Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulf Riebesell

 

Professor of Biological Oceanography

Office:
Room no. 20-329
FON: +49/(0)431/600-4444
email: uriebesell(at)geomar.de

Personal Assistant/Office Management:
Room no. 20-328
FON: +49/(0)431/600-4445
FAX: +49/(0)431/600-4446
email: sgagliardi(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany

Education

  • 1981-1983 Undergraduate studies in Biology, Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel, Germany
  • 1983-1985 Graduate studies, Institute for Marine Sciences (IfM), Kiel, Germany
  • 1985-1986 Graduate studies, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1986-1988 Graduate studies, Masters's, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, USA
  • 1988 M.Sc., University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, USA
  • 1988-1991 Graduate studies, Ph.D., AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 1991 Ph.D., University of Bremen, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 1991-1992 Post-Doc, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 1992-1994 Post-Doc, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA
  • 1994-1995 Research Scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 1995-2003 Senior scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 1997-2003 Head of the biological section, interdisciplinary carbon group, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany
  • since 2003 Professor of Biological Oceanography, IFM-GEOMAR, now GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2004-2007 Chair of scientific council, IFM-GEOMAR, now GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2008-2009 Sabbatical, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA
  • since 2007 Head of research unit Biological Oceanography, IFM-GEOMAR, now GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2009-2011 Vice head of research division Marine Biogeochemistry, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

  • 1985-1986 Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1994 Wilhelmshaven Award for Marine Sciences
  • 1995 Lindeman Award of the American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)
  • 2011 Vladimir Vernadsky Medal, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • 2012 Leibniz Research Award, German Science Foundation (DFG)

Memberships, Services, Activities

  • Professional memberships
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung e.V.
  • European Geophysical Union (EGU)
  • Community services
  • Co-organizer of sessions at various international conferences (AGU, ASLO, EGU)
  • 2004 Session chair of symposium The Ocean in a High CO2 World I, Paris
  • 2005 Member of Royal Society report group for Ocean acidification due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, London, UK
  • since 2005 Member of SOLAS implementation group, Focus 3
  • 2006 Contributing author to German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) special report The Future Oceans - Warming Up, Rising High, Turning Sour
  • 2006 Contributing author of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report
  • 2006 Co-organizer of the IGBP-SCOR Fast Track Initiative Ocean acidification, atmospheric CO2 and ocean biogeochemistry: modern observations and past experiences, Lamont, Canada
  • since 2006 Theme leader of BMBF Coordinated Project Surface Ocean Processes in the ANthropocene (SOPRAN)
  • 2007-2009 Member of UNESCO-IOC consultative group on Ocean Iron Fertilization
  • 2008 Member of organizing committee for symposium The Ocean in a High CO2 World II, Monaco
  • 2008-2011 Chair of IOC working group for preparing a Guide for Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research
  • since 2008 Deputy coordinator of European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA)
  • since 2008 Project leader, Collaborative Research Centre Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
  • 2009-2011 Member of U.S. National Research Council (NRC) commission for preparing a research strategy for Ocean Acidification Monitoring, Research, and Impacts Assessment
  • since 2009 Coordinator of German national project Biological Impacts of Ocean ACIDification (BIOACID)
  • since 2009 Member of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) writing group commissioned to develop a UK programme on ocean acidification
  • since 2009 Member of scientific advisory board for Chinese project Carbon cycling in China Seas - budget, controls and ocean acidification (CHOICE-C)
  • since 2009 Member of SOLAS/IMBER Joint Carbon Implementation group
  • since 2009 Member of SOLAS/IMBER working group on ocean acidification
  • 2012 Chair of steering committee for The ocean in a high CO2 World III conference, Monterey, California, USA
  • Expert Activities
  • Co-Editor for Biogeosciences
  • Referee for
    - German Ministry of Science and Technology (BMBF)
    - German Science Foundation (DFG)
    - Natural Environment Research Council of the United Kingdom (NERC)
    - U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
    - Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
    NatureScience, and various other scientific journals

External funding

  • BAG-1: Biogeochemistry And Genomes
    (NSF funding provided to the C-MORE program at the University of Hawaii)
    Pilot study on off-shore mesocosm experimentation off Hawaii
    Collaboration between C-MORE and GEOMAR
  • SOPRAN: Surface Ocean PRocesses in the ANthropocene (German SOLAS)
    (German Ministry for Science and Education, BMBF)
    Coordinator of Theme 2 "Effect of high CO2 on marine ecosystems and air-sea gas fluxes"
    Funding period: 2006-2009 (2012)
  • Excellence Cluster "The Future Ocean"
    (German Science Foundation, DFG)
    Coordinator of Theme A "Oceans in a Greenhouse World", comprising 7 research topics
    Funding period: 2006-2011 (2016)
  • CalMarO: Calcification of Marine Organisms
    (EU 7th framework program, Initial Training Network)
    Funding period: 2008-2012
  • EPOCA: European Project on Ocean Acidification
    (EU 7th framework program, Coordinated Project)
    Deputy coordinator
    Funding period: 2008-2012
  • MESOAQUA: Network of MESOcosm Facilities for AQUAtic Ecosystems
    (EU 7th framework program, Integrating Activity)
    Funding period: 2008-2012
  • Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean (SFB 754)
    (Collaborative Research Centre, German Science Foundation, DFG)
    Funding period: 2008-2014
  • BIOACID: Biological Impacts of Ocean ACIDification
    (German Ministry for Science and Education, BMBF)
    Coordinator, 18 partner institutes
    Funding period: 2009-2012 (renewal application submitted)

Publications

Web of Science record (05/2013):
Sum of times cited: 5,666 / h-index: 42 / h-index/years since Ph.D.: 1.9
Articles in scientific journals, peer-reviewed
Books and Bookchapter
A complete list can be found here.