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Zouhair Lachkar

  • PhD
  • Senior Scientist
  • New York University - Abu Dhabi
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Research interests

Ocean modelingCoastal ecosystemsMarine Biogeochemistry


Zouhair is a senior scientist at the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, New York University Abu Dhabi. His research interests are in the areas of oceanography, climate and marine biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on the use of numerical models to study the coupling between ocean circulation and the global biogeochemical cycles. The focus of his current research is on ocean acidification and the dynamics of oxygen deficient zones in the Eastern Boundary Upwelling systems and in the north Indian Ocean.

Co-authors (65)

  • Philip Pika
  • James Orr

Publications (5)

  • On the long-range offshore transport of organic carbon from the Canary Upwelling System to the open North Atlantic

    • Lovecchio E
    • Gruber N
    • Münnich M
    • et al.
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  • Eddies reduce denitrification and compress habitats in the Arabian Sea

    • Lachkar Z
    • Smith S
    • Lévy M
    • et al.
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  • Comparative biogeochemistry-ecosystem-human interactions on dynamic continental margins

    • Levin L
    • Liu K
    • Emeis K
    • et al.
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  • Dominant role of eddies and filaments in the offshore transport of carbon and nutrients in the California Current System

    • Nagai T
    • Gruber N
    • Frenzel H
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  • Oxygen Minimum Zone Contrasts Between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal Implied by Differences in Remineralization Depth

    • Al Azhar M
    • Lachkar Z
    • Lévy M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Scientist

New York University, Abu Dhabi

August 2014 - Present



February 2010 - July 2014(4 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

ETH Zurich

April 2007 - January 2010(3 years)

Research Assistant


November 2003 - March 2007(3 years)

Weather Forcaster

Maroc Meteo

September 2002 - October 2003(a year)

Research Assistant


February 2002 - July 2002(5 months)


PhD in Environmental Sciences

University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6)

November 2003 - February 2007(3 years)

Master of Science (DEA) in Meteorology and Oceanography

UNiversity of Paul Sabatier

September 2001 - June 2002(9 months)

Meteorologist Diploma (WMO class I)

National School of Meteorology (ENM)

September 2000 - June 2002(2 years)

Master of Engineering in Meteorology and Environment

Hassania School of Civil Engineering (EHTP)

September 1998 - June 2002(4 years)