Biogeochemical Modelling: Research Activities

Model development and improvement

  • development and improvement of biogeochemical models that are commonly applied in global simulations, such as the classical NPZD type model (nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton-detritus).

  • development of new modelling concepts (e.g. optimality-based models), and

  • improvement of representations of the interaction of marine biogeochemistry and ecology with the physical environment.

Assessment and calibration

  • of biogeochemical models in the local and global context under present, past and likely future conditions in order to improve reliability and uncertainty estimates of model simulations.

Application of the models

  • to study the role and sensitivity of marine biogeochemistry and ecology global change using our knowledge and tools.

The research areas of the individual scientists in Biogeochemical Modelling can be found here ...

Current external funded projects

Collaborative Research Center 754 "Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean" (DfG):

Priority Programme 1689: Climate Engineering – Risks, Challenges, Opportunities? (DfG):