Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Dr. Nicole Kowalski

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 361
+49 381 5197 302

Research interests

  • Biogeochemical element cycles and benthic-pelagic coupling in aquatic ecosystems
  • Redox-sensitive transformation of trace metals in water column and sediments of marine (coastal) systems
  • Environmentally relevant topics:
  • Changes in spatiotemporal distribution of heavy metals in contaminated sediments
  • Currently studying the distribution, sinks and sources of micro plastics in the Baltic Sea (MikrOMIK)
  • The behaviour of micro-plastic particles in the water column and the influence of physical, biological, and chemical processes on its sinking behaviour