BIOACID Science Portrait Ulf Riebesell

Prof. Ulf Riebesell, marine biologist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and coordinator of the German research network on ocean acidification BIOACID, has been among the first scientists who investigated the effects of carbon dioxide on marine organisms. In this BIOACID Science Portrait, Ulf Riebesell tells how the KOSMOS mesocosms, “giant test tubes”, help researchers to find out more about the reactions of plankton communities to ocean acidification – and what these field experiments mean to him.

The German research network BIOACID examines the effects of acidification on the life and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean – and on all those who depend on it. In this series of short videos, BIOACID members report about their research. The BIOACID science portraits complement a photo exhibition on ocean acidification that is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans.