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Congratulations!Rémy Asselot successfully defended his doctoral thesis
10 June 2021
We are proud to announce the successful disputation of our SICSS member Rémy Asselot.
His dissertation "The role of marine biota in the climate system - an Earth system model approach" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Inga Hense and Dr. Frank Lunkeit.
Rémy investigates how phytoplankton can influence the climate system. He studied one particular biogeophysical mechanism, namely phytoplankton light absorption, that influences the distribution of heat in the water column. To answer his research questions, he used an Earth system model of intermediate complexity. He evidences that phytoplankton light absorption warms the atmosphere mainly via air-sea CO2 exchange. He concluded that phytoplankton light absorption is a climate-relevant mechanism that should be included in future climate simulations.
Rémy was a member of the Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Sciences at the Universität Hamburg
Rémy's future plans? Rémy is looking for a job in the South-West of France.