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Dr. Matthias Hofmann

                             Personal Information:

Date & Place of Birth:  April 27 1959 in Chemnitz, Germany

Marital Status:  Married to Kristin Hofmann, two children

                             Educational Background:

1979-1984         Studies of Physics, University of Technology, Chemnitz (former Karl-Marx-Stadt)

1984                    Diploma in Physics, University of Technology, Chemnitz

1984-1989         PhD student, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Technology, Chemnitz and    
                             College of Education Erfurt

9/29/1989           Escape from East Germany via Hungary because of political reasons

1990-1993         PhD student, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Regensburg

1993                    PhD in Physics, University of Regensburg    


                             Employment history:

1993-1994         Guest Scientist,  Department of Theoretical Physics,  Friedrich Schiller University Jena,

1994-1997         Postdoc, Department of Theoretical Physics at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar-and            
                             Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

12/1995-1/96     Participation in the ATNTXIII/2 Polarstern cruise in the Southern Ocean

1997-1998         Visiting Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University,
                             New York, USA

1998-2000         Postdoc, Department of Aquatic Ecology, University of Constance, Germany

2000-2011         Research Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany

since 2012        Senior Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany


  • 12/01/1995 M. Hofmann, Modeling the d13C(POC) distribution in the World Ocean, Sea Fishery Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 28/04/2004 M. Hofmann and M. A. M. Maqueda, Transport and distribution of passive tracers in Ocean General Circulation Models, European Geoscience Union: EGU04-A-06464, Nice, France
  • 12/05/2005 M. Hofmann and M. A. M. Maqueda, A more accurate scheme for tracer advection in ocean models: Fundamentals and applications, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 07/09/2008 M. Hofmann, The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Mono- or bistable?, MARUM University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 01/28/2010 M. Hofmann, Der Einfluss der Ozeanversauerung auf die biologische Kohlenstoffpumpe, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg
  • 09/26/2012 M. Hofmann, Marine chlorophyll decline under global warming: Simulations with POTSMOM-C, IFM-GEOMAR University of Kiel, Germany
  • 12/01/2015  M. Hofmann, The challenge of marine ecosystem modeling, iDiv Workshop: "Global Changes in Marine Plankton Diversity and Productivity", Leipzig, Germany, 30 November - 04 December 2015
  • 09/02/2017  M. Hofmann, The "Paris Agreement" and its consequences for the future ocean state, Integrated Assessment Workshop, Kiel, Germany




05/03 – 05/04 2011 Declining chlorophyll(a) concentrations in the World Ocean (DECCA), held at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research



Reviews for Funding Organizations and Journals:

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S.A.
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) UK
  • Oregon Sea Grant U.S.A.
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Ocean Modelling
  • Biogeosciences & Biogeosciences Discussion
  • Journal of Climate
  • Environmental Research Letters
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Progress in Oceanography
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Climate of the Past & Climate of the Past Discussion
  • Earth System Dynamics
  • Geoscientific Model Development






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