Daniel Burt

I am currently a PhD student in the DFG-funded research unit TERSANE II (Temperature related stresses as a unifying principle in ancient extinctions) with the NUC project. My research contributes to the reconstruction of the ocean carbon and nutrient cycles and their interactions with climate during the Permian-Triassic transition. I am eager to pursue a career in research to further understanding of ocean biogeochemistry and climate change both in the past and the future.


My collaboration with the Ocean Biogeochemistry Research Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology has given me further insight into ocean biogeochemical cycles and climate engineering techniques such as the ocean-based negative emission strategy, Artificial Ocean Alkalinisation. This gave me the opportunity to enhance my ability to develop and test scientific hypotheses using climate models. I am familiar with the Max-Planck Institute Earth System Model and the ocean biogeochemistry model, HAMOCC. Python and Fortran are among the programming environments I am comfortable using, as well as tools such as NCL and CDO.


I completed the MSc Integrated Climate System Sciences with the University of Hamburg, Germany with the thesis: "the sensitivity of the marine carbon cycle to regional artificial ocean alkalinisation".


Previously, I studied with the Scottish Association of Marine Science for my BSc Marine Science (Honours) at the University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom where I concluded my studies with the thesis: "defining total oxygen consumption in regions of restricted exchange: a case study of a Scottish fjord".