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Research Interests

  • Ocean and terrestrial biogeochemical cycles 
  • Carbon cycle
  • Past and future climate change
  • Extreme events
  • Sea-ice biogeochemistry
  • Sea-ice evolution under climate change scenarios

Curriculum vitae


Since 07/2012: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany




04/2008-07/2012: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

01/2010-04/2010: Visiting student at the University of Ravenna/Bologna, Italy; Host: Prof. Dr. Nadia Pinardi (funded by the SPP INTERDYNAMIKof the German Research Foundation)

09/2008-07/2012: Member of the IMPRS on Earth System Modeling


Ph.D. thesis

Simulating the early Holocene eastern Mediterranean sapropel formation using an ocean biogeochemical model [link]




10/2001-04/2008: University of Potsdam, Germany, Department of Geoecology, Diploma Geoecology

02/2005-09/2005: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Field survey for my Diploma thesis and member of the soil survey of Barro Colorado Island Natural Monument



Diploma thesis

Soil-landscape modeling of Barro Colorado Island with special emphasis on soil organic carbon and clay mineralogyInitiates file download [link]