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Prof. Dr. Maren Voß

Maren Voß
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 209
+49 381 5197 440

Research Profile

The biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen compounds and related elements is a major focus of my work. Since almost two decades I have been leading a group of students and PostDocs supported by various projects funded by the German Science Foundation, European Union, the Ministry of Science and Technology plus the basic institutional funding. Several projects in the past focused on nitrogen fixation activity in the Baltic Sea, the South China Sea off Vietnam and the Atlantic Ocean under the present situation and under ocean acidification scenarios. Research in the Baltic Sea concentrated on budgets of nitrogen for the entire Sea, and on nitrogen cycling in coastal and estuarine waters. We often use stable isotope signatures in environmental samples to better understand sources of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen turnover processes. Furthermore, we use labelled isotope compounds to measure rates like nitrogen fixation or nitrification. For more information please visit our website of the group “Marine N-cycle”.