Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-3254
Telefax: +49 431 880-1912

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Information about Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider


Birgit Schneider studied Geography at the Free University of Berlin and at Kiel University before moving to the Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar Research in Bremerhaven and Bremen University, where she earned her doctorate in 2002. After working on several positions as a scientist in Kiel and in Gif-sur-Yvettes, France, she was offered a Professorship in Paleoclimate Modelling at Kiel University. Since 2012 she holds a Full Professorship in Paleoclimate Modeling.

Research questions

The research questions of Birgit Schneider are addressing the links between climate, ocean circulation and marine biogeochemical cycles on timescales from the geologic past into the future. In particular the following questions are posed:

  • What can we learn from the geologic past for future climate projections?
  • How do interactions between climate, ocean circulation and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean operate?
  • How can we develop innovative methods to compare models and data, especially for the past when no direct measurements exist?


Current Research

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