Philipp Assmy

Research scientist, marine algea
+47 77750587
Tromsø
Norwegian Polar Institute
Publications
Projects

Current activities

Species-specific studies of planktonic and sympagic communities and primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard. Studying the impact of changing sea ice conditions and associated effects (e.g. changes in light climate and surface stratification) on phytoplankton and ice algal communities.

Career

Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway

January 2011 - present

Postdoctoral scientist

Funded by the Centre for Ice, Climate and Ecosystems (ICE) at the Norwegian Polar Institute

 

Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences "Global Change in the Marine Realm" (GLOMAR), Bremen, Germany

April 2007 - December 2010

Associate scientist

Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Postdoctoral scientist

January 2007 - April 2007

EU-funded project "CARBOOCEAN"

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Postdoctoral scientist

January 2004 - January 2007

 

Education:

University of Bremen, Marine Biology department, Bremen, Germany

PhD in Biological Oceanography, June 2004

 

University of Bremen, Marine Biology department, Bremen, Germany

MSc in Marine Biology, January 1999

 

University of Rostock, Biology department, Rostock, Germany and University of Bremen, Biology department, Bremen, Germany

BSc in Biology, April 1996

Areas of interest and expertise

Field-based and experimental work in polar areas. Plankton ecology and taxonomy with a main emphasis on phytoplankton and particular diatoms. The role of iron on Southern Ocean pelagic ecosystems. Evolutionary ecology and the role of defence in phytoplankton.

A trait-based approach in plankton ecology. A mechanistic understanding of the functioning of planktonic and sympagic (sea ice) communities. Phytoplankton community response to natural (e.g. changes in sea ice cover and light climate) and artificial (e.g. iron fertilization) pertubations. Species interactions in the plankton and trophic cascades. Linking biogeochemistry (the carbon and silicon cycle) with plankton ecology. Marine primary productivity.

The Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard.

Reviewer activities:

Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Biogeosciences, Deep-Sea Research I and II, Estuaries and Coasts, Journal of Marine Systems, Journal of Plankton Research, Limnology and Oceanography, Polar Biology, Nature Climate Science and two funding agencies

 

Teaching activities:

Lectures for the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR)

Lectures for the European Graduate College in Marine Sciences (ECOLMAS)

Lectures for the International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic)

Annual course on eukaryotic protists „An introduction to plankton ecology” at the University of Bremen, lectures and practical courses (Course identification number: 02-M21-2-502)

Phytoplankton lecture during the NEBROC (Netherlands Bremen Oceanography Cooperation) course “Introductory Course in Marine Sciences Part II: Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate”.

Lectures on “Principles of Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography” at the University of Bremen (Course identification number: 02-M21-1-100)

Two week course on “Biological oceanography in the framework of earth system science” at the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India (14 – 25 January, 2008), lectures and practical courses