Description of research activities
Baltic Sea biogeochemistry
A first research focus deals with the biogeochemistry of the Baltic Sea and its catchment by means of field studies and modelling studies. We address nutrient retention in various estuaries of the Baltic, investigate large scale phosphorus and oxygen dynamics in the Baltic Sea, estimate the environmental status of the Baltic sea some hundred years ago. Moreover, we develop a catchment model simulating simultaneously the nutrient land-sea fluxes from all 105 major watersheds within the Baltic Sea drainage area. The model has been used for the formulation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP).
Latest scientific papers
Carbon cycling on the East Siberian Arctic Shelf – a change in air-sea CO2 flux induced by mineralization of terrestrial organic carbon
Reduction of Baltic Sea Nutrient Inputs and Allocation of Abatement Costs Within the Baltic Sea Catchment