Prof. Dr. Morten Iversen

Section Head

Morten Iversen
Division Biosciences | Polar Biological Oceanography
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Email Morten Iversen
Phone +49 (0)471 4831 1824
Fax +49(471)4831-1149
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
( Room E-2175)

Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
Data: PANGAEA repository
ResearchGate | Google Scholar | ORCID


Section Head of Polar Biological Oceanography.
Head of bridging group 'SeaPump' between AWI, Uni-Bremen and MARUM.
Sub-Topic speaker for 6.3 'The future of the biological pump' within POF IV.

Research interests

Biological oceanographer with extensive research experience in mechanistic studies on production, export, transformation, and recycling of organic matter in the ocean. Strong focus on biogeochemistry and microbiology where I use multidisciplinary approaches to link small-scale processes to the full water column across high and low latitudes, going from time-scales spanning from minutes to decades. Linking experimental studies with field observations that include direct process studies during sea-going expeditions and long-term observations using moorings, satellites and glider measurements. Pioneering and development of new optical techniques and equipment that allow to go beyond bulk concentration measurements and directly quantify in situ processes such as size-specific settling velocities and microbial degradation of organic aggregates.