Dr Frédéric Le Moigne

Research staff: Research Dvision 2 Marine Biogeochemistry
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 600-4141
Email :flemoigne(at)geomar.de

Research Profile

I research the controls on various oceanic biogeochemical fluxes and how they may be affected by future climate changes. I am particularly interested in the biological carbon pump which is a process that transports senescent plankton into the ocean’s interior. This process is important for climate because it sequesters carbon into the deep ocean for long periods of time.



2009-2012     PhD in Oceanography - National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U.K.

2006-2008     MSc in Marine Biology/Chemistry - European Institute for Marine Studies, Brest, France.

2003-2006     BSc in Biology and Ecology - University of Western Brittany, Brest, France.


2016-present     Research Scientist Microbial Biogeochemistry GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

2014-2016         DFG Future Ocean Excellenz Cluster postdoctoral research fellow, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

2012-2014          NERC Post doctoral research associate at the National Oceanography Centre, -Southampton, UK

2009-2012          Marie Curie PhD fellow at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK          

2008 Jul-Dec      CNRS research assistant at LEMAR UMR CNRS/UBO/IRD - European Institute for  Marine Studies, Brest, France.


2017          April            FS Meteor (4 weeks), SFB754, Peruvian OMZ

                 June            FS Meteor (5 weeks), SFB754, Peruvian OMZ.

2016          June            FS Polarstern (4 weeks), AWI, HAUSGARten, Fram Strait

                 March          NO L’Europe (1 week), MIO, BATMAN, Mediterannean Sea.

2015          October       FS Sonne (3 weeks), DFG (SO243), ASTRA cruise, peruvian OMZ

                 June.           FS Alkor, (3 weeks) GEOMAR, (AL458 BALTICOM cruise), Baltic Sea.

2013          Nov             RSS James Clark Ross, (6 weeks) BAS, (JCR291 South Georgia)

                 Jan.            RSS James Clark Ross, (5 weeks), BAS, Scotia Sea, Weddell Gyre     

2012          June            RSS James Clark Ross, (5 weeks) BAS, Arctic, Barents Sea.

2010          July             RSS Discovery, (6 weeks), NERC (D354), Irminger and Iceland Basin.     

                 May             RSS Discovery, (2 weeks) NERC (D350), Irminger and Iceland Basin. 

2009         July              RSS Discovery, (5 weeks) NERC (D341), Porcupine Abyssal Plain.

2008          Feb.            R/V Marion Dufresne, (7 weeks) IPEV (MD166, BONUS-GOODHOPE) Southern Ocean



SFB754, Future Ocean, REBUS, HAUSGARTEN (AWI).


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