Supervision in cooperation with the University Bremen, POLMAR, Earth System Science Research School (ESSReS), and the Postgraduate Programme Environmental Physics (pep). We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves (Galileo Galilei) (some hints for thesis writing and for the committees ). (some hints!)
Current PhD Students
Past PhD Students:
- Gregor Knorr (U Hamburg, 2005), “Collapse and Resumption of the Thermohaline Circulation during Deglaciation: Insights by Models of Different Complexity“
- Vanya Romanova (U Bremen, 2005) “Stability of the Climate System and Extreme Climates in Model Experiments“
- Stephan Lorenz (U Hamburg, 2006) “Glacial and interglacial climate during the late Quaternary: global circulation model simulations and comparison with proxy data“
- Thomas Laepple (U Bremen, 2009) “Climate variability from annual to multimillenial timescales: Insights from statistical and conceptual models“
- Monica Ionita (U Bremen, 2009) “Varability and potential predictability of Elbe river streamflow and their relationship to global teleconnection patterns”
- Luisa Cristini (U Bremen, 2010) “Cenozoic Antarctic Glaciation: an integrated climate-ice sheet approach” (Main supervision: Dr. Klaus Grosfeld)
- Marcus Herold (U Bremen, 2011) "Modelling Stable Isotopes in the Eemian and Holocene Hydrological Cycles“
- Wei Wei (U Bremen, 2011) "Simulated Holocene climate variability: insights from the long-term ocean circulation and the Caribbean climate"
- Patrick Scholz (U Bremen, 2012) "Validation and analysis of a Finite-Element Sea-Ice ocean model setup to study the interannual to decadal variability in the deep-water mass formation rates"
- Xu Xu (U Bremen, 2012) "Variations of oceanic and foraminiferal oxygen isotopes at the present day and the Last Glacial Maximum: Equilibrium simulations with an oceanic general circulation model"
- Gong Xun (U Bremen, 2012) "Modelling the Last Glacial Maximum and Abrupt Climate Changes during the Last Glacial-interglacial Cycle"
- Sagar Bora (U Bremen, 2013) "Wave adjustment in a Finite Element Ocean Model" (main super vision: Dr. Sergey Danilov)
- Tilman Hesse (U Bremen, 2013) "Towards a mechanistic understanding of the palaeoclimatological proxy d13C in benthic foraminifera" (supervision with Prof. Dr. Dieter Wolf-Gladrow)
- Michael Stärz (U Bremen, 2013) "Past Earth System Sensitivity: Forcing and feedback mechanisms on orbital time scales using regional and global models"
- Barbara Haese (U Bremen, 2014) "A new hydrogen-isotope approach to understand North African monsoon changes in the Holocene" (main supervisor: Dr. Martin Werner)
- Xu Zhang (U Bremen, 2014) "Simulating the Last Glacial Maximum and abrupt glacial climate shifts in a coupled Earth System Model"
- Christian Stepanek (U Bremen, 2015) "The mid-Pliocene warm period in climate model simulations - performance, improvements, and potential gateway effects"
- Madlene Pfeiffer (U Bremen Geo, 2016) "Holocene and Last Interglacial temperature trends and seasonality - Modelling and data analysis"
- Johannes Sutter (U Bremen, 2016) "Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution for warm climates"
- Xiaoxu Shi (U Bremen, 2016) "Simulated mid and early Holocene climate in ECHAM6-FESOM: Focus on North Atlantic variability"
- Hu Yang (U Bremen, 2016) “Dynamic changes of subtropical western boundary currents under global warming“
- Paul Gierz (U Bremen, 2016): An Investigation of the Last Interglacial’s Climate Characteristics, Insights from a Stable Water Isotope Equipped Climate Model.
- Dragos Chirila (U Bremen, 2018): Towards Lattice Boltzmann Models for Climate Sciences- The GeLB programming language with applications.
- Shizhu Wang (2019), Effect of Non-breaking Surface Wave-induced Mixing on Upper Oceans in Glacial and Interglacial Climates (collaboration with Fangli Qiao, FIO)
- Christopher Danek (U Bremen, 2019), Modeling the North Atlantic and Labrador Sea dynamics with the global high-resolution ocean model FESOM.
- Anna Pagnone (U Bremen, 2019): Processes affecting the oceanic iron cycle and their interaction with marine biology and climate. Universität Bremen (supervised by Christoph Voelker)
- Lu Niu: The role of the atmosphere on Northern Hemisphere ice sheet evolution during the late Pleistocene. (2019, supervised with Evan Gowan)
- Igor Niezgodzki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland) (2019, supervision with Gregor Knorr, Jarosław Tyszka)
- Daniel Balting (Uni Bremen, 2022) "A past, present, future perspective on the European summer climate: A study based on climate proxies, climate observations and climate models" (mainly supervised by Monica Ionita)
- Akil Hossain (Uni Bremen, 2022) Impact of Atmospheric CO2 and Atlantic-Arctic Gateways Opening on Miocene Climate and Thermohaline Changes (supervised with Gregor Knorr, Wilfried Jokat)
- Yuchen Sun (Uni Bremen, 2022): Modelling of the End of Last Ice Age in Transient Framework with a Coupled Climate Model (supervision with Xu Zhang, Gregor Knorr, Martin Werner)
Nadezhda Sokolova (Uni Bremen FB Biology/Chemistry, 2022):
Modelling temperature effects on population-specific growth patterns of Atlantic cod (
Gadus morhua). (co-supervised with Martin Butzin and Hans-Otto Pörtner)
- Stephan Krätschmer (Uni Bremen, defence December 2022) Mineral Dust Simulations with ECHAM6.3-HAM2.3 for Present-Day and Past Climate Conditions. (supervised by Martin Werner)
- Sebastian Hinck (Uni Bremen, defence December 2022) Impact of glacio-lacustrine interactions on ice-sheet dynamics. (supervision with Evan Gowan)
Junior Research Group (Hamburg and Bremen):
AWI time (2009-2016):
AWI time (2017-2022):
Current PhD Students
- Saeid Bagheri, Present and past variations of the Antarctic water cycle and its isotopic composition (supervised by Martin Werner)
- Shan Xu (supervised with Uta Krebs-Kanzow)
- Pengyang SONG, catalytic role of tides in paleoclimate changes (supervision with Prof. Xueen Chen)(started in 2019)
- Justus Contzen, System analyses in climate data (supervision with Prof. Thorsten Dickhaus)(started in 2019)
- Lars Ackermann (started in 2020)
- Ahmadreza Masoum, Earth system models of different complexity with data assimilation (start in 2021)
- Yugeng Chen, about Paleotides, with Prof. Xianyao Chen, Ocean University of China (start in 2021)
- Di Cai, The feedback mechanisms in the Arctic and the role in Arctic climate change, with Prof. Xianyao Chen, Ocean University of China (start in 2021)
- Hanna Knahl, on the Antarctic ice sheet in a warming climate, University of Bremen (start in 2023)
- Xiaojie Hao, on the role of the AMOC for paleoclimates, with Prof. Xianyao Chen, Ocean University of China (start in 2023)