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.
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):