Daniel Burt

Department Climate Variability
Group IMPRS doctoral candidate Ocean Biogeochemistry
Position Postdoc
Email daniel.burt@mpimet.mpg.de
Room G 342


Research Interests

I am currently a PhD candidate 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. In this context, I am particularly interested in using Earth System Models to bridge the timescales which were present during the End-Permian mass extinction specifically between ecosystem responses and the geological record.

I am also interested in improving the representation of biogeochemical cycles within the current generation of Earth System Models, with a particular focus on the Nitrogen cycle. I have been contributing to the development of an Extended Nitrogen Cycle in the Hamburg Ocean Carbon Cycle (HAMOCC) model. In this capacity I have also been collaborating with the ESM2025 Project under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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.



Burt, D.J., Fröb, F. and Ilyina, T. (2021) The Sensitivity of the Marine Carbonate System to Regional Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement. Frontiers in Climate. 3:624075. doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.624075

Day, J.G., Burt, D.J., Achilles-Day, U.E.M. and Stanley, M.S. (2015) Future algal biofuels: implications of environmental temperature on production strain selection. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 36 (5), pp. 248-252, doi: 10.1080/01430750.2013.864584



Tersane II: Nutrient Cycles during the Permian-Triassic Transition


Curriculum Vitae

2020 - Present: PhD at the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, Germany
2017 - 2020: MSc Integrated Climate System Sciences, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2013 - 2017: BSc (Hons) Marine Science, University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom

Scientific Networks

Orcid ID: 0000-0001-5863-9366
Google Scholar: Daniel J Burt
Twitter: @DanielJ_Burt
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