Biological Sciences
Name   Institution   Term   Project
Beszteri, Bank   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Genomic signatures of neutral and adaptive microevolutionary processes in Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, a main silicate sinker of the Southern Ocean
Bischof, Kai   Universität Bremen   since 2016   Probability of Seaweed Invasions into Antarctica (SINVA): Invasiveness vs. Invasibility
Brandt, Angelika   Senckenberg FFM   since 2018   The influence of Larsen-C ice-cover on macrobenthic peracarid crustacean assemblages on the Antarctic shelf
Dietz, Lars   Univerität Bonn   since 2016   The role of the Antarctic for the origin and global distribution of sea spiders (Pycnogonida) with a focus on the family Colossendeidae
Friedl, Thomas   Universität Göttingen   since 2016   Diversity of microalgae and cyanobacteria communities in Antarctic soils: changes along soil developmental stages and abiotic variables and testing for endemism/geographical distribution
Friedl, Thomas   Universität Göttingen   since 2016   From single pioneers to complex communities: Simultaneous discrimination of composition and inferring species interactions of fossil as well as modern pro- and eukaryotic microbial communities
Friedrich, Michael   Universität Bremen   since 2018   Environmental Controls of Iron-Reducing Microorganisms in Antarctic Marine Sediments [ECIMAS]
Glöckner, Gernot   Universität Köln   since 2016   Genomic signatures of neutral and adaptive microevolutionary processes in Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, a main silicate sinker of the Southern Ocean
Gschwendtner, Silvia   HZ München   since 2016   From single processes to cycles: Evolution of nitrogen turnover in terrestrial ecosystems of the maritime Antarctic
Havermans, Charlotte   Universität Bremen   since 2016   Is the hyperiid amphipod Themisto gaudichaudii poised to displace krill in the warming region of the Southern Ocean?
Herr, Helena   Universität Hamburg   since 2018   Recovery status and ecology of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) at the West Antarctic Peninsula
John, Uwe   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Genomic signatures of neutral and adaptive microevolutionary processes in Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, a main silicate sinker of the Southern Ocean
Koch, Florian   Hochschule Bremerhaven   since 2017   Vitamin and trace metal dynamics in the Southern Ocean: The Biological input vs removal processes of B-vitamins, iron, zinc and cobalt measured using a novel mass balance approach
Kühn, Peter   Universität Tübingen   since 2016   Microbial-mediated soil formation in maritime Antarctica under simulated environmental conditions
Leese, Florian   Universität Duisburg-Essen   since 2014   Speciation and adaptation in Antarctic sea spiders: Assessing the relative importance of genetic drift and natural selection using comparative population genomic and morphological approaches
Leese, Florian   Universität Duisburg-Essen   since 2016   The role of the Antarctic for the origin and global distribution of sea spiders (Pycnogonida) with a focus on the family Colossendeidae
Link, Heike   Universität Rostock   since 2017   Role of meio- and macrofauna in benthic ecosystem functioning: Testing effects of different ice cover regimes
Masello, Juan   Universität Gießen   since 2015   How animals distribute themselves in space: energy landscapes of an Antarctic predator
Melzer, Roland   SNSB München   since 2014   Speciation and adaptation in Antarctic sea spiders: Assessing the relative importance of genetic drift and natural selection using comparative population genomic and morphological approaches
Müller, Carsten Werner   TU München   since 2016   Microbial-mediated soil formation in maritime Antarctica under simulated environmental conditions
Piontek, Judith   IOW Rostock   since 2017   Combined effects of temperature and resource availability on organic matter degradation by Antarctic bacterioplankton
Printzen, Christian   Senckenberg FFM   since 2015   Dispersal and genetic exchange of lichen populations between Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula (with a focus on human impact)
Quillfeldt, Petra   Universität Gießen   since 2017   Contamination and plastic debris residues in Antarctic petrel species
Scholten, Thomas   Universität Tübingen   since 2016   Microbial-mediated soil formation in maritime Antarctica under simulated environmental conditions
Schweder, Thomas   Universität Greifswald   since 2016   Polysaccharide utilization mechanisms under permanent low-temperature conditions in the Southern Ocean
Storch, Daniela   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2013   Climate driven Antarctic invasion? Physiological impacts of temperature and hypoxia on life stages of reptant decapod crustaceans and implications for distribution shifts
Strobel, Anneli   Universität Hamburg   since 2017   Polar fish in a changing world: metabolic responses to multiple environmental stressors (PISCES)
Trimborn, Scarlett   Universität Bremen   since 2018   Iron manganese co-limitation – a potential driver of Southern Ocean phytoplankton ecology
Valentin, Klaus   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Genomic signatures of neutral and adaptive microevolutionary processes in Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, a main silicate sinker of the Southern Ocean
Veit-Köhler, Gritta   Senckenberg Wilhelmshaven   since 2017   Role of meio- and macrofauna in benthic ecosystem functioning: Testing effects of different ice cover regimes
Wagner, Dirk   GFZ Potsdam   since 2016   Microbial-mediated soil formation in maritime Antarctica under simulated environmental conditions
Wagner, Dirk   GFZ Potsdam   since 2017   From single pioneers to complex communities: Simultaneous discrimination of composition and inferring species interactions of fossil as well as modern pro- and eukaryotic microbial communities
Wilhelm, Christian   Universität Leipzig   since 2015   From single pioneers to complex communities: Simultaneous discrimination of composition and inferring species interactions of fossil as well as modern pro- and eukaryotic microbial communities
Geological Sciences
Name   Institution   Term   Project
Abelmann, Andrea   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2012   Investigation of mechanism driving glacial/interglacial variability in stratification/mixing and biological productivity of the Pacific Southern Ocean
Arndt, Jan Erik   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Past bed conditions and retreat behaviour of the Filchner Ice Stream system
