Mathias Heinze


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Phone: +49-40-41173-150

Office: ZMAW 207



Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstraße 53

20146 Hamburg



The Ocean in the Earth System


Research Group

Ocean Biogeochemistry

Research Interests

I am generally interested in the role of the ocean in climate and climatic change. My research interests focus on applying and improving ocean biogeochemistry models for studying the carbon cycle and especially the process of ocean acidification. Currently, I am investigating the influence of changes in deep water ventilation on the ocean biogeochemistry during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (55 Mio yrs ago).

In particular my research interest comprises the following major components

  • Ocean biogeochemical cycles

  • Ocean biogeochemistry in (Paleo) Climate modelling

  • Past and future climate change


Heinze M. and Ilyina T.: Ocean Biogeochemistry in the warm climate of the Late Paleocene. Climate of the Past, doi:10.5194/cp-11-63-2015, 11, 63-79, 2015.


Heinze M.: Modelling the Carbon Cycle during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Reports on Earth System Science 165, 2015 (Ph.D. thesis).

Curriculum Vitae


2014 - present: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology


Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.)

2011 - 2014: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology/University of Hamburg, Germany,

                   International Max Planck Research School for Earth System Modelling



2005 - 2010: Diploma in Physical Geography (minors Geology and Economics) at University of Cologne, Germany

2010            Diploma thesis at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany:

                   Glacial and Interglacial environmental conditions in the Amerasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean (German only)