Jim Bishop received a B.Sc. (hon) in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and Sc.D. in Marine Chemistry from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. He held postdoctoral and research positions at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Just before arriving at Berkeley Lab, he was a professor of Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He is a member of the faculty in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley where he teaches undergraduate courses on marine geochemistry and oceangraphy. To date, he has spent 79 weeks at sea during 29 oceanographic expeditions.
His research is centered on understanding ocean carbon system dynamics through a combination of novel in-situ sampling and remote sensing technologies.