Dr Julia Grosse

Postdoctoral researcher, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Dr Julia Grosse is a member of the Biological Oceanography Group in the Marine Biogeochemistry Division at GEOMAR and a postdoc in the Micro-ARC project.

She is a phytoplankton ecologist/ biogeochemist interested in the drivers of phytoplankton productivity, the consequences on the cycling of organic matter (especially individual compounds such as amino acids and carbohydrates) and the repercussions for the microbial loop as well as food webs.

In recent years she worked within “Frontiers in Arctic Marine Monitoring” (FRAM) to extend our understanding of the effects of change in ocean circulation, water mass properties and sea-ice retreat in the Arctic on organic matter cycling, primary production and bacterial production.

Within the Micro-ARC project Julia will be part of WP3 (Organic matter quality and quantity) dealing with seasonal and regional aspects of organic matter availability and composition. Additionally, she will represent Micro-ARC as part of the MOSAiC Ecosystems Research Team.

Micro-ARC is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.