Prof. Dr. Boris Koch

Boris Koch
Division Biosciences | Ecological Chemistry
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Email Boris Koch
Phone +49(471)4831-1346
Fax +49(471)4831-1149
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Am Handelshafen 12,
D-27570 Bremerhaven
(Room C-221)

Research program

PACES II 1.3: Degrading permafrost landscapes; carbon, energy and water fluxes
PACES II 1.4: Arctic sea ice and its interaction with ocean and ecosystems
PACES II 1.5: Southern Ocean physics, biodiversity, and biogeochemical fluxes in a changing climate


Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven; Deputy head of Section Ecological Chemistry; Chairman of the German Society of Marine Research; Coordinator Physics/Chemistry within the DGF priority program "Antarctic Research"; Editor-in-Chief for the Section Chemical Oceanography of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.

Research interests

Marine organic carbon fluxes; Chemical characterisation of marine dissolved organic matter (DOM); Lipid biomarkers; Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS); Stable isotopes in marine organic matter.

Latest Publications

Depth-dependent photodegradation of marine dissolved organic matter (2015)
Timko, Stephen A.; Maydanov, Anastasia; Pittelli, Sandra L.; Conte, Maureen H.; Cooper, William J.; Koch, Boris P.; Schmitt-Kopplin, Philippe; Gonsior, Michael
hdl: 10013/epic.46381

Analysis of the hydrographic conditions and cyst beds in the San Jorge Gulf, Argentina, that favor dinoflagellate population development including toxigenic species and their toxins (2015)
Krock, Bernd; Borel, C. Marcela; Barrera, Facundo; Tillmann, Urban; Fabro, Elena; Almandoz, Gastón O.; Ferrario, Martha E.; Garzón Cardona, John E.; Koch, Boris P.; Alonso, Cecilia; Lara, Rubén J.
hdl: 10013/epic.45060

Origin-specific molecular signatures of dissolved organic matter in the Lena Delta (2015)
Dubinenkov, Ivan; Flerus, Ruth; Schmitt-Kopplin, Philippe; Kattner, Gerhard; Koch, Boris
hdl: 10013/epic.45175

Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean – future research directions (2014)
Jiao, N.; Robinson, C.; Azam, F.; Thomas, H.; Baltar, F.; Dang, H.; Hardman-Mountford, N.J.; Johnson, M.; Kirchman, D. L.; Koch, Boris; Legendre, L.; Li, C.; Lin, J.; Luo, T.; Luo, Y.-W.; Mitra, A.; Romanon, A.; Tang, K.; Wang, X.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, R.
hdl: 10013/epic.44234

Extending the analytical window for water-soluble organic matter in sediments by aqueous Soxhlet extraction (2014)
Schmidt, Frauke; Koch, Boris P.; Witt, Matthias; Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe
hdl: 10013/epic.43853