Working Group "Physical-biogeochemical coupling of marine systems"
The group works on a broad range of subjects that cover mesoscale to basin-scale dynamics in the Baltic Sea and shelf ecosystems. We investigate processes ranging from the time scale of seconds (surface waves, turbulence) up to decades (inter-annual variability of dynamic processes). Our group combines expertise in field observations, numerical modeling and analytical theory.
Major research topics are:
- Basin-scale transports and transformation of water masses in the Baltic Sea
- Long term observations of the hydrographic conditions in the Baltic Sea
- Process studies on marine turbulence
- Upwelling dynamics and related processes in coastal and shelf ecosystems, e.g. the northern Benguela Upwelling System off Namibia
- Ecosystem dynamics in Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZs), e.g. the northern Benguela Upwelling System off Namibia
In our research group we follow an interdisciplinary and process-oriented approach.
We contribute to the student teaching at the University of Rostock by giving lectures and practical courses.
Dr. Tim Junker
Dr. Anja EggertDr. Fernanda Nascimento
Dr. Natalia Herran
Dr. Sadegh Yari