Dana Ehlert

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
FE Biogeochemical Modelling

Room: DW-213
Phone: +49 431 600-4032
E-Mail: dehlert(at)geomar.de

Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

Research interests

My research centres on Earth system modelling, with particular focus on carbon cycle climate feedbacks. Specifically, I investigate the relationship between global mean temperature change and cumulative CO2 emissions, the role of ocean heat and carbon uptake in the earth system, and the effects on the earth system due to geoengineering.

Education and Experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher, GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany    |  since 2017 
    Coupling biogeochemical model component into Earth System Model 
  • Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada    |   2017
    Thesis: "Modelling the climate response to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions: time-dependent processes, commitment, and reversibility" (Carbon cycle climate feedbacks).
    Supervisor committee: Kirsten Zickfeld (Simon Fraser University), Nanthan Gillett (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis), Karen Kohfeld (Simon Fraser University)
  • Instructor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada    |   2016
    3rd year undergraduate course titled "The Climate System" 
  • Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada    |   2012-2015
    2nd and 3rd year undergraduate courses
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany    |    2012
    Thesis: "The role of the Southern Ocean density profile for the Atlantic overturning in a conceptual model" at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK).
    Supervisor committee: Anders Levermann (PIK), Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK)
  • Earth Sciences (Masters Program), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France    |  2008-2009
    Scientific Internship 
  • Vordiplom in Earth Sciences (B.Sc. equivalent), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany    |  2008 
  • Research Assistant, University of Potsdam and Geologisches Forschung Zentrum, Potsdam, Germany   |  2007 and 2008 


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Ehlert, D. and Zickfeld, K. (2018) Irreversible ocean thermal expansion under carbon dioxide removal. Open Access Earth System Dynamics, 9 (1). pp. 197-210. DOI 10.5194/esd-9-197-2018.


Ehlert, D. and Zickfeld, K. (2017) What determines the warming commitment after cessation of CO2emissions?. Open Access Environmental Research Letters, 12 (1). 015002. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/aa564a.


Ehlert, D., Zickfeld, K., Eby, M. and Gillett, N. (2017) The Sensitivity of the Proportionality between Temperature Change and Cumulative CO2 Emissions to Ocean Mixing. Open Access Journal of Climate, 30 (8). pp. 2921-2935. DOI 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0247.1.


Ehlert, D. and Levermann, A. (2014) Mechanism for potential strengthening of Atlantic overturning prior to collapse. Open Access Earth System Dynamics, 5 (2). pp. 383-397. DOI 10.5194/esd-5-383-2014.

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