Charlotte Laufkötter

Early Stage Researcher, ETH Zurich


Research Project: Impacts of future climate change on marine phytoplankton

Supervisor: Prof Nicolas Gruber (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Laurent Bopp (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique)
Associate: Dr Meike Vogt (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

Project Description

Improve our ability to simulate the impacts of future climate change on marine phytoplankton production and assemblages. It will use two complementary approaches: (i) a simple model of production based on chlorophyll will be combined with statistical relationships to determine the relative contribution of each phytoplankton functional group; and (ii) a standard prognostic ecosystem model derived from the ocean component of the NCAR-CCSM will be employed.

Selected Publications

  • Laufkötter C, Vogt M and Gruber N. 2013. Long-term trends in ocean plankton production and particle export between 1960–2006, Biogeosciences Discuss, 10, 5923-5975 doi:10.5194/bgd-10-5923-2013