I am a biogeochemical modeller whose main interest are the physico-biochemical interactions in the marine environment and the anthropogenic impact on them.
During my PhD at the University of Hamburg and my 2-year post-doc at Dalhousie University, I primarily focused on oxygen dynamics in coastal seas and how eutrophication contributes to the formation of low oxygen conditions (hypoxia).
In the PEANUTS and Arctic PRIZE projects, which I started to work on in June 2019, I am modelling phytoplankton spring blooms in the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic Ocean. My main objective is to exploit a cost-efficient Lagrangian flow-following model to improve and simplify process descriptions in computationally expensive three-dimensional, physical-biogeochemical models–without reducing model skill.
This is a relatively new topic for me and I am excited to not only scratch the tip of this iceberg. In addition, this work can provide the basis for studies on climate-related changes in Arctic primary production and related carbon export with larger-scale models.