Dr. Eleni Anagnostou

FB 1: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics
FE paleo-oceanography




Room: 8C-110
Phone: +49 431 600-2312
Email:  eanagnostou(at)geomar.de

Wischhofstrasse 1-3, D-24148 Kiel

Academic Experience

2022- now senior Scientist, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, FE paleo-oceanography

2018-2021 Post doctoral fellow, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

2017 Post doctoral research fellow, Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2016 Post doctoral researcher, Northeastern University & Claremont-McKenna-Scripps College, USA

2011-2016 Post doctoral fellow, NOCS, University of Southampton, UK

2011 Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, IMCS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

2005 M.Sc. Environmental Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

2003 B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece                                                                                        


Postdoc researcher: Dr. Sonal Khanolkar (on DFG project 467590255, PI: Eleni Anagnostou) 

              Carbon cycle-ice sheet interactions during the Eocene-Oligocene transition phase

Postdoc researcher: Dr. Anastasia Zhuravleva (Marie Curie Research Fellow @ WHOI & GEOMAR)

              Unraveling AMOC-CO2 feedbacks during the warmer-than-present Last Interglacial

PhD student: Luisa Meiritz (co-supervision with Jan Fietzke and Martin Frank (primary supervisor) on DFG project 468679331) 



Past personel and visitors

Dr. Mustafa Kaya (visitor on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions -TÜBİTAK secondment, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey)

Dr. Guillem Corbera (PhD student, awarded PhD 2021, now Post Doc at University of Barcelona)

Dr. Dennis Mayk (post doctoral fellow, now Data scientist at Kienbaum, Germany)

Research Interests

Analytical / Development of geochemical tools for Paleoceanography:

  • Proxy development in marine carbonates (foraminifera, corals, coralline algae)
  • Analytical methods for micro-analyses
  • Automation methods for boron purification and analysis
  • Standardization of protocols for B-isotope/pH and atmospheric CO2 reconstructions 


  • Biomineralization of corals, with focus on mechanisms of [H+] modulation and response to ocean acidification, temperature and nutrient loading
  • Environmental thresholds for cold water coral proliferation

Paleo reconstructions:

  • Ultra-high resolution seawater variability and coral bleaching evidence through time from cultured to fossil tropical corals
  • Common Era research: Arctic ocean acidification, freshwater input and temperature change with the use of coralline algal chemistry
  • Quaternary research: Reconstruction of surface-to-deep seawater pH, nutrient and carbonate ion concentrations using cold-water corals and foraminifera
  • Cenozoic research: Reconstruction of Paleogene atmospheric CO 2 , seawater temperature and salinity, climate sensitivity, and carbon cycle dynamics based on boron isotopes and trace elements in calcitic foraminifera                                                                                                                       

Community-wide workshop series 

Leading PAGES workshop series on:

Foraminiferal B isotopes-pH/CO2 reconstructions through Phanerozoic

(co-organizers: M. Henehan (GFZ Potsdam), T. Chalk (CEREGE), T. Babila (Southampton), M. Raitzsch (AWI))

Information and registration for hybrid meeting at ICP14 Bergen:




Publications by Eleni Anagnostou

on OceanRep , on Researchgate

ORCID:  0.000002-7200-4794