Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Poertner

senior scientist, section head

Hans-Otto Poertner
Division Biosciences | Integrative Ecophysiology
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Email Hans-Otto Poertner
Phone +49(471)4831-1307
Fax +49(471)4831-1149
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
(Room E-2515)
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Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
Data: PANGAEA repository
See also: ORCID


Research interests

Research interests include the effects of climate warming, ocean acidification, and hypoxia on marine animals and ecosystems with a focus on the links between ecological, physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms limiting tolerance and shaping biogeography and ecosystem functioning.


Research program

PACES II 1: Changes and regional feedbacks in Arctic and Antarctic
PACES II 1.6: Large scale variability and change in polar benthic biota and ecosystem functions