Arvind Singh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India (2011)



Telephone: +49 431 600-4510

Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany


Research Interests

• Marine nitrogen cycle

• Ocean biogeochemistry

• Marine C:N:P stoichiometry

• Anthropogenic impacts on marine nitrogen cycling

• Climate change

• Isotopic fractionation processes

Education and Employment

• Post-doctoral Fellow (May 2013 - present) at GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

• Post-doctoral Fellow (September 2011 - April 2013) at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

• NF-POGO Scholar (August 2011 - May 2012) at BIOS, Bermuda

• Post-doctoral Fellow (February 2011 - July 2011) at PRL, Ahmedabad, India

• POGO-SCOR Scholar (September 2009 - November 2009) at MPIMM, Bremen, Germany

• Senior Research Fellow (August 2008 - January 2011) at PRL, Ahmedabad, India

• Junior Research Fellow (July 2006 - July 2008) at PRL, Ahmedabad, India

• Project Associate (January 2005 - June 2006) at PRL, Ahmedabad, India

Professional Activities

• Member, NF-POGO Alumni Network for Oceans (NANO)

• Member, Integrated Marine Postdoc-Network (IMAP), 'The Future Ocean' Kiel

• Reviewer of manuscripts for PLOS ONE, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR)-Oceans, Limnology and Oceanography, Deep Sea-Research, frontiers in MARINE SCIENCE, Biology Letters, Journal of Coastal Research, Advances in Polar Science, Oceanologia and Current Science; Editor for NANO Newsletters.


• Alexander von Humboldt Researcher Alumni travel fellowship in January 2015

• DFG (Leibniz-Preis) Post-doctoral fellowship (May 2015 - April 2016)

• Sonderforschungsbereich ‘(SFB-754)’ Post-doctoral fellowship (October 2014 - April 2015)

• Cluster of Excellence ‘The Future Ocean’ Post-doctoral fellowship (May 2013 - October 2014)

• Gothenberg University Post-doctoral fellowship (March 2013 - April 2013)

• Swedish Institute Post-doctoral fellowship (September 2011 - February 2013)

• NF-POGO Center of Excellence 2011 fellowship 

• Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Summer School-2011 fellowship (declined)

• POGO-SCOR fellowship (2009) 

• Travel fellowship to attend BIOCAT-2008 in Kiel, Germany and ERCA-2009 in Grenoble, France

• Institute (PRL) Fellowship (Dept. of Space, Govt. of India) during Ph.D. (2006-2011)


1. Kumar, A., and A. Singh (2015), Long Range Global Transport of Dust and Characterization of Dust, Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, accepted.

2. Singh, A., and R. Ramesh (2015), Environmental controls on New and Primary Production in the Northern Indian Ocean, Progress in Oceanography, 131, 138-145, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.006

3. Singh, A., N. Gandhi, R. Ramesh, and S. Prakash (2015), Role of Cyclonic Eddy in enhancing Primary and New production in the Bay of Bengal, Journal of Sea Research, 97, 5-13, doi:10.1016/j.seares.2014.12.002

4. Singh, A., A. Mohiuddin, R. Ramesh, and S. Raghav (2014), Estimating the Loss of Himalayan Glaciers under Global Warming Using the δ18O-Salinity Relation in the Bay of Bengal, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett.,

5. Singh, A., K. Harding, H. R. V. Reddy, and A. Godhe (2014), An assessment of Dinophysis blooms in the coastal Arabian Sea, Harmful Algae, 34, 29-35.

6. Singh, A., R. Ramesh, and A. Godhe (2014), Inter- and intra-specific carbon and nitrogen assimilation by cultured dinoflagellate and diatom species in an isotopic enrichment culture experiment, Curr. Sci., 106 (6), 867-870.

7. Singh, A., M. W. Lomas, and N. R. Bates (2013), Revisiting N2 fixation in the North Atlantic Ocean: Significance of deviations from the Redfield Ratio, atmospheric deposition and climate variability, Deep-Sea Res., Part II, 93, 148-158.

8. Singh, A., N. Gandhi, and R. Ramesh (2012), Contribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to new production in the nitrogen limited photic zone of the northern Indian Ocean, J. Geophys. Res.,117, C06004, doi:10.1029/2011JC007737.

9. Gandhi, N., A. Singh, S. Prakash, R. Ramesh, Mini Raman, M. S. Sheshshayee, and S. Shetye (2011), First direct N2 fixation measurements during a Trichodesmium bloom in the eastern Arabian Sea, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 25, GB4014, doi:10.1029/2010GB003970.

10. Thirumalai, K., A. Singh, and R. Ramesh (2011), A MATLABTM code to perform weighted linear regression with (correlated or uncorrelated) errors in bivariate data, J. of the Geological Society of India, 77, 377-380.

11. Singh, A., and R. Ramesh (2011), Contribution of riverine dissolved inorganic nitrogen flux to new production in the coastal northern Indian Ocean - an assessment, International J. of Oceanography, vol 2011, doi: 10.1155/2011/983561

12. Singh, A., R. A. Jani, and R. Ramesh (2010), Spatiotemporal variations of the δ18O-salinity relation in the northern Indian Ocean, Deep-Sea Res., Part I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2010.08.002.

13. Gandhi, N., A. Singh, R. Ramesh, and M. S. Sheshshayee (2010), Nitrogen sources for new production in the NE Indian Ocean, Advances in Geosci., 24, 55-67.

14. Ramesh, R., and A. Singh (2010), Isotopic fractionation in open systems: application to organic matter decomposition in ocean and land, Curr. Sci., 98(3), 406-411.