Berg, Sonja   Universität Köln   since 2016   Snow petrel stomach oil deposits (Antarctic mumiyo) as archives for the environmental history of terrestrial East Antarctica
Ehlers, Todd Alan   Universität Tübingen   since 2015   Constraining paleo-dynamics and sediment transport of Antarctic stream flow across grounding lines - from source to sink
Eisen, Olaf   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2015   Constraining paleo-dynamics and sediment transport of Antarctic stream flow across grounding lines - from source to sink
Läufer, Andreas   BGR Hannover   since 2018   The exhumation of northern Victoria Land and consequences on the uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains
Levermann, Anders   PIK Potsdam   since 2015   Systematic investigation of the role of bed topography in the marine ice-sheet instability
Lisker, Frank   Universität Bremen   since 2018   The exhumation of northern Victoria Land and consequences on the uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains
Maaß, Nina   Universität Hamburg   since 2018   Snow Covers impact on Antarctic Sea Ice - Remote Sensing (SCASI-RS)
Mayer, Christoph   BAdW München   since 2015   Constraining paleo-dynamics and sediment transport of Antarctic stream flow across grounding lines - from source to sink
Ronge, Thomas   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2015   The ventilation and circulation of the southern Indian Ocean on glacial / interglacial timescales
Schannwell, Clemens   Universität Tübingen   since 2018   Quantifying millennial timescale grounding-line retreat in East Antarctica
Scheinert, Mirko   TU Dresden   since 2014   Investigating Ice-Mass Balance and Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in the Amundsen Sea Sector, West Antarctica, by Geodetic Observations and Modelling
Scheinert, Mirko   TU Dresden   since 2016   Ice flow dynamics, subglacial hydrology and long-term mass balance at Lake Vostok from the combination of geodetic GNSS observations and radio-echo sounding
Scheinert, Mirko   TU Dresden   since 2018   Interaction between mass changes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and solid Earth in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
Schneider, Birgit   Universität Kiel   since 2012   Investigation of mechanism driving glacial/interglacial variability in stratification/mixing and biological productivity of the Pacific Southern Ocean
Spiegel, Cornelia   Universität Bremen   since 2017   Lithosphere and Ice Sheet dynamics of West Antarctica
Spiegel, Cornelia   Universität Bremen   since 2018   The exhumation of northern Victoria Land and consequences on the uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains
Physics & Chemistry
Name   Institution   Term   Project
Arndt, Stefanie   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2018   Snow contrasts controlling the fate of sea ice
Bracher, Astrid   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2014   Antarctic phytoplankton in response to environmental change studied by a synergistic approach using multi- and hyper-spectral satellite data
Burrows, John   Universität Bremen   since 2014   Antarctic phytoplankton in response to environmental change studied by a synergistic approach using multi- and hyper-spectral satellite data
Ebbing, Jörg   Universität Kiel   since 2018   Taking the temperature of Antarctica with joint inversion of geophysical information from satellites and seismological and airborne studies – Antarctic Heat
Freitag, Johannes   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2015   Bubble distributions as markers for deformation in polar ice
Gryschka, Micha   Universität Hannover   since 2016   Modelling and parameterization of lead generated turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer over Antarctic sea ice
Heinemann, Günther   Universität Trier   since 2016   Circum-Antarctic sea-ice lead frequencies and regional characteristics from satellite imagery
Humbert, Angelika   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2018   solidFIDEMO – a firn densification model for volumetric mass balances
Lampert, Astrid   TU Braunschweig   since 2015   ALICE - Airborne tool for methane isotopic composition and polar meteorological experiments
Lüpkes, Christof   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Modelling and parameterization of lead generated turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer over Antarctic sea ice
Müller, Ralf   TU Kaiserslautern   since 2018   solidFIDEMO – a firn densification model for volumetric mass balances
Nicolaus, Marcel   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2015   Snow Covers impacts on Antarctic Sea Ice (SCASI)
Pail, Roland   TU München   since 2017   The Gravity Field in Antarctica: Geodetic Modelling and Geophysical Inversion (AntGrav)
Redenbach, Claudia   TU Kaiserslautern   since 2015   Bubble distributions as markers for deformation in polar ice
Rogozhina, Irina   Universität Bremen   since 2017   MAGIC-DML Measuring/Mapping/Modeling Antarctic Geomorphology and Ice Change in Dronning Maud Land: The German ice sheet modeling component
Scheinert, Mirko   TU Dresden   since 2017   The Gravity Field in Antarctica: Geodetic Modelling and Geophysical Inversion (AntGrav)
Spreen, Gunnar   Universität Bremen   since 2017   Sea ice type distribution in the Antarctic from microwave satellite observations (SITAnt)
Stammer, Detlef   Universität Hamburg   since 2015   Snow Covers impacts on Antarctic Sea Ice (SCASI)
Stammer, Detlef   Universität Hamburg   since 2016   Modelling and parameterization of lead generated turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer over Antarctic sea ice
Stratmann, Frank   TROPOS Leipzig   since 2017   Study of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particles during the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE)
von Caspel, Mathias   AWI Bremerhaven   since 2016   Sources and Variability of Weddell Sea Deep Water
Willmes, Sascha   Universität Trier   since 2016   Circum-Antarctic sea-ice lead frequencies and regional characteristics from satellite imagery
Winkelmann, Ricarda   PIK Potsdam   since 2017   Constraining future Antarctic ice loss with the coupled ice-ocean model PISM-FESOM
Winkelmann, Ricarda   PIK Potsdam   since 2018   Hysteresis of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Zitterbart, Daniel   Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg   since 2016   Physical Principles of the Collective behavior in Emperor Penguin Colonies