The mathematical modelling group has been headed by Prof. Dr. Dieter Wolf-Gladrow since 1993. It includes Dr. Silke Thoms and Dr. Christoph Völker as senior scientists as well as the HGF Young Investigator Group MarESys led by Dr. Judith Hauck. Dr. Silke Thoms is an expert in modelling processes on the (sub-)cellular and ecosystem level. Her models are of great help for interpreting experimental results of the phyto-change and paleo-proxies groups as well as for the EcoTrace group. She suggests and helps in designing new experiments. Dr. Christoph Völker is one of a handful of worldwide leading experts in the modelling of iron in seawater and its impact on biological production. He develops, runs, and analyses global biogeochemical general circulation models (BOGCMs).
Prof. Dr. Dieter Wolf-Gladrow is an expert in the marine carbonate system (CO2 in seawater). His various research interests include climate engineering/geoengineering with emphasis on ocean iron fertilization and enhanced weathering. Currently, the group encompasses three postdocs (Vibe Schourup-Kristensen, Eva Alvarez and Ying Ye), and two PhD students (Anna Pagnone, Razib Vhuijan).