Kiel Marine Science


Black box larval physiology of sea urchins

Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Meike Stumpp

DFG funds an Emmy Noether junior research group led by Kiel marine researcher Meike Stumpp

The German Research Foundation (DFG) recently approved the establishment of a new Emmy Noether junior research group at Kiel University (CAU). The marine scientist and future head of the new research group, Dr. Meike Stumpp from the Institute of Zoology at CAU, and her team will investigate the metabolic processes of larvae of marine invertebrate organisms, with particular focus on sea urchin larvae. The research, which is funded by the DFG with around one million euros and two doctoral positions, focuses on improving our understanding of digestive physiology. Read More

New position for Dr. Jörn Schmidt, Center for Ocean and Society, Kiel University

Jun 29, 2020

Neue Position für Dr. Jörn Schmidt, Center for Ocean and Society, Uni Kiel

Dr. Jörn Schmidt, a fisheries biologist and scientist at the Center for Ocean and Society (Kiel Marine Science) at the Kiel University (CAU), will move to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in Copenhagen on July 1st. ICES is an intergovernmental, marine science organization that acts as an interface between science and policy. More than 6,000 scientists from 20 member countries are active in over 150 working groups. In his new position as Chair of the Science Committee (SCICOM), Schmidt will work with the committee members to coordinate the scientific network and to support the strategic development of the working groups and scientific topics. Until now, Schmidt has been Germany's representative on the Science Committee. Read More

Reduce ship emissions - but how?

May 20, 2020

Schiffsemissionen reduzieren - aber wie?

Transdisciplinary research project investigates effects of shipping

Schiffe sind im internationalen Handel das wichtigste Transportmedium. Forscherinnen und Forscher der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel sowie des GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrums für Ozeanforschung Kiel untersuchen im Rahmen des transdisziplinären und internationalen Forschungsprojekt ShipTRASE Auswirkungen der globalen Schifffahrt auf den Ozean und die Gesellschaft. Das Projekt nimmt in diesen Tagen seine Arbeit auf.

Ships are the most important means of transport in international trade. Researchers from the Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are investigating the effects of global shipping on the ocean and society as part of the transdisciplinary and international research project ShipTRASE. The project is currently starting its work.

(Joint press release of the Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)

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A sensational discovery: Traces of rainforests in West Antarctica

Apr 09, 2020

Sensationsfund: Spuren eines Regenwaldes in der Westantarktis

Climate History: New study led by AWI and in cooperation with Kiel University provides unexpected evidence for exceptionally warm climate near the South Pole during the Cretaceous
An international team of researchers led by geoscientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, have now provided a new and unprecedented perspective on the climate history of Antarctica. In a sediment core collected in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica, in February 2017, the team discovered pristinely preserved forest soil from the Cretaceous, including a wealth of plant pollen and spores and a dense network of roots. These plant remains confirm that, roughly 90 million years ago, the coast of West Antarctica was home to temperate, swampy rainforests where the annual mean temperature was ca. 12 degrees Celsius – an exceptionally warm climate for a location near the South Pole. The researchers surmise that this warmth was only possible because there was no Antarctic ice sheet and because the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was significantly higher than indicated by climate models to date. The study, which provides the southernmost directly assessable climate and environmental data from the Cretaceous and poses new challenges for climate modellers around the globe, was released today in the journal NATURE.
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