, C.A.M. Brenninkmeijer, P. Martinerie, D.E. Oram, T. Rockmann, J. Schwander, E. Witrant, G.P. Mills, C.E. Reeves and W.T. Sturges, 2012. Distributions, long term trends and emissions of four perfluorocarbons in remote parts of the atmosphere and firn air. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 4081 – 4090.

 

  • J.C. Laube, C. Hogan, M.J. Newland, F.S. Mani, P.Fraser, C.A.M. Brenninkmeijer, P. Martinerie, D.E. Oram, T. Rockmann, J. Schwander, E. Witrant, G.P. Mills, C.E. Reeves and W.T. Sturges, 2012. Distributions, long term trends and emissions of four perfluorocarbons in remote parts of the atmosphere and firn air. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 4073 – 4100.

 

  • D.E. Oram, F.S. Mani, J.C. Laube, M. Newland, C.E., Reeves, W.T. Sturges, S.A. Penkett, C.A.M. Brenninkmeijer, T. Rockmann and P.J. Fraser, 2011. Long term tropospheric trend of octafluorocyclobutane (c-C4F8 or PFC-318). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 261-269.

 

  • D.E. Oram, F.S. Mani, J.C. Laube, M. Newland, C.E., Reeves, W.T. Sturges, S.A. Penkett, C.A.M. Brenninkmeijer, T. Rockmann and P.J. Fraser, 2011. Long term tropospheric trend of octafluorocyclobutane (c-C4F8 or PFC-318). Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 19089-19111, 2011

 

  • Mani, F.S., Dennis, P., Sturges, W.T, Mulvaney, R. and Leuenberger, 2008. An improved method for delta 15N measurements in ice cores. Clim. Past Discuss. 4, 149 – 171. 

 

  • Lowe, D.C., Koshy, K., Bromley, T., Allan, W., Mani, F. and Struthers, H., 2004. Seasonal cycles of mixing ratio and 13C in atmospheric methane at Suva, Fiji. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 109 (23), 1 – 11.

 

  • Mani, F., Koshy, K. & Maata, M., 2003. Methane Concentration in Fiji Air: A Study of its Emission Trends and Source Strengths. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 21, 21 – 24.


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