Prof. Hans O. Pörtner

Research interests:
Effects of climate scenarios, ocean acidification, hypoxia on marine animals and ecosystems:

  1. Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms limiting tolerance and biogeography in invertebrates and fish. Cellular and whole animal energy budgets in various climate regimes. Molecular mechanisms of adaptation and limitation.
  2. The concept of oxygen and capacity limited thermal tolerance (OCLTT) as a matrix integrating temperature, oxygen and CO2 effects on marine animals and ecosystems,
  3. Roles of climate oscillations in evolutionary history

In Micro B3 Hans Pörtner will be our liasion to the ESFRI project EMBRC (European Marine Biological Resource Center).

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research