PostDoc at ICBM
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
My research interest is the field of biological oceanography, with a focus on the utilization of bio-optical sensors and sensor systems. Specifically, I use hyperspectral measurements to analyze the waters inherent and apparent optical properties. These measurements can be used to characterize water masses, but also for developing site-specific parameterizations of the underwater light field e.g. for model purposes. Furthermore, the optical properties can be related to phytoplankton pigments and can thus be exploited as proxies for phytoplankton biomass and to discriminate phytoplankton groups.
Within DYNAMO, I contribute to the conception and the setup of the marine observation network. By above-surface and underwater radiometric measurements, I would like to study further the seasonal and long-term dynamics of the optical properties within the Beagle Channel. A special emphasis would be here the utilization of the bio-optical data for the characterization of phytoplankton.