In cooperation with University Bremen, FB1 and postgraduate programme environmental physics (pep)
Current PhD Students
Finish soon: Dragos Chirila, Axel Wagner
Finish in 2018: Igor Niezgodzki (in Poland)
Christopher Danek, Sebastian Hinck, Lu Niu (started in 2015)
Anna Pagnone (supervised by Christoph Voelker, started in 2016)
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. University of Bremen
Junior Research Group:
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Teaching for PhD students in Graduate Research Schools
Earth System Science Research School (ESSReS) (press release)
The existing research infrastructure at the Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven (AWI), University of Bremen, Institute for Environmental Physics (Uni-HB/IUP), and Jacobs University Bremen offers a unique research environment to study past, present and future changes of the climate system. The foundation of the Earth System Research School at the AWI will focus on the integration of observations, palaeoclimate data, and climate modelling to better understand natural climate variations over a broad range of timescales and disciplines. The overall expertise available in observation, modelling, and reconstruction at the participating institutions provides an extremely solid base for interdisciplinary research. This excellent working and scientific environment will provide PhD students with advanced training and research support. The Research School will offer world-class educational possibilities thanks to its staff of internationally-recognised and highly rated expert scientists.
AWI PhD program