Dr. rer. nat. Björn Fiedler

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
Research Unit Chemical Oceanography

Office:
room: 20-114
tel.: 0431 600 4203
fax: 0431 600 4202
e-mail: bfiedler(at)geomar.de

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

Personal information

  • Born: 04.12.1981 in Emden, Germany
  • Citizenship: German
  • Languages: German, English, Portuguese (rudimental)

Education

2007, University of Kiel/GEOMAR: diploma degree in chemistry
Thesis title: Improvement of Processing Algorithms and Field Evaluation of an UV-Based Nitrate Sensor

2013
, University of Kiel/GEOMAR: Ph.D. in marine chemistry
Thesis title: CO2 and O2 Dynamics and Ocean-Atmosphere Fluxes in the Eastern Tropical North Atlantic

Research interests

  • Air-sea gas exchange of CO2 and O2 and its impact on the marine carbon cycle in the eastern tropical North Atlantic
  • Development and field evaluation of novel autonomous platforms for in situ CO2 and O2 measurements (e.g., profiling floats, moored profiler, wave glider)
  • Ship-based (as well as autonomous) biogechemical time-series observations at the Cape Verde Ocean Observatory | CVOO
  • Biogeochemistry of open-ocean anoxic/hypoxic mesoscale eddies

Career

2007-2013, University of Kiel/GEOMAR:
Research as a Ph.D. student (with Prof. Dr. A. Körtzinger)
Establishment of biogeochemical time-series measurements at Cape Verde

Since 2013, University of Kiel/GEOMAR:
Research as a post-doctoral fellow (with Prof. Dr. A. Körtzinger)
Scientific coordination of the Cape Verde Ocean Observatory | CVOO

Projects

SOPRAN (2013-2016):
Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene (BMBF funded)

CARBOCHANGE (2011-2015):
Changes in carbon uptake and emission by oceans in a changing climate (EU FP7 funded)

Eddy-Hunt (2013-2015):
Biogeochemistry and ecology of oxygen-depleted eddies in the eastern tropical Atlantic (DFG/Future-Ocean funded)