Wajih Naqvi is a Scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, India, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA. After obtaining his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Lucknow University, Naqvi joined NIO in 1974 and worked for his Ph.D. from Poona University. He did his post-doctoral research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, USA. He also worked at Nagoya University, Japan, and Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany. With a background ranging from biogeochemistry to paleoceanography, Naqvi has carried out extensive research on the biogeochemistry of oxygen-deficient marine environments, especially denitrification and nitrous oxide cycling. His most recent work has demonstrated that nitrogen cycling in coastal waters could be significantly impacted by the ongoing human-induced changes (global warming and eutrophication-associated expansion of coastal oxygen-deficient zones). It indicates that increased emissions of nitrous oxide from the oceans may provide a positive feedback to global warming. A fellow of all three national science academies of India, Naqvi is a recipient of several awards including the CSIR Young Scientist Award, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize and Vigyan Ratna by U.P. Government. He has been actively involved in planning and implementation of a number of marine projects of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme).
- The Arabian Sea, in: K. Black and G. Shimmield, editors, Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 156-206, 2003. ISBN: 9781841273273