Dr. rer. nat. Janina Büscher

Postdoctoral researcher in Biological Oceanography

Research division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
Research unit: Biological Oceanography

Office:

room: DW-325
phone: +49 431 600-4282
fax:+49 431 600-4446
e-Mail: jbuescher(at)geomar.de

Address:

Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

 

Research Interests

Impacts of ocean acidification and warming on cold-water ecosystems

  • Cold-water corals such as Lophelia pertusa and associated fauna under simulated ocean change in laboratory experiments

  • Natural variability in cold-water coral habitats under naturally differing conditions in in situ experiments

  • Other calcareous cold-water organisms such as coralline red algae (e.g. Lithohtamnion sp.

Education / Work Experience

  • 2019 - present Researcher at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in the research unit Biological Oceanography (Marine Biogeochemistry department)
  • 2015 - 2018 Post-Doc in the project 'FATE of Cold-Water Corals - Drivers of Ecosystem Change' funded by the Research Council of Norway at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) Bergen, Norway in cooperation with the Marine Biogeochemistry department-Biological Oceanography group at GEOMAR; PI (Principal Investigator) of sub-project WP3 ('Effects of ocean acidification and warming on cold-water coral reef biology, physiology, and biogeochemical cycling')
  • 2012 - 2019 PhD candidate at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in the Marine Biogeochemistry department; as part of BMBF project BIOACID II (sub-project 3.6)
  • 2010 - 2012 Master of Science studies in Biological Oceanography at the Institute for Marine Research (IFM-GEOMAR) Kiel at the CAU Kiel
  • 2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Science studies in Biology at Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel

Expeditions (most relevant)

  • June - July 2018 POS525 in the North Atlantic to North- and Mid-Norwegian cold-water coral reefs (Cruise leader)
  • July 2016 RV G.O.Sars in northern Norwegian cold-water coral reefs (Hola and Rst reefs) to carry out lander deployments and collect samples for FATE project
  • June - July 2016 MSM55 in North Svalbard to do on-board experiments with the calcareous red alga Lithothamnion glaciale (rodoliths) in regard to ocean acidification and warming
  • July - Aug. 2014 POS473 in the North Atlantic to Norwegian cold-water coral reefs (Co-cruise leader) to recover field experiments deployed in 2013
  • June 2014 LIT14-05 in the Kattegat (Baltic Sea) to collect coralline red algae and temperate soft corals for laboratory experiments at GEOMAR (Cruise leader)
  • June - July 2013 POS455 in the North Atlantic to Norwegian cold-water coral reefs (Co-cruise leader) to deploy little landers and in situ experiments
  • May - June 2012 JC073 in the North Atlantic to Scottish cold-water coral reefs (Mingulay Reef Complex) in co-operation with the UK Ocean Acidification programme (UKOA)
  • September 2011 POS420 in the North Atlantic to Norwegian cold-water coral reefs
  • September 2009 POS391 in the North Atlantic to Norwegian cold-water coral reefs (Sula Ridge - Lopphavet reefs north of Tromsø)

Awards & Memberships

  • since 2019 member of the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS)
  • 2019 Travel Award to attend the International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC7) in Cartagena, Colombia
  • since 2019 member of the Deep-Sea Biology Society(DSBS)
  • 2013 yearlong membership of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Publications

A complete list is deposited here.